What is Reiki?

Reiki means "Universal Life Force." It was developed in the 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk. It is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on technique that works by creating an energy transfer that restores and balances all body systems and vitalizes the body cells. Your clothes stay on during treatments, and you are lying down on a massage table while I gently place my hands on you. First we work on your front tors0, head and neck, and then the back as you turn over and lay on your stomach. There are multiple hand positions, and I stay in each one between 3 and 5 minutes. For Reiki treatments, I highly recommend 90 minutes, as this allows me to work on your front and back, while a shorter session will only cover the front. Each session starts with a check-in during which we talk about what you are needing and your intention for the treatment, and I do a brief assessment. Then a short debriefing at the very end follows the Reiki treatment, during which I give you feedback about the session and we talk about your self-care for the days to come.