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What is REIKI, and why is it for me?

Do you have stress in your life? Do you feel that you would benefit from taking more time to slow down and relax? Do you have an interest in holistic healing?


If you answered YES to any of these, then REIKI is for YOU!

What is Reiki and how does it work?

Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient. Reiki has been scientifically proven and is a great method of treatment for countless ailments or can be used simply for relaxation.

Reiki reduces depression and anxiety.

Studies have shown that Reiki can help reduce anxiety and depression by changing your mood. Reiki has been shown to help those in a negative mood change to feel more positive through receiving the life force energy and dissolving energetic blockages. Once your mood improves, your stress levels can reduce as well as any anxiety you might have. This, in return, will help accelerate your manifestation journey. Research has also shown a significant decrease in depression, and anger as well. This can happen as your mood improves from receiving the Reiki practice.

History of USUI REIKI.

Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Usui System of Natural Healing), is a Japanese Healing Art. This form was founded in Japan and the basis of the practice is referred to as self healing/self treatment. A little over 100 years ago a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, began a personal search that ended with his having contact with the energy Reiki. His practice grew and eventually Reiki was introduced out of Japan via Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata Sensei. It is passed on from one person to another through a specific initiation, teachings and a defined form of practice.


The Japanese word ‘reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the Usui System is a way of working with reiki for healing of self and others. The word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness. Usui Shiki Ryoho addresses the whole person on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and those that we cannot identify at the present.


What is a typical Reiki session like?

After a short intake discussion between the practitioner and client, the session begins with the client relaxing in a quiet place, fully clothed. Soothing music is played while the practitioner connects with the client's energy. Universal Reiki energy is moved to the client through the practitioner by light touch or no touch depending on client preference. Crystals and aromatherapy may be incorporated into the session to enhance energy flow. Each session lasts between 30-60 minutes and is extremely relaxing. Water and electrolytes should be consumed following each session.

Alongside the Usui approach, intuition and empathic experience is used by the MAC practitioner when practicing energy work. Additionally, the metaphysical healing properties of natural crystals are incorporated to assist with aligning the client's chakra energy centers. This combo of energy flow proves to provide an overall relaxing, rejuvenating, and transformative experience. (The use of crystals and light touch is optional during treatment and will be discussed with the client prior to each session. Crystals will be used during distance healing sessions unless otherwise specified.)

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