(Note: Reiki is not massage and I am not a massage therapist, nor am I a physician. I do not diagnose illnesses, and though I may be able to discuss herbs that are of benefit, I do not prescribe medications.)
Energy is everything and everything is energy. The universe exists at different frequencies and qualities of matter and energy; matter is but energy at a different state. Rei-ki means "universal spirit energy". It is a subtle energy that flows through all things. It is related to "chi", or energy life-force, which flows through the human body. Reiki provides us with the opportunity to connect with this universal energy in order to purify and balance our own chi and therefore our complete selves.
From Wikipedia: "Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which since has been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of complementary therapy and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies.Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of ki through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium.
There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki. Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the primary difference is that Westernized forms use systematised hand-placements rather than relying on an intuitive sense of hand-positions, which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second, and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques."
I am a professional, ethical and caring practitioner. I consider it an honor and privilege to work with others, helping to heal and connect with universal energy source.
Reiki may be beneficial for the following issues: Stress, headache, pain, anxiety, insomnia, detox, immune system, various physical ailments and aiding the body's natural ability to heal.
Reiki is done with the client fully clothed, either in a lying down or sitting position, using various hand positions on the body. It can be performed, if preferred, with the hands slightly above and without touching the body. It creates a relaxed, comfortable feeling, usually resulting in a calmer, more balanced state, followed by increased rejuvenation.
Reiki can be used to treat physical, mental and emotional issues. In addition to the conventional hand positions used, there are other variations I am able to employ, as well as points along the body's meridians (which I call "Reiki-Pressure"). I may follow the systematic format or a more intuitive approach based on where you need more healing or prefer to work on, although ultimately the energy tends to travel where it needs to go.
One need do nothing during a Reiki session but relax and enjoy the healing energy. There is no "negative energy" to be concerned with and Reiki can only help aid the body-mind-spirit so long as you are open to receive it.
Half hour, one hour, and one and a half hour (or longer) sessions are available. I can travel to your location for a small fee. I also provide group rates.