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Reiki ~ Energy Healing

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing art which uses life force energy (also called Chi, Qi, or Ki) which exists within & is constantly moving through all living things, for healing. Reiki has been taught since 1922 when Master Mikao Usui is said to have rediscovered the energy healing method and created the most well-known training which has been passed on for generations through Reiki grand masters. There are 3 levels of training in Reiki — level 1 practitioner; level 2 practitioner; and master teacher.

How does it work? 

Reiki targets physical and mental stress. Therefore, Reiki can be helpful for any ailment or trouble because stress is one of the largest contributing factors in all ailments of the mind and body.

Reiki works in two ways: 
1) It can help relax your body and mind into a physiological state where your body is proven to naturally heal itself from the effects of stress;
2) It can encourage a steady flow of life force energy to your energy field (also called your energy body), removing energetic blockages and stagnation in your physical health, which can ripple out into your entire life.

This is why Reiki is used as a complementary treatment in many hospitals and medical facilities. Many clients, after experiencing the benefits of receiving Reiki, want to take a Reiki Level 1 course from a Reiki Master Teacher, like Lily DelaLuna (our Reiki practitioner), so they can practice on themselves anytime.

Why Try Reiki?

The American Institute of Stress estimates that 75%-95% of all visits to doctors are the results of reaction to stress. They call stress "America's #1 Health Problem" and it has been linked to increasingly common health problems including diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and infertility. Continual stress hinders the body's natural ability to repair itself. Reiki can help unblock the body's energetic pathways and support your natural healing process.
What can I expect in a Reiki session?
Reiki is not massage and does not require touch, but the practitioner may lay there hands on areas of your body during the session.
1. When you enter the room your practitioner may begin by asking you a few questions about your health and stress, as well as what you are hoping to achieve from your Reiki session.
2. You will remove your shoes and lay on a massage table, fully clothed & on your back. You may also sit in a chair if that is more comfortable. Your practitioner will likely dim the lights, play relaxing music and offer you a blanket to get cozy. 
3. The remainder of the session will be deep relaxation time for you while your practitioner slowly positions or hovers their hands over the many energy centers of your body, applying Reiki to those points. If you have a certain area of your body with more physical pain, your practitioner may focus energy there, but a skilled practitioner will apply Reiki across your entire body and follow the guidance of the Reiki to where your body is calling out for more Reiki.
4. You may feel a slight warming, cooling, or tingling sensation where the practitioner’s hands are applying Reiki; or you may feel no physical sensations, just pure relaxation. You may remain awake or fall into a meditative or sleep state; either way does not affect the Reiki’s effectiveness.
5. When your session is complete, you may experience euphoria or other sensations similar to the ones you feel after you receive a massage. Take a moment to “wake up” and stretch a bit before you leave the room and continue your day. Many people continue experiencing post-Reiki bliss for hours or days following their session. Take notice of the changes in your mood, energy, and other life circumstances following your Reiki session and you’ll see why it is globally revered.