"Mary's Reiki sessions have created great healing for me. I always leave with a sense of peace and a better understanding of myself. She has a gift in facilitating the alignment of the energy fields back into a state of balance. I am eternally grateful for Mary's work and the serene quality she has added to my life."
What is Reiki?
“Reiki” is a Japanese word, which roughly translates as “Universal life energy”. Reiki is commonly administered as a deeply relaxing healing technique. It is designed to shift the body from "fight or flight" to "rest and digest" by activating the parasympathetic nervous system. "Rest and digest" is the sweet spot where our bodies need to be in order to heal itself! The aim of Reiki is to switch into this deeply relaxing state to cultivate physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
This form of energy work may be used to supplement healing and recovery from various injuries, surgeries and ailments.
Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive healing modality which does not require physical contact. This can be especially beneficial to those with sensitivities or who prefer not to be touched. I often work with survivors of trauma who find this especially supportive of their boundaries. I'm a survivor/thriver, myself! I also understand that it can take time to feel comfortable and I am committed to supporting each of my clients individual preferences. This is also an added benefit to long-distance clients or those who may not have the ability to travel. If contact is preferred, a feather-light touch is administered without manipulating the muscles, tissues or bones. The head may also be cradled gently while offering Reiki.
The hands are used as “energy antennae”, to sense the energetic body of the client and to offer healing energy to each of the main body systems (or "chakras"). This includes and is not limited to the digestive organs, lungs, heart, thyroid, eyes, ears and brain. The energy of Reiki (subtle energetic vibration) is directed to each area of the physical body and each layer of the subtle body. This is meant to encourage optimal balance of the body, mind and spirit.
Physical, emotional and spiritual concerns may be addressed during a Reiki session.
Reiki is a spiritual practice which supports those of varied beliefs, faiths and religious beliefs. The laying on of hands is mentioned in the Bible as a healing practice that Jesus mastered and was able to share with many people. It is my sincere belief that Reiki is something that connects us all. I offer a short prayer for the highest good of all and state that we will only accept purely positive healing energy at the beginning and end of each session.
Reiki may help to...
Soften the effects of anxiety and depression.
Increase feelings of peace and wellbeing.
Ease physical and emotional discomfort.
Enhance quality of life for aging pets.
Accelerate recovery from injury.
Support better quality of sleep.
Your Reiki Session
Please seek proper medical attention and speak with your doctor about any medical concerns prior to receiving a Reiki treatment.
It's true that Reiki is amazing... and I am not a physician.
It is not necessary to do anything special to prepare for your session.
Each Reiki session will include a consultation. Your first consultation will likely be more thorough than subsequent sessions. We will discuss your goals for treatment, any health concerns as well as past injuries/surgeries, etc. We will create a personalized plan for your treatment based on your needs and goals.
Wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothing may help you to relax more deeply. Please wear socks, as I often place my hands on the bottoms of the feet, although I may also hover over that position as a modification for bare feet.
It is helpful to remain well-hydrated at all times, especially after an energy session. Energy moves in waves of vibration, which is carried in large part by the water content of the body. Remaining hydrated helps to cleanse the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies.
During your session, you will be invited to relax deeply. You may fall into a deep meditation-like state. Some may also fall asleep, which is okay, and even encouraged!
You may or may not feel physical sensations from Reiki energy moving throughout the body. Deep breaths allow the body to absorb this energy more deeply. That said, there is no need to fixate on or manipulate the breath during your session.
Each and every Reiki session is unique. Chronic issues may require multiple Reiki sessions to see lasting results. Other issues may find instant relief. I am not able to guarantee any specific results for each of my clients. As a Reiki practitioner I act as an energy "channel", which takes a bit of faith on both of our parts to trust that Reiki is "doing its work". Always seek proper medical treatment prior coming in for energy work.
As a practitioner I have witnessed substantial healing before my (and my client's) very eyes. It has worked well personally as a self-proclaimed accident-prone individual... tripping down the stairs with boiling soup (down my whole left leg), smashing my hand in car doors, stubbed toes, twisted ankles... you get the picture, none of which resulted in any physical evidence of said injuries. I hope these results for each of my clients and this is what keeps me coming back to the practice of Reiki.
I am grateful for this practice and look forward to sharing it with you. Please contact me with any questions!