Note: While I currently only include Reiki sessions as part of a Stress Resilience program, I am investigating offering these sessions at a space in Waltham MA. This page will be updated with more details as plans solidify.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a hands-on stress-reduction technique that creates space for your mind-body system to physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually heal. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Usui Reiki technique, opened his first clinic in Tokyo in 1922.
“Just for today, do not worry.” –Dr. Mikao Usui
What can you expect?
You’ll lie comfortably on a massage table or sit in a chair (fully clothed), while gentle music plays in the background. If you are not sensitive to them, scented oils may be used to create a relaxing, spa-like environment where you can really unwind and let go of all your worldly concerns.
During the session, the Reiki practitioner will lightly place or hover their hands in various positions around your head and neck, chest, ribs and abdomen, ankles and feet.
- The practitioner’s hands get hot or cool
- You feel areas of hot, cool, tingling, or movement in places on or within your body. (These may or may not correspond to where the practitioner’s hands are placed.)
- Seeing colors or shapes behind your closed eyes
- Connecting to emotions like sadness or anger—some people cry.
- You’re so relaxed that after a few moments you drift to sleep.
The effects of a session may last beyond the session itself. Afterwards, clients have reported:
- Feeling more centered and grounded
- Seeing colors more vibrantly
- Having more energy
- Easier and deeper breathing
- Experiencing less pain from chronic health issues
- Feeling more open and aware
- Faster healing from acute injuries
- Sleeping more soundly
Who is Reiki good for?
- Anyone feeling overwhelmed with day-to-day life
- Caretakers of others, either professionally or personally (e.g. children, elderly parents, those with chronic conditions, etc.)
- Individuals with chronic stress, illnesses or pain; trouble sleeping or resting / relaxing
- Anyone looking to make a lasting lifestyle changes (i.e. letting go of a habit and/or reinforcing a new one)
- Individuals scheduled for a medical procedure, before and after (to help prepare mentally and physically, to handle the actual event, and to recover effectively).