Every night before bed, Hudson asks me to give him good vibes, good spirits and good energy. In other words, his nightly Reiki treatment. Grounding, clearing and calming, regular Reiki sessions were a huge part of my healing process and they continues to be a part of our self-care practices. I’m sure some of you are are asking, what is Reiki? I get it. I had never heard of this gentle yet profound, healing modality prior to my battle with chronic illness. That being said, I’m sure you have just as many questions as I did.Most ancient medical systems view our bodies as energetic beings and when the energy gets stuck it can cause dis-ease. We’ve all felt this before in the form of anxious or fearful energy that creates that stuck sensation in our chest making it hard to breathe. While modern medicine is starting to take hold of this philosophy, traditional medicine has used these practices for years in the form of acupuncture, yoga, qi gong, and reiki.
All of these practices act on our energetic pathways, helping to move, clear and unblock energy.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a healing energy therapy that was originated by Mikao Usui in Japan. Reiki restores energetic alignment and balance and promotes healing on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei), which means “Universal Life Force,” and (Ki), which means”energy.” Reiki is a hands-on healing modality. Practitioners act as a conduit for the healing energy, using their hands to direct energy flow, clearing and unblocking areas of stagnant energy in your body to promote the body’s natural healing capabilities and overall wellness. It’s a simple and safe treatment that has been shown to relieve stress and help with every known illness. Reiki is not a massage or a substitute for traditional medical care. It does not “fix” but rather, a treatment induces relaxation which allows the body to heal and energy to flow in a supportive way.
Did you know than reiki practiioners can become certified to work in hospital settings? Reiki is often used to decrease the side-effects of chemo and other treatments. More than 60 hospitals here in the US use Reiki therapy, and over 800 hospitals offer reiki education.
What can you expect from a Reiki session?
- At the beginning of a session, I will ask you to share a bit about your background including any concerns you may have. This will help you set an intention for the treatment. A typical session is 60-90 minutes with the hands-on reiki treatment lasting 30-60 minutes. There is always time at the end to discuss your experience and to answer questions.
- You remain fully dressed during the treatment. You can lie on the massage table or sit in a chair – whichever is more comfortable. I will work hands-on and/or hands-off on your body always taking into considering the client’s comfort.
- The entire body is treated through standard Reiki hand positions from head to toe. We will discuss this prior to the treatment so that you feel comfortable.
- Every person experiences reiki a bit differently and each treatment will provide you with a unique experience. You may feel warmth, tingling, a rumbling tummy and even traveling sensations across their body as well as heat from the practitioner’s hands. Some clients see colors, some “day dream”. Most clients feel a deep sense of calm and feel the treatment is generally restorative and grounding.
Yoga and Reiki
Yoga, like Reiki, helps to move energy through the body. One of my passions as a yoga teacher is to show people how simple and supportive yoga can be. Let go of the idea that you have to be flexible or agile; yoga is for EVERY BODY. The point of yoga is to harmonize breath and body and to get stuck energy moving. This can all be done from a seating position with only a few minutes of practice each day. I work with clients to create simple yoga flows that are right for their body. During these private sessions, I incorporate reiki treatments to enhance healing and release.
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Are you interested in learning more? Maybe you are ready to book an appointment? Email me: Katie@katiecavuto.com. I am currently accepting clients at my center city office (free parking available) and in-home as needed.
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