Reiki 101

Never heard of Reiki? We got you covered! We like to tell people to think of Reiki Healing as an energy detox. It’s a gentle yet powerful form of holistic Energy Healing that detoxes our energy, rebalances us holistically, and helps heal at the root. The word Reiki literally means Universal Energy - it dates back over 100 years where it was first discovered in Japan by a man named Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki Healers go through a series of attunements and certifications which allow them to act as a channel to our Universal Life Force Energy. They use light, but very powerful hand placements (both above and on your body) to intuitively guide this very high vibrational Universal Energy Source through the parts of us that need healing most.

It’s an incredibly relaxing and serene experience. We’ll set the scene for you … action. You lay on a massage table (fully dressed), soothing music plays in the background while your healer sets the mood with yummy scents like sage and eucalyptus oil. They’ll tell you to set an intention and close your eyes. All you have to do is relax, clear your mind, and breathe. You may feel warmth and tingles from the healer’s hands which will be above and on your body. Crystals or other tools may be used to enhance the healing. Emotions may even come up - just go with it. It’s okay to cry or even laugh, it’s just a sign you’re releasing energy - so don’t hold back … let it out! Most likely, you’ll be in a meditative state because Reiki is that relaxing and next thing you know it’s time for you to come back to the present moment. So overall it’s a fairly similar experience to getting a massage, but 1000x more beneficial. And in real life, a million times better than this description. But you get the gist.

The best part about healing your energy through Reiki are all the benefits. It’s one of those modalities that can do so much for you in just one single Sesh. Overall it helps release negative energies that no longer serve you to make space for what truly does.  Whether you are looking to heal deep traumas or rebalance because you feel slightly off, Reiki will work to clear those energetic blocks that are holding you back from feeling and being the best version of you. And we promise, everyone has energetic blocks.

We are all complex human beings. Just think of all the outside circumstances we deal with on a daily basis that affect us one way or another. We can hold onto situations, traumas, and emotions, no matter how big or small, much deeper than we think we do which ultimately get stored within us as energy - because when it comes down to it, everything is energy. This is why it is so important to take care of our energy!We don't typically think of energy healing modalities like Reiki as a form of self-care because we don't physically see results like we do from a facial, for example. But, it does so much more for your overall well-being than any other form of self-care because it works through your mind, body, spirit, and energy- all at once. Even continuing to do so after your Sesh is over. The more you implement Reiki Healing into your life, the more you will begin to see a difference within yourself and the life you desire to live. Think of yourself as an onion. We have lots of layers that need to be pulled back and shed in order to become our best selves. Everytime you heal yourself through Reiki a layer is essentially peeled, bringing you closer to the most powerful, authentic version of you. At the end of the day, the reason why we turn to self-care is to feel and be a better version of ourselves, right? The next time you're in need of some self love try Reiki. Invest in something that goes past just the physical. Try turning to a self-care modality that focuses deep on the areas we actually need to care for to help achieve the results we're all searching for … a better, happier, healthier, more beautiful version of ourselves. 

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