Energy Work & Reiki
Rei: The Whole of Creation
Ki: Life Energy.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a beautiful and gentle form of hands on (or off) energy healing that is spiritually guided. It uses nonintrusive techniques which involve gentle hand placement on the body and auric field.
Universal Force Energy (spiritual energy) flows through the practitioners hands into the recipients body and subtle energy systems otherwise known as the chakras and auric field. The energy flow helps to rebalance these delicate subtle energy systems of the body to help bring it back into a state of balance or homeostasis.. Bringing one's energy back into balance helps the body to facilitate healing physically, emotionally and spiritually. To learn more about Reiki, watch the video Reiki 101 on the blog page.
Other Modalities Used During a Session
Reiki is one of the seven healing modalities I use during an energy healing session. In addition to reiki I also use crystals, essential oils, pendulum healing, sound healing, intention and prayer.
Crystals: I usually do a full crystal layout along your back*(see below for further details). Crystals are placed at each chakra. Additional crystals may placed in and around the table as needed. Black tourmaline and an amethyst geode are under the massage table to protect both of our energies during a session. I also use a selenite wand to seal your auric field. If you have specific crystals that you like two work with, just let me know in advance. I will do my best to incorporate them int the session.
Essential Oils: I typically diffuse a blend of essential oils as intuitively guided based on your intake form. I also use a grounding blend of essential oils on my hands that you may gently inhale as my hands hover over your face. The essential oils used are: frankincense, palo santo and tangerine. If you would prefer that I not used any essential oils on my hands, please let me know at the beginning of the session.
Pendulum Healing: The pendulum I use for energy work is a Christ Consciousness pendulum made of rose gold. A pendulum is a diagnostic tool I use to determine the health of your chakras (more on that below). I can also use a pendulum to direct energy into your subtle energy field to help rebalance and restore energy. Pendulums use sound, vibration and intention to recalibrate energy. The pendulum never touches your body, so you will not be aware that I am using it.
Sound Healing: I use different sound frequency music to help recalibrate and your rebalance your energy centers. The music chosen is based on the need as indicated by the state of chakras and my intuitive guidance. The music is always relaxing and meditative but can have different vibratory undertones based on the hertz chosen.
Intention: This is at the heart of every energy session. What is the intention for the session? My intention is always to rebalance and restore your energy centers and open you to releasing and letting go of anything that is no longer serving your highest purpose. We can have other intentions though too. We will talk about that just prior to opening the session. You may have your own private intention that you meditate or pray upon during the session too.
Prayer: This is a call to action. Opening the session with prayer lets our helpers on the other side know we are ready to work. I will call in your guides and any loved ones of your choosing who have crossed over. In addition, I also call in a number of ascended beings to help assist with the energy healing session. You may hear me call in ascended beings, such as, Archangel Michael, Archangel Raphael, or Mother Mary. Although these ascended beings are often associated with a particular religion or denomination, these higher level loving beings are here to serve all of humanity regardless of religious beliefs. I will also continue to pray during the session to help facilitate the healing. You may also pray quietly to yourself if you wish or just relax and meditate on the experience.
How Does an Energy Session Work?
To begin, you lay fully clothed on a massage table. The only article of clothing you need to remove is your shoes. A typical reiki session involves looking at your chakras*. Using a pendulum, I will check each energy center to see how they are performing and which, if any, need to be rebalanced. We will also talk briefly about what the chakra system is and how it effects you physically and emotionally. We can also talk about any issues you would like to address during the session, it can be physical, emotional, spiritual or a combination of all three. Before beginning, you may quietly set an intention for the session then close your eyes. I open the session with a brief prayer to bring in your guides and helpers on the other side. After the opening prayer, I will gently place my hands at the crown of your head. This is the beginning of the transfer of energy. You begin the session on your back. You will feel me place my hands gently at the crown of your head. After, you may sense my hands above your face and hovering over your torso. I typically do not place my hands on the face or torso, however, I will touch your knees and feet. From there, I will gently tap your should and nudge you to roll onto your stomach. I will help you get repositioned and comfortable. I will then do a full crystal layout on your back. I begin at your feet and work my way up the back of your body. I will apply gentle pressure to each crystal imbuing it with intention and reiki energy. If for some reason you are unable to lay on your stomach, just let me know and we can recalibrate the session accordingly.
During a session you may experience various feeling and sensations. You may feel gentle tingling or vibrating in your body, your legs may twitch, your eyes may tear. You may see colors, such as, green or purple. This is energy just working its way through your body. My hands may feel cool in the beginning and as the blocks gently melt away, my hands may feel warmer. Although it is very rare, sometimes sessions can be intense when there are many blocks. You may cry, cough, have a mild headache or feel nauseous. Again, this is not common, but can happen. Please let me know if you are experiencing something uncomfortable. We can recalibrate the session to make it more comfortable and productive for you.
We finish by looking at your chakras again to ensure they are properly aligned and then talk about ways to keep them balanced. The whole session usually takes about an hour.
What Are Chakras?
Simply stated, chakras are spinning wheels of energy that run from the crown of your head down your spine to your tailbone. Some say these "energy wheels" connect your "higher self" to your "human self" or ego. Everything that has ever happened from the moment you were conceived has been processed through one of these energy centers. So, you can see they are really pretty important; the fact that most people don't even know they have them can present quite a problem. So, let's start at the very beginning....there are seven main energy centers or chakras in your body (and a bunch of minor ones we mostly won't address here). The following are the seven major chakras in the body:
The Root Chakra or in Sanskrit, Muladhara, is located in your perineum or base of your spine. It is the chakra that grounds your spirit into your body. Problems with your health, family, money, personal safety, home (all of your root issues) will be experienced through this chakra. The color is red and the element is earth. It governs the following organs: kidneys, adrenals, knees, hips, low back, sciatic nerve, bowels.
Known as the Sacral Chakra or Svadhistana, this chakra is located three inches below your navel. This your center for your creativity and sexuality. If you are experiencing problems related to sex or sexuality, they will processed through this chakra. Additionally, creative flow comes through this chakra. This is the chakra where you give birth to new ideas and begin the manifestation process. The color is orange and the element is earth. It governs the following organs: genitals, reproductive organs, bladder.
Located in the solar plexus, it is aptly identified as the Solar Plexus Chakra or in Sanskrit, Manipura (place of jewels). It is your personal power center, the place where your self confidence and ego reside. So, if you are having confidence issues, guess which chakra it will show up in? You guessed it...the Solar Plexus. The color is yellow, the corresponding element is fire. It governs the following organs: liver, gall bladder, stomach and pancreas.
The Heart Chakra or Anahata in Sanskrit. This is the seat of unconditional love and acceptance. If you are judging or experiencing judgment, poor boundaries, loss, or bitterness this energy will show up here. We were meant to love each other without limitations, our human experience challenges us every day in this chakra. The color is green and element is air. It governs the following organs: physical heart, lungs and thymus.
The Throat Chakra or Vishudda is your communication center located in the center of your throat. Are you speaking your truth in a loving and non-confrontational way? Are you able to hear other people's truths with love and acceptance? Again, the human experience challenges this chakra every day. The color is light blue and the element is ether. It governs the following organs: vocal chords, thyroid and voice.
Your Third Eye ,or in Sanskrit, Ajna is located between your two eye browns and just a smidge higher. This is your command center...your conscious choice maker. Are you making decisions from a place of wisdom and clear seeing or from a place of fear? This is the chakra where you experience your inner knowing and clairvoyance or intuition. The color is indigo and the element is light. It governs the following organs: pituitary glands
The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is known as the thousand petal lotus. It is located at the top or crown of your head. It connects you to your higher self, God, The Universe, All That Is...whatever name you feel comfortable calling it. This where you derive higher wisdom and knowledge. This is where you convene with the Divine. If you are having trouble connecting spiritually then you will see blockages in this chakra. The color is White, Gold or Ultraviolet. There is no element because It is All That Is. It governs the pineal gland.
So, there you have it! A very cursory dive into the seven main chakras. When I do a reiki session I also use the chakras in my hands to transmit reiki energy. These are part of the minor chakra system. The bottoms of your feet also have minor chakras. This is just the tip of the chakra iceberg! There is really so much more to learn on each chakra.* For the purposes of reiki, this gives you a rough idea of the road map to doing an energy session.
Other Important Stuff to Know...
Just like essential oils, reiki/subtle energy work is not a substitute for traditional medical treatment or the advice of a licensed therapist. However, it is a wonderful compliment to these traditional modalities. Reiki/subtle energy work pairs beautifully with essential oils. You may choose the oils you would like to diffuse during the session.
Sessions begin at $110 and last about an hour including consultation and chakra evaluation and homework.
To book an appointment call 856-506-3593.
Please Note: New clients will be sent an intake form and will be required to pay for their first session in full at the time of booking. Out of respect for Mary Kate and the time it takes to prepare for a session, 24 hours notice is required to cancel or reschedule a session. No shows will result in forfeiting the entire fee. No exceptions. Thank you for your cooperation
*to learn more about chakras, visit my blog.