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Reiki

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing.  It is based on the idea that life force energy flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Some of the many benefits you might experience include, but are not limited to:

  • Alleviates chronic pain
  • Assists healing of PTSD
  • Reduces chronic stress and insomnia
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Relieves allergies and headaches
  • Soothes tight muscles
  • Supports injury recovery
  • Full body relaxation
  • Balances energies in the body
  • Enhances spiritual connection
  • Eases hormonal disorders
  • Heals emotional issues

Reiki is holistic healing. Reiki practitioners are not medical doctors and do not diagnose illness. We are here to help focus your innate life force energy and help you on your healing journey.

If you aren’t familiar with Reiki, follow this link to set up a complimentary 15 minute “introductory” visit with Lisa Hepburn, RP-CRA.

Reiki is an ancient therapeutic technique utilizing the practitioner’s hands. It is a safe, gentle, nonintrusive healing method for use on oneself, other people, or on animals.  It is a holistic system of harmonizing, balancing and healing mind, body, emotions and spirit.1 

Reiki is used in hospitals, nursing homes, cancer institutes and hospices and works in harmony with today’s medical practices in both adults and children. When we experience stress, emotional trauma, illness, injury, depression or anxiety, our energy falls out of balance. Reiki evens energy flow, instilling balance and bringing peace. However, it should not be considered a cure for such conditions, and neither is it a religion or a belief system.  As a natural form of healing, Reiki can support and enhance other forms of conventional and alternative treatments. 

A standard session lasts approximately one hour. The client is fully dressed laying on a massage table while soft relaxing music is played quietly in the background. A brief discussion may follow to set an intention for healing, in the mind of the client. The Reiki Practitioner gently lays her hands on, or slightly above the client’s body. Usually the session will start with the client lying on his/her back, and then end with them face down. It is common to feel brief sensations of warmth, coolness or tingling as the body realigns itself. The client may wish to take this time to relax and it is not uncommon to fall asleep during a session; however, it is quite okay to chat or ask questions. Drinking water and/or herbal tea following the session will help any toxins released flush more readily from the system. The body changes every day, therefore each session will be somewhat unique, focusing on the areas that need balance and healing most. To begin with, 3 or 4 sessions over a period of 10 – 14 days are recommended. Subsequent sessions should be scheduled every 1-2 weeks until the issue has resolved. You may notice improvement after the first session, and many symptoms are resolved within 5-6 visits.

A short 15-minute tune-up session will be available to existing clients for the purpose of focusing treatment on a specific, repetitive concern or for an acute issue i.e. headache.

Distance treatments are available for individuals who are not in physical contact with the practitioner. Distance sessions are not a substitute for hands-on treatments; they are a convenient alternative for circumstances in which it is either impractical or simply not possible to do a hands on session. This type of treatment will require payment in advance.

1Based on quote by Penelope Quest, author of The Reiki Guide.