What is Reiki?

Reiki is a holistic, light-touch, energy-based healing modality.  Andrea promotes a balanced and healthy flow of energy through meridians in the body, gently releasing any blocks that may be disrupting the flow.    Clearing energy blocks facilitates the body’s natural healing ability. 

Energy flows in two directions, with vital life force energy being drawn up from the earth and source energy of the divine consciousness drawn down from above.

Reiki improves the flow of energy through the chakra system foundation in the body, facilitating an effective flow through the four major energy fields (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual).  Energy enters and exits our bodies through the 7 major chakra centers. 

Malfunctioning chakras contribute to symptoms of physical, cognitive and emotional illness, as energy becomes stuck around these precious vortexes.  When one chakra is out of balance, it affects the entire chakra system. 

Fully functioning chakras restore healthy functioning of body, mind and emotion, providing energy, vitality and balance.  This promotes spiritual growth, development and consciousness-raising.

What happens in a session?

Your Reiki Master will ask you about any physical or emotional pain or discomfort and will read your aura to detect energy blocks and determine where to guide the healing.  You will lie, fully clothed, on the treatment table.  Reiki involves a gentle hands-on treatment in various positions in relation to the body’s chakra system (7 major vortexes of energy).  Andrea may incorporate cranial sacral therapeutic techniques to enhance treatment.  Reiki does not involve active tissue manipulation and is not a massage.

Many clients report feeling warm, cool or tingling sensations through the body, release of emotion, recall of memories and a sense of deep relaxation.  Relief of acute or chronic pain is often reported.  Reduced stress, anxiety and overwhelm is a frequently observed phenomenon.  Sessions are booked for 75 minutes (60 minute treatment with a brief assessment beforehand and discussion time afterward).  Invoices are provided for those with extended healthcare benefits that cover Reiki.

How Will I Feel After My Session?

Clients report feeling profoundly relaxed and rejuvenated after treatments.  It is important to take a few minutes after the session to rest before beginning the journey home, particularly if feeling sleepy.

It is in your best interest to rest for the remainder of the day, avoiding alcohol and other toxic substances, in order to allow your body to continue the powerful healing. 

It is important to pay attention to mood shifts, memories and thought themes that arise afterward, which may reflect your body’s reinforcement of and insight into the healing.  The benefits of Reiki extend for days after the treatment.

The rate for Reiki services is $160 + HST