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?

The Reiki Master will ask the client about any physical or emotional pain or discomfort and will read the client’s aura to detect energy blocks and determine where to guide the healing.  The client lies, 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 incorporates 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 last 75 minutes (60 minute treatment with a brief assessment beforehand and discussion time afterwards).  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 the client’s best interest to rest for the remainder of the day, avoiding alcohol and other toxic substances, in order to allow the body to continue the powerful healing.  It is important to pay attention to mood shifts, memories and themes of thought that are experienced afterwards, which reflect the body’s reinforcement of and insight into the healing.  The benefits of Reiki extend for days after the treatment.

Please contact me to discuss my fee, which is aligned with standard rates in Toronto.