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REIKI

Rei·ki means "universal life-energy," the energy flowing through all living things. This energy is called qi (chi) in China, ki in Japan, and prana in India.

  • Reiki is a Japanese, gentle, hands-on, energy healing technique that helps activate one’s vital energy and enhance the body’s natural, innate ability to balance and heal. 

  • Reiki is also considered a spiritual practice, utilizing meditation, breathwork, and hands-on self-healing to raise inner consciousness, with the purpose of attaining Anshin Ritsumei, a blissful state of profound inner peace and self-realization.

REIKI AT FOUR FEATHERS STUDIO

  • 60/90 minute sessions with Gendai Reiki Ho Master Practitioner

  • A beautifully calm, quiet, healing space to connect and be in resonance with Reiki energy.

  • Aromatherapy (ultrasonic essential oil diffuser) is offered during the session to further enhance the healing space and experience. 

  • I work closely with each client to explore, clarify, and set intentions for the session(s) to deepen their experience and foster their growth of self-awareness. As a Reiki practitioner, my aim is to support the client in developing self awareness, encouraging and empowering them to awaken to their own natural healing ability through mind-body-spirit integration.

Reiki energy is gentle and generous, peaceful, nurturing, and restorative. 

REIKI Session: 

What happens during a Reiki treatment/session?

  • During a Reiki treatment, you lay fully clothed on a heated massage table, covered with a sheet or soft blanket.

  • The Reiki practitioner gently places their hands lightly on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit or channel, through which Reiki energy flows from their hands to the receiver. (Hand positions generally include your head, arms, hands, front and back torso, legs, and feet.)

What might I experience during a Reiki session?

  • The most common sensations felt during a Reiki session are warmth, coolness, light tingling and/or pulsation in particular areas of the body, usually felt below the area where the practitioner’s hands are placed.

  • Many people experience a sense of deep relaxation, some people fall asleep, while others may sense or experience nothing at all. (You may also experience something different during each Reiki session.)

What are the benefits of a Reiki session(s)?

  • Reiki treatments create and hold a space for deep relaxation, allowing the physical, emotional, mental, and/or spiritual bodies to relax, release, and replenish. 

  • When the body is relaxed, it is better able to re-establish balance within its systems (such as the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems), and when these systems are functioning in a state of homeostasis, the body is better able to protect, strengthen, renew, and heal.

  • In addition to its relaxation effects, healing also occurs in the form of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, self-development, and insight. 

  • Similar to meditation, yoga, or other mind-body, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. (If you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly—regular sessions support well-being in every way.)

​DID YOU KNOW?

Reiki is utilized as an integrative therapy in healthcare settings all over the country, and throughout the world. Reiki programs in Boston hospitals include: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Children's Hospital Boston, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. At Brigham and Women’s, "(their) data, based on feedback from patients, family members, and staff members who received Reiki sessions, as well as outside research shows that Reiki promotes relaxation, relieves stress and anxiety, reduces pain and fatigue, and improves overall quality of life.”