what is reiki?
Reiki is a complementary health approach in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above a person's body, with the goal of facilitating that person’s own healing response through relaxation. Reiki is administered for a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, fatigue, and depression. Rooted in atomic physics and the Eastern tradition of wellness, Reiki uses energy—specifically moving energy— to support the body’s innate, natural healing abilities. The U.S. National Institutes of Health, Veterans Administration, and hospitals around the world are all researching Reiki and integrating the practice into Western medical treatment protocols.
Will I be lying down or sitting?
Reiki is usually performed on a client who is fully reclined comfortably on a massage table. It also may be performed on a client who on a yoga mat with props, bolsters and blankets to make the client comfortable. If you have mobility or pain issues please communicate these to your Practitioner so they may make you your most comfortable for the session.
Am I clothed during my Reiki session?
Yes. Unlike a massage therapy session, you will be fully clothed. Unless, of course, your Reiki Practitioner is working with a Licensed Massage Therapist and you are receiving both massage and Reiki, then you would speak with your practitioner about your preference. But for a Reiki session only, you will want to wear loose fitting comfortable clothing.
Will the Reiki Practitioner’s hands touch me in any way?
At your option. Reiki may be done with a light gentle pressure static touch or the Practitioner’s hands may be a few inches/centimeters above your body at the hand positions with no actual touch. There are standard hand placements beginning at your head or feet, avoiding all sensitive body parts. Let your Practitioner know prior to the session which you prefer, light touch or no touch.
Is one session enough or will I need a series of sessions?
One session is a great start! You will see for yourself how Reiki makes you feel, if it is relaxing, if you feel more clarity after the session. Many people, after trying one session, go on to purchase a series of sessions to progressively work on their current wellness goals.
Is Reiki for an acute condition or a chronic condition?
If you have an acute condition you should seek out a licensed medical professional immediately. If you have a chronic or current issue, Reiki can be an excellent complement in your health or wellness plan.
What will I feel during the session?
Most clients feel a sense of relaxation and peace. The mind may feel calm and your physical body should feel relaxed. Reiki is so relaxing that sometimes clients may fall asleep during the session. Don’t worry though, you will still receive all of the benefits of the session, sleeping or awake.
Is there talking during the session?
Usually a session is done without talking and the practitioner may have soft ambient music playing in the background to aid in your relaxation. If you want to communicate something to your practitioner during the session, such as if you are cold or too warm, if you would like them to adjust the music, if you are feeling a sensation you would like to discuss, if something feels uncomfortable for you, if you have a question or issue, then do speak up at any time during the session. Your practitioner wants the best for you and wants to make your session the best experience possible. Also, your practitioner may ask you after the session if there is anything you would like to share and you may do so at your option. This is good feedback for your practitioner’s notes for planning your next session.
What does Reiki feel like?
At the practitioner’s hand placements, you may feel a very slight tingling, heat, or energy, or nothing at all. The sensations or lack of are not a barometer of the Reiki, they are just how your particular body senses energy. You may feel a peace and calm in your mind or physically in general. It is different for all clients but deep relaxation is almost always felt.
After I leave my session, should I do anything special?
Please drink plenty of water to hydrate your body as your body’s energy system may be moving at a more optimum rate, so please care for yourself with water and healthy food during the day. It is beneficial to spend some quiet time that day or evening after your session to journal or to contemplate as you may have some insights and further mental clarity as your body continues to process the Reiki session.
Do I tip my Reiki Practitioner?
As with many service professions, tipping is not mandatory but always appreciated.
Can you have too much Reiki?
No, Reiki is beneficial and works with your body’s energy. In fact, your own energetic body is in control of how much Reiki it wants and needs during the session and utilizes it accordingly. Like breathing, you will comfortably take in as much as you need to support you.
DO YOU WORK ON UNDERAGE CLIENTS?
Yes. We require that a parent or guardian accompanies you for your first visit. After we have their written permission, they are free to leave and you are free to attend future appointments unaccompanied.
HOW DO I CHANGE OR CANCEL MY APPOINTMENT?
You can book easily book or cancel your appointment online, through the MINDBODY app for iPhone and Android, or by calling us at 940-441-5991.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, we ask that you give us at least 12 hours notice and you will incur no charge. If you need to cancel within that 12 hour window or miss your appointment, we will charge $25 for your appointment.
SHOULD I ARRIVE EARLY FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT? IS THERE ANY PAPERWORK?
For first time clients, you can save time before your massage by completing our New Client Intake Form online. If you submit your paperwork ahead of time, we'll only need your signature upon arrival.
If you don't get around to completing the Intake Form beforehand, you should plan to arrive about 10 minutes early for your first visit. We welcome all clients to arrive early and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee in our modern lobby.