CT Licensed Massage Therapist
Reiki Practitioner Level II
Certified Trauma Professional
Life Empowerment Advocate
Connecticut LIC #: 10727
Traditional Reiki focuses on the internal practices of meditations on the precepts, breathing techniques, hands on/off "healing", developing clarity and mindfulness.
Traditional Reiki is based on the traditional Japanese energy system.
Traditional Reiki focuses on self empowerment, spiritual awakening and awareness.
Traditional Reiki uses original mantras, symbols, and meditations taking your Reiki practice to a deeper level so you can BE REIKI in daily life.
In 2008, I was trained in NYC in the Traditional Japanese Reiki of the lineage Usui Reiki Ryoho. Reiki is a Japanese form of energy work, which utilizes palm "healing" (or "hands-on-healing") through which a "universal energy" is transferred through the palms of my hands to you, to promote emotional, mental, and physical "healing".
There is a Western adaption and lineage to Reiki, among various others. I was trained traditional and therefore adopt a slightly different ideology of the modality. Neither is better than the other, there is no win or lose or right or wrong.
I have been for many years a consistent Reiki Practitioner, and my experience and original teachings of this form of bodywork is more, in actuality, a teaching method for a client to learn how to become still and meditate during the sessions, as well as discover the interoception body sensing skills so one can begin to connect to their body on a deeper level. The palm placements provide a sense of warmth and nurture similar to a "maternal feeling" when a maternal parent holds an infant child.
The human body is composed of various forms of physiological energy, from the circulatory system to the lymphatic system, to cells and interstitial fluid that those cells pass through.
Energy resides in and lives throughout the body to perform its bodily functions.
When the body and mind collectively begin to calm in a Reiki session, many changes and adaptations do occur, which can lend to a better calm state in the nervous system (rest and digest), as well as foundations to build towards emotional, mental, and even physical well being.
When I put into quotes the word "healing", it needs to be understood that there are no magical transferences in the sense of being healed.
YOU are providing healing for yourself.
What a Reiki Practitioner facilitates for you is an ability for you to mirror the calm of the practitioner:
while feeling supported, cared for, and nurtured in a safe environment, which will in turn aide you on becoming comfortable in the practice of being still and the ability to begin sensing the inner workings of your body. That can feel like warmth, a pulling sensation, tingling, visual colors, tension, tightness and emotional releases, Any and all can be felt through out different parts of the body and on different levels.
While Reiki is a beautiful self-healing modality, it can sometimes bring on intense physical symptoms and emotions. Self care after a Reiki session is not only important, but needed. Your inner work truly starts AFTER your Reiki session. Reiki will bring to the surface what you truly need to work on in you life. These are often things that you have not completely realized for yourself or have buried deep inside you possibly due to trauma. Please give yourself patience, time and grace after your Reiki session and practice some of these helpful tips.
Here is some after-care tips to take after you have had your Reiki Session:
Difficult emotions can arise during energy healing sessions. Journaling can help you to process these emotions in a physical and tangible way. It can also provide further insight into what will assist you in your healing journey. Your journal can also be an avenue and tool to use in talk therapy sessions with a licensed mental health care professional.
Drink water to assist your body in flushing and processing proper filtration of the systems. Hydration is a needed nourishment for your skin, for your internal organs, for your circulation system, for your lymphatic system, for your synovial joints, and for your renal filtration. Replenish what your body uses daily to work and function as it was designed.
You have just experienced a lot of energies. It is important to allow your body and mind to rest. Listen to your body. You may need to take a nap or just lie down in quiet to allow your body to recharge.
Spend some time in nature after a session. Allow yourself to feel the ground with a walk, a hike, maybe a dip in a stream or a lake. Allow your body to connect with the Earth and let it replenish your mind, body, and soul.
Embrace your changes and felt sense in your body that you may experience emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Know that these changes are happening for your highest and greatest good. Feeling a bit of uncomfort is part of a healing process and getting your autonomic nervous system into a more regulated and healthy rhythm.