~ A Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It has been used by lay practitioners for over 90 years.
~A spiritual practice that works with the energy systems of the body to ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels--- physical, mental and emotional.
~Being used in many settings including hospitals, hospice as well as in private practice
~A wonderful compliment to other healing modalities including traditional western medicine and psychotherapy
~ A subtle and effective form of energy healing whereby the energy that surrounds and makes up everything around us is transferred to the client through the hands of the practitioner.
~ A beautiful practice for those seeking to unite and heal mind, body and spirit
~Practiced around the world, although its roots are in Japan
~A spiritual practice you can learn to do for yourself and for others
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What to Expect in a Reiki Session
A Reiki session at Winding Path Cottage may last 45 or 90 minutes. Please allow a little extra time at your first appointment to allow me to address any questions you may have and for paperwork.
You will remain fully clothed while receiving Reiki and will rest on a massage table with your shoes removed. (Please do wear loose, comfortable clothing). If you are uncomfortable on a massage table, Reiki can also be given while you sit in a comfortable chair.
The session can either be hands-on, where a light touch will be applied or hands-off where my hands are held just above your body. If you prefer not to be touched please tell me before the session begins. Reiki can be very effective for those recovering from PTSD or other bodily trauma.
Soft music is played during the session while a fountain flows in the background. I will move through standard hand positions beginning at your feet.
You may feel warmth or tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation.
The session should be very pleasant, deeply relaxing and invigorating. Many clients find they dose during the session.
Some clients experiencing a chronic or acute medical problem or difficult period of life choose to receive Reiki weekly or bi-weekly, others receive Reiki monthly to help maintain balance in their lives.
If you are recovering from surgery, chemo, radiation, or an illness/injury you may find it very beneficial to receive 45 minute Reiki Sessions weekly or 2 - 3 times a week for a few weeks.
If you are allergic to cats or have limited mobility you may schedule a home visit, I will bring a portable massage table to your home after an initial meeting.
You and your body will know when to schedule your next appointment at Winding Path Cottage.
Reiki may also be combined with a session of Spiritual Direction. Elizabeth will join you in a session of Holy Listening as you share your own sacred life story, listening for the movement of the Divine Spirit in your life.