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FAQ - Energy Healing

What is Reiki? 



A simple explanation is that Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an ancient technique for reducing stress, promoting relaxation and encouraging the body into a balanced and healed state of well-being. It is a gentle, subtle, yet powerful energy healing art. Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei - meaning higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness (energy); Ki meaning life force or energy. So Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy or Universal life force energy.

It means Energy, Natural Force or Power.  That is why we Reiki healers refer to Reiki as "Universal Life Energy".  We call it the Divine Light, Loving Light or the Divine Love.  Reiki exists within the entire universe, its strength and innate wisdom are endless. Reiki healers serve as channels for this spiritual energy.  The healing energy enters your body balancing your energy, removing energetic blockages, cleaning the body of toxins, releasing stress, soothing pain, & promoting your body’s natural ability to heal itself.  It works on the body & mind, helping emotional & spiritual levels.  Reiki has an innate intelligence & it goes wherever needed in the body.  Reiki also works on plants & animals.  Over time it enhances intuition, meditation & personal spiritual evolution. 

What is Energy Medicine?

Energy Medicine is based on the belief that everyone has a "life force", and that the body needs to sustain balance for optimum health.  Anytime you experience emotional or physical illness, it indicates that your life force has simply become unbalanced.  Doris works directly with your energy field to restore balance and flow to your entire system.  And once your energy field has been restored to full health, your body will follow.

What are the benefits of Energy Healing?

Reiki can lower stress, reduce anxiety, help to lower blood pressure, bring about a deep sense of calm and peace, reduce pain and swelling, balance energy levels in the physical and subtle bodies, balance the chakras, help to release negative thought patterns, illuminate the root cause of disease enabling one to release the energy causing physical illness, help to release old stuck emotions and memories, enable one to let go of anything keeping them from living fully and even catapult one onto a spiritual journey or deepen your current path.

Reiki benefits everyone!  It will help you with…  Sports injuries, long term pain (e.g. back pain, rheumatism, arthritis, sciatica, headache, upset stomach,etc).  Low energy levels, stress(e.g. high blood pressure,tension, anxiety, sleeplessness and related symptoms).  Reiki also helps before and after surgery, people with GI problems, menopause management, before and after chemotherapy. Feeling unable to cope and low spirits. 

What is a Energy Medicine and Reiki Session?

Before the session begins the practitioner will have the client fill out an information form and ask some basic questions.  The client will then lie down fully clothed on a massage table.  The practitioner will gently lay their hands on different areas of the body and allow healing energy to flow from the hands to the client.  The session can last 60 or 90 minutes during which time the receiver may experience waves of peace and calm, sensations of hot or cold coming from the practitioners’ hands, colorful visions, memories resurfacing, emotional release or nothing at all.  Many times the client will become so relaxed they simply fall asleep.  Each client will have the perfect experience for them at that moment.

How many Sessions are recommended?

 The effects of Reiki treatments build up cumulatively.  In my experience, four or six Reiki sessions are usually enough to sort out stress, tension, anxiety, sleeplessness & emotional problems; physical stuff can take a little longer, but not always.  Reiki generally produces long-term beneficial changes, so you do not need to keep coming back for endless Reiki sessions.    However, once you have felt how wonderful it feels, you may want to keep coming back & back!   You will feel less stressed & more able to manage things in life.  Reiki boosts energy levels, raises spirits, & makes you feel more refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.  Reiki helps you to improve yourself physically, mentally & spiritually because Reiki brings things back into balance.

 Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.  Reiki is not new, it is an ancient oriental technique that is thousands of years old (at least) and it was rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui during his search for Natural Healing in 1914 at Kurama Mountain.  While Reiki and Energy Medicine are very effective, they are  not a miracle cure. They are part of an integrated healing or wellness program.


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