"Reiki" (pronounced "ray-key"), is the God-Consciousness called Rei that guides the life force called Ki in the practice we call Reiki. Therefore, Reiki can be defined as spiritually guided life force energy. This is a meaningful interpretation of the word Reiki. It more
closely describes the experience most people have of it; Reiki guiding itself with its own wisdom, and being unresponsive to the direction of the practitioner.
Reiki is an ancient healing art of channeling life-force energy through the palms of the hands. This vital spiritual energy activates the natural healing processes, detoxifying the body of both physical and emotional blockages while bringing about deep relaxation and calmness.
At Grace I offer Reiki Private Sessions, Distance Healing, and Operating room sessions. Please See my RKMRI Medical Reiki Tab.
All Reiki Sessions treat all the vital organs, the head, torso, back, and feet. Prior to the session we will identify your specific needs, specific areas of the body, emotional or mental concerns you would like me to pay special attention to.
Grace Skincare Studio is a holistic private practice. I focus on building strengths, self-care, and self-awareness to calm, balance and restore the skin, body and mind.
Clients seek services at Grace for physical, emotional and spiritual healing in the following areas:
- Letting go of grief and loss (changes around jobs, relationships and loss of a loved one)
- Preparing for surgery (pre and post)
- Self-Care practices of Cancer (side effects of anti-cancer drug therapies)
- Creating big life changes (changing thought, belief patterns, conditions that are no longer working)
- Balance of mental health (fear, anxiety, depression)
- Rest and Relaxation (stress reduction)
I am treating the vital organs, the head, torso, and feet. Prior to the session I evaluate your specific needs. In particular, specific areas of the body, emotional or mental concerns that you want to work on.
During a session a client should plan to wear comfortable clothing. You will start by lying fully clothed on your back, with support or a modified position as needed for your comfort. I will gently place my hands on or just above the fully clothed client and will hold positions for various lengths of time depending on how much Reiki energy is needed for that specific area. For those who have trouble laying on their stomach, I have supports to help you relax in comfort. For my Breast Cancer effected clients I have a lovely pillow made by the wonderful company Billow that aid in providing the best supportive and luxurious comfort. The Billow pillow provides relief to the lower back, under arms, breasts and neck thereby helping you feel more relaxed and increasing your overall experience.
The Reiki experience is unique to every individual. Clients often feel warmth flowing throughout their bodies leaving them feeling relaxed and calm. Many clients fall asleep during sessions or go into a deep meditation.
After a Reiki treatment it is advised to drink plenty of water and get a good night's sleep. The excess water will assist in flushing out the toxins stored in the kidneys and liver. Reiki treatments work in conjunction with conventional medicine and enhance the benefits of psychotherapy, surgery, and drugs. We believe in providing accessible holistic health care and will work with you to develop an individualized Reiki routine that best fits your needs.
Distance Reiki healing is for people who cannot come in for a private session. Clients are often busy, under the weather, in need of Reiki immediately, or the practitioner and the client live in different cities. In these circumstances Reiki can be sent across distances from the practitioner to the client. Practitioners focus on a photograph of the client and utilize sacred Reiki symbols that connect energy from the practitioner to the client. Distance Reiki healing is set up for a time when the client is in a safe relaxed space, usually after work or in bed.
Distance Reiki healing can be scheduled during stressful times, such as just before and just after surgeries, childbirth, when you are suffering from cold or flu, or are experiencing sadness or grief. Additionally, clients purchase Distance Reiki treatments for sick family members, home bound seniors, family or friends in hospitals or nursing homes.
QUESTIONS ABOUT REIKI
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is an ancient technique of channeling energy "God Consciousness" through the palms of the hands in a gentle non-invasive manor. This vital spiritual energy activates the natural healing processes, detoxifying the body of both physical and emotional blockages while bringing about deep relaxation and calmness. Developed early in the 20th century by Dr. Mikao Usui. While on a meditation retreat on Mt Kurama, a holy mountain in Japan, Dr Usui became aware of Reiki energy and discovered that it enhanced his healing abilities. The term comes from two Japanese words, “Rei,” meaning “Spiritual Wisdom”, and “Ki,” or “life force.” Reiki can be loosely translated as “spiritually guided life-force energy.”
HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
Reiki works by increasing the “life force energy” that flows through us and around us and causes us to be alive. The life force is responsive to our thoughts or feelings and can become disrupted and diminished by negative thoughts or feelings, especially about ourselves. If this energy is low, we are at greater risk of becoming sick or stressed. If our life force energy is high, we are more likely to be happy and healthy.
Reiki provides a positive boost of “ki,” which raises the energy field’s vibratory level in and around the negatively affected areas of the body, causing negative energy to dissipate and fall away. Thus, Reiki restores the healthy, natural flow of the life force.
IS REIKI A RELIGIOUS PRACTICE?
Although Reiki is Spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. There is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God or the Creator, many people find using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. Because Reiki is not a religion, for optimum well-being in light of Eastern medical theory that we are a mind- body-spirit unity, it is necessary to live and an act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Usui Mikao Sensei, the founder of the Reiki System of Natural Healing, recommended that one practice certain simple, ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony which are nearly universal across all cultures. It is a philosophy of care that teaches practitioners to relate to a person’s core or essence rather than their personality; to listen without passing judgment, to be willing not to know or understand the “why’s” underlying a patient’s symptoms; and not to view a patient’s response to Reiki treatment as a personal achievement. The practitioner provides a conduit for the universal life-force energy but does not control the process.
Dr. Usui taught his students 5 precepts:
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.
REIKI SUPPORTS YOUR HEALTHCARE
Reiki practice is safe and cannot interfere with any medical care you are receiving. Reiki has been shown to help improve general well-being and can be beneficial in the treatment of virtually any medical or psychological problem.
I have worked with people of all ages and at different levels of health, people from a wide range of backgrounds. Many of my clients are happy and healthy and are very mindful of what they need to do so that they can to stay that way. Others want to develop themselves spiritually and discover their greater purpose in this life. Most have sought Reiki treatment realizing that balancing their systems can help them to cope better with a wide range of health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Chronic pain
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Autism/developmental delays
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Emotional illness, including mild psychosis
- Fatigue syndromes
- End-of-life care and bereavement
Regardless of the challenges you may face, Reiki can help you. Reiki can help you face your challenges more effectively, with greater peace and ease.
Here are some commonly reported benefits of Reiki Practice. Although at this time, the evidence for most of these benefits is anecdotal, there is a new and exciting study being done through Medical Reiki Works this study is the most important and prestigious study ever to be done. Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman, Chief of the division of Breast Surgery and Surgical Oncology, and director of Breast Cancer Services at Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care, the clinical arm of the NCI-designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center, will conduct this study.
This is a culmination of Raven Keyes work to bring Reiki into the operating rooms for the past twenty years. Raven’s strong relationship developed with Dr. Feldman, Chief of Breast Surgery & Breast Surgical Oncology has enabled this work to occur.
There is research data showing Reiki treatment can be effective for relaxation, pain management, reduced anxiety, reduced depression, and enhanced well-being:
- Accelerated surgical recovery
- Reduced side effects from radiation, chemotherapy and Rx Medication
- Pain management
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced depression
- Improved sleep
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced well-being
- Stronger self-esteem
- Greater self - awareness
- Heightened intuition
My work is a good fit for you if any of the following apply:
- Do you have a medical condition and want to feel better while supporting your health care?
- Would you like to feel more present, more in control of your life and your health?
- Do you want to develop your inner spiritual connection, on your own terms?
- You are truly willing to receive healing in all areas of your life.
- You are feeling burnt-out, stressed, or confused.
- You desire more joy, clarity, lightness and freedom.
- You have done a lot of inner work, but you could use some help with clearing a stuck pattern.
- You intellectually understand spiritual concepts, but have difficulty applying them in your day-to-day life.
- You have a curiosity about what else could be possible.
- You are ready to experience more peace and love.