Reiki treatments either take place in my home, in a beautiful dedicated healing room, or can also take place remotely (i.e. distance healing). Each session involves a whole body attunement (involving the main seven energy centres). I may spend more time on certain areas that require more attention and bring in my voice by repeating one or more sacred Reiki mantras or chants to amplify and focus the energy.
What to expect
A typical session lasts around an hour. This accounts for a short consultation at the start, approximately 40 minutes of Reiki and a short debrief at the end. We always open with a prayer and close by giving gratitude for the healing.
You have the choice to lie for the treatment either on a soft rug on the floor or on a massage table, in addition to experience it hands-on or hands-off. The element of touch can be additionally soothing, but if you are uncomfortable with contact that boundary will be respected.
If there are specific areas of the body that you would like me to focus on (particularly any areas that are not at ease and where you are experiencing pain), please let me know before we begin.
During the treatment, you may experience a sense of peace/relaxation (it's not uncommon to drift off into sleep or slip into a meditative state where you are aware but deeply indrawn). It's also common to feel hot/cold, tingling and pulsing sensations, or muscle spasms, as energy begins to flow throughout the body. You may see colours or images, have realisations or access memories, or experience an emotional release (permission to cry and vocalise sounds!). Your body might also try to release energy through burping or yawning, and as the practitioner that sometimes comes through me. However, each experience is unique. You are completely safe to allow and explore whatever emerges.
Preparing for your treatment
Dress in comfortable, loose fitting clothing.
Consider what intention you may wish to bring to the treatment. This can be physical, emotional, energetic and/or spiritual. It may be something you wish to heal, release, something you'd like to experience, clarity you are seeking or a transformation you'd like to see. It's entirely up to you! You can, of course, just wish to relax and ask to receive whatever is most needed for you at this time.
Feel free to bring an eye mask and/or a personal crystal.
After your treatment
Give yourself a few days to fully process the effects of the treatment.
Drink plenty of water (this helps to flush out toxins and release emotions) during this time.
Get plenty of rest and connect with nature if you are able to (helps to ground the energies and mother earth is powerful healer).
Be gentle and kind to yourself!
Feel free to let me know how you're doing and if you have any questions.
If you would like to receive a shorter 30 minute distance/remote healing, this can be arranged. The process is more or less similar to above - it has the benefit of not involving any travel but it will exclude a consultation.
You will need to send me a photograph (of you) in advance, and we would need to agree on a time when I'm available and you will be able to relax, lie down and be open to receiving the Reiki at home (make sure that you will not be disturbed). I can text you to let you know when the treatment has begun and ended.
Feedback is very useful to help me attune my skills, but you are not obligated to provide any.
For clear guidance on how to prepare for your distance session, see here.
SOUND HEALING + REIKI
If you are interested in something extra (at no additional cost!), why not try the combination of sound therapy with Reiki? This can offer you additional support to re-establish harmony and experience a renewal in your energy.
A typical Sound Healing + Reiki session also lasts around an hour (although a longer session can be requested). I will carry out a slightly shorter sound healing session (about 20-25 minutes of playing the bowls), and during the integration period you will receive 15 minutes of Reiki. I will offer Reiki only to the areas that I intuitively feel require additional attention, although you can also let me know if there are any you want me to focus on. If doing a longer session (1h30m) I may decide to give you a full Reiki session first, followed by a sound healing session.
Please see my Sound Healing Therapy page for more information first to see if this healing modality interests you.