A gentle, non-manipulative, hands-on therapy, Reiki can be used both as a deep relaxation treatment and as a complementary healing modality. Reiki flows through a series of hand positions placed on or above the body, while the recipient remains fully clothed.
A full Reiki treatment takes about an hour, during which the recipient may feel heat, cold, pulsation or vibration from the practitioner's hands. Clients have reported a feeling of well-being, reduced pain and physical discomfort, deep relaxation, emotional breakthroughs, reduced stress or anxiety. Reiki is gentle, safe, and beneficial to people of any age and any condition, including babies in utero, pre- and post-operative patients, and the elderly. Animals also benefit from Reiki therapy!
Sound Therapy ~
Sound Therapy uses sound as a tool to balance the body, calm and balance the mind and emotions, and promote relaxation. Sessions are customized to the individual based on medical history and any current health issues.
Stimulating or relaxing sounds can be used, as appropriate, and only the softest and most gentle sounds should be used for pregnant women and infants. While a variety of sounds and instruments can be used during healing sessions, some of the most commonly used instruments for Sound Therapy are Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, drums, tuning forks, gongs, chimes, bells, and the human voice.
Tuning Fork Therapy ~
Used above the body, unweighted tuning forks are used to sonically clear emotional "debris" in the human energy field, or biofield, and can facilitate the release of tension and promote self-healing. "Cleansing", harmonizing, and balancing the biofield with the pure vibration of tuning forks is like giving your biofield a "bath". On the body, specific weighted tuning forks are used on acupuncture and acupressure points. Their vibration creates sound waves that stimulate cells to release nitric oxide. This release positively influences our health and well-being.
Qigong (chee-gung) is the practice of cultivating vital energy, usually through movement combined with mindfulness, breathing technique, self-massage, posture, body alignment, and focused intent.
Qigong can be done anytime, anywhere, while standing, sitting, or lying down. It is often referred to as a "moving meditation", but it can be practiced while moving or not moving. The benefits noted include reduced stress and tension, increased relaxation and immune function, as well as increased health and well-being. Qigong is a wonderful self-care tool!
Animal Reiki ~
Animals respond very well to the gentle energy of Reiki therapy. Reiki is non-invasive and is wonderful for relieving pain, stress, trauma, and anxiety in animals, while promoting healing and wellness. For terminally ill pets, Reiki can bring relaxation, comfort, and peace to the end of life transition.
Reiki and Sound Therapy are wonderful complementary therapies that can be used in conjunction with traditional Western Medicine, and are not meant to diagnose or to replace your doctor's care.