What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing technique believed to have first been used by Tibetan monks and rediscovered in the 1800's by
Dr. Makao Usui.
Today this safe, gentle and non-invasive form of holistic hands-on therapy is practiced by nurses, doctors and practitioners in hospitals world wide to assist in balancing the physical, emotional and mental energies.
Reiki helps remove blockages of energy to the body due to stress, tension, illness etc., and the aids the body in eliminating toxins by increasing circulation and enhancing relaxation.
Recipients experience increased energy and vitality, improved sleep and appetite, decreased pain, exhaustion and the effects of stress related conditions such as anxiety, depression and sadness/grief.
It provides profound relaxation and a deep sense of well being.
Reiki is also used as a palliative therapy for hospice patients and their loved ones.
Overview of a typical session:
The recipients wear loose, comfortable clothing and lie on a massage table and relax.
The practitioner places his/her hands on the recipient in each position for 3 to 5 minutes before moving to the next position. Between 12 and 20 hand positions are used that generally cover the areas of the head, torso (front and back), the knees and feet.
(A non-touching technique is available if the recipient prefers. The hands are held a few centimetres away from the recipient's body, for some or all of the positions.)
The entire treatment lasts from 60 to 90 minutes.
It is reported that the most noticeable immediate effects of the treatment are a warmth or tingling in the area being treated and often feeling of profound, deep relaxation, combined with a general sense of well-being.
I've been struggling with Diabetes and obesity.
Weighing over 400 lbs, I 've suffered from chronic pain and my energy was so low it was difficult to make it through the day.
I can't believe that by our 2nd Reiki session, my pain level had dropped 50% and my energy had increased so much that, for the 1st time in years, I could go grocery shopping, run a few errands, clean my house and visit with friends -
ALL without having any painful setback!
What amazed me was how long the effects from one treatment would last
(up to several days rather than just a few hours - like my pain meds - which make me feel like a zombie).
I'm sleeping deeper and longer and my doctor has been able to reduce my medications.
You've restored my sense of hope. Thank you Anastasia for helping me get my life back!
- P. Gibson, Mtn. Home, AR
My 1st Reiki session with you happened to land on the 5th anniversary of the day I was raped.
I hadn't scheduled the session with this in mind, in fact I try not to think of it at all.
What was interesting, was that the session was so deeply relaxing that it inadvertently caused a spontaneous release of the guilt, shame and intense pain that I've been carrying with me.
This was so liberating on a scale that's hard to describe in words.
I feel such a depth of self-empowerment, clarity, calm and fear-lessness that I've never known.
Its been a year since our 1st session and through your Reiki tretament series my life has been utterly transformed.
My relationship with my husband is deeper and its had positive effects with my daughters and family.
I highly recommend Reiki! Thank you Anastasia for such a wonderful gift.
- A. Rogers, Harrison, AR
I was very scepical at first, but I am so glad I gave the Reiki treatment a try!
I haven't felt this relaxed in decades. Yet, at the same time, I'm wide awake and alert. I don't think I've ever experienced anything quite like this. I still don't know exactly how this works, I just know that it does!
- M. Luppo, Portland, OR
I have been suffering from chronic joint pain and fibromyalgia for several years. Your Reiki sessions are the first time I've gotten REAL relief. The deep release of tension lasts for nearly a week rather than only lasting from a few minutes to a couple hours like I've experienced after a massage.
The real surprise was how well I felt mentally and emotionally! WOW. I never knew something so simple could be so effective! Thank you Anastasia!
- K. Watters, Tigard, OR