Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The practitioner uses channeled energy to treat the whole person - mind, body and spirit. Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of "rei" (spiritual) and "ki" (vital energy). One of the basic ideas held by those who practice Reiki is that this vital energy can be channeled to support the body's natural ability to heal itself, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH).
Benefits Reiki energy allows muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Practitioners and clients report help with stress, headaches, insomnia, upset stomach, sprains and other minor conditions. Occasionally, miraculous results are reported. Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, fear, worry, sadness and other unhealthy feelings, and replaces them with self-worth, confidence and tranquility. What is a Session Like? In a typical session, reiki is administered through the hands of a Reiki practitioner with the client lying fully clothed on a massage table. A session usually lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, but shorter sessions are also possible. The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands at locations around the head and shoulders, the abdomen and on the legs and feet. Tissue is not manipulated. The practitioner’s hands are simply held at each location, lightly touching or slightly away from the body. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands and into the client’s body and energy field. A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that surrounds and fills the client and includes feelings of relaxation, peace and well-being that also promote healing.
Please click the scheduling link to book an appointment. I am also available for walk-ins the 3rd and 4th Thursdays from 11-2pm at Songbird Community Center in Cotati. I understand that time is valuable and that commuting to an in-person session may not always be possible. Because of that, I offer phone sessions in addition to in-person sessions.
Reiki I This is the first step into Reiki and is open to anyone. In this class you will learn what Reiki is, how it works, and what it can be used for. We will cover a brief history of Reiki, Usui lineage as well as Holy Fire and how it's been added into the practice in recent years. You will learn and practice the ten traditional hand positions, as well as intuitive hand placements. There will be guided meditations as well as several discussions on how Reiki can support wellness. With the completion of this class you will be ready to practice Reiki on yourself and others.
Reiki I/II Weekend Intensive The combined Weekend Intensive is geared towards those who are interested in becoming Reiki practitioners. In this class we will go over everything in Reiki I (see description) on the first day with preparation for day two in mind. On day two we will get into distance/non-touch treatment as well as sacred symbols and the many ways to use them. Both days will include guided meditations and several open discussions. Upon successful completion of the class, students are given a certificate issued by the ICRT (International Center of Reiki Training) Reiki Member Association. This certificate allows students if they choose, to treat others and charge a fee for their services. Students also receive 179-page class manual, “Reiki, The Healing Touch” by William Lee Rand.
Code of Ethics from The International Association of Reiki Training
Confidentiality: No information about the client will be disclosed to any third party without the written consent of the client or the parent or guardian if the client is under 18.
Transparency: Include on your website and be willing to explain to prospective clients or students your training background, what takes place in a Reiki session, the subjects covered in your classes, the amount of time spent in sessions and classes and the fee charged.
Integrity: Be honest in all your activities and communication.
Support: Have a friendly, positive regard toward your clients and students and openly encourage them to heal and to do the best job possible with their Reiki practice and/or teaching program.
Respect: Value your clients and students and treat them with respect. Never engage in any illegal or immoral activity with your clients or students. Never touch their genital area or breasts, never ask them to disrobe, and never make sexual comments, jokes or references. Abstain from the use of drugs or alcohol during all professional activities.
Honor: Honor all Reiki practitioners and teachers regardless of lineage or organizational affiliation. Refrain from making negative statements about other Reiki practitioners or teachers.
Educate: Inform your clients and students about the value of Reiki sessions and that they do not provide a cure and are not a substitute for care by a licensed health care provider.
Refer: Acknowledge that Reiki works in conjunction with other forms of medical or psychological care. If a client or student has a medical or psychological condition, suggest, in addition to giving them Reiki treatments, they see a licensed health care provider.
Non-Interference: Never diagnose medical or psychological conditions or prescribe medications. Never suggest that a client change or end dosages of substances prescribed by other licensed health care providers or suggest the client change prescribed treatment or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care provider.
Honesty: Never use another person’s copyrighted material in your classes, website or literature without permission and giving credit.
Freedom: Encourage your students to use their own inner guidance in determining who to take classes from including the possibility of studying with more than one teacher.
Professional Conduct: Always act in such a way so as to create and maintain a professional image for the practice of Reiki and for the ICRT Reiki Membership Association.
Development: Be involved in the continuing process of healing yourself on all levels so as to fully express the essence of Reiki in all you do. Be in agreement with and working to fully express the Usui Ideals and the ICRT Center Philosophy.
Gratitude:Be grateful for the gift of Reiki and for each client and student who chooses to come to you.