Because I'm usually so laid back and calm all the time, many people have often said to me, "Geesh Stephanie, don't you ever get upset or angry?"... People have also said, I'm one of the most grounded people they know.
And then after I explain that I am a Reiki master, and a lot just rolls off my back, comes the next question. What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing method, which is completely natural. It aids in accelerating the body’s, mind's and spirit's healing process. Reiki healing sessions naturally encourage holistic health and well-being, balance, purpose and spiritual harmony in yourself and others.
Reiki supports and accelerates the body's natural ability to self-heal, increases and balances vitality and energy levels, removing energy blocks. Reiki can energetically balance organs and glands, adjust the energy flow of the endocrine system, and boost and strengthen the immune system. It also promotes an inner calmness by putting one in a state of deep relaxation and can significantly reduce fear and stress as well as aid in peaceful nights sleep.
Reiki can reduce discomfort, fatigue, blood pressure, aches, and chronic pain and can also make one's transition at the end of life more comfortable and less anxious.
Reiki stimulates and enhances personal growth, creativity, focus, positive thinking, inner peace, and mental clarity as well as raising the vibrational frequency of the body. Pets can benefit from a Reiki treatment too. Nervous and stressed animals also benefit from this process.
This Reiki energy is directly connected to the Source of our Universe and our being, and so it is completely linked with Universal Intelligence. This intelligence allows it to focus on the most needed areas of healing completely automatically, thereby suiting the needs of the receiver in the very best way.
During the healing sessions the Reiki energy directs itself to the correct areas, both the exterior bodily symptoms and also the deeper root causes that may exist in the mental, emotional and spiritual connections.
It was Dr. Mikao Usui in the mid-twentieth century who re-introduced this ancient healing system in Japan, and now it is becoming increasingly widespread all around the world. Reiki therapy is safe and non-invasive.
It is being used wide spread to facilitate relaxation and recovery in hospices, nursing homes, emergency rooms, operating rooms, organ transplantation care units, pediatric, neonatal and OB/GYN units.
Many can benefit from this including Infants, children as well as adults and pets. Even those having difficulty in becoming pregnant benefit since it releives anxiety and stress.
Reiki Therapy is fast becoming the most popular natural fertility treatment that is on the rise for infertility issues. Reiki treatments are based on the channeling of
positive energy to promote overall health. As such, Reiki healing is a natural
fertility method that can help improve your chances of getting pregnant by
minimizing health problems and conditions that can hinder your fertility.
Busybodies delight in giving advice to those with fertility issues. One of
their favorite claims is: "You just have to relax." There is actually much truth to this.
Even with New borns, the calming effect of Reiki promotes relaxation. Research shows that the massaging and applying the techniques of Reki to newborns helps them grow faster and sleep better. This practice creates happier and healthier babies. By rubbing and stroking baby’s skin with moderate pressure, along with utilizing the healing energy of Reiki, a wide range of benefits can be realized.
The calming practice of Reiki promotes relaxation and confidence within children. Children are able to unplug for a while and get the time they need and deserve to tap into the Universal Life Energy. They enjoy their "me" time and hold onto the lasting effects. The gift of Reiki at a young age promotes a healthy way of living throughout their adult lives, helping them make better choices and create balance within themselves.
What is a Reiki treatment like?
During a Reiki treatment, most people feel very relaxed and also energized. Some people feel marked improvement in physical and emotional problems after receiving a Reiki treatment.
We begin our Reiki session by going over some
general information about Reiki. I will ask you whether there is anything you
want me to be aware of or work more on and whether there are any areas where
touch should be avoided. I will go over with you where I will be placing my
hands during the treatment. If we have not worked together before, I will give
you several brief new client forms to fill out.
Now we begin our treatment. You can lie down on your back. You are fully clothed except you may want to remove your shoes. I invite you to close your eyes if that is comfortable for you. I do not generally talk during the treatment; however, I encourage you to let me know if you would like me to move on from any area, spend more time in any area, or if you are for any reason uncomfortable during the treatment.
With gentle music playing in the background, I put my hands above your eyes and then on the top of your head, forehead, above your neck, on the center of your chest where the heart is, on your solar plexus, your navel and above your hips and the base of your spine. I may also work on your shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet. If you are receiving a table treatment, I will invite you to turn over about halfway through the treatment and I'll repeat the same hand positions on the back of the body. Touch is never used on the front of the throat, breast area, or below the waist (in those areas I work several inches above the body). If you prefer, I can do the entire treatment without using touch, working several inches above your body.
These hand positions on the body correspond to
the chakras, major energy centers of the body. During the treatment your body
takes in healing life-force energy (Reiki) helping to correct any imbalances.
You will likely feel very relaxed and may feel a sense of warmth or a
"glowing" feeling. Reiki does not act as a cure for physical and
emotional conditions but instead brings healing energy to your body, helping
the body in its own natural healing process. Reiki does not involve any muscle
manipulation, only light touch, and so it is safe for people of all ages,
pregnant women, those with injuries or on medications, and also for pets.
At the end of the treatment, I will gently "brush out" the energy around your body from your head to your feet. This will just feel like air being fanned over you and is a way to help you wake up if you have fallen asleep. I will then let you know that the treatment is complete. Although Reiki is not diagnostic, I am happy to answer any general questions about the treatment as best I can. Anything we discuss during your session will be kept confidential.
In the days following a treatment, many clients continue to feel sensations of relaxation and peace. I cant explain enough as to how much Reiki has helped many people and how much I enjoy giving the treatments. It has changed my life in such dramatic ways as well as my clients.
Stephanie Hewes Borrelli is the founder of CT Psychic Development Workshops located in Middletown. She is a psychic/medium and certified Reiki Master healer for both people and animals. She offers life coaching for couples or individuals, home blessings and cleansings, spiritual counseling and she teaches private or in group sessions all aspects of spiritual and psychic development. Visit her web page www.ctpsychicdevelopmentworkshops.webs.com or Facebook at CT Psychic Development Workshops.