What Is Reiki?
A very gentle therapy, Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Energy can stagnate in the body where there has been physical injury or possibly emotional pain. In time, these energy blockages can cause illness or discomfort. Reiki aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way acupuncture or acupressure does. Increasing flow of energy can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
Reiki is a relaxing treatment where natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of the practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient, helping to restore balance to body, mind and spirit. The experience is subjective, changeable, and typically very subtle. Sometimes the experience of Reiki is dramatic, while for other people, the first session in particular may be uneventful, although they usually feel better afterward. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation. Reiki is cumulative and even people who don’t notice much the first time usually have progressively deeper experiences if they continue.
After breaking a bone in my foot that didn’t heal and was eventually removed, I have been in constant pain. Tracey’s Reiki treatment was immediately soothing and took the majority of the discomfort away when the foot was at rest. The next day I was able to walk with much less pain than prior to treatment. I feel like with repeated sessions, I could eventually be pain free. Additionally, I appreciated Tracey’s kindness and good listening skills, which undoubtedly helped the whole process. She is conscientious and a skilled practitioner as well as being a lovely person.
I was diagnosed with Stage 3c breast cancer in March of 2019 and immediately placed on aggressive chemotherapy treatments. My oncologist suggested Reiki as a way to help with the debilitating side effects and to help me relax. I found Tracey through friends and she has been a life saver. I look forward to our sessions where I can get some respite from my treatments and relief from specific symptoms such as nausea and bone/joint pain. Tracey is also helpful in guiding me with healing exercises. Each session brings relief and I look forward to our sessions. I am a firm believer in the healing effects of Reiki and the benefits to my health and sanity. I highly recommend Tracey as a great healer.
Normally I feel in a fog, confused. Well my brain felt so clear! I felt more like myself for the first time in months, years! I felt easygoing, and interested in things instead of hating things. I felt confident. I could see more colors in my mind’s eye. My movements felt freer. I felt that something hardened had been softened and moved through.
Allowing yourself to relax, doing something good for yourself and receiving skilled touch from a massage therapist can really help you feel better.
Getting the stiffness out of our muscles and getting some more blood flow into them can help reduce pain and headaches.