Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is Reiki? 

A: Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key” is a natural healing modality originating in Japan in the 1920s. It uses universal life force energy that is believed to improve just about any aspect of life from physical health to emotional well-being, to stress reduction and mental clarity as well as spiritual growth. It involves an attuned Reiki practitioner using hand placements on the body with a light touch (avoiding all sensitive body parts) or above the body (no touch) while channeling the energy to flow through their palms while the client lies on a massage table fully clothed. It is practiced worldwide in many hospitals and medical care settings in addition to private practices.

Q: What are the benefits of Reiki?

A: The benefits of Reiki include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes inner peace
  • Balances the mind and emotions
  • Alleviates mood swings, fear, frustration and anger, PTSD
  • Enhances your capability to love improving your relationships
  • Relief during emotional distress and sorrow
  • Relief from migraines, arthritis, sciatica, asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia
  • Speeds up recovery from surgery or long-time illness, pregnancy
  • Reduced side effects from chemo or other medicine/treatment
  • An effective way to assist in treating physical and mental illness (with a medical professional)
  • Improve overall health
  • Can assist the elderly with fear of passing on to the after-life
  • Works with all living things – from infants and babies to the elderly, plants and pets!

Q: Is Reiki safe?

A: Reiki has not been found to have any adverse effects. It is not a cure and makes no diagnosis, but is used as a complementary way to treat root causes of blocks we are encountering in our body that disrupt our well-being. 

However, while the energy is safe, some things to note are:

  • The energy may elevate blood pressure during the session however, it is said to revert back to the state the client was in before the session started. Anyone with high blood pressure may want to monitor it after the session.
  • The energy may increase blood sugar therefore anyone with diabetes may want to monitor their insulin level often after a session. Studies have shown Reiki is safe for diabetics.
  • Energy can be attracted to metal, therefore older studies cautioned anyone with a pacemaker may have it malfunction. This information was provided when pacemakers were less sophisticated, however, it is worth mentioning just to be sure there are no adverse effects. There is no evidence to date (that I can find) of Reiki having an adverse effect.
  • Hearing aids – some reports have shown that there is some discomfort while having hearing aids in with the frequency (screeching sound that was unpleasant for the client). They can be removed before a session for a better experience.

Q: What can I expect during a Reiki session?

A: Sessions are done in a quiet room with dim light, soft music, and essential oils diffused. Sessions are non-verbal unless the client is experiencing some discomfort and needs the practitioner to move on from that particular area or end the session.

I provide clients with the option to have palo santo smudged to release all negative energy around them and/or essential oils (applied to wrists only while the client inhales the scent for deeper relaxation). Crystals may be used as well for added healing benefits.

Clients have experienced feeling hot, cold, twitching, and or tingling sensations. Some see colors or visions from the subconscious level. Any trauma-related incident that comes up during the session is meant to come to the surface to be released. It is not intended for the individual to relive that moment in time but rather to release what has been suppressed. Some may fall asleep as well as cry. This is not to be of any concern as the more relaxed you are the better the energy is received. Crying is a way for the toxic energy to be released so allow it to flow. The practitioner will continue the session unless the client says otherwise.

If you have any metal screws or plates, the energy may “interfere” with it with a little discomfort, however, it was noted that it wasn’t in a painful way.

Most clients have expressed a deep relaxation and peace, and have reported sleeping well that night after a session.

Note: Every individual is unique in experiencing the energy, therefore if you don’t experience any of these common experiences, it doesn’t mean you aren’t receiving the energy. Since the energy can stay with you for days to weeks, you may experience the effects after the session is completed.

Q: How should I prepare for a Reiki or Integrated Energy Therapy session?

A: The below are some guidelines:

  • Clients should dress comfortably but avoid anything too bulky.
  • During the session, it is asked to remove glasses, belts, jewelry, and shoes, so you may want to keep this in mind before coming to the session. (Some jewelry is ok, such as tiny nose piercings. It is said that the energy can be attracted to the metal, therefore it will absorb the energy instead of your body getting the benefit of the session)
  • Please refrain from heavily scented lotions, hair products, and perfumes. This will alleviate any sensitivities the practitioner has to the smell during the session.
  • Eat clean and drink water for the best results for the energy to flow more efficiently.
  • It is suggested to refrain from caffeine at least 2 hours prior to the session as caffeine is considered toxic to the energy.
  • Be open to receiving the energy. The more open you are, the more you allow the energy to flow easier.

Q: What is Integrated Energy Therapy ® ?

A: Integrated Energy Therapy ® (IET) is a hands-on energy healing modality that gets the “issues out of your tissues” for good! Developed in 1994 by Stevan Thayer using a violet angelic energy ray through 9 Healing Angels of the Energy Field and works directly with your 12-strand spiritual DNA. It uses a unique system of releasing negative blocks and imprinting positive energy. (one example is releasing Heartache or Betrayal, and imprinting Love and Compassion). Unlike Reiki, this is a hands-on only method using a light touch. The client is fully clothed lying on a massage table.

Q: What are the benefits of Integrated Energy Therapy ® ?

A: Below are some benefits of an IET session:

  • Can painlessly release your suppressed feelings and your limiting cellular memories.
  • Supports you in enhancing your health, life purpose, prosperity, and creativity.
  • Empowers you to experience fulfilling loving relationships in all areas of your life.
  • Provides gentle yet powerful support for survivors of childhood traumas such as physical and sexual abuse, alcoholic and dysfunctional families.
  • Supports your self-healing at all levels, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
  • Increases your connection to your angels and helps you work with them in your life.
  • Helps you to discover and live your Soul’s mission in life.
  • Can be a standalone energy therapy system or integrated with other holistic modalities such as Reiki.

Q: Is Integrated Energy Therapy ® safe?

A: Yes! The energy is channeled from 9 specific angels supporting you in safely and gently releasing limited energy patterns of your past, empowering and balancing your life in the present, and helping you embody your full potential as you evolve into your future.

Q: What can I expect during an Integrated Energy Therapy ® session?

A: Clients have responded that they felt calm and relaxed and may experience tingling sensations, cold, and hot similar to Reiki. When clients opt to try IET and Reiki separately they may experience a difference in the energy overall. It all goes back to the individual and what is needed most!

Q: What can I expect after a Reiki or Integrated Energy Therapy ® session?   

A: Below are some effects that were reported:

  • Tiredness, head pressure (not in a painful way), dizziness. This is all a part of the healing of toxic energy trying to be released during the session. It is important not to drive until you feel safe to do so. During the session, it can deplete our vitamins and minerals so eating healthy food and drinking lots of water will help in the healing process. You may wish to drink liquids with electrolytes to restore those as well to have your body’s energy system functioning at a more optimal rate.
  • You may experience an increase in energy.
  • Because it works with the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental levels some may experience an emotional release (crying) throughout the days ahead sporadically. Just allow the release even if you can’t associate it with anything specific.
  • The energy can stay with you for days and weeks after. Take notice of things you may not have focused on as the energy may be doing more than you expect it to. In my experience some clients reported that they found they are no longer triggered by toxic individuals, addiction to caffeine stopped, cravings/addiction for cigarettes stopped, and having more clarity on a situation are just some examples. These are all things that one would not notice immediately after completing a session. You know yourself best. It could be the things you overlook but the energy works with what you need most at the time for your best and highest good.

Q: How long does the energy last after a session?

A: The energy from Reiki or IET ® sessions can last days to weeks after the session is completed. Because it works with the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels, you may experience some emotional outburst (crying) that is trying to release something. Just allow it to release so you are free from whatever is looking to be cleared.

Q: How many sessions do I need?

A: There are different suggestions on this, however for me personally I tell my clients to come as often as they feel they need to and what works within their budget. Over time, we build up layers and layers of suppressed energy that we hold onto even if we moved on from the situation whether it be a relationship, passing of a loved one, abuse, or a toxic environment. Each individual is on their own journey therefore the number of layers one has will be unique to them. Each session helps to target a layer, like the peeling of an onion. Some layers may require more than one session as well, so it’s likely more than one session will be required, however, I feel any number of sessions you choose to attend is better than none. 

Q: Can Reiki or Integrated Energy Therapy ® be used on pets?

A: Yes! Animals are very receptive to energy. They often absorb human emotions therefore if they suffer from anxiety or depression, it may be the energy from someone in the household that they are picking it up from and are unable to release it fully by running or playing. The energy works well with any emotional or physical illness, or injuries. This is especially helpful for sheltered animals that have been abandoned, waiting to be adopted, stressed and anxious.

Q: Does Reiki or Integrated Energy Therapy ® go against any religion?

A: No. It is believed both are non-denominational. It is energy coming from the divine of love and light. Since it is tailored to the individual, the energy will come from whatever source you seek to be of a higher consciousness/creator/God.