What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese natural healing technique that assesses and adjusts the imbalances in our energy field, assisting the body in returning to its natural, balanced state. Used for stress reduction and to promote physical/emotional healing, Dr. Mikao Usui developed this healing system which transfers ‘life force energy’ through a practitioner’s hands to the recipient’s energy field.
So what’s the science behind Reiki? The body is surrounded by an electromagnetic energy field that is created by frequencies on an atomic level. This energy field, which can be measured in hertz, is a blueprint of our physical and emotional well-being.
A practitioner can measure the energy field at the major energy centers called chakras (energetic 'pipes'). Chakras take in energy (positive or negative) from the outside world (people and environments) and send out your energy to the world. My goal is to make sure the pipes are clean, flowing and filled with positive, high vibration energy. Each chakra correlates to our physical body and emotional well-being. Stress, diet, physical/emotional traumas, negative energy and problematic interpersonal relationships all contribute to the degradation of a person’s energy field.
Reiki practitioners use their hands while a client is sitting or laying down, fully clothed, to release, move or add energy. Typically I have my hands a few inches above your body while you are laying down, connecting with your energetic field at a chakra point. I actually only touch the body at the end of a session, when I ground your energy through your feet. I may also lay my hands on an area of acute injury if necessary.
The goal of Reiki is to find the root of the problem that is creating stress and low energy as well as possible emotional and physical discomfort. Reiki practitioners release energetic blocks and add vital energy to your body, returning you to a healthy state of balance.
Who Needs Reiki?
Everyone can benefit from Reiki! Whether you have daily stress that needs to be cleared, low energy, anxiety, emotional discomfort or a physical ailment, Reiki may be the missing link for you.
Reiki is an excellent complimentary healing modality for the following issues:
Relationship issues including: co-dependence, communication, setting boundaries
Reiki can also be very helpful for stubborn or ‘mystery’ problems that seem difficult to alleviate. All levels of well-being are discussed and assessed during Reiki, giving you a complete picture of what needs to be adjusted in order to achieve optimal health, success and happiness.
Reiki is also a beneficial support system as we go through times of crisis, deep growth and change within ourselves, cleanses/detoxification, or any healing process (physical or otherwise).
During Reiki sessions we re-pattern energy so we can break out of our 'ways of being' that are not serving us in a positive way. Sessions also illuminates how we can find peace and fulfillment in our lives. The Usui system of Reiki asks us to take an active part in our own healing, a commitment to self-improvement.
What To Expect:
My sessions are longer and more thorough than most because they include chakra analysis/education, documentation of findings to track progress, custom flower essences via muscle testing, aromatherapy and home care tips. At the beginning of a session, we’ll go over any physical/emotional concerns you may have and talk about what you want to achieve. I always ask clients what their intention is before we start the session (how do you want to feel and what do you want to manifest in your life.)
We will measure the strength of each chakra as you are laying down with a tool called a pendulum. You will be able to see with your own eyes how the energy is moving, where it is strong and weak, and where it is blocked. I record all of this information on a detailed sheet with explanations of each chakra. You will be able to take this home and bring it back to future sessions in order to track progress as we re-pattern, balance, and strengthen your energy. Together we will determine the cause of any energetic imbalances and restore them to a healthy state.
I am very committed to teaching people about their energy system in order for individuals to take an active part in restoring and balancing themselves outside of sessions. You are your best healer! I will give you tools and tips for visualizations, clearing negative energy out of the body, releasing stress, and protecting yourself from absorbing negative energy from others that degrades your system. Energy work helps us look at ourselves: Where are you having discomfort in your body? What is out of balance in your life? How is this affecting your energy and personal fulfillment? My sessions help reveal the source and offer practical solutions as well as energetic assistance.
Many people feel warmth, increased energy, peacefulness and deep relaxation during treatments. Profound emotional insights and breakthroughs can occur as well. Reiki can provide relief for acute and chronic pain as well as emotional distress. You will energetically be much more connected to your intuition which can result in clarity for your life and path. Reiki and Shamanic Healing have been effective in helping virtually any illness and works well in conjunction with any other medical or therapeutic form of treatment, promoting speedy recovery.
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“I practice Ayurvedic nutrition but received my degree in conventional nutrition science- so I could weed through all of the ‘misinformation’. I was reluctant to explore Reiki and Shamanic work. I have an analytical mind and could not perceive how this could possibly work. Kari asked me to be open to having an experience. My first Reiki session was in November 2014 and I have been seeing Kari ever since. I’ve even become a Reiki student of hers.
Reiki and Shamanic work have changed my life completely. Kari has taught me to go inside myself and really listen to what is going on. I have a tendency toward perfectionism and giving too much of myself in hopes of receiving validation. I am now setting healthy boundaries in my relationships with people (something I had not learned to do through conventional therapy) and learning to validate myself. I am learning to stop all the self-doubting and trust my own intuition.
Through Reiki and Soul Recovery (Shamanic Healing), I am truly becoming a complete person. With Kari as my mentor, I am learning how I can also affect change in those around me. I highly recommend her as both a practitioner and teacher.”
William A., Computer Tech & Wellness Ambassador (Ayurveda), thehealthyhawaiian.com
“Kari is easily the most knowledgable and thorough Reiki healer that I have ever worked with. She does a tremendous job of explaining to you how she measures the chakras and what the measurements mean relative to your personal healing process. When the treatments begin you can feel the healing energy being transferred from her hands throughout your body. The insights she picked up during our treatments were astounding at times. They were specific to areas of my life I knew I needed to work on and negative beliefs I held which needed to be addressed too. After our treatments she always made herself available to answer any questions or concerns I still had. I could not recommend her enough, and I have personally experienced profound healing in my life from our sessions together. I am now pursuing a career in energy healing and I do not believe there's a teacher out there who could have better prepared me for this career than her.”
Zack Alexander, Certified Reiki Practitioner
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