Reiki & Energy Healing Sessions- Frequently Asked Questions

Reiki & Energy Healing Sessions
My Most Frequently Asked Questions

By Amanda Rae

My energy healing sessions are a unique blend of Reiki, Etheric Touch and Intuitively guided energy from the Creator. I am a Channel, I assist in the healing process. I do not "heal" using my own "special powers."
(Or the force, haha!)

IS WHAT YOU DO REIKI?

I sometimes call it Reiki because more people are familiar with that term and people can relate to it.  I realized shortly after becoming a practitioner that it’s not just Reiki that I do, it’s more intuitive body work that focuses on the body, mind and spirit. It’s not strictly reiki. It is whatever is needed at the moment. Every Reiki or Energy Practitioner works just a bit different. 

WHAT IS INTUITIVE BODYWORK?

Sessions begin with me scanning the body with my hands, either just above the body or hands on. I am scanning for fluctuations in your energy, using the seven chakra points as a baseline. I will work from head to toes with specific traditional hand positions. The experience can include relaxing releases of energy. Many people describe this as similar to spiritual meditation.

Words and visions will come to me, more so words, representing thoughts or emotions. These tend to come up in certain parts of the body. A lot of the times I will feel the emotions in myself. I can often physically feel what needs to be healed within my client. (Are you having lower back pain today?)

Sometimes I place my hands on the body (usually just top of head, arms, hands or lower legs) however, I always ask first. Sometimes I work by lightly adding pressure or by using a gentle massage type motion over these areas, because the energy has been suppressed so deep within the body it needs to be brought up to the surface.

HOW DOES THIS ENERGY MOVE IN THE CLIENT?

Everything starts with energy but manifests into the physical, the body works to release and let it out. During the session, energy is often brought out through the breath. I will encourage my clients to take deep breaths during certain times during our session together. This helps release trapped, stagnant or heavy energy and emotions from your body. This type of energy also may exit from their fingertips and toes.  It just depends on what the body prefers.

The body may physically react to whatever we are doing, but it’s a cleanse for the body. I make sure to communicate everything with my client either during or after their session. Some want to come in and just relax, and save the  discussion for the end. Others want to be in the know and be more involved during their session. Both styles are perfect, it’s up to each individual. 

Either way, the healing process takes place. Some find they are better in one to two sessions, others prefer to do several sessions over the course of a few months. It just depends on each individual.

IS THE SESSION HEALING FOR EVERYONE?

I feel strongly that when someone is ready to heal, they find their way to my table. Every practitioner is unique, none of us work the exact same way. If you’re feeling drawn to work with me, then you are ready! If not, that’s ok! I am here for those who need me, when they need me! Timing is always divine! 

WHY IS IT HELPFUL TO GO TO SOMEONE WHO CAN HOLD THE SPACE FOR YOU AS YOU HEAL?

You subconsciously know your inner issues, and you know subconsciously what’s happened in your life, those who have hurt you, etc. 

But the mind is so clever. Our minds can be like ‘oh that didn’t hurt me’ or ‘I don’t want to face that’ so we don’t face it.  When you come to me, I am able to hold that sacred healing space for you, I don’t have the subconscious attachment to your pain so I am able to bring it up without rose colored glasses — I’m just confirming what you already know. It provides a safe space to acknowledge and heal what you have been carrying around.  

This really helps someone realize their own pain- when someone else who doesn’t know them is feeling it or saying it. Of course, I say it with love and compassion. And that’s why it’s so powerful to go to someone who can hold space for you during your session.

IS REIKI OR ENERGY HEALING A SPECIFIC RELIGION?

One question some people may ask when they first encounter Reiki and Energy Healing is whether it’s a religion.

No, Reiki isn’t a religion. However, its energy arrives from the highest spiritual source.But looking at its important role as part of a spiritual path, it’s easy to understand why. Many practitioners come from a variety of different religious backgrounds. You may want to find one who has similar beliefs or verbage to help make you more comfortable in the beginning. 

Just as a person’s spirituality develops over time, so does an understanding in Reiki’s ability to heal. While it’s not necessary to believe in energy healing for it to work, being open to its possibilities is helpful. Energy’s spiritual nature can help people handle difficult life experiences and change attitudes or beliefs about circumstances.

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