FEATURED SPA SERVICE | REIKI
The Spa at Woodside is proud to offer Energy Therapy services, including Reiki. Read below to learn more about Reiki and about our two Reiki practitioners, Thomson Taylor II and Morgan Hanlen. You can find our full listing of Energy Therapy services here.
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a stress reduction therapy and a type of hands-on healing that allows the recipient to completely relax and meditate while the practitioner uses gentle touch and ritual hand movements on and over the receiver’s body. The Japanese word comes from the words “rei” meaning universal and “ki” (also known as qi) meaning life energy. The purpose of this method is to allow high-vibrational energy to restore vital energy and support a healthy flow of chi, thus improving health and encouraging deep, healing relaxation. This practice originated in Japan in the early 20th century and is now used in the West as a complementary health approach to benefit pain management and improve state of mind.
HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
Reiki is a form of energy work that calls on a specific lineage of healing energy. Energy is constantly around us and is the basic component of what we are. It constitutes the energetic systems of each person including the aura. The aura can be envisioned as a post-birth amniotic sac, which is a thin, fluid-filled sac that surrounds us as a fetus during pregnancy. This helps protect the fetus from injury and helps regulate temperature so they can stay warm. In the womb we visually, mentally and consciously weren’t aware of this amniotic sac, yet we were subconsciously and physiologically aware of this sac as our bodies formed in this life-force source for 9 months! When we come out of the womb the sac bursts and we begin sustaining our own lives, but the concept and presence of a vital bubble around us remains. Application of loving Reiki energy given in this personal forcefield aids in body repair and relaxing physical, mental, emotional and energetic systems.
WHAT SHOULD A CLIENT EXPECT WHEN RECEIVING A REIKI SERVICE?
During a Reiki session, the recipient enters an attuned state under the gentle presence and ministrations of the practitioner. A typical service consists of light pressure from the practitioner’s hands on many areas of the body (often along chakra and meridian lines) over the course of a session, as well as above the physical body in the aura/etheric field. Receivers may experience warmth, tingling, total relaxation, visual light forms, a change of heart and, in some instances, enlightenments as your body, mind and spirit align. The goal is reducing physical and mental stress and enhancing connection to the soul.
Clients are welcome to be clothed, robed or undressed under the sheets for this service.