What is Reiki?

Reiki originates from Japan, and is an energy-based healing technique involving light touch. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the body, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body’s innate healing ability.


How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki is used for stress reduction and also promotes healing. It is administered by placing of the hands (light touch) on different areas of the body and head.  Georgina couples this with a “sounding” technique (utilizing the client’s voice).  This assists clients in releasing both physical and emotional energy “blockages” to re-establish a normal energy flow throughout the body and enhancing the body’s innate healing ability.

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. Reiki clears, strengthens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

“I was overwhelmed by what I took away from our session. I think it scratched the surface of something deeply rooted and I look forward to our next session. I feel I am on my way to a happier and more peaceful state”
— Anne P., Mississauga

What to expect:

During a treatment, the client lies on a massage table in a quiet, restful atmosphere.

Sometimes, when the energy starts “moving”, a person may experience a range of sensations including the release of held emotions, tingling, heat or cold.  This is natural and very much part of the healing process. It is very individual and everyone’s response will be different.

At times, the physical and emotional sensations may intensify after a treatment for a period of time as the person continues to process and experience the movement and flow of energy.

Many clients have reported feeling lighter, clear minded and calmer after a treatment.

Reiki works in conjunction with any other medical or therapeutic techniques – it never contradicts another therapy, only supports the body in healing   

Reiki is a terrific stress reducer, both physically and emotionally, and often provides significant relief from chronic pain, depression, anxiety, and other chronic conditions.


What Can Reiki Treat?

Reiki is a terrific stress reducer both physically and emotionally. It can be extremely beneficial with:

  • Chronic stress, anxiety & grief
  • Emotional issues
  • Childhood trauma
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain including headaches & arthritis
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Pain reduction and reducing side effects of chemotherapy and radiation in cancer patients
  • Energy imbalances and more

Reiki never contradicts another therapy, and only supports the body in self-healing and improving overall wellbeing.


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