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What is Reiki?
Reiki is an energetic healing art with its roots in ancient Japan. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei (meaning Universal Life) and Ki (meaning energy). Together Reiki literally means Universal Life Energy.
Reiki is not affiliated with any religious practice or system - it is simply the Life Force Energy (God or Universal energy) that flows through all things. There are many scientific methods used today that can measure the levels of this energy field, one of the more well-known ones being Kirlian photography.
Disclaimer - Reiki is not meant to diagnose or treat any condition or to replace traditional medical care. It should be used in conjunction with, and as a compliment to, your health care provider’s suggestions for you.
How does Reiki Work?
A Reiki practitioner is specially trained and attuned to receive and channel these healing energies and focus them to help balance the energy within the recipient, whether it be an adult, a child or baby, an animal or pet, a tree or a plant, a situation or problem one is going through, or even electronics that are not working properly. Reiki energy helps to balance the energies within the recipient to facilitate their energies flowing clearly and smoothly, providing the optimum environment to facilitate healing and balance.
All things are made up of energy, even dense things such as the physical body, a beloved pet, a rock, a tree, or the computer or phone that you are reading this from. When there is an imbalance, weakness or a block in energy flow, dysfunction or disease can occur. Reiki helps balance the energies within the person or item to provide the most favorable conditions for healing so that correct function can take place.
Reiki works on the physical level, as well as the emotional and mental levels, which (according to body/mind principles) is where all disease, imbalance, and illness begins. By working with all three levels, you’re addressing the root causes of the dysfunction along with the resulting physical ailment. This approach results in a more long-lasting and complete healing.
It may take only one session to clear a physical issue, or it may take several sessions. Everybody’s bodies and situations are all very different. We have seen what would be considered serious physical imbalances shift completely in one session while other more mild imbalances take months of Reiki balancing. There is really no set result - it varies by individual. A person’s “body/mind” is in charge and will use the Reiki energy as it best sees fit for the person’s highest and best good. The emotional and mental shifts happen first, which can happen rather quickly, depending on the person. The physical body, because it is more dense, can take a while longer to “catch up” and integrate the energetic changes made on the mental and emotional levels.
Reiki is a wonderful, safe and effective healing modality to use in all situations, including fertility and trying to conceive, during pregnancy, labor and birth, postpartum recovery and healing, postpartum depression, breastmilk production or any breast-related issues. This is an area of specialty for Pam. Reiki is also helpful for those in the final stages of life, helping facilitate an easier and more peaceful transition.
Research has shown that in addition to deep relaxation and stress-reduction, there is a reduction in muscle tension and pain, accelerated wound healing, and a greater sense of overall health and well-being. It’s useful during illness, after injuries, and pre and post-op. The ways in which Reiki are helpful are limitless.
Reiki can be used by itself, or as a compliment to traditional and holistic medical approaches.
What happens after I book an appointment?
Once you schedule your Reiki session online through Pam’s website, you’ll receive a confirmation of your appointment time and date by email. You will complete some questions during the scheduling process that will give Pam information as to what you're wanting to work on and to give your consent for her to do a Reiki session with you. You’ll need to fill out these simple questions at every session, so that your progress can be followed. NOTE: Please keep your Appointment Confirmation email handy as it has buttons that you can use to change or reschedule your appointment if needed.
Can I get a reminder for my appointment?
You’ll receive a reminder of your appointment 24 hours prior by email and by text. If you need to change or reschedule your appointment, you can use the buttons on your appointment confirmation email or text.
How does Pam conduct my Reiki sessions?
As Pam’s client base is located all across the globe, she does all of her sessions remotely as Reiki distance healing. Distance healings are just as powerful and effective as an in-person session because energy has no time or space limitations. Doing a distance healing for someone on the other side of the world is just as effective as if Pam were in the same room. She’s always worked by phone for her consultations and readings, at a distance, and is quite adept at it.
One special benefit of working with Pam is her intuitive skills. Any messages or guidance from your guides or Angels that is given to Pam during your session will be shared with you, and is considered part of the session. There is no additional cost for this added benefit. Pam is one of the only Reiki Masters that we're aware of that combines Reiki with an intuitive reading.
What happens when my Reiki session begins?
At the appointment time, call the phone number given on your appointment confirmation email to meet Pam for your session. Five to ten minutes will be spent going over the questions that you answered during booking and the reasons and goals for your appointment, and setting the intention for the healing session. Pam will then play some soft music that you both will enjoy while Pam does the healing work for you. You can simply close your eyes and relax or meditate or even sleep if you like. Your only job is to be in a place where you’re warm and comfortable and won’t be disturbed, be open, and allow yourself to receive. (If you’re having a difficult time receiving, this is something that can also be worked on through Reiki.)
When there is ten minutes or so left in your session, Pam will gently bring you out of your relaxed state and discuss with you what she “saw” during your session and any healing or intuitive messages that she received for you. You are welcome to ask any questions that you would like also. The entire session will last approximately one hour.
Please do not consume any mind-altering products before the session, such as alcohol, marijuana, or medications (unless necessary) that might impair your clarity.
What can I expect in my Reiki session?
A Reiki session can be done in person, with the client lying fully-clothed on a massage table, with the practitioner either laying hands on the person’s body (avoiding any personal areas) or holding their hands above various areas of the client's body. Anyone who does not want to be physically touched can let their practitioner know, and they will only hold their hands above the body and not touch. This is just as effective.
Reiki can also be done as a distance healing, with the client relaxing in the comfort of their own home and simply being open to receiving the healing energies that the Reiki practitioner is sending. As energy is everywhere, and there are no time or space limitations when working energetically, a distance healing is just as powerful and effective as one done in person, in the same room. There is no difference.
During a session, a client may feel the energy coursing through their body, they may feel pressure, heat, coolness, or tingling. They may see colors, they may feel unexpectedly emotional, or they may feel nothing at all. All of this is completely normal. If the client falls asleep, which is common, this also has no impact on the session. If emotions come up, we encourage you to let them flow. The body is releasing something, even if you’re not consciously aware of what it is and what’s causing you to feel emotional. Trust your body and allow the process - the body/mind knows what it’s doing.
After a session, the client will generally feel very relaxed and peaceful. They will have a greater sense of well-being, clarity, and lightness.
We will leave it up to the client and how they’re feeling as to whether further Reiki sessions are needed.
Are there guidelines for after the Reiki session?
Yes! Please spend some time to integrate your session by following these guidelines.
Be gentle with yourself. Allow yourself time to just relax and rest, and integrate the healing energies you’ve just received.
Make sure to drink a lot of clean, healthy water to keep hydrated as your body’s energy systems may be working at a higher rate after your session, so support your body and these changes with hydration and healthy foods.
It’s helpful to spend some quiet time after your session to journal or contemplate, as you may have some insights and further mental clarity as your body continues to process the Reiki session. If anything emotional came up, this would be especially helpful and advantageous to journal and write it all down. Even if you’re not consciously aware of what your body is releasing through your emotions or why, or where they’re coming from, writing them down and allow yourself to cry and release the emotions as much as you wish. This is powerful healing work. If you wish, you can shred or crumple this writing up and throw it into the fireplace to further release it. What we continue to think about, read over and over again, or keep tied to us continues to affect us and have power over us. Release it and then move forward. If more comes up, that’s great! Perhaps another Reiki session would be in order to help to release that layer also. Each and every step is progress!
If you have to drive or resume normal activities after your session, make sure that you’re well grounded and back in your body with full awareness beforehand.
How many Reiki sessions will I need?
Pam will leave this to the discretion of her client, as to when (or if) they feel they need or want a follow-up appointment. The process outlined above will be the same for follow-up appointments, including the questions stating what the session is for. It could be for further healing on the same issue or something new. It does not matter. Follow-up appointments can be made at any time.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes there is a policy for No Shows, Cancellations and Re-Scheduling.
You can easily and quickly cancel or reschedule your appointment through the buttons on your appointment confirmation email.
We do require 24 hours advance notice for any cancellations or rescheduled appointments.
If a client fails to meet Pam on the conference call at the appointed time, she will wait 10 minutes only. If the client does not appear within that 10 minutes, it will be considered a no-show. If the client does appear within the 10 minutes, the client will forfeit this time, as Pam does need to end the appointment on time as it wouldn’t be fair to make the next client wait.
There will be no refunds or credits issued for no-shows, missed appointments or late cancellations within the 24 hour period.