Reiki comes to us from Sensei Usui in Japan who through meditation and, to my mind, a form of enlightenment realized he could tap into universal (rei) life force (ki) and use it to facilitate healing for self and others. Reiki can be thought of as bathing all the cells of the body with light to facilitate healing.
The very scientific but hard to prove, because we don’t understand things yet, is that we use the energy of the universe to shift the energy of you and realign you with a state of homeostasis (balance). In other words we use quantum physics to change your icky cells into happy cells that resonate with the friends around it making everything work better in your body.
Shamanic reiki is going to be something different with every person who does it or experiences it. the following is my best way of describing in words what is essentially magic.
Shamanic reiki combines two distinct ancient healing modalities. in many ways they are the same modalities from different cultures. Note that the follow explanations are my way of explaining these modalities and not what you’d find online or in a class.
Shamanism comes to me through a variety of ancient practices as well as Celtic Faery Doctoring. Most who studies shamanism tends to find a culture that resonates with them and dive deeper into those practices, unless we come form a culture with a tradition to be passed down. What a shaman is, is the person whose job it is to act as the communicator between the spirit, ancestors, and/or gods. Essentially we ask for and honor these energies to help facilitate healing, remove obstacles and shift energy.
these are intense healing session of awe-some! 2-3 hours of reiki, reflexology and shamanic work for ultimate transformation. we spend the first wee bit sipping tea and chatting about what’s happening in your world and how it might be sticking around in your body. then onto the massage table where we begin to move that stuck right on out of you using rocking, jostling, shamanic techniques like extraction, journeying, soul retrieval, and sound healing. we also might throw in things like tarot and reflexology. all of this is held and supported by reiki energy. In essence we have no idea what will happen our job is to follow your body, listen and act in accordance for your highest healing potential that day.
we book 3 hours and potentially all is done in 90 minutes but we need to take you out of real life for a big chunk of time because that commitment in itself transforms things.
because for the first years of their lives dragonflies live very successfully as a water grub, but one day something shifts and they walk up a blade grass and out of the pond to transform over the next couple of hours into a dragonfly.
i want to help encourage this shift, and while i also see these sessions as being influenced by the lifecycle of the phoenix i really want to encourage and focus on the crazy impulse of the dragonfly to one day leaving it’s watery self behind and becoming a creature of air. There is no knowing where we are going to end up in this session so bring comfy clothes, a water bottle and a sense of adventure.
suggested uses: physical relaxation and transformation, energetic, emotional or spiritual transformation, mini-retreat of self care, for fun and whimsy.