Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I book an appointment with you? What makes you different from other Reiki practitioners?
A: I strongly believe no matter who you are, anyone can benefit from Reiki/energy treatment. At the very least, you will come away from a Reiki/energy session feeling utterly calm, relaxed, pampered, and de-stressed. Stress is a major culprit that will later manifest itself into disease and disorder in our physical and spiritual bodies. If you can manage stress before it gets to that point, then you are one step ahead of the game! I also believe every Reiki and energy practitioner has something beautiful and unique to offer his/her clients. What I have to offer is a completely customizable treatment session through the use of aromatherapy, healing crystals, drum therapy, or singing bowl therapy, as well as other non-reiki energy work. All of these extra add-ons are free of charge. But, if any of the above are not your thing, a classic Reiki-only session without all the bells and whistles is just as effective. All the bells and whistles do is help accelerate the healing taking place. Plus, some people, like me, love the bells and whistles, and it helps add to the total beautiful experience of Reiki and your energy session, if you do enjoy it.
Q: Why would I want you to use crystals in my session?
A: Crystals are only used if you want them to be used. Crystals and rocks have been used since the beginning of time for assisting with helping to heal the mind, body, and spirit. Each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency. It is this resonance that is said to give crystals their healing abilities. Applying this resonance in a coherent way can help restore stability and balance to the body’s energy systems, stimulating the body’s natural healing mechanisms. Combing the high frequency of crystals with the high frequency of Reiki energy, combines the best of both worlds, and helps facilitate any healing that might need to be done to mind, body, and spirit. If nothing else, I personally feel crystals are simply beautiful to behold, and who wouldn’t want to have them be near?
Q: Why would I want you to play a drum during my treatment?
A: As with crystals, drum therapy will only be used if you want it to be. Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia, to the Native Americans, therapeutic drum techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. The goal of Reiki and energy work is all of the above, and when drum therapy is combined, the effects are simply amazing. Healing is facilitated on all levels, and the body, mind, and spirit are completely relaxed and restored. For even more health benefits of drum therapy, please visit: www.healing.about.com/od/drums/a/drumtherapy.htm
Q: What can I expect during and after a Reiki/energy work session?
Please see my “What to Expect at a Session” page as far as the general session goes. Because Reiki and energy work can help heal emotional, physical, and spiritual blockages, one or more of the following can be present during and after a session.
Feeling Emotional: I find that most people, me included, tend to store emotions (good and negative!) in the body. Unless the negative emotions are released, they can cause problems in the body later down the road. Reiki /energy work helps release these emotions, and some people can feel a little emotional during a treatment as these emotions leave their body, and the body starts to cleanse itself from the release of those emotions. This process of elimination can sometimes make a person weepy and emotional. Please know that if this happens to you, some powerful emotional, and possibly physical, healing is taking place. The release of tears, or other emotions, is completely normal, and much-needed, in order to start the healing process. If this does not happen to you, please do not think that your Reiki session is not working for you. Everyone reacts differently to the release of emotions, and some people actually feel the opposite of weepy. They feel euphoric.
Euphoria: Just as some people can feel emotional during an energy work session, some people can feel euphoria. As emotions and energy shifts inside the body during a treatment, they are released. Some clients feel a profound sense of relief and release, and become euphoric. It is not uncommon for clients to tell me they feel like they are on a natural high during and after a session. When this happens, I do offer the use of a grounding essential oil to help the client feel more centered, and grounded. Euphoria is one of the very pleasant side-effects of energy work and Reiki!
Relaxation: All of my clients report that they feel completely de-stressed, renewed, and relaxed after an appointment. Achieving a state of deep relaxation is my goal during your session!
Q: Are there any other side-effects from a Reiki/energy work treatment?
Most of the time, a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by energy work and Reiki. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration/state of well being goes up, as what can happen during a session, toxins that have been stored in the body, will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomachache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals, and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process, so this is a good sign! Also, it is always a good idea to drink plenty of water after any treatment. Just like when you get a massage, your Reiki/Energy Work therapist will advise you to drink, drink, drink! So, bottoms up! Cheers!
Q: Will Reiki and energy work help with any of my medical conditions?
I am not a doctor, so lawfully cannot claim to diagnose, treat, or prevent any illness or disease through Reiki or energy work. That is not my area of expertise. However, some clients of have reported back that certain chronic medical conditions have been improved, or eliminated all together after one or more treatments. Reiki and energy work is used by nurses and doctors in hospitals, and clinics. Social workers use it on their patients to help alleviate emotional stress. So, there is something to be said about how Reiki and energy work can help the body, mind, and spirit!
Q: Crystals, Drums, Aromatherapy, energy work, and Reiki. This all sounds like hippie woo-woo stuff! What can you do to convince me that this actually works?
Oh, I completely understand! I was once a skeptic, and thought it was all crazy, hippie woo-woo stuff, too! I had to experience it for myself, in order for me to know that it does indeed, work. Because if this, I can’t convince anyone the truth of anything. The truth to all life matters and questions resides within, and skeptics are highly welcomed on my Reiki table! Why not book a session with me today, and find out for yourself just what this all is, and what it can do for you. I find with most things in life that are hard to explain, the best way to know for yourself, is to try it yourself. At the very least, you will go home from a session with me much more relaxed, de-stressed, refocused, and able to take on the day. Any other benefits, like pain relief, etc. are strictly fringe benefits, and are just icing on the already beautiful energy healing, Reiki cake!
Q: I don’t live near you. Can you do a distant Reiki/energy work session on me? Does it even work?
Absolutely! I do have to admit, when I was going to school for energy work and Reiki, I was highly skeptical about distant sessions. I had never heard of such a thing! How in the heck could something so crazy-sounding, work? Friends who do not live nearby starting asking for distant sessions, and I decided to do an experiment. I would agree to do the distant sessions, but not tell them when I was doing it. I wanted to send them the healing energy, and see if they reported back any difference, or could even tell me the time of day when they started feeling better. A couple of times, during the distant treatment, imagine my surprise when I would get a text message from the recipient telling me they could feel it, and it felt amazing. How in the world did they know I was sending it at that exact moment, when I did not tell them? This has happened way too many times to discount, so the only conclusion I can come across is that it does work. Despite how crazy-sounding it might be, I have seen it with my own eyes, and am no longer a skeptic.
Q: Is distant Reiki and energy work just as effective as Reiki done in person?
Yes, and no. I am a huge believer in the power of human touch. Every human on the face of this planet has a driving need for human touch. It is one of our basic needs, and we really do not get as much touch as our bodies and souls crave! This is why I do prefer to touch my clients during treatments. Of course, sensitive and private areas of the body are never, ever touched, but places like shoulders, neck, back, legs, etc are common places for hand placement during a session. So, in a treatment done in person, the power of human touch goes a long way in facilitating healing on many levels. Distant Reiki/energy work does lack the human touch, but it does still carry all the of the other amazing qualities of Reiki and energy work! Of course, if a client prefers to not be touched at all during an in-person treatment, that wish is highly respected. Reiki and energy work can be performed by hovering the hands above the body. I have not had a client decline human touch, yet, though!
Q: What are your fees, and what forms of payment to do accept?
I currently only offer distant reiki energy treatments. For current clients, and people I know, I would be happy to see you at my home location in Lehi. Please contact me directly if you’d like that option. I also do teach Reiki, so please contact me if you are interested in learning this modality.
Distant Reiki: $25 for a 45 minute mini-reiki/energy work session including a phone call consultation of 15 minutes before and/or after. 30 minutes total reiki time. $39.99 60-90 minute FULL distant reiki/energy work session, includes chakra tuning
*Please see my Services page for a description of these services.*