Reiki Sessions

Reiki is rooted in traditional Japanese medicine, which also includes a holistic approach to health and wellness. The practice of reiki involves the placing hands onto specific points on the body to create a therapeutic effect.

Reiki (pronounced ray*•key

Usui Reiki is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy - known as ki (pronounced "key") which is in Chinese Medicine qi (pronounced "chee") and Indian Medicine as prana - that circulates throughout twelve invisible energy lines, or meridians, on the body. In the tradition of Japanese and Chinese medicine, it is said that disease or pain are often caused by an imbalance in the flow of ki (ie qi )throughout a meridian. The goal of reiki, therefore, is to stimulate energy along the meridians to restore the normal and optimal flow of energy. This restoration can help decrease pain, provide therapeutic effects for disease management, and help increase overall vitality.

Reiki can be complimented by traditional Chinese acupunture and Chinese herbs to complement or enhance the results of therapy. The practice of Traditional Japanese Medicine was recorded as early as 1900's, with Dr. Hayashi playing a major role in treating disease and promoting health. The Raleigh Reiki practitioner can also suggest other therapeutic modalities to meet the specific needs of any client.

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Reiki Benefits

A wealth of evidence-based research exists confirming the efficacy of reiki for stimulation of various neurotransmitters, endorphins (the body's natural pain killers), and blood circulation, as well as regulation of the autonomic nervous system. Raleigh Reiki clients use reiki to help with successful treatment of:

To name just a few.

Reiki Treatment Sessions

Reiki Treatments has been used for thousands of years to treat diseases and promote the healing ability of the body while restoring harmony to the three bodies: Mind, Body, Spirit. Over the centuries reiki has been studied and organized into a complete healing system. The written and oral history of Reiki treatments goes back as far as 1900s with Dr. Mikao Usui, who uncovered Reiki and Dr. Chujiro Hayashi who created the first Reiki Clinic and maticuously recorded each treatment, processes, and techniques.

While taking reiki treatments, one should expect changes to occur in the body. Changes are subtle and gentle to the body and over time will allow the body's overall constitution and other variables to treatment such as stress, diet, exercise, etc.. Changes may include a reduction or cessation of symptoms, improved energy, improved digestion, decreased pain, etc.. It is always important to report any changes that occur and to notify the practitioner. This will allow your practitioner to reassess if additional treatment is right for you.

Schedule an Appointment

Please call the studio (919.827.4689) or e-mail us to schedule an appointment.

What to expect during your first Reiki Session

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who is the practitioner at Raleigh Reiki?
A: Raleigh Reiki has two Reiki Master Teachers; Rita Daniels and Don Butto, and several practitioners.

Q: What do I need to bring to my session?
A: Just bring yourself. At Raleigh Reiki, we provide everything needed for your reiki sessions.

Q: What will the session consist of?
A complete Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying on a treatment table or sitting comfortably supported in a chair.
Most commonly, Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. The placement of the hands should never be intrusive or inappropriate, nor should there be any pressure.
Additional placements on the limbs can be done as needed (for example, if there is an injury or surgical scar), and some practitioners routinely do so. The Reiki practitioner can hold his/her hands just off the body if needed (for example, in the presence of an open wound or burn), and some practitioners always offer Reiki in this way.

Q: What will the experience be like?

"I think I fell asleep."
"I can't believe how hot your hands got!"
"I feel more relaxed than even after a massage."
"My headache is gone."
"I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly."

These are some of things people typically say after a Reiki session.

The experience of Reiki is subjective, changeable, and sometimes very subtle. People often experience heat in the practitioner's hands, but sometimes the practitioner's hands feel refreshingly cool. Other common experiences are subtle pulsations where the practitioner's hands are placed or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body.
People often comment how comforting they find the experience of Reiki to be. An interesting study reported that recipients frequently feel that they are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings and deeply indrawn. Some people fall into a deep, sleeplike meditative state. Sometimes the experience of Reiki is dramatic, while for other people, the first session in particular may be uneventful, although they feel somehow better afterward. The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation.
Reiki is cumulative and even people who don't notice much the first time usually have progressively deeper experiences if they continue. Besides the immediate experience of the Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and poised and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.

Q: What should I do during the session?
Once you have taken the time to find a credible practitioner with whom you feel a rapport, what can you do to be comfortable during your Reiki experience? Not much, but here are a few suggestions:

  1. If you have music that you particularly enjoy and which is relaxing, bring it to your session and ask the practitioner to play it. You can also request silence if you prefer.
  2. Use the rest room before your session so that you are able to lie down comfortably.
  3. Especially if you have any shyness about being touched, ask your practitioner to show you the hand placements before starting so you are very clear what to expect.
  4. Let the practitioner know your needs before you start. For example, if you have trouble breathing and lying flat is uncomfortable, say so. Or mention if you have had surgery recently and don't want to be touched where the scar is still tender (the practitioner can float her hand here). If you are pregnant or have digestive complaints, it may not be feasible to lie on your stomach. Inform your practitioner.

As the session progresses, you will feel more relaxed. If you become uncomfortable, you can adjust your position at any time. Be sure to ask for anything that will add to your comfort, such as additional support under your knees or a blanket. This is your special time and your practitioner is there to help you.
Receiving Reiki is a wonderfully passive experience. Don't try to relax, just let the Reiki relax you. Your state will shift quite naturally as the session proceeds. Meanwhile feel free to daydream, enjoy the music, or simply observe your breath or the sensations of the therapy.

Q: What happens after the session?
Do not expect a diagnosis, as that is not part of Reiki. Some practitioners may make common sense suggestions for after-care, such as drinking water and following your body's needs.
Although people typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed, sometimes they notice feeling more tired in the evening than usual. This is not viewed as an adverse reaction, but rather as the body's natural healing response, something to be heeded. People commonly report a sense of calm and mental clarity and sleeping well after Reiki.

Q: How many sessions should I receive?
Your practitioner may suggest a series of sessions. Four sessions is a traditional recommendation and gives you time to evaluate what benefits you are receiving. Discuss with your practitioner how best to space the sessions to suit your needs and your schedule.
In the presence of a serious health challenge, Reiki practitioners often recommend four sessions over four days. These need not be given by the same practitioner.

Q: How long will my session last?
A: Your initial evaluation and treatment will last approximately 90 minutes. Follow up treatments usually last about one hour.

Q: How much does a session cost?
A: For full pricing details, visit our Pricing page.

Q: Where can I learn more about reiki?
A: The following links are excellent resources, providing articles, videos, testimonials, and more.