Reiki essentially means “sacred energy”. Energy is in everything around us and is the essence of life. We experience energy in our every breath, in the wind, the light, sound, and silence. It is called Energy by us in the west, and it has many names in other cultures.
There have been, and continue to be, many practices of working with this energy. Usui Reiki is just one of many. Dr. Patricia Gratson is Reiki III Master and she practices Usui Shiki Ryoho, which was founded in Japan by Mikao Usui around 1920. Many of the principles of this practice can be found in ancient Hindu and Buddhist traditions, but the method of Reiki that Dr. Gratson practices is not in and of itself connected to any spiritual or religious foundation and can be utilized by people of any or no faith practice.
The practice of Reiki is the utilization of Reiki Energy for healing. Dr. Gratson does not touch the client in her practice of Reiki; she hovers her hands over the person to deliver energy, which can be beneficial for relaxation and stress relief, and assist with emotional healing. Reiki can be tailored to meet specific needs and can occur as often as a person would like. Reiki is not mental health therapy and should not be used to replace therapy, however it can work well with therapy to help aid in relaxation and stress relief. Reiki is often used as an adjunctive treatment for individuals with trauma, anxiety, depression, and sexual dysfunction.
The side effects of Reiki may include mild thirst, tiredness or an increase in energy, tingling sensations or warmth, mild dizziness, or headache. Some people may experience uncomfortable feelings, such as sadness, guilt, anxiety, anger, frustration, loneliness, and helplessness, because the process of Reiki often allows an individual to enter a meditative state wherein a variety of emotions and thoughts can emerge. A person receiving Reiki often lies or reclines, however modifications can be made to allow for a person to be seated during Reiki.
Reiki may be provided in a single visit, or several visits may be scheduled. The frequency of Reiki sessions is dependent upon the individual receiving Reiki and their needs. The first Reiki session is typically treated as an intake in that basic information is gathered and there is a discussion as to what the person wants to get from the session, as well as addressing any questions the individual may have. During the first session, Dr. Gratson will learn more about your goals and will assist you in determining how to best achieve those goals.
Insurance is not accepted for Reiki. Reiki sessions can be 60 minutes or 90 minutes in length, depending upon the client’s wishes. The fee for 60 minute sessions is $80 and the fee for 90 minute sessions is $100. Payment is due at the time of service.
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