How your session goes
When you arrive at Reiki Vitality conveniently located on the peaceful Roosevelt Island, you feel teleported to Japan. The first thing you do is taking off your shoes before going through a Noren (a traditional Japanese curtain usually used as a room divider) to enter our studio. Then, while the smell of the incense whose therapeutic virtues provide the necessary serenity for a relaxing session, you are invited to discuss any of your specific needs with your practitioner.
During this time, the process of your first session is explained to you. You are encouraged to ask any question and talk about any concern you may have.
Receiving Reiki is a wonderfully passive experience. Don't try to do a thing, just let the Reiki relax you. Your state will shift quite naturally as the session proceeds. Meanwhile feel free to daydream, enjoy the music, sleep or simply observe the sensations of the therapy. Some people even fall into a deep, sleeplike meditative state.
The beauty of Reiki resides in its simplicity. Through subtle vibrations rather than manipulation or even gentlest force, Reiki restores balance in both mind and body. Reiki is practiced through light, non-invasive touch with practitioner’s hands placed and held in different locations of the body. The placement of hands is never intrusive or inappropriate, and the recipient is fully clothed while lying on a treatment table.
Then, when the session ends, after about an hour, you have again some time to talk about your sensations or anything
you would like to share with your practitioner. You are not to receive a diagnosis, as is not part of Reiki.
The basic philosophy of holistic care is to combine complementary treatment with traditional medicine. Nevertheless, Reiki energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages, including newborn,pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and
the elderly, in any situation. In more than 900 hospitals and clinics across America, Reiki is now woven into comprehensive treatment programs such as physical therapy or palliative care.