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.
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.
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.
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.
During the conversation, a cup of Matcha tea that we get directly from Kyoto or a simple glass of filtered water is served with some traditional Japanese pastries if you wish to try some.
People typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed commonly reporting a sense of calm and mental clarity. If you were experiencing any pain beforehand, it is possible that you do not anymore. In some case, individuals could be more tired in the evening than usual but this reaction is to be perceived as a natural healing process. The sleep quality is generally enhanced. Reiki is cumulative and even people who don't notice much the first time have progressively deeper experience if they continue as Reiki also boost the immune system. Regular sessions may help to promote the development of a healthier, more resourceful state of wellbeing.