Image of Japanese symbol writing, translation: Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique of “laying on hands” that has been practiced for thousands of years. Autumn Louise Schaefer is a Reiki Master and her Reiki Sessions utilize minimal and energized touch over specific points on the body. Reiki is safe and gentle for all ages and participants remain fully-clothed. Reiki can be offered in various positions and without touch if preferred. Autumn offers Reiki healing sessions – by appointment only – at her Portland, Oregon, office.

Reiki Healing Can Promote:

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  • Balancing of the nervous system
  • Increased flow through energy systems of the body
  • Stress reduction
  • Increased mobility
  • Healing
  • Relaxation
  • Emotional health
  • Well-being

Image of relaxed woman wearing white laying on table receiving Reiki

What is Reiki?

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing art and is not associated with any religion or religious practice. Reiki is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle yet effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners and Reiki Masters understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. When a person’s “ki” or energy is strong and free flowing, a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

A Reiki healing session can help ease tension and stress and help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A Reiki healing session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.

Reiki Table What you can expect in a Reiki healing session

A Reiki Healing session is typically 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki practitioner describing the session to the client. The Reiki practitioner will give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. During the healing session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body.

The session will proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The healing session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.

Increasing evidence and demand for Reiki

“Today, Reiki education is offered in more than 800 American Hospitals as a means to accelerate the healing process and to alleviate pain.”

“In both 2006 and 2008 stressed-out lab rats received Reiki treatments and they all showed significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression responses. “Sham” or bogus Reiki treatments were given to the placebo group and they showed no reduction in stress, anxiety or depression.”

“Dr. Oz is often quoted as saying, “Reiki has become a sought-after healing art among patients and mainstream medical professionals.””

“As of 2009, The Touchstone Process has evaluated 25 test studies that appeared in peer-review journals evaluating the merits of Reiki Treatments. Taking into consideration only the most rigorously controlled studies, the team reported that 83% showed moderate to strong evidence in support of Reiki as a viable, therapeutic healing modality.”

Source: UCLA Health

“Autumn approaches healing in a very beautiful way. Her awareness and respect for her client is deep and moving. She honors the individual’s needs. She is masterful with how she moves energy and creates a space that is loving, accepting, genuine and relaxing. She has worked with gifted and brilliant healers and has a deep pool of knowledge about the healing process and her specialty. She is a special and profound healer.”

“Autumn has been trained by me in Tanran Reiki energy healing (and the Usui lineage) which has been used to help calm the body, heart, and mind, to accelerate and support the natural healing of the body, and, in her practice, to support the action of a homeopathic remedy by helping to unblock the channels and flows within the body. Her synthesis of healing practices is beneficial and worth experiencing.”

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