DO I NEED TO GET NUDE FOR A REIKI SESSION?!
*Cue chuckle* This question might make you laugh a little but I get asked this all the time! There is no reason to take your clothes off during a reiki session as reiki energy can flow through any number of layers *sigh of relief*
SO, WHAT DO I WEAR FOR A REIKI HEALING THEN?
You'll be lying down (usually on your back) for a reiki session with me. Wear clothes that allow you to stay warm, relax and lie down comfortably.
IS REIKI A TYPE OF MASSAGE?
No. Reiki is also known as "hands-on healing", however it is not necessary to touch the body to transfer the Universal energy. Massage works with the manipulation of the physical body and reiki works with the manipulation of the energetic body. There is a hybrid called "reiki massage" available from some practitioners which incorporates elements of both.
Please note that Ocean Reiki does not offer reiki massage at this time.
IS REIKI A TYPE OF PLACEBO EFFECT?
Reiki healing is not a placebo. Whilst it definitely helps to have an open and positive mindset about your reiki session, reiki is tangible, meaning you can feel the channeling of positive energy into your body. It is not reliant on clients "thinking" that it will help them. The energy will flow into them regardless*. Reiki practitioners place their hands on or above the affected areas of the body that need a boost, offering this energy and your body takes in the energy where it is most needed. How much reiki energy you receive is unlimited. It will freely flow into the client, depending on how much is needed at the time.
*Please note that if I am performing a distance healing I need to silently ask your soul for permission to perform reiki on you. If you do not believe in reiki healing your soul may refuse this request. If this occurs, you will not be charged and the session will not continue.
WHAT WILL MY FIRST REIKI SESSION BE LIKE?
Trying something new can cause hesitation and sometimes even some anxiety. I understand! So, to quieten the ego of the mind, here's what to expect in your first reiki session with me: You'll get cozy under warm blankets, there will be soft, relaxating music playing and candles burning (for two reasons-so I can see when writing notes down that have been guided by spirit and so I can light the sage and palo santo during the session without disturbing you) I will cover your eyes with an eye pillow to help you relax, unwind and tune in to how your body is feeling. From here I will intuitively choose crystals to put on your body and essential oils to put on my hands for enhanced healing throughout the session. I will then assess the energy of your body and balance your chakras using energy clearing techniques and traditional reiki symbols over your body. *Please note that I work with energetic aura (above the body) and rarely touch the physical body, with the exception of cradling the head and feet*
At the end of the session I will get you to do a small visualisation to allow you to come back into your body.
Then we will discuss he messages that have come through for you and suggestions on how to keep your chakras clear and balanced.
DO YOU TREAT PATIENTS WITH SEVERE HEALTH PROBLEMS?
Absolutely! However, Ocean Reiki is not an emergency service! If you are experiencing extreme discomfort physically or mentally please call the appropriate medical services.
Reiki will not override or interrupt the action of medical interventions, but will support you while you go through them. It can help to restore balance in body, mind, and spirit and ignites your body's natural healing mechanisms. People who feel well, even when fighting chronic illness, are more likely to complete their medical treatment and be active partners in their health care.
Energy medicine, like reiki, aims to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to acupuncture or acupressure. Improving the flow of energy around the body, can enable relaxation, reduce pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
IS REIKI HEALING FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
Absolutely! I often get asked if all of my clients are women, but this type of healing is for everyone!
I have clients of both genders come to see me regularly as we are all in need of balancing and healing from time to time.
(Even animals can recieve reiki healing!)
DO YOU HAVE TO BE SPIRITUAL OR RELIGIOUS TO RECEIVE REIKI?
No. Reiki is a type of spiritual practice (rei = spiritual and ki = vital energy), however, you do not need to have certain beliefs in order for this type of healing to work. You can think of it in a scientific way as it is simply the transfer of energy. Universal life force energy, or "chi energy" (to be more specific). You can feel the vibration of energy in your body and clients often feel a "heaviness, tingling or lightness" in their bodies during and after their session.
WHAT IS SMUDGING?
Smudging is the ancient practice of using herbs and plants to cleanse a room, building or aura with smoke.
Over time, we all accumulate negative vibrations. Regular smudging can clear negative energies from the body and from our space. The herbs most commonly used in smudge sticks are sage, cedar, sweetgrass, and lavender. You can buy smudge sticks for your own personal use after your reiki session from crystal stores, online and some health food stores.
WHAT IS MEDICAL CLAIRVOYANCE?
The definition of clairvoyance is: the ability to gain information about an object, person, location, or physical event through extrasensory perception.
Medical clairvoyance is the ability to gain an understanding (in the form of visions, spirit messages, empathically feeling your pain or illness) to get some further understanding about why you are experiencing the symptoms you are. I will use reiki, crystals, essential oils and smudging to bring the body into balance and I will get spirit messages for you to further heal yourself after our sessions (physical activities, emotional links to the issue, crystal recommendations, flower essence recommendations, colour therapy, lifestyle changes etc).
WHERE IS MOUNT DUNEED? CAN YOU DO THE HEALING AT MY HOUSE?
Mount Duneed is located 5 minutes away from Grovedale and is in between Torquay (20 minutes away) and Geelong city centre (15 minutes away).
Whilst I like to be as accommodating as I can to my clients I only do my healings from my own space. This is to ensure there is a high vibration in my treatment room as it is treated before and after each client to keep the area cleansed of outside energies.
I also use a variety of different tools throughout my healing which makes it difficult to take to different locations.
If location is an issue I recommend a distance healing. This is still a very deep and thorough form of healing, however it will be done on your auric field via skype and is shorter in duration.
IS THERE WHEELCHAIR ACCESS AT YOUR ADDRESS?
Whilst Ocean Reiki aims to be as inclusive as possible, there is unfortunately no wheelchair access at my treatment room currently. This is on my goals list for 2021 though so stay tuned! In the meantime, I recommend booking in for a distance reiki as this is conducted via zoom or phone and isn't impeded by location or access. Distance healings are just as impactful as face to face healings, they are simply shorter in time duration as you can access more of the energetic body at one time.
I AM HARD OF HEARING. ARE YOUR HEALINGS AND READINGS STILL ACCESSIBLE TO ME?
They absolutely are! Our oracle predictions are all written via email for you to read in your own time. Our healings, whether face to face, or via distance, contain notes and homework from your spirit guides which is all written down for you to take with you after your session, or a copy will be sent to you if you chose a distance healing. A photo of the oracle cards that are pulled for you during this session will also be sent to you and their descriptions as well. Please let me know how I can best support you during your session, either when you book in with me in the notes section or when you arrive for your appointment.
Masculine and feminine energies are often referred to in my oracle card readings and intuitive healings. This is not gender or orientation based; it is referring to the dual energies of divine masculine (logical, protective, sun, past energy) and feminine (intuitive, nurturing, moon, future energy) that everyone holds within their body regardless of their identity.
I wish to make everyone feel as supported, respected and comfortable as possible, so please inform me of your preferred pronouns when making a booking with me or if you send me an enquiry. My pronouns are (she/her/hers).