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Reiki Healing, Reiki Therapy, Reiki Classes

"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing."
William Lee Rand, Reiki-The Healing Touch

Reiki is an ancient energy healing art. Its roots can be traced back 3,000 years. Rei-ki (pronounced "ray-key") is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life Energy", the energy that is in and around all that exists. Other terms for Reiki are: chi (Chinese), prana (Indian), life force, etc.

Ideally this energy is free flowing in our bodies, maintaining health, vitality, and a sense of well-being. When this energy becomes blocked or stagnant (through stress, injury, or emotional trauma, for example), the result can be pain, stiffness, sluggishness, fatigue and disease. Such conditions are not natural for the body, which is always seeking balance and a state of vitality, free-flowing movement and joy. A practitioner channels the Reiki energy through his/her hands to the receiver, helping to release the blockages and allowing the receiver's body's energy to balance itself, creating the environment for the body to resume its natural state of self-healing.

A full Reiki treatment consists of the receiver, fully clothed and minus shoes, lying on his/her back on a massage table. The practitioner lightly lays his/her hands on the receiver in a series of positions covering the front of the body (these hand positions can be and often are done slightly above the body). The receiver then turns over and the back of the body is done in a similar way. Some positions last longer than others, depending on the "feedback" the practitioner receives. Specific areas of concern are treated longer. The client may feel sensations of warmth, heat, cold, tingling, or nothing in particular. The energy does its work according to each person's differing needs. A full session lasts from 1 to 1 hours. A chronic condition will necessitate a series of sessions.

A Reiki treatment will result in profound relaxation-a state in which the body heals, repairs and rejuvenates, like in deep, restful sleep; it is an excellent antidote to emotional and physical stresses. The balancing of the body's energy can result in pain reduction, self-healing, and a serene sense of well-being, allowing the receiver to better manage his/her life issues--physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki sessions are particularly indicated for maintaining a balanced state of being, during times of emotional and physical trauma, during recovery from illness, in preparation for medical procedures, during medical procedures and during recovery thereof.

Georgia LaCroix is a Reiki Master/Teacher and incorporates Reiki into every aspect of her work. Depending on a client's needs and desires, Georgia offers Reiki-only sessions as well as combining this healing, balancing energy with her other modalities. Learning Reiki for oneself benefits all facets of life: self-healing and care; connection to Source; expansion of consciousness; balanced response to life's challenges; facilitation of healing for others. For upcoming Reiki classes, please visit the Workshops page and/or subscribe to our newsletter that announces classes as they are scheduled.

For more information or to schedule a session please email Georgia LaCroix at georgia.lacroix@cardinalcenterforhealing.com
or call (703) 352-8535 [Ext. 3].

Susan Astorino is a Reiki Master who incorporates Healing Energy into all of her sessions. Sensing any imbalances, and depending on the clients needs, she will work with the information given, whether by the client or Spirit, to help rebalance and facilitate healing.

For more information or to schedule a session please email Susan Astorino at susan.astorino@cardinalcenterforhealing.com
or call (703) 898-5149.

Please note: All alternative or complementary modalities and other holistic healing arts are excellent compliments to traditional health treatment methods. It is encouraged that every client follow his or her own choice of health care, using the above methods for preventative measures, "tune-ups," and stress reduction as well as to address specific conditions.