Reiki

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”  It is based on the idea that everything in the world has an unseen energy or life force. This flows through the physical body through energy centers called chakras.  It nourishes the cells and organs while supporting them in their functions.  When stress, illness, disease, negativity disrupt this natural flow the function of the body becomes diminished.  Reiki treats the mind, body and spirit and can help restore a sense of positively and wellbeing.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the body’s natural field, through the Chakras charging them with positive energy.  A Reiki practitioner acts as a channel to provide energy and clear existing blockages.  It is an excellent technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing, there are no negative effects. The therapist will perform a variety of hand sweeps, some resting on the body (over blankets or clothes) and some hovering just above the body to allow the energy to flow most effectively.

It is an intuitive, non-invasive technique, which is excellent used in conjunction with other modalities, such as massage therapy.  The effects of a Reiki treatment vary as every person is different, but many experience a deep relaxation, and a sense of peaceful calm. img_2031

Melissa Murray

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Melissa Murray provides massage therapy and Reiki. She graduated with honours from the Registered Massage Therapy program at Elmcrest College of Applied Health Sciences and Spa Management in 2007. Melissa recently completed my Level II Reiki, a type of energy work and hopes to progress to become a Reiki Master. Her personalized approach to massage reflects her belief that massage can be used as a positive tool to emotionally and physically increase an overall sense of health and wellness