What to Expect

What to Expect – Treatments for People

A Reiki session is provided to a fully clothed recipient who is either lying on a treatment table or sitting comfortably in a chair. Clients will be required to fill out a form regarding specific needs or health conditions, as well as for their consent to light touch. The session will start with a brief discussion between the Reiki practitioner (myself) and client (you!). You might discuss what issues you are currently experiencing (this is completely up to each client and not necessary) and select an essential oil or oil blend for aromatherapy during your session. If there are no questions the treatment will begin.

Because each client is unique the techniques used in each session may vary to suit your individual needs. A guided meditation or breath-work may be used to bring you into relaxation as I start by using a pendulum to gauge the status of each Chakra. Once the areas that require energy have been identified I will use sacred symbols and hand positions to stimulate the flow of universal life energy to you. The length of time my hands may stay in one position varies depending on your needs, but on average, 2 to 5 minutes. You may be asked to turn and lie on your stomach for work on the energy centers and organs in the back.

At the end of your treatment I will give you a few minutes to open your eyes, sit up and become re-acquainted with your physical body. If you are not feeling grounded, some simple exercises can be completed before you leave your treatment. It is important to drink water and be mindful of any cleansing symptoms. Reiki healing can last anywhere from 3-10 days and its effects can be felt almost immediately. I will discuss the treatment and am available for follow up questions or concerns. In order to benefit from the long-term effects, it is recommended that you receive Reiki regularly in addition to any pre-existing medical or holistic treatments you may be receiving.

Treatments often take approximately one hour, but can sometimes run a bit longer. Please allow yourself at least an hour-and-a-half for a Reiki treatment to ensure you are not rushing later on.


What to Expect – Treatments for Animals

Reiki sessions for animals always take place in their home, be it your house or their pasture or barn. The utmost importance is placed on every animals safety, well-being and comfort.

The beginning of every animal session starts with a discussion between myself and the pet guardian to get a better understanding of what is going on with the animal. In the event that there are serious behaviour concerns, you might be asked to fill out a behaviour questionnaire before the session and be provided with specific instructions for when I visits you and your pet.

Depending on each animal's unique needs, I will spend a few minutes getting to know the animal and assessing how receptive they may or may not be to different styles of treatment. The Reiki energy should always be offered to the animal and never forced on the animal. Most animals are happy to receive Reiki energy on their terms, but because they are so much more perceptive than humans are, treatment times can vary greatly. Animal Reiki sessions are booked in one hour increments to allow for the process to take place naturally, but often the animal will only accept the Reiki energy from 15 to 45 minutes or anything in between.

Possible sensations that may be experienced during a treatment:
  • Yawning, coughing, hiccups

  • Involuntary muscle movement (jerking, twitching)

  • Sudden temperature change

  • Heat, coolness, tingles

  • Thirst

  • Another presence

  • Colour, shapes, sounds

  • Crying or laughing

  • Dull pain, sharp pain, pain twinges, movement of pain

  • Energy resistance (energy pushing you away)

  • Pulsations, little electric shocks

  • Phantom hands (sensation of hands in two or more places)

  • A feeling of pressure in the head or headaches

  • Thickness or heaviness in pressure

  • Animals can often have one or several large exhalations during a session


Reiki is not intended to replace traditional medical or veterinary care. It is recommended that you see a licensed veterinary or health care provider for any physical or psychological ailment you or your pet may have.