Certified Reiki Practitioner in Ashburn, Virginia
Those who have never experienced a Reiki session naturally have many questions, the first of course being…What Is REIKI?
Reiki is the life force permeating all beings, sentient and non-sentient. This energy emanates from the physical body of all beings. Reiki is not massage, nor based on belief, religion or suggestion. In addition to using sessions to address illness or injury, Reiki is calming and soothing, enhancing one's personal wellness. Still not sure what Reiki is? I’m not sure either! I only know what I feel and listen to what my client feels. I will share two ideas that came to me when a close friend and client, also a student of mine, asked me how to explain to her family a modality they found questionable. I asked her, “Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt uncomfortable or uneasy or… happy and welcome, though no one had yet greeted you?” Then I asked if she’d ever been out somewhere and felt she was being looked at, or watched, only to turn and find that it was so? What is that? What is she feeling? It’s some kind of energy being felt, but as to whether or not we will ever be able to define this extra sensory ability humans have, I can’t answer.
As a certified Reiki practitioner, I have been trained to be sensitive to the energy emitted by your body. Working with this energy addresses toxins (illness) on a physical level, while activating your body's natural healing abilities. Reiki is a truly holistic modality, affecting not only the body, but mind and spirit as well–your mental and emotional being. For example, those suffering everything from grief, turmoil and anxiety, to lack of focus, anger, or stress, seek Reiki treatments to help with these issues.
What does Reiki feel like to the receiver?
There are some consistent comments I have received over the course of my practice that you might find interesting.
- Sensations of warmth, heat, sometimes even coolness, or cold–like a Reiki heating pad or ice pack
- A pleasant tingling
- The sensation of water going up and down the body, and/or along arms and legs
- People coming in with a headache are often surprised to find it is gone by the end of the session, or soon after.
- Many times people say that though my hands have moved from an area, it feels as though they’ve remained there for several minutes.
- Those suffering from chronic pain, as well as people recovering from surgery and medical treatments, quite often find relief and comfort, so that less medication is needed. This enhances and hastens recovery.
- Deep relaxation, calm, soothed
- Feeling that a burden has been ‘lifted,’ feeling ‘lighter’ than before the session
- Feeling revived, rested
- Many clients report sleeping better after having been unable to do so for some time. Also, many have experienced vivid dreams during, and/or the night of a session.
- There are people who have cried during and/or afterward (it’s ok! Crying is a catharsis). Tears release toxins, pent-up anxiety, stress, sorrow, regrets.
- Adults as well as children diagnosed with ADHD say they have the sensation of floating; that the session allowed their mind to quiet down. Racing thoughts were replaced by a calm, relaxed feeling of peace.
What kind of Reiki experience will I have?
A session in our Ashburn, Virginia office can be as different each time as the individual receiving Reiki, because what is ‘presented’ comes from you. Whatever you present for healing, whether consciously or unconsciously, is what is addressed at the time. It is important to know you do not have to believe in it. The fact that you are open to trying means you have a healthy dose of curiosity. You will benefit from receiving Reiki whether or not you believe in it.
It is also important to know that Reiki is never harmful. And my intent, when I do a session for you, is that you be empowered to discover your innate healing abilities. The energy may be subtle, but that does not mean it is not powerful. You may not feel anything on a physical level, but that does not mean it does nothing for you. Sometimes one becomes so deeply relaxed during Reiki that it is not until the day after or so, that one begins remembering details about the session.
Here is one of the most powerful, most interesting points. We all deal with very difficult circumstances in our lives from time to time, whether physical (health), mental, or emotional. Those may not change–but people tell me their ability to deal with their challenges does change after Reiki sessions. It is their perspective that shifts. They are inspired by new ways of handling physical difficulties, or, issues with those around them. And this shift in how they see things? It’s very healing. It’s liberating.
Please consider a Reiki session at our Ashburn, Virginia office a treat for yourself, or a friend or loved one. At the very least it will be a time out from stress, from worry, from all the issues that go around and around in your head day to day. I love introducing people to Reiki. I hope to meet you soon!
Reiki Fees & FAQ
What are your rates?
30 minute introductory (first time clients only) – no charge
60 minute introductory (first time clients only) - $80.00
30 minute session - $80.00
60 minute session - $105.00
90 minute session - $180.00
Can you tell me more about your free introductory session?
An introductory session allows you to see what Reiki is like, how it feels and gives you a chance to ask questions. Parents are welcome to stay in the room with young children, allowing you and your child to experience how peaceful a session is. There will be no pressure to schedule a follow-up session. I enjoy giving those who’ve never received Reiki the opportunity to experience it, and discover what it has to offer
How many sessions do people typically need to experience the positive effects of Reiki?
The number of sessions recommended depends upon the issue(s) which bring you to Reiki, whether physical and/or emotional, and the length of time the issues have existed. At least three to five initial sessions are most common.
What is the first step?
If you are ready to schedule an appointment, please click “Schedule a session” (at the top of this page) to book an appointment using our online scheduler. You can also make an appointment by calling our office at 703-721-7521.
Once we confirm a scheduled appointment, we will send you a link to the client portal so that you can conveniently complete the initial paperwork prior to our first appointment. Please make sure you complete the online forms prior to your appointment. This gives us an opportunity to review the information prior to your meeting.
How does Reiki work?
The Reiki practitioner is trained to be sensitive to the energy emitted by your body. Working with this energy addresses toxins (illness) on a physical level, while activating your body’s natural healing abilities. Reiki is a truly holistic modality, affecting not only the body, but the mind and spirit as well – your mental and emotional well-being. For example, those suffering everything from grief, turmoil and anxiety, lack of focus, anger, or stress seek Reiki treatments to help with these issues.
What can I expect from my first Reiki session?
You are welcome to let me know if you have specific concerns, whether physical, mental or both. Only restrictive items such as belts, shoes, eyeglasses and jewelry need to be removed. Relaxing music will be played as a soothing background. Reiki sessions consist of placing my hands very gently on different areas of the body. I may ask you questions depending upon what comes up during your session, and you’re welcome to ask me about any sensations/impressions you experience. If the session is for your child, I will give feedback to parents about the session.
Can you tell me more about the positive physical, mental and emotional effects of Reiki?
On a physical level, Reiki helps the body to heal itself. It boosts the immune system. It has helped to speed recovery from surgery, to lessen the need for pain medication and reduced the side effects of medical treatments. On mental/emotional levels Reiki brings a deep sense of peace, of calm and well-being. This helps to equip one to heal trauma, depression and PTSD for just a few examples.
It sounds like Reiki has a multitude of health benefits. In what other settings is Reiki being used?
Today, Reiki is offered in most major hospitals across the U.S., including INOVA Fairfax and Loudoun Hospitals.
I see patients in hospital/hospice, or at home at the request of the patient or family. Reiki is considered by NIH to be a CAM–Complimentary Alternative Modality.
I’m thinking about scheduling an appointment for my child. What are the benefits of Reiki for children and teens?
Giving Reiki sessions to kids is one of my favorite things about my practice. They’re curious, they ask great questions, and they love to give feedback. I’m always surprised at the funny, sensitive, often eloquent ways they describe what they feel during and after a session.
One of the most common reasons parents bring their children in is for ADHD. It is common for kids with ADHD to say they’d never felt so relaxed as they had during their sessions. In fact, it is typical for many to fall asleep within the first 15 minutes. After subsequent sessions, they felt that they were better able to focus while in school, doing homework, and studying was easier.
Other common reasons that parents bring their kids in for Reiki is for stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and fatigue. Parents will bring kids in for medical issues (in addition to their medical care) because Reiki helps with pain and anxiety. Reiki has been beneficial for kids dealing with night terrors.
Giving Reiki to kids is invaluable. They learn about and become open to an alternative modality that has immeasurable benefits on all levels. They’ll reap the rewards for the rest of their lives. They tell other kids about it because they think it’s “cool.” In fact, I’ve had kids ask for my brochure so they can give it to their teachers. That’s huge!
Can I schedule a Reiki session online?
Absolutely! The Mind Body Connect 360 online portal is an easy way for you to schedule sessions at your convenience from the comfort of your home 24/7. This scheduling option is open to both new and current clients. Click “Schedule a Session” at the top of this page to access the online scheduler.
What is your payment policy?
Payment is due at the time of service. We accept all major credit cards, cash and checks.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you are unable to attend a session, please make sure you cancel or reschedule prior to 24 hours before your appointment. If you cancel less than 24 hours in advance or do not show up for your appointment, you will be charged $80.00. We want to make sure you understand our policy before you begin working with us. We appreciate your understanding!