What is a Far-Infrared (FIR) Mat, and what are its benefits?
Clients have a choice of having Reiki (both face up and face down) on a regular Reiki table, or having Reiki on a table with a FIR mat (heated or un-heated). One of the tables in our sanctuary is outfitted with a FIR heated mat, which may be used on its own, or together with a Reiki treatment. The FIR mat is filled with layers of amethyst and tourmaline crystals which naturally emit FIR rays and negative ions (the kind that make us feel good in airy forests and around the ocean and rivers). When amplified with heat, the FIR rays and ions intensify. Benefits from using the FIR mat include relaxation, relief from stress, lowering inflammation, infusing cells with energy, detoxification, grounding, immune system, circulation, and metabolism support, soothing of back, joint and muscle pain, increase oxygen flow to the brain and other organs and cells, and help combat free radicals. Far Infrared heat is safe and deeply penetrates tissues. The FIR amethyst mat has a built-in EMF shield to protect from any harmful electromagnetic fields. There are some contraindications for persons with certain medical conditions using the FIR mat with heat, which we can discuss. It is recommended that you wear loose clothing of organic cotton, linen, bamboo or other natural fibers to best absorb the FIR rays. See the home page for more information.
How often should I have Reiki?
One should seek their own counsel in this regard. It is important that we learn to listen to, and honor, what our body is trying to tell us. If we are generally feeling well and simply seeking relaxation and replenishment, the occasional Reiki session will suffice. Some people choose to come every week or month to improve or maintain optimal health.
For those working with more serious health concerns, it may be useful to come once or twice per week. As noted above, if a person is feeling very ill and/or emotionally worn, or if one is in the midst of a period of intense transformation, it may be useful to schedule a “Reiki Intensive” of 4 days in a row (we will put our schedules together to see when we can both make time to achieve this goal). Shift happens!
What types of results can I expect with Reiki?
Following a session, clients will typically feel very relaxed and rejuvenated, and/or super-charged energetically. You may notice results on any or all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. These results may be immediately apparent, and/or take a few days or so to be noticeable. Remember, Reiki is not magic, yet it may be quite profound. When we are infused with unconditional love energy, the body, mind and spirit tend to respond very favorably. There is no way to predict how a session will affect a person specifically, and you are encouraged to trust that whatever is most needed to happen during a session will take place, depending upon a your own particular health goals or issues. As with any type of healing work, Reiki will support you best when you also support yourself by eating healthily, getting enough rest and sleep, incorporating some exercise into your daily routine, etc.
Can I learn Reiki?
Reiki is a very simple healing modality that is easy to learn. Level one, which allows one to do hands-on work with self and others, can be learned in a weekend. Levels two and three can be learned in a day, for those interested in delving more deeply into Reiki practice. I offer Reiki training, all levels, and love to share the love! Let me know if you'd like to know more, or to sign up for training. And of course, there are many other wonderful Reiki teachers out there, as well.