Apprehension was the main feeling I had walking into my Reiki session at Face Plus Medispa, Bondi Beach. A previous bad experience, with the only feeling being that I had wasted my time, meant I walked into the appointment with no expectations. The Reiki practitioner Tania calmly greeted me, outlined the process, and clarified that she wouldn’t speak throughout but would then discuss everything afterwards. She explains that Reiki “is a Japanese energy healing technique which channels energy from the practitioner to the patient. It can be applied by touching the body directly or by holding the hands over the client in their auric field. It reduces stress, promotes relaxation and activates healing to restore emotional and physical wellness in the client.”
Everyone has a very different experience, however I found Tania’s energy to be very calming. I had some intense thoughts that came up through the experience (call them epiphanies, if you will) and felt an amazing sense of calm. With the previous belief that massage is best for stress relief, Reiki was a revelation for me. Tania then also gives you her thoughts post-session, based on her findings, and some take-home practices. A must-try for the mind-body total connection.