What It's Like
Most people are surprised at how relaxing and empowering a Reiki Session can be. Most people find that a session once per month becomes a resource that helps them control stress and stay strong.
First, you recline, fully clothed, upon a special table in a comfortable room with soft lighting.
Dr. Bates may gently touch you or cradle parts of your body, or she may simply hold her hands slightly above you.
A pendulum may be used to determine how the natural energy flows of your body are working. This helps Dr. Bates locate areas of disruption that Reiki can correct.
The Usui System of Reiki is the oldest and purest lineage of practitioners. It uses the ancient Chakra System to categorize and manipulate your body's energy. Special symbols and hand positions are used to direct the energy in a targeted way.
Reiki can be used to help pets too. Most animals seem to enjoy the experience very much. While Dr. Bates does not work with animals in her practice, clients sometimes take her first level of Reiki training to be able to help their animal companions themselves.