Lesley Evans, RPN, CHt
Certified Soul Care Practitioner, Reiki Master
Combining Modern and Magical Therapies for over 30 years, Lesley has transformed thousands of women to give themselves permission to be limitless and unlock endless possibilities.
What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a natural, safe and simple alternative health modality that everyone can use. Because it helps the body to bring balance to the root cause of disease and imbalance, it can be used effectively to work with physical, mental/emotional and energetic conditions.
Reiki is noninvasive and can work in conjunction with medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. A Reiki session begins by having a conversation about your expectations from the session and what you would like to see improved in your body, mind and life. Detailed notes are taken so your progress can be monitored. Any questions you have will be answered then. You will then lie down on a treatment table, fully clothed. Your comfort will be ensured before the session begins. A pillow, bolster and blanket are provided as necessary. Soft relaxing music will play in the background.
As your practitioner, I will set the intention that your body will draw in the Reiki energy needed to balance and heal for your highest good. I will then begin by holding my hands in various positions above your body. The session is conducted in silence. The sensations that a person receives during a session varies. Some people fall asleep while others notice thoughts coming and going. Feeling heat and/or cold during the session is common. When the session is complete, I will quietly let you know and have you take your time as you focus on the present. I will provide you with a glass of water and answer any questions that arose during the session. There is no set number of Reiki sessions required and if you have an intuitive sense of when a session is required, please listen to that. Rather than waiting until something ails you, it is recommended to receive Reiki to help you not only survive but thrive.
During a Reiki treatment, toxins stored in the body’s tissues are often released. The release of stored toxins is a good thing and promote healing in the body. When the toxins are released from tissues, they re-enter the body’s systems and need to be flushed away. Sometimes, as the body works to remove these toxins, some may experience headaches, nausea, aches, or general tiredness in the few days following your Reiki treatment. Some things you can do to help flush the toxins and decrease these effects are: drink lots of water (often more than usual), go for a nature walk, take a nap, meditation, write in a journal, gentle stretching.
Reiki can be performed from a distance. You can receive the session from the comfort of your own home or wherever you choose and can be effectively performed from any distance, whether you are across the city, or in a different country.
The Complexities of our Brain
It is well known that humans only use a small fraction of their brain. When using proper techniques, it is possible to unleash the endless possibilities of the brain. The brain is able to function at a number of different cycles, one of which is the alpha state mentioned above. In this state the brain is functioning at optimal levels with much faster and more efficient operation.
The Science Behind It
Quantum physics describe this phenomenon as a non-local quantum hologram, which means that information via the mind/body can be accessed by connected parties without the parties being in the presence of each other. We 'connect' by using the name and address of the client. In scientific experiments, when live cells from the same person are separated by miles, whatever is done to one of the cells is reflected in the other cells miles away. Non-local events happen all the time. For example, have you ever heard of a person who knew something was happening to a person close to them even though they were separated by thousands of miles. Experiments with dogs have shown that some dogs can detect the moment their owner leaves work to come home (the distance is well beyond the capabilities of the sense of smell).
What Do I Do While the Distance Session Is Going On?
You relax quietly for about 60 minutes. After about 60 minutes you can get up. The practitioner will contact you with a summary of the session. If you are sensitive to energy and have experienced 'feeling' energy before in terms of tingling, heat, pressure, etc., you'll be able to feel it just as though you were with the practitioner.
Benefits of a Remote or Distance Reiki Session
It can be used in emergency situations. It can be performed on clients who live anywhere in the world. It allows the client to stay in the comfort of their own home. It's great for young children and animals (you don't have to bring them in to the office, and they don't have to be still).
Distance treatments are highly effective and are completely safe. There are no known contraindications to treatment and can be used in conjunction with your other healthcare and lifestyle choices. Everyone can benefit from receiving a distance session. Allowing the bodymind of the recipient to decide what needs to be healed is critical. This means that your well-being is always respected while ensuring you are getting the best possible results. During a session, the practitioner serves as an observer while the body highlights and brings into focus those aspects of your bodymind that are ready to be healed. The results are often very profound and long-lasting. Treatment without Diagnosis, Prescriptions, or Agenda.
Ultimately, it is you, the client, who is doing all of the healing. It is our responsibility to ensure that we steward this great and very natural process to the best of our ability.