Reiki Popularity Shifts into the Mainstream
Andrea Kennedy, owner of Mainstream Reiki, in Saline since 2016, says that although she has studied many healing modalities and practices, she offers reiki sessions and also teaches it because it is simple, gentle, non-invasive and yet very effective. Reiki originated about 100 years ago in Japan. “I do not use my own life force energy to rebalance the energy system of my clients, but tap into this frequency of life force and offer it to my clients through my hands—either lightly placed on or just above the body. Reiki cannot harm, always helps a person for their highest good, and its effectiveness does not depend on the client believing or doing anything in particular. Its benefits truly are open to everyone,” she advises.
Benefits of reiki include feelings of deep relaxation and peace; a welcome interruption to the pace and demands of everyday life. “Receiving reiki shifts the nervous system from the stress mode (sympathetic nervous system) into the rest, restore and digest mode (parasympathetic nervous system). This is important in supporting proper functioning of the immune system, cellular repair and regeneration, as well as digestion and assimilation of nutrients,” says Kennedy.
She theorizes that reiki facilitates the release of excess energy within the body, resulting in clients feeling unburdened, lighter and more at ease after a session and for some time afterward. “I couple reiki with my ability to tune into a person’s energy field to assess influences to the energy body,” says Kennedy. “This allows me to provide insight and advice for my clients to support deeper transformation through awareness. By talking about these findings at the conclusion of the session, we engage their conscious mind in the process, which is a powerful ingredient in creating positive ongoing changes.”
Clients may choose to add the benefits of the pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) Inframat Pro Chakra Mat to their reiki session. The mat consists of 16 pounds of seven different natural gemstones and offers five beneficial therapies of far-infrared heat, hot stone therapy, negative ion therapy, PEMF and chakra balancing. The mat experience is often described as nurturing and wonderful. Benefits may include decrease of pain, inflammation and stress, improved circulation and more. PEMF is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to manage joint pain, bone repair and signs of depression and is used by NASA to maintain the health of astronauts after their return to Earth.
“With nearly 25 years of reiki experience, I am dedicated to offering the most comprehensive and helpful sessions to my clients. One way I do this is by combining reiki with the energetic system assessment. This ensures each session is completely unique and tailored to the individual at that time. I aim for each client to understand themselves on a deeper level and this supports positive, lasting results," Kennedy notes.
She sees clients for individual reiki sessions and conducts all levels of reiki classes, saying, “I love teaching reiki so more people can learn how to help themselves, their family, friends, animals and even clients if they choose that option. Wellness is literally in our hands with reiki!” Upcoming classes for levels I and II are March 28 and 29 and May 30 and 31. Details and registration may be found online.