Frequently asked questions
What are Chakras?
The Chakras are spinning vortices of life force energy located at your core that draw in energy, radiate a vibration, govern over a major organ or gland connected to different body part. Chakra is a Sanskrit word which translates to wheel and they date back to the Vedas, the ancient sacred Hindu texts in India and Yoga Upanishads. The Chakras are maps that form a profound formula for wholeness that integrates body-mind-spirit.
When a chakra becomes blocked, under or overactive it can bring on a variety of imbalances and symptoms leading to dis-ease. Learning about your chakras and ways to bring them into balance can allow you to become more in tune and connected with your body's natural energy cycles. This can ultimately pave the way for you to release unwanted symptoms and blockages stored within & around your body, bringing your body, mind and spirit into balance and harmony.
Chakra is the Sanskrit word for cycle or circle. Chakras are not physical, but refer to areas of the body that have concentrations of sensation. They have a whirling quality like a pinwheel, and can be associated to organs in their respective area. We most commonly connect each chakra with different base qualities of human nature and we focus on a particular chakra to cultivate balance in these qualities. You may also hear of them as energy centers or wheels that are located in front of the spine.
What Is Reiki
Reiki is a safe and gentle Japanese healing technique that was discovered by Dr Mikao Usui in the mid 1800’s. The Japanese word Reiki (pronounced Ray Kee) translates to “Universal life force energy”. Reiki works in harmony with the natural intelligence of the body, mind and spirit and treats the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It has been known to preserve and restore health and well-being.
During a Reiki treatment the practitioner channels life force energy and directs it to the receiver thru their hands by gently directing the energy to the body encouraging the body's own natural healing response. This is based on the principle that an unseen "life force energy" flows through every living thing and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki energy is an intelligent life force that is received where the body needs it most. It works for highest good of all and is complimentary to all other healing modalities. Reiki has been known to be effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Individuals receiving Reiki have reported miraculous results that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
What are Tuning Forks & Biofield Tuning?
Biofield tuning is a sound therapy method that provides targeted nervous system relaxation and can alleviate a wide range of health issues. This modality was discovered by Eileen McKusick and is a practice where the practitioner uses a tuning fork to locate frozen bioplasma in the biofield ( human energy field and auric Field) which surrounds the body. *"Tuning forks appear to work therapeutically according to the physics principles of resonance and entrainment. Initially they resonate with whatever distortion or dysfunction is present in the body and its field, and then, through the production of a stronger, more coherent frequency, they entrain the body into a more coherent expression as well.
Since everything in the body is in motion, and everything in motion produces pressure waves into the surrounding environment, it makes sense that there is actually an acoustic field of inaudible sound around each individual. Most people have had the experience of getting a “bad vibe” off of someone.
The overtones and undertones produced by the tuning forks interface, like sonar, with these acoustic emanations of the body and act as a sort of “invisible ink decoder” to locate areas of noise in the signal. These pockets of noise are held like nodes or eddies in the standing waves contained within the biofield and may relate to experiences of physical, mental or emotional stress from any point in our lifetimes.
When the corresponding signal of noise in the body due to a dysfunctional system can be located in the field, the precise application of sound – which may be as far as five or more feet away from the body – can cause the body to self-regulate out of the noise and into a more harmonious expression.
While it’s not possible to provide any guarantees, the outcome of this targeted sonic-induced relaxation can be immediate and profound, reducing anxiousness, discomfort, and other distresses right on the table, with other benefits unfolding in the days following a session. Results can be both short term as well as long term and even permanent. The effects of multiple sessions are cumulative and a minimum of three sessions is generally recommended but not required." *Eileen McKusick
To learn more about Biofield Tuning. Watch this video of the founder Eileen McKusick describe it here on YouTube
Is Reiki a Religion?
Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.
What does "Reiki Carged" mean?
When Reiki energy is infused into crystals, it manifies the healing power. It actually 'charges' objects with protective, positive energy and increases the effectiveness of the crystal's natural healing vibrations. Reiki infused jewelry can then be given as a gift to someone who needs a bit of a boost or to yourself when you need an extra dose of healing and self-love.
What can be treated with Reiki?
Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
What is Sound Healing?
Sound Therapy uses music, vocal toning, tuning forks,Tibetan and quartz singing bowls, chanting and more to create harmonic vibrational resonance for health & well-being. These Sound healing modalities are used on and around the body.
We all hear and feel the vibration of sound. Sound affects us emotionally; positively and negatively: a beautiful piece of music can bring us to tears, and the sound of an explosion can invoke fear.
Random, unfocused and chaotic sound produces dissonance and anxiety. Focused, conscious sound creates resonance and harmony. By using sound intentionally from a neutral space in a quiet, peaceful environment, healing and higher levels of conscious awareness can occur.
What is our return, exchange and cancelation policy?
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