About Reiki / Reiki Treatments


What is Reiki? (Pronounced Ray-Key)
Reiki is a Japanese word that roughly translates to "universal life-force energy".   Life-force energy surrounds every living thing in the universe.  The existence of this "life force energy" has been verified by recent scientific experiments, and many medical doctors now consider the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. Reiki is not affiliated with any religion and does not require any particular beliefs to be effective.  People of all faiths are Reiki practitioners and recipients.

What is a Reiki treatment?
A Reiki treatment is a non-invasive, hands-on healing technique that involves the channeling of life force energy to aid in the release of blockages in the energetic nervous system in the body allowing the body’s own natural healing systems to then function more effectively.  The practitioner does not heal you; they simply open and balance your energy channels, allowing you to heal yourself.  The amount of energy transferred depends on the client’s ability to use it and willingness to receive it.  When no more energy can be used, the practitioner usually senses when this happens.Reiki is a technique that works on the same principle as acupuncture, shiatsu, reflexology and other Eastern methods that are now being recognized world-wide.  

What happens during a Reiki treatment session?

In general a client can expect to be interviewed by their practitioner before the treatment in order to determine what areas may need to be concentrated on. This initial consultation may involve the practitioner using her hands to assess the energy field.  Any blockages will be explained to the client, and cleared away during the treatment. The client (fully clothed) lays down on a massage table or sits in a comfortable chair (whichever is preferred) while the Reiki Practitioner holds their hands on or above them (Christina Scalise uses a hands held above method), intuitively changing positions according to need. Energy is then transferred to the client through the hands of the practitioner in a sequence of standardized positions where the hands are placed. As the energy flows, the client may feel nothing OR experience one or more of the following...

* A warm sensation.
 * A pulsing, throbbing or tingling feeling.
 * A total sense of relaxation and tranquility.
 * See colors and/or visions, daydreams.
 * Experience certain emotions. 

TO LEARN MORE about what people have experienced during a Reiki treatment session with Christina Scalise, please visit...  "The Reiki Experience"


How long does a Reiki treatment session last?

Reiki treatments vary in length depending on the needs of the client and can be done within a few minutes or last as long as an hour.  Because of this...clients are asked to place a maximum amount of time allowed BEFORE the session starts.  

What are the benefits of Reiki?
 * Clears energy blocks.
 * Improves the immune system and blood flow.
 * Speeds recovery time from illness, injuries, surgery and more.
 * Reduces pain, stress and fatigue.
 * Enhances relaxation and aids in better sleep.
 * Increases energy levels.
 * Assists with emotional distress and traumatic issues.
 * Enhances intuitive abilities.            
 ​...And so much more!

Can pets also benefit from Reiki?
Yes.  Many animals respond very well to Reiki therapies.  ​

​Reiki should be used as a supplement to, not a substitute for conventional medicine. Reiki alone is not appropriate to treat serious medical disorders. If you suffer from a serious illness or injury, Reiki can become part of an overall treatment approach that includes traditional therapies administered by a licensed medical doctor or chiropractor.