Although Ashley has been doing energywork in the form of Reiki for quite some time, she prefers energy-specific sessions that aren't restricted by any sort of "label". She will be letting her intuition guide her to where she feels your body needs the most healing, using both Reiki-type "hands off" techniques as well as Thai accupressure, light stretching , tapping, and/or muscle testing. During these sessions, clients have the option to choose a (recorded) guided meditation to listen to.
There are a few meditations to choose from, and we believe it will add a new dimension to healing your mind, body, and spirit. During these sessions, please do not expect much in terms of discussion. Any observations or suggestions for the client will be mentioned after the session is finished.
Reiki, meaning "life force", is a 200yr old energy healing practice used to promote the body's ability to heal itself. Ashley uses her knowledge of Reiki as well as other energy healing modalities to help the body reach maximum relaxation and energy balance.
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"Reiki is a form of natural healing that originated in Japan and focuses on relaxing the body, eliminating stress, and promoting self-healing. The term Reiki is actually made up of two Japanese words: “rei” and “ki.” Put simply, “rei” is the term for the higher intelligence that directs all life throughout the universe, and “ki” is defined as the life force, or energy, that permeates through all living things and sustains their lives. The practice of Reiki itself can be seen as a system by which the life force is strengthened by the power and spiritual guidance of the higher intelligence.
There are many different forms of holistic medicine today, and Reiki is one that focuses purely on the energy of the body that not only gives life but also protects the body from disease when it is strong. When the life force is flowing freely and abundantly, the body is also stronger and the mind and emotions are in balance. People with a more powerful life force are better able to focus, be healthy, and find happiness. On the other hand, if the life force is weak, which can happen for a variety of reasons, the individual will be more prone to not only physical ailments but also emotional and mental turmoil as well. A Reiki healer uses gentle touch to transfer more energy into the patient and strengthen the life force to promote healing. "
Most Asian bodywork is based on the concept that there is a system of energy lines throughout the body. If they are blocked, energy cannot flow through properly and health problems develop. Unblocking this energy flow results in improved health and body function. In Thailand, this energy is called "Sen". In China they refer to it as "Chi", in Japan "Ki"(as in Reiki- see below), and in India it is called "Prana".