Originating in Tibet over 2,500 years ago, Reiki is a hands-on healing modality that promotes deep relaxation and healing. Rediscovered and developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist Monk, Reiki literally translates to “Universal Life Force Energy.” This energy sustains all life and has a profound healing quality. Reiki quiets and balances the nervous system, lowers blood pressure and promote a deep state of relaxation.
Sessions are clothed, and recipients lay comfortably on a massage table. During a session, the Reiki Practitioner gently lays their hands on the recipient, and the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner’s hands. Often the pleasant sensation of heat being transferred from practitioner to client is experienced, though each session is unique and experiences can vary from person to person. By addressing and restoring flow to energy blocks in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body, Reiki reduces stress, restores balance and results in healing.
Reiki is gaining recognition as an alternative and complimentary healing modality in key medical facilities throughout the world. In the metro Phoenix area, facilities that offer Reiki to their patients including Banner Health, The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Hospice of the Valley and the Arizona State Veteran’s Home in Phoenix.
Soul to Soul’s owner, Reiki Master Lisa Saylan, has taught Reiki more than six years. Lisa is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Each Reiki level class provides 8 CE credits for Massage Therapists nationwide. Reiki classes are held in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, schools and other venues. Private classes in your own home are also available for groups of six with large enough space to work in. In addition to teaching privately, Lisa also teaches Reiki at a nationally accredited healing arts college in Tempe, Arizona, and has taught Reiki to the Spa Students at the Aveda Institute in Phoenix.