Updated: Mar 9
Sharon DiMatteo, Reiki Master, Owner
of Evolutionary Minded Wellness
Reiki, which means life force energy, is an ancient Japanese hands on healing art that helps clear blockages and disruptions in a person's body. Using Reiki and energy medicine techniques, my role as an energy worker is not only to help energy flow through your subtle body, but also to help you lower resistance to the sensations you are experiencing which will allow you to move more energy to your chakras and tap into your inner energy or inner aliveness and start living the life of joy you deserve.
I like to make each person's experience personalized, so after reviewing your intake form and speaking with you, I will customize your experience with color, sound, and aromatherapy during your reiki session.
Through this work, you will begin to heal on an emotional level and, because everything is connected, often you will begin to heal on a physical level as well.
So, what is holding you back from stepping into your space of joy?
Sharon holds a degree in X-ray from the United States Army, and a degree in MRI from West Penn Hospital.
She is a Reiki Master Teacher and is also Certified in Donna Eden's Energy Medicine as well as Color Therapy, Akashic Records for Mind Body Spirit Alignment and Akashic Records for Co-Creative Relationships.
Just click the links below to read Sharon’s blogs and learn more about energy flow and how blockages are created.
Still not sure if Reiki is for you? Try a 20 minute sampler session for $33
More about Reiki:
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not a massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free-flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
History of Reiki
Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.
Description of a Typical Session
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
What is Reiki used to Treat?
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.
Please Note: Reiki is meant to be used as a complement to traditional care or as a personal relaxation or stress-reducing tool. It is not a substitute for qualified medical or traditional care.