What is Reiki?

Pronounced “Ray-Kee” consists of two Japanese characters. Rei: represents spirit or soul, also implies a universal intelligence or quality. Ki: means the vital life force energy which flows through all that is alive. Reiki is said to be simply:“universal life-force energy.” This energy is whole. Reiki energy has an intelligence of its own and therefore knows where and how a person needs healing. Reiki energy is safe and can never be "over used" since it has an intelligence of its own and goes to where it is needed in a gentle, honoring manner. 

Does everyone need Reiki?
Energy flows through us just like blood flows through us. If we see a problem in our blood flow, we understand that there is an issue and we pursue to get better. We should not neglect our energy flow for the same reasons. Everything is energy and everything is vibrating at certain frequencies. Our words, emotions and thoughts are energy too. Positive emotions like love, joy or gratitude vibrate at a very high vibration and keep us happy and healthy. Feelings of sadness, grief or anger are vibrating at lower frequency and also are getting stuck in our body causing stiffness, illness, stress or physical pain. Reiki helps to relieve these blocks, so the energy can flow freely again. Reiki energy causes an expansion in the chakras, energy field and aura. All that said, yes, everyone benefits and needs Reiki to maintain healthy body.

• Deeply relaxes the body and mind

• Alleviate stress, anxiety and depression

• Relieve physical and emotional pain

• Aid Insomnia and increase positive sleep habits

• Promote natural self-healing

• Treat symptoms of injury and illness

• Clear toxins

• Strengthen the immune system

• Enhance personal awareness

• Release blocked and suppressed feelings

• Balance energy within the body

• Raises your Energetic vibration

Reiki Case Studies

The most recent data analyzed (during 2008-9) shows strong evidence that Reiki is indeed responsible for a positive biological response in both humans and animals. The strongest evidence (rated “excellent” in the Process) was reported in the most carefully controlled of all experiments; non other than laboratory rats. In both 2006 and 2008 stressed-out lab rats received Reiki treatments and they all showed significantly reduced stress, anxiety and depression responses. “Sham” or bogus Reiki treatments were given to the placebo group and they showed no reduction in stress, anxiety or depression. Testing in humans performed between 1993 and 2006 showed ratings from Satisfactory to Excellent, all suggesting that the benefit of Reiki treatments were positive in controlling pain levels in humans. 

Diana: Advanced Reiki Practitioner [studying to be a Master]

Diana has felt that she has had healing hands for years. Without knowing it, she has been practicing Reiki for over 20 years. Whenever her daughter wasn't feeling well or had pain, Diana's hands would be the only medicine she needed. If you've received a facial from Diana you know that there is something special about her hands. Reiki energy has been flowing though her for years, it was time for her to get certified and trained further. Reiki sessions are available with Diana now, she utilizes crystals in her practice to enhance the treatment.

Why use crystals in Reiki sessions? Crystals act as conduits for healing — allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, disease-causing energy flows out. Crystals amplify the healing life force energy flow.  A few notable crystals are used: Lapis Lazuli, Citrine, Malachite, Amethyst, Angelite, Clear Quartz, Carnelian and more.


Edward: Advanced Reiki Practitioner

Born and raised in the UK, I am a certified Advanced Level Reiki Practitioner. I pride myself on being extremely positive and have a huge passion for health, fitness and general wellbeing.  Growing up with my father, who was a Reiki Master, I witnessed from a very young age so many of the positive impacts Reiki had on the people whom my father worked with. Watching my father master his craft, a craft that allows one to help others, was the most inspiring and driving force for me in becoming a Reiki practitioner myself.   I can clearly recall receiving my first Reiki treatment. It was an extremely vibrant, relaxing and an overall healing experience. I knew even then that I had found an exceptional gift within myself and wanted to learn more about it.  The more I learned and experienced Reiki the more it has become my true vocation and passion in life.My goal is to help people through the healing power of Reiki by assisting them on their Journey to better health, happiness and wellbeing.

Tania Ranguelova is a certified Reiki master. She has studied Reiki with Kerri Draper, Urban Zen at Yoga works and holothropic breathwork by Stan Grof. Tania’s interest in alternative healing began at a young age when she saw traditional medicine unable to heal those closest to her. Tania utilizes different healing modalities such as yoga, essential oils and Reiki in order to help people align their body mind and spirit and clear negative blockages. Tania believes that the most important components of all healing modalities are love and compassion.

Tania works with Essential Oils in her Reiki practice. Why essential oils? Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. The fragrance of an essential oil can directly affect everything from your emotional state to your lifespan. When stimulated by odor molecules, the lining of nerve cells in the nose triggers electrical impulses to the olfactory bulb in the brain. The olfactory bulb then transmits he impulses to the gustatory center, the amygdala (where emotional memories are stored), and other parts of the limbic system of the brain. Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, essential oils can have profound physiological and psychological effects. After Tania incorporated essential oils in her reiki treatments, she saw a lot of people experience positive results whether it would be for treating insomnia, stress or improving general well being and concentration. Tania loves the brand Young Living and also uses original essential oils from her homeland Bulgaria.

Interested in learning to practice Reiki? Tania holds Level 1, 2 and 3 certifications here at the spa. Contact Kristina.skinhealth@gmail.com for more information!