What is Reiki ?

Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is the Japanese word for “Universal Life Energy.”  Founded in the 1920′s in Japan by Mikao Usui, the concept of Reiki is beautiful and simple. Reiki healing uses universal energy and touch to enhance a person's own self-healing ability, by improving natural energy flow. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a “Universal energy” is transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the individual in order to encourage emotional or physical healing and balance.

 Every cell of your body contains tiny sparks of electrical energy, and produces an energy field that flows all around you. Your energy field extends around your entire body.  Sometimes the energy flow around your body gets blocked. When blocks occur, the flow is interrupted and you may feel tired, stressed, or more easily disconnected. If the blocks are not released, eventually they move inwards to the physical body, creating more systemic symptoms. Your energy field is the first layer of your body's immune system. When you receive Reiki, it clears blocks in your energy field. This helps to calm the physical body, relieving stress and physical symptoms.  The human body is an amazing machine with built-in abilities for self-healing. When you receive Reiki healing energy, the body has more space and ability to adapt, heal and function smoothly.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

  • Here at Kids Thrive, Sue Ford uses Reiki as part of her holistic practice to help individuals learn resiliency and self-awareness, and at the same time feel more relaxed, grounded, and connected to the world around them. Sue, an experienced Occupational Therapist and Infant Massage Educator, combines her 20 plus years of working with children with her skills as a Reiki Practitioner to help kids and families better manage the physical and emotional demands of daily life, feel more grounded, and have more resiliency to maintain health and wellness in all areas of their lives and play.

  • Enhanced relaxation and confidence

  • Decreased anxiety response and increased resiliency

  • Increased emotional balance and adaptive response to stress

  • Improved concentration and mental clarity

  • Supported of sleep, health, healing and overall wellness

  • Expanded connectedness (to ourselves and others)

What does a session look like?

 We are partners to help support your whole family in wellness. Parents and children alike can benefit from Reiki sessions, and during your child’s session, parents are included and present throughout to learn strategies that can be carried over once your session is complete.

During a Reiki session, your child will have the opportunity to help create their perfect fit. With different options for seating, positioning and directing whether they prefer the gentle “laying on of hands” or “hands above” approach (no physical contact), Sue will work with your child to ensure that they are set up to maximize their bodies ability to rebalance energy, self-restore and heal at a pace and approach that is both relaxing and empowering.

 During a Reiki healing session, individuals may feel more relaxed, grounded, and may sense increase warmth or sensation. With the Reiki Practitioner moving through a progression of hand positions either on or above the body, individuals can enjoy relaxation while fully clothed, and comfortable in their preferred seating (shoes and glasses can be removed if tolerated).

Reiki Healing Session Rates

Reiki for Children: $45 (30 minute session with 15 minute plan/discussion)
All sessions are flexible to the needs of each individual child, and include session planning, energy work, discussion and follow up. We are partners with you in your child’s development and success, and so we often encourage your participation in sessions (parent presence is required in all sessions) and we make recommendations for home activities.  

Reiki for Parents/Adults: $60 (50 minute session with 10 minute plan/discussion)
Discussion and planning are completed collaboratively to ensure the focus and success of each Reiki Healing session. Session rate includes planning and discussion, energy work, closing and follow up.

 By having regular Reiki healing, you can jump start your body’s efficiency to self-heal, self-calm and create a foundation for overall health, balance and wellness! Please let Sue know if you are interested in booking multiple appointments to receive a grouping discount.

** Reiki is not a substitute for appropriate medical treatment. It is a complimentary treatment to be used with traditional modalities.