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Reiki clinic offered at Cafe Moro

Healing session will be hosted by practitioners this Friday at local shop.

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Reiki, a form of alternative medicine, involves physically touching or hovering over a patient’s relaxed body in order to transfer healing energies to them. SAM’s Apothecary will host a complementary Reiki clinic this weekend.

Reiki, a form of alternative medicine, involves physically touching or hovering over a patient’s relaxed body in order to transfer healing energies to them. SAM’s Apothecary will host a complementary Reiki clinic this weekend.

DREW MISEMER | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

DREW MISEMER | THE DAILY EVERGREEN

Reiki, a form of alternative medicine, involves physically touching or hovering over a patient’s relaxed body in order to transfer healing energies to them. SAM’s Apothecary will host a complementary Reiki clinic this weekend.

KATIE GROVES, Evergreen reporter

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Reiki is an energy healing treatment that can have many benefits. It can promote deep relaxation and meditation, encourage healing of mind, body, and spirit and provide relief from stress and anxiety.

Reiki has possible physical benefits as well, like easing muscle tension and discomfort, increasing the rate of recovery from an injury and boosting one’s immune system.

Reiki masters Kraig Brown, owner of SAM’s Apothecary, and Shadowalker Rainbowshaman are hosting a complimentary Reiki clinic from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Café Moro, located at 100 E Main St.

They host one complementary Reiki clinic every 2 – 3 months, as an opportunity for people to learn about the practice and experience a short session, Brown said.

“The mini Reiki sessions will last about 15 minutes, and it’s a way to come and relax,” Brown said.

Patients who attend will sit in a massage chair and the practitioner, depending on the needs of the client and where they feel the energy needs to go, will  place their hands above and/or on the individual.

Brown began learning about Reiki several years ago and became a practitioner in 2016. He knew he wanted to get into Reiki after his first session.

“[It was] very powerful,” he said, “and at that moment, I knew it was something I had to continue and learn to give it to others.”

Outside the complementary clinic setting, a regular Reiki session can last 45 minutes to an hour. Brown explained what a patient could expect from a regular session.

“It includes coming in, relaxing, getting into the moment, usually having a cup of tea and visiting [with the practitioner], then you move into the treatment room,” he said. “The total time on the table depends on how much energy is needed. After, there is a 10 – 15 minute re-acclimation period, like coming out of any state of deep relaxation.”

The re-acclimation period is necessary for adjusting, Brown said, since deep relaxation can distance the patient from reality.

He said everyone receives and experiences Reiki differently.

“Some people fall asleep, some don’t. Others are very talkative during their session, some people are not,” Brown said. “Though the majority of people go to a place of deep relaxation and treat it more like an energy guided meditation.”

During a session, Brown said it doesn’t matter what state you’re in, and he noticed Reiki is less effective for the individuals who are not necessarily open to the idea of receiving energy.

“Mindset is everything,” he said. “If you don’t think it’s going to work for you, chances are it’s not going to. You need to go into Reiki with an open mind of receiving the energy and showing up for yourself to relax.”

When choosing a practitioner, people may prefer one over another. Brown explained everyone has their own energy. Practitioners serve as an open channel for the Reiki energy to flow through them. Because each practitioner has their own vibe, some of that can be passed to the patient.

Brown recommended coming in for sessions once a month, but patients can do it as often as they want.

“If you’re not a very spiritual person, and you just want to come and relax for the time of your session, that’s all you have to do,” Brown said. “Reiki can, if nothing else, be that one hour of peace from our absolutely crazy world.”

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