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 Sensei 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 system, lowers blood pressure and promotes 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 complementary healing modality in key medical facilities throughout the world. In the metro Phoenix area, facilities that offer Reiki to their patients including Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Banner Health, The Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Hospice of the Valley, Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center and the Arizona State Veteran’s Home in Phoenix.
Soul to Soul’s owner, Reiki Master Lisa Saylan, has taught Reiki for more than nine years. She is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider as well as the American Holistic Nurses Association. Her Reiki I classes provide 8 CEs for Licensed Massage Therapists as well as 8 CNEs for Nurses nationwide. Reiki classes are held in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, and Tempe. Private classes in a facility or in your own home are also available for groups of six with large enough space to work in. In addition to teaching at Soul to Soul and Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center, Lisa formerly taught Reiki at a nationally accredited healing arts college in Tempe, Arizona, as well as to Spa Students at the Aveda Institute in Phoenix.