Reiki is a Japanese technique which promotes restoration to the body, mind, emotions and spirit. It is administered by gently ‘laying on hands’ to areas of the body that require healing and balance. It is based on the idea that a Universal Life Force Energy flows through us. When one’s life force energy is low or blocked, we are more likely to get sick or feel the effects of stress, where as when our life force energy is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. By redirecting and enhancing this Life Force Energy, Reiki promotes the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion, it has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to receive Reiki.
Reiki is a simple, natural, intuitive and safe method of healing and self-improvement that everyone can experience. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki has been effective in:
Release anxiety and tension
Relief from allergies and colds
Removing emotional and energetic blockages
Establishing a rich connection and understanding to the spiritual self.
Restorative energy medicine is an integrated, powerful and dynamic combination of ancient shamanic techniques. As a born shaman, my approach is naturally based on the practices of ‘extraction’, the removal of old, unhealthy energies, and emotions that often lead to chronic illness or pain. In addition to cleansing and extraction my practice incorporates intuitive assement, guided imagery, journeying, dream tending, polarity, and chakra balancing as well as Reiki. It specifically addresses the individual needs of the client and is exploratory, expansive, transformative and guided by spirit.
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“I have been in the field of energy medicine for the last fifteen years as an Acupuncturist and Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and, as such, have seen first hand the powerful results that can be attained by working with the body’s energy to treat a wide variety of physical and emotional conditions. I have also had the good fortune to work with several practitioners that use various energy ‘techniques’ to treat my own health issues, but it has been rare indeed for me to find someone as talented in these methods as Robin Afinowich is with her Reiki practice.
Every now and again, someone will come along that combines a deep, intuitive understanding of the complexities of the energetic ‘world’ with a firm grasp of scientific and psychological knowledge and I believe that I have found that in Robin. To use the term ‘Reiki’ to define her work would be to limit its scope – she pulls from a variety of modalities that include, but are not limited to, Reiki, Shamanism, Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology, Buddhist and Tantric Philosophy, as well as a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology – and I’ve found her results to be much greater than the sum of its parts.
In addition, Robin brings to her work a sense of profound compassion and empathy which, in my opinion, is paramount in a practitioner of the Healing Arts. Perhaps due to her own life experiences or for reasons we are not always able to grasp, she seems to have a gift that allows her to understand – either cognitively or intuitively – what is needed to allow a deep healing to occur. In addition, there is a sense of selflessness, sincerity and gravity that she brings to this process while holding herself to a standard of accomplishment and professionalism that one would want and expect from a serious practitioner of Energy Medicine. I wholeheartedly recommend her work and believe that she has a great deal to offer to her clients and to the future of her profession.”
Rachelle Marmor, L. Ac.