How to help your body heal itself


What is Reiki? 

Reiki is NOT a religion, and you don’t need to believe in anything for it to work. Reiki is an ancient healing modality that promotes deep relaxation and an overall sense of wellbeing through ‘laying on of hands’.  Reiki comes from the Universe/God/Creator and knows exactly what you need.  A Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit from the Divine into your body.  Reiki energy knows what needs healed first, as it comes from the Divine, it is all knowing. Reiki energy will go where you need it most.

Why should I try Reiki?

Reiki has many benefits such as promoting your body’s own ability to heal itself.  Reiki is a great compliment to Western medicine. Reiki can heal body, mind and spirit. Reiki can: lower blood pressure, address anxiety and depression, help to overcome grief and addiction, can improve your outlook on life, is very helpful before and after surgery, alleviate side effects of chemotherapy and/or radiation.  This is a short list of what Reiki can do.  The healing possibilities are endless.

What happens during a Reiki session? 

The client lays face up, fully clothed, while a Reiki practitioner directs the energy into your body with specific hand placements.  Clients report deep relaxation during a Reiki treatment, some even fall asleep – but they’re still getting the healing energy while they sleep!  Clients might feel warmth or coolness, may feel tingling, but most importantly clients will be relaxed and refreshed after your Reiki treatment.  A client might feel the need for a nap, or may leave one ready and raring to go; both are fine, as is anything a client might feel after the Reiki Treatment.

Rev. Maria Toddes has been a Reiki Master for over 15 years and a Healing Touch II practioner for almost 20 years. For more information please see website at  Call for an appointment at 717-329-0094.