Reiki is quite simply the channeling and focused sharing of Ki, the Universal life force energy. Reiki can be conducted with the laying on of hands or by hovering hands within the recipient’s aura but above the physical confines of the body, depending on the recipient’s desires and comfort level. The recipient is positioned comfortably on a warm massage table, supported by pillows, bolsters, and blankets. The practitioner opens the connection to the Universal life force and passes the energy to the recipient. The practice of Reiki clears areas where energy is held and blocked in the physical body, promoting restoration of natural flow and movement, facilitating physical relaxation and recovery from many stress and illness induced syndromes. The session begins with a brief interview to discuss individual needs, desires, sensitivities, and expectations. Potential positive effects include deep relaxation, quieting of the mind, mental clarity, feelings of connection to “spirit” (higher self, the Universe, “God”, whatever higher order you observe), physical and/or emotional healing, spontaneous release of traumatic memories, deep inner peace, improved sleep patterns, etc. There are really no negative effects, per session, although on rare occasion the release of long and deeply held traumas, whether one was conscious of them or not, may result in a temporary feeling of discomfort. This typically passes quickly. Recipients are given an opportunity to re-acclimate before leaving the session. Reiki sessions are conducted at the Soul Freqs roadhouse. For an additional fee, they may be conducted at private residences or other locations of choice.