I began studying Reiki in the Fall and fell in love with it. After my CST course I came in expecting there to be a big learning curve when it came to “feeling” what was going on when I was learning to palpate the CSR I was shocked with how easy it was to feel the Reiki Energy after my first class with Lourdes Gray at the John Gray Center for Reiki.
I chose to add Reiki to my practice because I was looking for a way to offer combined treatments of Reiki and CST techniques to those who are unable to tolerate a full CST session, such as those with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome who may have a cerebral spinal fluid leak. Due to certain physical ailments where a full body CST session would not be recommended click here to see what those contraindications are. Reiki has no contraindications and is suitable for everyone regardless of their physical condition.
After my class I found that I was no longer dealing with the extreme fatigue that I’d grown accustomed too during my recovery from Post Concussion Syndrome. It came as a very subtle change over a couple weeks of self treatment and a work trip to Phoenix that should have wiped me out. I found instead that I wasn’t drained or getting the usual low grade headaches I’d grown accustomed too because of Post concussion syndrome but instead felt as I had before the injury.
In addition to the personal benefits I was really pleased with how impactful it’s been during the CST sessions for my clients. Reiki is a natural energy that flows through a practitioner hands whenever those hands are in contact with a living thing (it’s great for plants and animals too!) I found the Reiki flowing most frequently during a CST technique known as a diaphragm release (what I think of as a hand sandwich) I found that the fascia was releasing much quicker and at times more dramatically I also felt that my hands had become more sensitive to the subtle movements of tissue release.
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Jazmine Jade is a Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Reiki Master. She lives and works in New Hampshire.