Reiki FAQ

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese-based healing technique which reduces stress and promotes relaxation, thereby enhancing the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

During a Reiki treatment, the practitioner will work with the body’s energy system to establish equilibrium for self-healing, through laying hands on or above the client’s body.  The practitioner will scan for energetic blocks and work within the client’s own energetic field to shift the flow of energy and remove these blocks, creating a balanced energy field.  The practitioner may incorporate crystals, sounds, aromatherapy and other modalities to improve the power of the treatment, as well as ensure more lasting results.

How does it work?

There is an intricately layered vibrational energy field that surrounds and penetrates the physical body.  It is this energy that is life in the physical body, otherwise known as “life force energy.”  The free flow of this energy is associated with wellness and high functioning of the individual.  However, when blockages occur, the individual often experiences malaise, illness, depression, or even feeling “stuck” in one or several areas of their lives. Reiki healing brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, aids in detoxifying the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.  There is increasing research evidence documenting the effects of Reiki such as lowered heart rate, blood pressure, and stress hormones; increased immune strength being a direct result from a shift in the body from stress response to relaxation response, thereby supporting the body’s own healing mechanisms.

What is chakra balancing?

The chakra system is a system of energy centers, located along the midline of the body. There are seven main chakras, which are all affiliated with a color, organ or organ system, an endocrine gland, a part of the nervous system and an aspect of consciousness. Each chakra influences our body in unique physical, emotional, mental and spiritual ways. By balancing and energizing each of these centers, one will be left feeling a strong sense of well-being, clarity and relaxation.

What if I’m currently on medications?

This non-invasive practice is safe, and supports any medical treatment or drugs prescribed by your doctor.

Will I need to remove my clothing?

Your Reiki treatment will be done while you are fully clothed.

What if I’m currently hospitalized?

Read about reiki in the hospital setting

What is an attunement?

In Japanese, this ceremony is called Reiju (pronounced Ray-joo) and translated, it means spiritual energy blessing.  In a modern day ceremony, your body moves into a spiritual state (or universal energy state) through the use of ancient sounds or symbols, which harmonize your mental and emotional bodies, plus also aligns your spiritual essence within to re-connect you to your true “self” (or your soul).  The attunement also clears your meridians (energy pathways) throughout your body to allow Ki energy to flow freely. The main purpose of an attunement is to raise your energy level, plus strengthen your connection to universal spiritual energy.

About Healing Spaces Wellness

Tara Marshall-Recas, BS, RMT, CYT is the owner, Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor behind Healing Spaces Wellness, LLC.  She completed studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County, American University and Georgetown University Law Center, believing that she would pursue the traditional path to “success” as defined in our modern Western society.  As life took its twists and turns, Tara ended up turning to yoga and reiki as tools to help her move through a challenging period in her life.  It was during this time that she determined that pursuing one’s purpose is the only point of this life experience and she left her traditional pursuits to study at the University of Maryland Center for Integrative Medicine, obtaining Reiki Level I, Reiki Level II and Reiki Master/Teacher, and YTT 200 Yoga Instructor training.  During this time, she also became experienced in incorporating sound healing, intuitive readings, guided meditation, visualization, emotional freedom techniques, and thai bodywork in her healing practice.  At Healing Spaces Wellness, we believe that we are simply guides.  We guide you, the client, to discover those spaces within your true Self where you can find physical healing and mental clarity.

When you book a Reiki session, we can incorporate sound healing, intuitive readings, crystal works, guided meditation, visualization and/or emotional freedom techniques in your Reiki session at your request. Our client space is located in a tucked-away community in Columbia, Maryland with soundproofed rooms in a holistic center. The peaceful decor with feng shui elements create a tranquil suburban oasis that is perfect for your own personal, spiritual retreat.

When you book a private yoga instruction package with us, you receive specialized instruction and therapy to holistically address your particular concerns. Optional modalities available during your yoga class include guided visualization/meditation, thai bodywork, and aromatherapy.