FAQ about a Reiki session with Donna
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
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."
Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” According to many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922 after a deep spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.
In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation and balance the chakras.
What to expect in a Reiki Session?
Upon arrival, I will greet you outside the door and walk you to the the studio space. You will fill out an intake form, then I will ask you a few questions related to your intention for the session and give you a rundown of what to expect during it. Treatment room will be already prepared for you: there will be a Reiki bed with freshly washed sheets, a blanket, an eye mask, some crystals and music playing from a speaker. You will be on the Reiki table for the entire time of your session so please wear something comfortable. Everything including the treatment table, a pillow and a bolster is adjustable so just get comfortable, relax and breathe.
Most of the time, an energy session is described as a sensory experience. You might start seeing colors, experience twitching, tingling sensations, sensation of floating, find your body warming or cooling or feel waves of energy/electricity running through the body. You might find yourself in a deep meditative state, fall asleep or process emotions during the session. Please know, that all of the above is normal and generally, Reiki treatment is a very relaxing, peaceful, restorative experience.
I use hand-off and hand-on Reiki hand positions during the treatments so If you do not want to be touched, please let me know.
If you have allergies or you are sensitive to essential oils or smells like sage, palo santo, lavender, frankincense, etc, please let me know at the beginning of the session.
Sound-healing and vibrational healing tools like singing bowls, chimes, music as well as breath-work techniques will be used as a part of the session.
If at any time during your session, you feel uncomfortable, please let me know and we will take a break or stop the session.
If you need to use a bathroom before or during the session, you are welcome to do so.
Gender neutral bathroom is available.
What types of Payments are accepted?
No Credit Cards are accepted for healing sessions at this time. You can pay with cash, use PayPal or Venmo to pay for your session. A $50 deposit is required if you are scheduling your first session with me. Please refer to CANCELLATION POLICY to find out more about purposes of the deposit and the ways to place it.
If you are using PayPal or Venmo, please make sure that your app is up to date and working properly before we begin the session.
If you have any questions, please contact Donna directly at
Dear Community, I understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life and In my desire to be effective and fair to all of my clients, I have adopted the following policies:
$50 deposit is required for all scheduled sessions.
24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule their session. If the appointment is cancelled 24 hours prior to the scheduled time, the deposit of $50 will be returned.
If the appointment is rescheduled 24 hours prior to the original time, the deposit for it counts towards the following session.
No-shows. Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment with no contact will be considered a “no-show” and the deposit will be kept.
Arriving late. Appointment times have been arranged specifically for you. If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. I always do my best to satisfy the scheduled time. However, if you are late, you will be responsible for the “full” session regardless of the length of the session actually given.
BY SENDING YOUR DEPOSIT YOU AGREE WITH THE CANCELLATION POLICY TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I Look Forward to Seeing You!