Another amazing soul joins the Coulee Health team!
Shannon practiced within our office on a couple of occasions and after our personal experience in a session with Shannon as well as the overwhelming positive feedback from her other clients, we are thrilled to have her hold space within our practice. Read on to learn more about Shannon Amberg and her Reiki practice.
Shannon Amberg is a certified Reiki practitioner in the Holy Fire Usui Tibetan tradition. Her background and education are in the environmental field and, though not specific to holistic medicine, her doctoral education focused on how people interact with and experience the natural environment. Since obtaining her Ph.D. in 2008, Shannon has been drawn to teaching and studying how a deep connection to nature can rejuvenate and help heal emotional, physical, and mental challenges. Studying energy healing was a natural next step in her progression to understanding the energetic connections between people and nature, and how nature can help heal. Shannon created Metamorphosis, LLC as a way of offering healing and relaxation to people who want it. While Shannon uses the traditional hand positions during Reiki sessions, her specific style is highly intuitive, meaning she is also strongly guided by intuition and sensitive awareness to the parts of the body that are in most need of focused healing and support at the time.
Shannon will be accepting clients for Reiki sessions at Coulee Health on Saturdays starting July 8th, 2017. Appointments can be scheduled between 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 596-5601 to schedule.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that is used to promote relaxation, stress reduction, and balance in the human body. Rooted in Japanese origin, the word Reiki translates as “Universal Life Energy.” Reiki works with the subtle vibrational field (life energy) believed to surround and flow through all living things. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or life energy should be strong and free flowing; when it is, a person’s body, mind, and emotions are in a positive state of health. When the “ki” energy becomes weak or blocked, it can lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance. A Reiki practitioner has been attuned and sensitive to the subtleties of this energy field and identifying where a client may need assistance with supporting energy flow.
Reiki is a great tool for easing tension, reducing stress, and facilitating relaxation in the body. While Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, many people use Reiki to help bring the body to a state of relaxation where healing can be maximized on several levels, including on the physical, mental, and emotional. As a result, Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings as an integrative therapy to support wellness and healing goals.
What is a session like?
A Reiki session is typically 60 minutes long during which the practitioner uses various hand positions and light touch to facilitate the flow of energy through and around the body. Clients can discuss wellness goals and particular problems or issues they are experiencing. Sessions are conducted with clients resting comfortably (face up and fully clothed) on a massage table.
What will it feel like?
Most clients feel a sense of relaxation, calmness, lightness, and peace in the physical body and the mind. Reiki is so relaxing that sometimes clients may fall asleep during the session. Don’t worry though, clients still receive all of the benefits of the session, sleeping or awake. At the practitioner’s hand placements, you may feel a very slight tingling, heat, or pulsing sensations. A client may also feel nothing at all but a sense of relaxation. The sensations or lack of are not an indication of the Reiki and how well it’s “working”, they are just how your particular body senses energy. It is different for all clients but deep relaxation is almost always felt.
How often do you get Reiki?
See for yourself how Reiki makes you feel after your first session! Many people, after trying one session, go on to have more sessions to progressively work on their current wellness goals. How often a client returns is totally up to them and how they are feeling physically and emotionally. You can’t overdo it with Reiki, as it is wholly beneficial and works with your body’s energy. In fact, your own energetic body is in control of how much Reiki it wants and needs during the session and utilizes it accordingly. A client’s body knows intuitively how much is needed to support it.