mental health, reiki, sound therapy, wellness

My Experience with Reiki and Sound Therapy

Not sure how I have not written about reiki yet, but I’m going to rectify that right now! Last year my daughters and I started attending reiki sessions at the Minnesota Reiki Center. http://mnreikicenter.com/ We weren’t at all sure what to expect, only that it dealt with energy healing.

Our reiki practitioner, Jill Thiel, runs the center out of her home in Minneapolis. We were each captivated by the experience… From the beautiful gardens that make up her front yard to the inviting environment she has created in her artful reiki space, to Jill herself–she looks like a mermaid and is easy to talk to.

Jill explained reiki is different for everyone. And having had multiple sessions now I can say it varies from experience to experience. For me, it is deeply restful and rejuvenating. My daughter, Lara, looks more serene and peaceful after a reiki session than at any other time. Lara loves to ride her horse after a session because she feels they have a synergy they don’t have at other times.

Sage, my other daughter, is quite curious and talkative during her reiki sessions. At first this alarmed me, as I thought she was to be silent like in a massage or a prayer. Jill assured us everything was fine, “The reiki flows either way”. I certainly believe her. With sixteen years experience and tremendous insights she has shared with the girls and I, Jill knows reiki.

Not only that, but Jill also incorporates sound therapy into her sessions. Oh. my. goodness. When I am laying on the table and Jill plays her crystal bowls, I feel as though the sound is circling my whole body on a cellular level. It is intense. I have had tears streaming down my face for reasons I don’t fully comprehend. I do know when I am done I feel balanced, restored, and grateful.


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