Jane Bear is a certified Reiki Master.
Reiki is a form of Energy Medicine. We know from the ancient yogis as well as from modern science that everything is energy; our body, thoughts and emotions included. Reiki is the practice of channeling strong, intentional healing energy to assist in the restoration and integration of your body, mind and heart; aligning them with each other and the Universe. When we instinctively place our hands on a wound we are directing focused energy to that place for ease and healing. So we have an instinctive understanding of this potential whether we are aware of it or not.
Energy Medicine is for healing, but it is also for bringing you vitality when you are drained, resilience when you are stressed, and joy when you are down. Energy is the life force — keep your life force healthy and it keeps you healthy. Energy Medicine, in a phrase, brings your energies into harmony and balance. If you are sick or sad, shifting your energies feels good. Balancing your energies balances your body's chemistry, regulates your hormones, helps you feel good, and helps you think better. When you care for your body’s invisible energies, your cells become a cell’s version of happy, all the systems in your body start to hum in tune, and your heart begins to sing.
"Reiki" (ray - key) is a Japanese word meaning "universal life energy," the energy found in all things. Love. The word Reiki is composed of two root words: “Rei” meaning an unseen spiritual force, and “Ki” (synonymous with the Chinese “Chi” and the Indian "Prana") meaning energy or life-force. It is the energy of light. The Usui System of Reiki Healing, or Usui Shiki Ryoho, applies this energy through gentle touch for the purpose of healing and cleansing disease and imbalance.
Among the many thousands of Reiki students all over the world, most will agree that "universal life energy" is only a minimal description of Reiki's extraordinary force. In her early diary, Hawayo Takata, the woman who brought the Usui System of Reiki out of Japan, stated, "This power (Reiki) is unfathomable, immeasurable, and being a universal life force, it is incomprehensible to man. Yet, every single living being is receiving its blessings daily, awake and asleep."
A Reiki treatment supports the whole person — physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Reiki has specifically been documented to relax muscles, still the mind, and ease pain. Hands-on treatment has been scientifically proven to accelerate healing. Many health professionals are effectively incorporating the use of Reiki into their individual practices.
Some more benefits of Reiki are:
•Offers deep relaxation & release of stress and tension.
•Creates an environment to nurture & restore.
•Dissolves energetic blocks found in the emotional, mental, spiritual and physical bodies.
•Supports the natural balance of Prana/Chi.
Studies have shown that Reiki increases the white blood cell count, giving a much needed boost to the immune system, and has also been shown to relieve pain, depression, anxiety, insomnia and more. When one gives or receives Reiki their brain moves into an Alpha state causing a deep relaxation, a state that is often hard to find in our busy western world.
During a Reiki Session, the practitioner places her hands on an area of the client's clothed body, Reiki flows through the practitioner into the client. This transfer may be felt as any type of sensation—heat, cold, vibration, tingling, heaviness, or sometimes as no sensation at all. A full Reiki treatment takes about 60 to 90 minutes. During a session, Jane serves as a channel for Reiki energy; inviting it to help and heal where it needs to. She offers a space of deep listening and presence to whatever may present itself.
Jane is grateful to be practicing out of Water’s Edge Wellness Center in Langley, WA.
Sessions are sliding scale from $75-$100 for a 1.5 hour session.
In Gratitude and Service.
“In the medicine of the future, as I envision it, working with the patient’s energy field will be the first intervention. Surgery will be a last resort. Drugs will be a last resort. They will still have their place, but shifting the energy patterns that caused the disease will be the first line of treatment. And before that, teaching people how to keep their energies in healthy patterns will be as much a part of physical hygiene as flossing or exercise.” - Christiane Northrup, MD, known for her New York Times bestselling books and many appearances on Oprah