Totally Frenched Out

From the blogger formerly known as Samdebretagne

Thursday, September 3, 2009

At a recent picnic I attended, I had the opportunity to meet and chat with Lisa, a fellow American. I'm always interested in meeting new people and finding out what they do, so when we got to the "So, what do you do?" part, I was pleasantly surprised to discover she was a Reiki master. I'm not a 100% believer in it, but I find the idea of Reiki intriguing. And I'm always interested in learning more about alternative treatment methods, so I decided to book a session with her.

For those of you not familar with Reiki, click here for an explanation. Each practitioner has their own method, so each Reiki session will be a bit different, but they all follow the same principle, and I do think everyone should try it at least once. If nothing else, it's like getting a massage - something quiet and soothing you can do for yourself in times of stress or fatigue. A short window of time when you can just lay there and relax, and let someone else take care of you. In my experience, I've usually feel heat at the spots where the practitioner's hands are hovering, and then felt very relaxed at the end of the session (which was also the case with Lisa).

If anyone's interested in getting in touch with Lisa or learning more about Reiki, please check out her website: . She does sessions here in Paris, and she's got really great energy and a lot of interesting stuff to say.

I'm going to put a little plug in here for her year-round house-sitting service as well. So if you ever need someone to watch your pets and/or water your plants while you're gone, be sure to keep her in mind as well!


Blogger Penny said...

Shame she is too far away for me to try! Does she only house-sit in Paris? I'll be looking for someone to house/cat-sit in Annecy for a good 6 weeks next summer...

September 3, 2009 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger Crystal said...

sounds interesting...I could use a bit of both her services! I'm gonna have a look at her website and see what could work for me...just to try it, like you said.

You'd better come back to Paris with a tan missy!

September 3, 2009 at 2:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reiki if fantastic. I've thought about going to a workshop to add that to my list of services.

September 3, 2009 at 2:50 PM  
Blogger Starman said...

I've tried several alternative medicine techniques, the latest being Pranic Healing. Even though it was featured on a news show as being practiced in a California hospital, it did nothing for me. My last session (number eight) was yesterday, and I feel no different than I did before I went the first time. I have tried Reiki also, with no indication that it is any better than Pranic Healing. The only thing they seem to accomplish is making you feel very relaxed.

September 3, 2009 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger MISS YURI said...

The democratization of reiki has led a lot of people to "take a workshop and add it to their list of services", as Jess put it. Reiki is spiritual work done on the energy level. Some people are born with easy access to and mastery of their energy, while most people would have to spend years working at it just to the point of being able to use it at all. Certification is not a marker of this kind of power and those who would pretend it is are cheats.

September 4, 2009 at 5:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think anyone was claiming you could master Reiki after a workshop. But, for those of us who are already energy workers and body workers, offering it to a list of services after a workshop is not out of the realm of realistic.

September 4, 2009 at 6:32 PM  

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