Bodywork With Melissa

What is Reiki energy?

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." 

A treatment is unique in feeling to each person.  Some feel intense warmth in their body as they receive energy.  Others describe wave like sensations or tingling.  Still some feel nothing at all aside from deep relaxation and calm.

Reiki is simple, natural and safe. Reiki reaches the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma. There is nothing you must believe in order to receive the benefits of Reiki energy. 


Reiki Energy Sessions

What To Expect

  • Reiki energy sessions will be provided in your home.
  • You will be resting on a high quality massage table, with soft linens, blankets, and bolsters all available for your comfort.
  • You will remain fully clothed during the session, and you can choose to receive energy either through light touch, or a hands off approach.
  • Essential oils will be used with your permission throughout the session and selected in line with the intent you set with Melissa prior to the session.
  • Melissa will queue you into deep relaxation, and with permission may use holy smoke (palo santo) to further soothe and create a longer lasting effect.
  • Melissa will cleanse both your auric field as well as session space to remove any negative energy that may have been released during the session.

Session Additions

Heighten Your Experience

add extended touch to your session

  • Extended touch for your session is also a lovely way to enjoy Reiki energy. 
  • Channeled energy is focused mainly on your feet, hands, head and neck. 
  • This technique uses heavier touch on the hands and feet than a traditional session. 
  • Gentle massage is applied during this type of session. 

add crystal energy to your session  

  • Melissa will intuitively choose crystals based on the intent you set with her.
  • Crystals and stones may be laid directly on your body or in your hands. 
  • A grid of crystals and stones may be laid out surrounding you on the table. 
  • Melissa may also hold stones in her hands as she channels energy for you. 

Prepare for your session

For your session, you will need a clear space for the massage table to be easily set up. Low level lighting would be optimal, though any space will absolutely work just fine.  Comfortable clothing is best, and if you have chosen to have extended touch as part of your session, bare feet is suggested for the ideal experience. Most important is to be open and ready to receive energy for your greatest good!


Life happens.  To all of us.  If life interrupts your ability to keep your appointment, please give Melissa as much advanced notice as possible.