July 14, 2011

Reiki Session

I got to experience something incredible at clinical one day.  Two staff reiki masters were giving demonstrations for staff members; and since the staff was reluctant to try it, I got a chance to try it. 

It was performed by two nurses.  They asked me what drew me to nursing.  I have a generic answer that doesn't pertain to my genitals, that I usually give, but because this was a healing session, I as honest with them about my vulvodynia and pudendal neuralgia. 

Neither nurse had heard of either condition.  Should we be surprised?

I was told to lie down on a bed.  One nurse practiced the art of reiki touch, while the other used a Tibetan crystal bowl to create this unbelievably resonant sounds.  The combination was so powerful, especially the tones from the bowl.  The sounds rolled through my entire body; and within minutes I felt like I was floating. 

When the session concluded the nurses gave me a glass of water and told me to stay well hydrated for the rest of the day.  I felt incredible for the rest of the day. 

I highly recommend this alternative therapy to anyone who is comfortable with touch.