July 14, 2011
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.