I am starting to offer in-person sessions again but there will be changes to what happens before and during a session, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not possible to maintain 2 m distance during an in-person session, so the following protocols with be adhered to in order to reduce risk of exposure.
What will change for you?
- You will be required to fill out a waiver and consent form the day before your appointment confirming you have not been ill or exhibited primary or secondary symptoms of COVID-19, exposed to others that are, have been, or might be ill with COVID-19, or travelled out of province during the last 14 days, and that you acknowledge risks associated with an in-person session. If you have any mild COVID-19 related symptoms we will cancel your appointment (there will be no cancellation fees)
- You will be required to pre-pay 24 h before your appointment by PayPal or e-transfer (I will not be accepting payments at time of appointment). Paper receipts will not be provided at this time.
- You will arrive alone at your scheduled appointment time and bring a minimum of personal belongings
- You will wear a mask during the session. If you do not have one a paper mask will be provided to you for a fee
- If you are wearing sandals, I ask you to bring a pair of socks to put on when you arrive
- Upon arrival you will sanitize your hands with hand sanitizer
- We will jointly go over a COVID-19 self-assessment (https://bc.thrive.health/covid19/en) and then proceed to my healing studio
- There will be kleenex and hand sanitizer available in the treatment room
- If you need to scratch or touch your face a kleenex will be provided
- You will sanitize your hands at the end of the session
What protocols will I be following?
- Bed linens – all bed linens will be washed with disinfectant additive between sessions
- All frequently touched surfaces will be wiped down between sessions
- I will open all doors for you and keep treatment room door and window open to improve air flow
- I will wear a 5 or 6-layer non-medical cotton mask and nitrile gloves during the session
- I will not be serving refreshments
- I will not be using crystals
- I will pick an oracle card after your session and email you a picture of card and description with your electronic notes
- Bathroom will be available if needed but I encourage you to use bathroom before you arrive. Paper towels and hand soap will be provided.
If you become ill with primary or secondary COVID-19 symptoms or are diagnosed with COVID-19 after your appointment, I ask you to inform me ASAP.
I am still offering distance healing sessions with Skype or Zoom, which are 100% safe and just like an in-person session (read more here: https://justbreathereiki.com/2020/03/17/self-care-try-a-distant-healing-treatment-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak).
If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know and stay safe and be well.
Reiki is an ancient Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of life force energy in the body, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body’s innate healing ability. The session focuses on balancing energy in the energy centers of the body (called chakras).
The type of Reiki I practice is called Unified Reiki, which represents a combination of Usui Reiki and Tera Mai Reiki. I have completed all four levels of Unified Reiki and am a Reiki Master, which allows me to perform attunements and teach Reiki to others, in addition to giving treatments. I have completed the Canadian Reiki Association (CRA) practicum requirements and am a certified Reiki practitioner and Reiki teacher.
The cost for Reiki healing sessions are outlined below. Payment options are cash, cheque, credit card, Pay Pal, or e-transfer. Payment through PayPal or e-transfer must be made before 24 h before your appointment begins. E-transfer payments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Standard session (1 hr) – $100
Longer session (1 hr) with 1/2 hr add-on Angel Life Coaching (1 1/2 hr) – $150
45 min session with 15 min add-on Angel Life Coaching (1 hr) – $100
30 min distant healing session – $75
I can tailor an in-person Reiki session to your needs and include traditional energy balancing/blockage removal, as well as specialized techniques (e.g., breaking habits or ties to old relationships, people, situations that are no longer of use to you). I also incorporate the use healing sounds, guided meditations/visualizations, and Reiki-charged crystals in my treatments. A standard session is 1 hour long. I also perform distant healing sessions, which involve sending Reiki energy to a person in a different geographic location. A standard distance healing session is 1/2 h long; although, many of my clients opt for a 45 min Reiki and 15 min Angel Life Coaching combination.
I am an intuitive healer and use information I receive and sense to guide and direct the session. I do also receive a stream of intuitive guidance and give you the client the option of receiving the messages that come through by adding on an Angel Life Coaching Session or Card Reading (I am certified for both). You can also of course choose to have a standard Reiki session which does not include channeled guidance. Most people, however, do find information received resonates deeply with them and is helpful and healing.
What to Expect during a Reiki Session
The session takes place with you lying down comfortably on a massage table. For most of the session you will be lying on your back. I will scan your body to see if I sense any blockages, then I will work just above your body or with light touch on each of your 7 main chakras on the front of your body. Then I will work down your arms and legs, to your feet, and finish the session by balancing the 7 chakras along your back. People generally find a session very relaxing, soothing and rebalancing.
The experiences of people receiving Reiki energy vary. You may feel temperature changes (cold or heat) coming from my hands, pulsing or tingling sensations, or you may feel nothing at all. You can trust that the Reiki energy is going where it is needed regardless of what you experience.
Reiki energy works harmoniously with all other wellness/medical treatments and can help with healing your mental, physical, emotional issues. It is strongly recommended that you do not discontinue any medications or treatments you are currently receiving, without discussing it with the wellness/medical practitioner who is guiding your treatments/care.
“I count myself as blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Melanie over this past year receiving both distance Reiki and Arcturian Healing and Angel Life Coaching sessions. I feel that Melanie is a profoundly skilled and gifted healer and that her intuitive awareness and capacity to provide meaningful guidance is without question. Melanie has been a wonderful resource to me during a difficult and trying time in my life and I humbly thank her for her empathy, kindness, and sincerity. When one feels so lost and confused in this world we often need to turn to others for compassion and direction and there could not be a better choice in my opinion than Melanie.”
“I found Melanie’s name and website over a year ago during a search for an energy healer on the north shore and I have never looked back! She introduced me to Reiki energy, which really resonates with me. Along with attending regular healing sessions with Melanie, I have taken her Reiki Level 1 training and regularly do self-healing. This integrates with my daily meditation practice. I consider Melanie a wise mentor and coach in my spiritual development. She is an authentic, ethical, caring healer and the messages she transmits from my guides are extremely useful and encouraging – life changing, really. I feel better grounded and happier than I have ever been in my life. My connections with other people are greatly improved, especially with family members. Melanie is a warm and welcoming person – meet with her and see what good things happen in your life :)”
“I was introduced to Reiki (and Melanie) through a friend a few years ago. The location is easy to get to, with ample street parking. The treatment room is calming and tranquil. I loved getting Reiki so much that I ended up taking course there as well. Reiki share’s with fellow students are great. Melanie is knowledgeable and gifted. I feel blessed to have been led there. Best part of Reiki is that I can just lay there and receive. Self-Reiki has become a regular part of my life, and regular sessions at Just Breathe Reiki are a regular part of my wellness routine. To all you curious ones….I highly recommend you give it a try! Blessings!!”
“With all the available Reiki practitioners in the Vancouver area, I feel so blessed and grateful to have found Melanie. Her treatments are so unique as she is not only able to identify and clear energy blockages, but she gives insightful and compassionate advice as to why certain blocks are present. I always leave our sessions feeling clear and focused. Having a session with Melanie is like peering into your own subconscious mind – she identifies (with stunning accuracy) certain behavioural patterns and challenges present in your current life. Her insights never ceases to amaze me. Thank you Melanie for your compassionate healing.”
“I started seeing Melanie for Reiki treatments and Angel Coaching in order to deal with issues related to work and simply life in general. I found her approach to be sincere, gentle and compassionate. Trust was established very easily and for me, that is no ordinary task. Melanie has given me many tools to use in my life in order to control stress and to see the magic in life itself. I was extremely honoured when she invited me to join in her Level 1 Reiki class. It takes place over a few weeks so that one is given time to absorb the information being presented. I found that this approach was ideal for my learning needs. In class, her information is outlined logically and completely and for me, this approach further reinforced my trust in her and allowed me to process the information effectively. Class size is small which allows for friendly and intelligent instruction and discussion in a non-threatening environment. I trust and value Melanie completely. I am extremely thankful that she is a part of my life’s path.”
“Just Breathe Reiki is a tranquil place to experience the healing power of Reiki. Melanie is an accomplished practitioner with a calm, professional manner and she really knows her work. I leave my sessions feeling energized and comfortable. It is always an excellent experience and I have seen positive results from my treatments.”