Soma Registered Massage Therapy
What is Reiki?
Reiki is energy medicine. Developed in Japan, in the early 19th century, by Dr. Mikau Usui for stress reduction, relaxation, enlightenment and healing.
It is administered either in person by the laying on of hands, or from a distance virtually online, and is based on the idea that an unseen life force energy flows through all of us, and is what causes us to be alive.
If one’s life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy, healthy and calm when dealing with stressful situations.
Reiki safely facilitates the healing of energetic blockages that manifest in our physical, mental and emotional bodies. By healing these energetic blockages Reiki helps increase the vibration of our personal energetics.
Increasing your personal energetics allows for you to naturally gravitate towards things and people that are good for you, well at the same time helping you move away from things and people that are draining.
“Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is well-being, well-being is freedom” -Dr. Mikau Usui
What to expect in a reiki session:
- Cleanse your mind of clutter
- Experience deep peace
- Calm your nervous system
- Realignment of your energy
- Clearing of unwanted emotional imprints
- Restoring, increasing and maintaining energy levels
- Reworking energetic system to flow in alignment with universal life-giving energy
- Opening, clearing, balancing and charging chakra energy centers
- Gaining strength and tools to protect personal energy boundary from outside leeching
Book your Vancouver reiki appointment with Ashley Eden.
How many reiki sessions will I require?
Each person is different and require different levels of care. It all depends on how well your energetics are functioning, your stress levels and your ideal level of balance.
One session can be very powerful.
When working with chronic conditions three to nine sessions are recommended to see significant results.
If your lifestyle is high paced and overly stimulated it is recommended to book in once a month to recharge, rebalance and re-centre your energy.
How can Reiki support my Physical Body?
Reiki can tune into the physical body energetically. Often physical dysfunctions and stress patterns found in the body have an emotional component to them. Reiki works wonders on clearing and healing the emotional body; healing the emotional body ripples down into the physical body subsequently supporting the release of stress patterns.
*Please note, these treatments are not eligible for reimbursement through extended health.
Craniosacral Therapy & Reiki Practitioner/Teacher
- Deep tissue
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point therapy
- Swedish techniques
- Pregnancy Massage
Kirsten is passionate and highly enthusiastic about her work in the healing arts. Her career has been dedicated to service, she has been practicing and providing massage for over 20 years as a Licensed Aesthetician and Spa Therapist in Vancouver. Kirsten’s massage clients would often make comments about her calming energy and “magic” hands. The unwavering support over the years gave her confidence in her practical skills and fed her desire to return to school in order to pursue higher education in the field. She recently graduated from the 3000 hour program at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (2020), then earned the milestone of RMT Certification. By connecting with the science of human anatomy and physiology she has been able to achieve a deeper understanding of her craft. She believes that the treatment room is a sanctuary for compassionate healing and wellbeing. Her treatment philosophy is that massage can feel great and still be therapeutic. Her particular interests are in the science of stress, calm and sleep and how massage therapy can help manage the fundamental functions of our nervous system.
Kirsten uses the the core principles of massage in addition to a wide range of traditional Swedish techniques to achieve results for her patients. She is an intuitive practitioner and a thoughtful communicator, who holds a high emotional intelligence. She is able to articulate how and why certain techniques are helpful, in this way, she contributes to an informed massage experience. Her own life experience, professionalism, care for others, knowledge and positive spirit are her most compelling traits as a therapist. She has a heart-felt happy energy and charisma about her that she shares freely and effortlessly with others, creating a light hearted but soothing atmosphere. She is a self-care advocate and a self-proclaimed massage connoisseur who views massage therapy as the most valuable tool in her own healing toolbox. She is very excited to be joining the team of amazing therapist’s at Soma Studio and she looks forward to treating you!