We’re pleased to offer Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Sessions with certified Reiki practitioner Alyssa Dalrymple may be booked through fitness manager Whitney Propps, 540-445-5388 or wpropps@culpeperwellness.org. Inquiries are welcome.

Alyssa pursued Reiki certification after experiencing its healing benefits for herself. She says, “I loved the sensation of pure relaxation it gave me. I pursued self reiki first, then went to some other private sessions and decided I needed to share the amazing healing I had experienced with others.” Alyssa is certified through the Reiki Sanctuary of Northern Virginia.

A session is typically 45 to 60 minutes long. This service is available to PWC members as well as non members.

August intro special for members: Purchase 4 sessions for $250!

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing and can be used for healing the body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects. These benefits may include relaxation and feelings of peace, lessening physical pains and promoting healing of the mind and body. Many have reported miraculous results. It has been effective in helping most known illnesses and always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki has been used in hospital and hospice settings, chiropractic and physical therapy practices and cancer treatment centers. It is a simple, natural and safe method of energy healing that everyone can use.

Can Reiki be combined with other modalities?

Reiki works with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. It is not a replacement for medical care but a supplement.

If you suffer from anxiety, physical or emotional pain, are receiving treatments like chemotherapy or radiation, arthritis or any other illness, Reiki can be used in concert with your medical treatments to help facilitate healing or minimize discomfort or stress.

What can I expect during a session?

During a session a very light touch or no touch is needed to share the energy for healing. You will be lying down or sitting if you are unable to lay flat. You can close your eyes and relax and let the energy flow through you. You should wear comfortable clothing. If you have preferred music you can ask that to be played during the session, or if you prefer silence that is also your choice.

If at any time you are uncomfortable in the position you are in you are free to move. Your utmost comfort is important.

Your Reiki practitioner is a vessel for the energy to flow through and the Reiki intuitively knows where it is needed in each individual. There is no attempt to manipulate the energy, the practitioner is trained to release all ego, be free of judgement and have the utmost compassion.

You may experience hot/cold or tingling, or see comforting colors or visions. If there is an emotional issue that is healing, you may have a release of emotion, which is perfectly normal. Others may not “feel” the energy but still feel relaxed and have a sense of well-being and at peace. Each person will have a unique experience and the experience could be different from session to session. Reiki sessions are very individual and may last 45 to 60 minutes.

How often can I schedule a Reiki session?

Some may only need a single session whereas others may need a series of sessions. There is no limitation on how frequently you receive a healing. It is recommended that initially you try four sessions to evaluate your response.

How might I feel after a Reiki session?

Most people typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed and that their stress has reduced. You might feel greater clarity or a boost to your energy levels. You may also feel more tired in the evening than usual. This is not an adverse reaction; it is the body telling you what it needs for healing.

Client testimonials

“I’ve had several sessions with Alyssa and they have all been amazing. She explains the process very thoroughly and is open to questions. I felt very comfortable going into the sessions. During the session I felt a deep sense of being grounded and connected to all things. The sensations were warm and sometimes even cold running through my body, but they were always pleasant. I had a feeling of calmness throughout. Afterwards I felt much lighter and like everything was just a little bit brighter.”

“I had a wonderful first Reiki experience with Alyssa. I wasn’t sure what to expect exactly but I am open to alternative healing options. The first thing I noticed is it felt like Alyssa was touching my hair. But she wasn’t! As she moved through the process, she took extra care at my knees. (Yay arthritis!) I could feel the heat from the energy work. It was like having a warm compress on my knees. I walked normally and with less pain in the week or so immediately after my session than I had been in the few weeks prior. I would love to continue my Reiki journey and would recommend Alyssa to anyone who will listen!”

Program fees (member / non-member pricing, pricing is per person):

1 session: $75 / $85
4 sessions: $280 (intro special for August – $250) / $340
6 sessions: $399 / $459
10 sessions: $655 / $715

Please contact fitness manager Whitney Propps to set up your Reiki session. Whitney can be reached at 540-445-5388 or wpropps@culpeperwellness.org