FAQS & POLICIES
MIND ALCHEMY'S LOCATION
Mind Alchemy's treatments, sessions, and additional therapy services are by appointments only. Appointments are taken at Mind Alchemy's studio located at 1309 A West Main Street Richmond, VA 23220. Parking is available off-street. For any inquiries, please message us or give us a call!
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through 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 and healthy. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI?
Reiki works to restore the balance on all levels and works directly on the problem and condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms. Some of the benefits of Reiki are as follows:
- Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit
Increases energy levels
Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
Clears the mind and improves focus
Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability
Aids better sleep
Reduces blood pressure
Helps relieve pain
Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins
Supports the immune system
Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
Compliments medical treatment.
*A consultation with a Reiki Practitioner prior to your first appointment is always recommended.*
WHAT IS A REIKI SESSION LIKE?
The first session begins with a brief consultation and client intake form. Mind Alchemy would like to acknowledge that privacy and confidentiality is maintained at all times. A Reiki session is performed on a massage table and the client will always be fully clothed. The session may start with the client lying face up resting comfortably. If indicated in the consultation or at the beginning of the session that you wish for your practitioner to pay attention to a particular injury or issue, they will also concentrate on that area during the session. For a regular stress-reduction session, the head and torso are worked on first, followed by the legs, feet, and back. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies from person to person. Many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
LATE ARRIVAL POLICY
Mind Alchemy understands that life occasionally throws its curveballs. We ask for you to arrive 5-10 minutes early so you may take advantage of the entire session time. If for any reason you are expecting to be late by 10 minutes or more to your scheduled appointment, please call us! We work very hard to schedule the right amount of time for each treatment. Accommodating late guests is often impossible without disrupting every other guests scheduled that day. Please be aware in the unfortunate event you are late, we cannot guarantee that your treatments will be performed that day or performed in full. It may affect the quality of your treatment. Tardiness may require rescheduling your appointment for another day.
We ask for a 24 hour advance notice to reschedule or cancel an appointment. Cancellations within the 24 hour window of your scheduled appointment will be considered a "Late Cancellation". Missed appointments will be automatically marked as a "No-Show" 10 minutes after scheduled appointment. Recurrent late cancellations and/or no-shows will result in a 50% fee based on the scheduled treatment that day. In order to be fair and effective Mind Alchemy offers confirmation calls & emails 2 business days prior to your scheduled appointment.