Ali Bemont, M.A. combines her formal education and experiential learning with natural intuitive and empathic abilities to create a safe space for others to access their own profound capacity for healing.
A certified Usui Reiki Master through the Angelic Healing Center of Norwalk, Connecticut, Ali has earned a Master’s degree in Holistic Health Studies at Saint Catherine University. Since 2006, she has provided Reiki services to people in all walks of life, and consciously extended her practice to include hospice patients, seniors, and others in crisis.
She has additional training in the energy healing systems of Healing Touch and Therapeutic Touch. Ali’s foundation in psychic development, mindfulness meditation, and dreamwork create an additional dimension to each session, guiding her throughout.
Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei and ki meaning universal life energy. It is an ancient Japanese technique of “laying on hands” for stress reduction and relaxation to bring balance or promote healing.
The Reiki Session
Unlike massage, which works to restore balance to the physical body, Reiki uses the life force energy to balance the subtle energies within our bodies for health and healing. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel or conduit as the Reiki energy flows to where it is most needed to address physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.
The client is fully clothed for the session, and we recommend you wear something comfortable, since for most sessions, you will lie down on a massage table. Reiki uses specific hand placements and movements to assist in re-balancing and restoring the energy or “Ki” within and surrounding the your body.
As Reiki Master and intuitive energy worker, Ali places her hands in the energy-field, sometimes called the aura, around the body. Based upon the client’s wishes and her own intuition, her hands may hover or touch the areas of the major energy centers (Chakras), as well as the joints and the hands and feet.
A Reiki session can be viewed as a two-part process:
- Cleanse the meridians or energy lines of the body
- Balance the chakras (or wheels of life)
This helps your body achieve a clear and harmonious flow of energy.
At its most basic, a Reiki Session is a time dedicated to relaxation and peace, and is thus a powerful technique for stress reduction. The session not only works to erase the wear and tear of stress on the body, but it also helps to cleanse mind and spirit. After a Reiki Session you can expect to feel balanced, whole, and full of flowing light or energy. This state is open to healing as well as other forms of positive change or blessing.