• What to Expect at Reiki Traveler {with Hoboken’s Asha Surti}

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    Stress is, well, everywhere, all the time. It’s no secret that many of us are in need of serious relaxation session, especially when living in such a bustling city like Hoboken. Luckily, there are a variety of methods + treatments that are available in the Mile Square for all of our relaxation needs. Among them is a healing and Reiki session with Asha Surti of Reiki Traveler. Keep reading to discover everything about a Reiki Traveler session with Asha, what to expect, and more about her background in healing.

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    All About Reiki

    Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing system that is available to anyone looking to reduce stress and improve their health and well-being. The word Reiki combines two Japanese words — rei {higher power} and ki {life force energy}. This powerful, yet non-invasive therapy is designed to increase the individual’s “life force energy” — which is essentially the current that gives all matter life — using light touch {and sometimes even no touch} along with some spiritual guidance.

    All About Asha

    Asha Surti — reiki master, occupational therapist and founder of Reiki Traveler — is located right here in Hoboken. She is certified as a ninth-generation Reiki master after she completed her training with a top Reiki master traveler overseas in Thailand, according to her website.

    Asha learned about her energy-shifting abilities in her early twenties when she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Disease. After laying her own hands on a nodule she discovered on her throat, it completely disappeared by her next scheduled ultrasound. Asha believes it is her life’s path to assist others in their journey of healing.

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    How a Reiki Traveler Session Works

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    What transpires during a visit to Reiki Traveler is almost inexplicable. Asha welcomes you into her safe space with a glass of water, friendly conversation, and a light scan of any health concerns.

    She offers up the disclaimer that during the actual session, she may have “visions” of spirit animals or ancestors, whose messages she will share once the healing session is over. During the session, the client lies down on a comfortable heated massage table. Asha places an eye pillow over your eyes and encourages you to allow your body to respond in any way it needs to {crying, laughing, sighing, etc.} while she works her magic.

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    During the session, it is not uncommon to fall into a deep sleep and experience moments of intense heat, light muscle spasms, and/or pins and needles as Asha shifts any “stuck energy” in the body. She focuses on clearing any energy obstruction, while balancing the chakras and the yin {female} and yang {male} energies. Asha incorporates shamanic clearing using sound bowls, crystals, and incense.  After the session, she will share what she intuitively senses your body is struggling with and needs to release. She also suggests activities to assist in the release and healing, such as dancing or journaling.

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    A visit to Reiki Traveler is purely magical. The 120 minutes initial chakra consultation described above is $275. She also offers a 60-minute follow-up session {Reiki Refresher} including intuitive guidance at $125 and a 90-minute follow-up session {Reiki Rejuvenator} for $180. Asha also offers in-home visits to Hudson and Passaic counties.

    Have you tried a reiki healing session yet? Let us know in the comments!


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    Jen Gonzalez is the owner/founder of Doody Free Girl, a colon hydrotherapy practice in downtown Jersey City. Born and raised in New Jersey, Jen graduated from the University of Miami, FL with a degree in business — but after discovering a passion for health and alternative wellness while working at her family's business, she realized how easy it is to lead an unhealthy lifestyle in today's corporate environment. Now, she works as a colon hydrotherapist and certified nutritional consultant. On Hoboken Girl, she'll be sharing all of the cool vegan/veggie/healthy options there are to discover in Jersey City.


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