You might be wondering…

I’ve never heard of Chios® Energy Healing. Did you make it up?

No. Chios® is a newer healing modality, developed in the late 1990s-early 2000s by Stephen Barrett. Before becoming available to the public, Chios® was tested and refined over a period of several years. You can find out more about it on the official Chios® website.

How does energy healing work?

Energy exists everywhere, including the human body. The human energy system, made up of chakras and an energy field or “aura,” can affect or be affected by physical and mental factors. Injuries, illnesses, psychological trauma, and a number of other things can impact every aspect of someone’s health.

The energy that exists all around us, universal energy, isn’t affected by the same factors. In energy healing, the healer learns to become a conduit or channel between the universal energy and the client. Using this energy, the healer is able to repair and restore the client’s energy system, which usually leads to a sense of balance and well-being.

It is important to note that energy healing is not intended to replace or substitute for professional medical or mental health care. An energy healer is not a medical professional, and is not qualified to diagnose or medically treat health conditions.

Why should I choose Chios®?

Chios® includes many techniques that are unique to the modality. One of the more advanced Chios® techniques addresses harm and trauma from one’s past, including past lives. Even a basic Chios® session can have a profound impact on a client. 

Chios® is governed by a central institute, which ensures that all practitioners learn the same techniques and concepts and follow the same Code of Ethics. Chios® also strongly recommends, and provides resources for, ongoing learning and personal/spiritual growth for the practitioner. The developer of Chios®, Stephen Barrett, is still very active in the running of the Institute, including certifying all Chios® Master Teachers.

How can I be sure you know what you’re doing?

To become a Certified Chios® Master Teacher, I studied for several months with another Master Teacher, who taught me the basics of energy structure and human anatomy along with Chios® techniques and concepts. In order for me to be certified as a Master Teacher, my instructor had to contact the Chios® Institute and attest that I had met all requirements. I earned my certification in 2006, and have practiced Chios® ever since, though not always as a business.

I don’t believe in this kind of thing. Can you prove to me that it works?

I can show you testimonials and tell you about the results I’ve seen with previous clients, and the results I experienced from having Chios® sessions. The only other “proof” would be for you to have a session yourself. 

I would only have to have one session, right?

Sure, if that’s all you want. However, you wouldn’t only go to a doctor once in your life, would you? Energy healing isn’t medical care, but it is most beneficial when repeated at certain intervals.

Energy healing is not a one-and-done thing. Some energy system issues require more than one session to complete fully, and, just as your body gets run down from time to time, your energy system will at times need to be recharged and rebalanced. For clients who are generally in good energetic shape, I recommend a session once every 4-6 weeks; for others, more or less frequently might be more beneficial. 

I have a tight schedule. How long does a session take?

All session lengths include up to 15 minutes of consultation before and after the healing. The cost remains the same even if the client chooses not to use the full amount of consultation time.

An in-person full session is scheduled for 90 minutes. However, I recommend clients allow at least two hours in case more work is needed than I can complete in the scheduled time. There is no additional charge if a session runs overtime.

If your schedule is especially tight, an in-person mini-session takes one hour, as does a distance healing session.

Where would you do my session?

In-person sessions can be done in your home, office, or other location arranged by you, using my portable massage table. We would need a space in which we wouldn’t be interrupted for the duration of the session. For a distance session, you can be anywhere as long as you have a quiet space where no one will interrupt you.

Within the next few months, I will have a location for clients to come for sessions, so stay tuned for details!

Will you do a Chios® session for my child?

Only if your child wants one. Although you are their parent,  their free will still applies, and a healing session done against a client’s will is generally ineffective. Even a preschool-aged child can understand and agree to a healing session if it’s explained in age-appropriate terms.

If your child agrees, then yes, I can do a session for them. A child’s session is shorter and costs less than an adults, and you would need to contact schedule@riverflowhealing.com to arrange time and payment.

What if I can’t keep my appointment?

If you cancel a session with at least 12 hours’ notice, you will receive a 75% refund of any prepayment, or the prepayment will be applied if you reschedule. If you scheduled with our website calendar, you should have received a link through which you can cancel or reschedule; you can also do so by emailing schedule@riverflowhealing.com.

Failure to provide at least 12 hours’ notice will result in you forfeiting any prepayment you made, or being billed for the cost of the session if you didn’t prepay. If you were unable to provide 12 hours’ notice due to an emergency, please contact clientcare@riverflowhealing.com to explain the situation; we may waive the cost in that case.

I really want to have a healing session or learn Chios®, but I can’t afford your rates. Will you give me a discount?

Believe me, I understand not having financial resources. I’ve done my best to set rates that are accessible to most people, including the instruction rates which are recommended by the Chios® Institute. Because of this, in general, no, we don’t offer discounts.

However, if you have a strong need or desire for a session or to learn Chios®, under certain circumstances we may accept barter as partial payment, or be able to arrange a payment plan. If you feel this applies to you, please contact clientcare@riverflowhealing.com to explain your situation, and we’ll discuss it.

Why do I have to pay for this? Shouldn’t healing just be shared?

Some practitioners do believe that healing is a gift, and therefore people shouldn’t be charged to receive it. However, although the training to become a healer might not be as rigorous or long as the education required to be, say, a teacher or doctor, it does still take time to learn and master the skills necessary to do this work. I believe that just as other professionals deserve compensation, healers have right and reason to choose to request fair exchange for their services.

I don’t want to use Paypal. How else can I pay for a session or instruction?

If you’re having an in-person session, you can pay by cash or credit card at the beginning of your session. A distance session must be prepaid; if Paypal doesn’t work for you, please contact clientcare@riverflowhealing.com to discuss an alternative.

If I’m not satisfied, do I get a refund?

No. Once you have begun instruction or have received a healing session, refunds will not be issued under any circumstances.

If I enroll for all three levels of Chios® instruction but stop after Level 1 or 2, will you give my money back?

Generally, no. If you choose to prepay for Levels 1-3 of instruction, you’ve committed to studying those levels. If you choose not to meet that commitment, you forfeit any prepayment you’ve made.

However, if you must end your instruction due to extenuating circumstances beyond your control, please email me directly (as my student, you will have my direct email) to discuss the situation. In certain situations, we may issue you a partial refund.