What is Reiki?

Are you looking for a natural, simple, safe, effective healing system? Reiki uses spiritually guided universal energy, which permeates the entire universe and all living things. This energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body and aura of the receiver. It is an ancient healing system that has been used for thousands of years and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui. Reiki is a Japanese term meaning universal energy because it is the divine consciousness, the all-knowing that guides this life force. Because of this, Reiki also can be sent to someone who is not physically present. This is called distance healing. It also can be used on animals and plants. During a Reiki session, the person receiving Reiki lies or sits, fully clothed, while the practitioner places his hands lightly on or a few inches over the person’s head and body. Reiki opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain and the necessity for taking responsibility for one’s life. Reiki heals on all levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual — to help return the body to its natural perfect state. It increases spiritual awareness and progress and is a means for each person to access the richness of his soul and discover his own great potential. Reiki is not a system of religious beliefs.

What Can I Expect At during a reiki treatment?

A complete Reiki session is offered to a fully clothed recipient who is lying on a treatment table or sitting comfortably supported in a chair.

Most commonly, Reiki is offered through light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner’s hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. The placement of the hands should never be intrusive or inappropriate, nor should there be any pressure.

Additional placements on the limbs can be done as needed (for example, if there is an injury or surgical scar), and some practitioners routinely do so. The Reiki practitioner can hold her hands just off the body if needed (for example, in the presence of an open wound or burn,)  During a session you will feel very deeply relaxed and calm. Most clients admit they felt like they were floating out of their body. People often experience heat in the practitioner’s hands, but also sometimes the practitioner’s hands feel refreshingly cool. Other common experiences are pulsations, pulling or energy movement that is noticable to the client, even a tummy rumble could occur.

Our emphasis will be on:

  • what you want to do,
  • what you can do, and
  • what you choose to do.

 You become more aware of moments in which you could choose to be healthier and happier, not give you a list of “shoulds” to haunt you.

You will leave feeling better, and feeling empowered to address whatever challenges you’re facing. 

It is recommended to start with 5 sessions to overcome a challenge,

Intensive Healing Sequences

Do you want to dive deeply within and connect with your innate wisdom and your profound power to self-heal?

If you are willing to commit to a sequence of in-person or Zoom sessions on successive days (usually 4-10 days), and simplify your life to the degree that is possible, you can create a profound, yet gentle shift toward great health and well-being.

During your sequence, you receive daily Reiki treatment and coaching. You spend time each day as you can in contemplative, expressive practices such as journaling, free-writing or art. Each sequence is specific to the individual client at that particular time.

It’s helpful to lighten your schedule as you are able to during this time, making space for more down time and alone time, but it is completely up to you. Please email me at for an application of sequence healings.

Essential Oils and Reiki

Essential oils and aromatherapy are an enhancement to any Reiki treatment. From lavender to frankincense, allow the fragrance to transport you back to ancient times. Please let your practitioner know if you are sensitive or allergic to any smells, perfumes, or smudging utensils such as sage or palo santo.

Practice Reiki Everyday

Practicing Reiki on myself every day not only helps to heal and give myself energy, but it also distinguishes me from other practitioners that I take Reiki seriously. It brings a sense of peace and community that unites me and others who practice Reiki daily. It has made a difference in my life by doing it every day, how I feel about myself and my professional practice, and a sense of the quality of love in my life. I know how it has profoundly helped and changed my life, and I want others to know what a daily Reiki practice can do for you.