Reiki Therapy


I have always been interested in natural, holistic approaches to physical and emotional health.  I have been practicing Reiki for several years and was taught according to the traditional Usui method.  This healing technique was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s and is now known throughout the world.

I am not a healer.  Healing comes from within.  I simply facilitate the process of self-healing.

Reiki, (pronounced ray-key), is Japanese for “universal life force energy.”  Rei = spirit, Ki = energy. It is a gentle form of energy transmission through the hands of the practitioner.  It is an inherent, intuitive transfer of the highest healing energy from one being to another.   Reiki encourages the individual system to balance.  It is transmitted through hand positions placed on or just above the body which immediately activates the movement of energy.  Reiki is drawn through the body and has a near-immediate impact on nervous system functioning. Heat generated through light touch or radiating through the hands increases blood flow.  Reiki allows energy, known in other cultures as Ki, Chi, Qi, or Prana, to flow through the body’s energetic pathways which correspond to the endocrine system, also known as chakras.  Ki is the subtle energy that animates all living things, including Earth itself. We are energy.  Ki is the source or cause of our health–it beats our heart, breathes our lungs, and flows our blood.  We get Ki or Chi through breath, sunshine, food, water, sleep, laughter, love, and meditation.  The restriction of Ki is the source and cause of illness.

Reiki triggers the body’s relaxation response, the opposite of the fight or flight response, thus enhancing the immune system.  Reiki works in the electromagnetic field, or aura, which surrounds the body in all directions extending out to approximately three to six feet.  Emotions, which are created by thought, are radiated like the heat from our body.  Heat becomes light (whether or not perceived by the major senses); thus, we have both energy as emotion and radiated energy or light having an affect on us.

Reiki is not diagnostic nor does it treat disease.  See your health care provider for that.

Reiki is not a religious practice and requires no belief.  It is completely natural.

What is a Reiki session like?

Reiki can be given sitting in a chair, or preferably lying on a massage table with a bolster or pillows placed under the knees for support.  The room has low lighting and soft, meditative music.  The only items removed are eye glasses, watches, and shoes.  Regular clothing is worn–the more comfortable the better.  The recipient will be covered with a blanket(s), all according to personal preference.

The Reiki practitioner uses traditional Usui hand positions, beginning with the head and ending with the feet.  The practitioner’s hands are very lightly placed on or above the head.  The hands move slowly down the body focusing on the energy centers or chakras.  The hands are not placed on the torso but above it.  A deep sense of relaxation and well-being is almost always the reported outcome.

A Reiki session lasts about 50 minutes.

The fee for a Reiki session is $45.oo.