What is Reiki
What tends to be one of your first reactions when you get a headache or
you hit your elbow on a doorway or your stomach starts to ache?
What do you tend to do naturally when you see a friend who is upset
or you see your child fall down?
More often than not, you place your hands where it hurts;
you use your hands as a means to convey comfort.
There is power in touch.
Reiki amplifies this innate healing that we all have.
Reiki (ray-key) is made up of two Japanese words.
Rei = spirit or soul Ki = life force energy
So, Reiki means "soul energy."
Benefits of Reiki
What's really amazing about Reiki, is that whomever experiences it seems to get the precise benefit that they need.
I've heard it called an "intelligent" healing modality, and the saying tends to be...
Reiki Flows Where Reiki Needs to Go.
It's cheesy, but time and time again, I have found it to be true.
As such, each Reiki session is unique and no one tends to experience a Reiki session in the same way.
You may get a Reiki session on Monday and feel super energized after it.
Then you may get another one on Friday and feel so relaxed that you want to sleep the rest of the night.
Reiki really does have an amazing way of providing your body exactly what it needs at that time.
What is exciting is that Reiki is being researched and implemented into big name hospitals,
like UCLA Health... and
and John Hopkins...
History of Reiki
Mikao Usui was a public servant and business man. However, a series of core-shaking,
life events left him wondering, Why are we here? What is our purpose? How do we find inner peace?
At this time, Usui rededicated his life to the search for enlightenment. After years of spiritual study, like the Buddha,
Usui went to fast on Mount Kurama; about 20 days into his practice he was hit with a bolt of energy that knocked him unconscious.
When he awoke, he felt deeply rested and an energy throughout his body that he had never experienced.
Usui was so excited by his experience that he broke his fast to run down the mountain to tell others. (In Eastern tradition, you must have your experience verified by up to three people who had already reached enlightenment just to be sure you weren't going crazy).
While running, he stumbled and ripped his toenail off; instinctively, he placed his hands around the wound.
The pain and blood flow stopped immediately. This was March 1922- the birth of Reiki.
I love the story of Reiki. I appreciate that the practice was born from a man who
had a full life, experienced hardships, and was left wondering, Is there more?
If you are interested in learning more about the history of Reiki,
I highly suggest the very well researched book, This Is Reiki by Frank Arjava Petter.
Spoiler: Usui was not a Christian monk and Reiki has nothing to do with long lost healing practices in India.
I specialize in Distance Reiki Healing
Don't get me wrong, I love going into a spa and taking a nap on a massage table while getting Reiki. It's amazing; I highly recommend it. However, sometimes finding time to get to the spa, fighting the traffic, finding parking, and getting into the zen zone takes a lot of effort.
This is what first drew me to Distance Reiki- first as a practice that I took advantage of and
then as a healing modality that I wanted to offer to other individuals like myself.
I love the flexibility of Distance Reiki, and I love that
the results are just the same as a Reiki in-person session.
Seriously- check out my reviews and hidden Yelp reviews because several of them are clients who experienced Distance Reiki.
Send me a text if you are only interested in an In-Person Reiki Session.
Booking a Distance REIKI Session
BEFORE THE SESSION
When you book your Reiki appointment on-line, you will be given an opportunity to provide your name, email, phone number,
and tell me a little bit about yourself. Use this space to provide me with the information
you would like me to focus on during your Reiki session.
I will call you 15 mintues before the session to discuss your areas of focus in more detail.
If you don't want me to call you (because you plan on being asleep, you don't want to talk to me, you'll be at work,
whatever the reason), please just let me know NOT TO CALL in the notes.
DURING THE SESSION
I will do a scan of your body and focus on the areas we discussed and that you highlighted in your notes.
I will also spend extra time on any area that needs additional Reiki healing.
This includes balancing the seven chakras, which align with major glands and organs in the body.
AFTER THE SESSION
I will call (or email if you prefer) with feedback on your session.
This is will include any impressions from the healing or messages from your guides that I get during the healing.
I do not guarantee messages or other worldly guidance, because sometimes it really is all about the physical body healing.
If you are interested in a combined Akashic Record Reading and Reiki Session, please book that specifically.
Reiki for your fur babies
Reiki is a safe and loving healing modality that is perfect to share with your animal companions. Animals are very sensitive and can often pick up on the energy that surrounds them. Reiki can help them clear their energy and promote greater overall wellness. In addition, it can promote healing from illness and injury, aid in recovering from surgery, and lessen the side-effects from medications.
The Reiki session should be scheduled when your animal has time to rest and relax. (Don't worry; Reiki will work just the same if your companion is up running around). An emailed photo and a little bit of information about your animal is welcomed, but not required. Sitting with your animal and being present for the healing is encouraged. After the session, we can check-in over email about your animal’s energy, healing process, and the expected/ unexpected shifts that occur over the next few days.
I have three rescue dogs; I LOVE my furry family (the picture is of me with my pups and my foster pups). When I learned that Sophie, my corgi, beat cancer- it really was one of the most happiest days of my life. Though I know she did the hard work, I also know that Reiki aided her in her recovery.