I began doing Reiki in 1994. I studied with Dechen Rheualt, and became a teacher in 2002 and with Kathy Lapinski in 2003. I am the fourth generation from Dr. Usui, and I am a Registered Reiki Teacher in both the Usui and Karuna lineages and have integrated Reiki into my overall work.
Reiki (Ray ki) is the Japanese word for A Universal Life Force. Reiki derives from the work of a Japanese teacher, Mikao Usui, and Dr. Hayashi, who studied with Usui. Having a Reiki treatment requires no specific setting or preparation, so Reiki can be utilized in many different settings, including hospitals, hospices, emergency rooms, and other patient settings. Reiki can be used to support a person through emotional, physical and spiritual crises, or as a preventative tool to maintain good health and ease everyday stress. Reiki is a gentle yet powerful tool for change in self and the planet. Anyone can benefit from Reiki treatments.
HOW DOES REIKI WORK?
All people have energy! Reiki Practitioners have received teachings and attunements which sensitizes their energy flow. Reiki can be given to the client both in person and from a distance.
FACE TO FACE SESSIONS
In a face-to-face session, the client, fully clothed, lies on a massage table or chair. After a short check in about the purpose of the visit, the practitioner lays her hands on, or above, the body of the individual receiving the treatment, allowing Reiki energy to move through the client, releasing tension and distress; Reiki can even be received through casts and bandages. When receiving a treatment you may feel moving energy (such as a gurgling stomach, coughing or sneezing) and other sensations as old stresses are released. Often a treatment feels deeply relaxing. You are always in control, and there are no known side effects to receiving Reiki.
LONG DISTANCE REIKI
Reiki can also be offered through distance treatments, and I work with both people and animals around the world. After an initial phone or video conversation, I will perform the Reiki treatment, preferably at a designated time so that both of us are tuning in at the same time. Following the session, another call completes the process. Please ask about setting up an appointment.
If you you like your name or someone who is needing support to be put in our Reiki Bowl, I will offer distance Reiki to those whose names are in the bowl weekly.
ENERGY HEALING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Research is now proving that the use of energywork such as Reiki can shift neural pathways by supporting a relaxation response in the brain. This supports a release from trauma responses such as Fight, Flight or Freeze. By integrating energy work or other expressive method you are able to access material in the prefrontal cortex with more ease. By integrating Reiki and/or other energy work with the expressive arts, and verbal therapy as you work through deeply emotional and personal issues, one is able to build tolerance, and resilience, allowing for greater meaning and expression.
I often work with Tuning Forks, “clicking”, and support individuals with deepening and/or beginning a mindfulness/Breath practice. I also use Qi Gong to help alleviate stress, depression and grief.
I adhere to a strict Code of Ethics as outlined by the International Association of Reiki Practitioners, as well the Code of Ethics by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association.
WHO CAN USE REIKI?
Reiki is passed through attunements from Master to Student, the attunements opening the student to the flow of energy. Once attuned, you can work with the energy for the rest of your life. Both adults and children can be attuned to, and learn, Reiki. Please contact me if you are interested in learning Reiki. Classes in Reiki I, II Animal Reiki and Master level are offered regularly throughout the year.
- In-person Reiki Sessions: $75.00 (90 minute session)
- Long Distance Reiki: $45.00
- Animal Reiki: In person or Long Distance $30.00 (Usually 45-60 minute sessions)
- Integrated Healing /Psychotherapy Sessions: $75.00
- Reiki Bowl: This is a free service, but you are free to offer a donation if you are moved to. You can leave a donation on our Payment page
A sliding fee scale is available.