I feel blessed to be a certified Reiki level 1 + 2 practitioner because it has had a profound impact on my life.  Recently, I went through a devastating experience that caused me to suffered a great deal of emotional pain. I experienced a deep sadness that was overwhelmingly hard to accept.  I didn’t think anyone could understand what I was going through. Energetically, reiki was the only thing that really made me feel safe and supported. It helped me step into my power and taught me how to recognize and clear energetic blockages so that I could heal myself and others. Reiki has helped me become a better teacher by guiding me to hold space in a way that protects me energetically, while allowing me to be fully present to empower others.

I love offering energy healing sessions because I want to help you release those things that no longer serve you.  To help you feel safe and supported so you can fulfill your hearts greatest desires.  To let go of fear and self doubt so you can step more fully into love.  My joy comes from helping you live an abundant life of self-acceptance.  If you are interested in booking a reiki session with me, please email me at

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What is Reiki?


“Reiki is a simple and natural healing method.  It is a gentle and powerful practice which brings about wholeness.  It is a healing energy guided by higher intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy.  Reiki is an ancient hands-on technique that has no formal connection with any religion. ”

It is administered by light touch and based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement.


Rei-ki = Universal life energy in Japanese.

Rei = boundless universal aspect of this energy

Ki = vital-life force energy which flows through all living beings

This energy is described differently in different cultures.  In Chinese medicine, it’s known as Chi, the yogis call it Prana and the Japanese call it Ki.

“Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. When a person’s Ki is high, they will feel strong, confident, and ready to enjoy life and take on challenges. When it is low, they will feel weak and are more likely to get sick. We receive Ki from the air we breath, from food, sunshine, and from sleep. It is also possible to increase our Ki by using breathing exercises and meditation.


How does Reiki healing work?

Dr. Mikao Usui developed Reiki as a method of transferring Universal Life Energy so it could be used to heal ourselves and others.  The special key is the attunement process. In order to become a channel for Reiki energy, Reiki healers receive an attunement to the Reiki power.  This is called an energy-transmission or initiation and can only be given by a qualified Reiki Master-Teacher. Each energy-transmission opens up the ‘inner healing channel’ and attunes the student to its vibrational frequency.  This transmission amplifies the flow of energy and heightens the vibratory rate of the body’s energy. The energy enters the student’s body through the top of the head and flows down through the upper energy centers known as chakras.  The energy continues down the arms and leaves the body by radiating out from the hands. Once a student has become a channel for this energy, he or she feels concentrated life energy through the arms and hands.

What is Reiki Healing?

The root of the word ‘healing’ comes from the word ‘whole’.  When we are connected to the whole, our energy is flowing and we feel alive, vibrant and healthy. As soon as we allow our energy to be drained or blocked by physical, mental or emotional issues, we become ill.  Anyone who offers Reiki is a channel for Reiki energy, first to flow through him or her, and second to pass it on to the receiver – the person who needs healing. While touching the body of the receiver, the giver becomes a link to the source of healing. This gentle, powerful hands-on technique brings wholeness to both receive.  

The source of health comes from the Ki that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional health of the physical organs and tissues. It is Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is creating a healthy condition.

If the flow of Ki is disrupted, the physical organs and tissues will be adversely affected. Therefore, it is a disruption in the flow of Ki that is the main cause of illness. An important attribute of Ki is that it responds to thoughts and feelings. Ki will flow more strongly or be weakened depending on the quality of one’s thoughts and feelings. It is our negative thoughts and feelings that are the main cause of restriction in the flow of Ki. All negative or dis-harmonious thoughts or feelings will cause a disruption in the flow of Ki. Even Western medicine recognizes the role played by the mind in creating illness.

It must be understood that the mind exists not only in the brain, but also throughout the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body and so the mind exists here also. It is also known that the mind even extends outside the body in a subtle energy field 2 to 3 feet thick called the aura. Because of this the mind and body are closely linked.

Therefore, our negative thoughts are not just in the brain, but also collect in various locations throughout the body and in the subtle energy field. The places where negative thoughts and feelings collect is where Ki is restricted in its flow. The physical organs that exist at these locations are restricted in their functioning. If the negative thoughts and feelings are not eliminated quickly, illness results.


Reiki helps with:

  • Reduction of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Improved regulation of emotions and hormones
  • Clearing negative and old, no longer useful energy (especially helpful for empaths)
  • Mental clarity
  • Improved focus
  • Improved sleep
  • Immune system regulation
  • Reduction of physical pain and uncomfortable sensations (chronic and acute)
  • Release of blockages caused by stress, tension, emotion, or injury
  • Promotion of your body’s natural healing abilities
  • Body acceptance
  • Promotes feelings of peace and joy



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