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About Reiki


Reiki is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by the Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui. His teaching has continued and been adapted by various practitioners ever since. Using a technique often referred to as hand healing — which differs from what is commonly known as the laying-on-of-hands — it is a form of complementary alternative medicine, and has been classified as oriental medicine by some professional bodies. There is no manipulation of the skin or tissue. Reiki is not massage. Through this technique, practitioners transfer universal energy (reiki) in the form of qi through their palms and into their subject, promoting self-healing and leading to a state of equilibrium.

Reiki is practiced in a peaceful and loving manner and will do no harm to the client.

The benefits of Reiki have not been limited to people. Many pets have been brought to Reiki pratitioners and, as this video from the Earthfire Institute shows, the results are quite beautiful and compelling.

What to expect


A typical Reiki session is given on a massage table with you being fully clothed and a light blanket placed upon you. Most often, a session has a duration of 45 to 60 minutes. As your practitioner, I will lightly place my hands on or above the energy centers of the client's body to facilitate balance, harmony and deep relaxation. As the client, you may or may not feel sensations throughout your body. Many clients report feelings of warmth, coolness, muscle twitches and sometimes emotional releases. Some clients actually fall asleep as they enter into a deep state of relaxation during the Reiki session. If at any time during the session you have any concerns you should let your practitioner know so that appropriate adjustments can be made.

Your safety and comfort are always the main consideration.

You can best prepare for your treatment by observing the following guidlines:

  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing with as little jewelry as possible
  • Shoes that are easily removable outside of the treatment room
  • No belts
  • No perfumes or colognes
  • Long hair should be pulled back for access to the neck
  • Avoid alcohol the day of the treatment
  • Have a light snack or meal before your session
  • Hydrate with water before and following your session
  • Bring your best intentions with you
It is important to understand that the Reiki pracitioner is simply working with the energies that all of us have access to — they surround us. And since it involves energy, it is not simply limited to people but to all sentient beings, as this video from the Earthfire Institute amply demonstrates:

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Rates for Reiki treatments are available on our Services page, with appointments made by by emailing: