how it works

What is Reiki?

I understand

I see 

I speak

I love

I do

 I am

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               Metaphorically, it’s like being wrapped in a giant warm, comforting hug while gently having all your "stuff" come to the surface and peeled off in layers little by little.  Reiki accelerates your body’s innate ability to heal itself but it also facilitates growth and awareness by meeting us where we are in our emotional place. Your energy knows what to do, shifting your body into rest and digest, allowing us to catch up with life while highlighting areas of importance where we could be facing resistance and supports us as we move through and eliminate those energetic blockages.

               Our body is a self-healing, self-regulating, self-repairing entity (when you cut your finger, it does heal itself, right?). But what stops our bodies from self-healing is STRESS.  We tend to live in the fight or flight mode, not even realizing it! Our sympathetic nervous system is in overdrive and we don’t get enough quality sleep, have digestive issues, roller coaster emotions that we don’t have the time or even know how to process.  Reiki relaxes the sympathetic nervous system, connects to the emotions and the stuck energy, and puts us back in balance.

Reiki is a spiritual healing that works through light touch by channeling positive energy into your body. This energy moves through the chakra system.


The word "Reiki" is made up of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom" or "the Higher Power" and Ki which means "life force energy".


So literally, Reiki means "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy."

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What is the chakra system?

  • The 7 chakras or "energy wheels" in the body are distinct energy centers that need to be balanced in order for your body to be in physical, emotional, and spiritual alignment.  The energy spots start at the top of the head and go to the bottom of the spine

  • To get a better sense of how this works, picture a physical machine. If cogs get stuck, pipes become detached, or parts of the machine leak, it no longer does its job properly.  Things that might block your chakras: fear, lack of trust, burden of holding secrets, rejection, betrayal, ignored grief, being shamed, trauma, being bullied, neglect, anxiety, depression, and a whole host of physical ailments.

  • As such, if any of the 7 chakras become blocked or out of sync, this can negatively impact your physical and psychological health

  • Your chakras address bodily, emotional and spiritual systems such as, creativity, personal power, sexuality, self-confidence, feeling grounded and rooted, self-love, communication, self-expression, intuition, emotional stagnation, energy, sleep and dream state, and thought patterns.

During a Reiki session people have experienced:

  • Deep relaxation

  • A sense of calm

  • Warmth

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Where does the Intuitive Reading fit into all of this?

  • When I “see” or intuit the energy flow in your body, I understand what that energy looks like and I know how and where I can channel the energy and specifically target (problem, unbalanced) areas.  This is a form of a “psychic knowing”, otherwise known as Claircognizance.

  • I will then gently and positively manipulate that energy to balance and realign your energy system

  • I map this out on a body chart and provide this for you to keep track of your energy movement

  • I also utilize my art therapy background to provide intuitive drawing sessions where both you and I creatively express your energy and verbally process the information