Reiki Treatments and Classes
I offer Reiki treatments for relaxation or energy balancing out of my lovely and serene location in SE Denver. I can come to your venue to offer short Reiki treatments to your clients or employees. Classes in Reiki and energy work are available.
Read a blog post I wrote on what it feels like to be a channel for the Reiki energy.
A spiritual practice
to connect and heal
with universal life force
means "spiritual energy." Reiki is a spiritual practice that sensitizes
you to and helps you to increase and fine tune your connection to the presence
and movement of energy. Healing and relaxation are wonderful side effects of
this spiritual practice. The energy channeled by the Reiki practitioner is the
same energy called variously chi, prana, spirit, or orgone. It has been called
by many other names by many different cultures. Reiki differs from other
energetic forms of healing in that the practitioner uses symbols and specific
meditative techniques to increase their connection to spirit and focus the energy to better facilitate the healing process.
used in traditional Reiki are said to have been received in a moment of spiritual epiphany by the
founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, but research has revealed apparent origins in
ancient Buddhism and Shintoism as well as other Japanese philosophical and
Align spirit and body
to allow yourself to heal
a joyful responsibility
What to Expect from a Reiki Treatment
Reiki treatment can last from a few minutes to an hour or more. Generally, a
full treatment will last from 40 to 60 minutes. Reiki can be done as often as
energy is channeled by the practitioner and naturally drawn in by the client.
The Reiki energy will flow to where it is most needed, so that the client is
empowered to allow healing to occur. Many clients commonly experience one or more of the following: deep
relaxation, a feeling of warmth or coolness, a sensation of tingling or of
energy moving, the stimulation and/or release of physical tension or pain or of
emotional blockages, or a zoned-out or blissed-out state that fades into feeling
physically calm, emotionally content, and spiritually present.
Reiki works on the energetic body and is not directly manipulative of the
physical body, touching the physical body is not required. However, it is
traditional for Reiki practitioners to place their hands directly on the body
when it is comfortable and convenient to do so. The Reiki works equally well
whether transmitted through the physical body or streamed into the energetic
body, but often the client feels more directly connected to the energy when they
are aware of the flow of energy and can feel the placement of the practitioner's
hands. I generally work partly hands-on and partly in the aura, but I can easily
adjust my techniques to fit the client's preference. To allow for the easy flow
of the Reiki energy, it is advisable for the client to dress in loose,
Reiki is energy that comes from a source I consider to be spiritual in nature,
it is not a religion and you do not need to have any particular religious or
spiritual beliefs to benefit from it.
chiryō ho sessions (sessions of connecting through oneness, or more
commonly called distant or remote healing) are also available. When the practitioner connects to that place of unity poetically referred to as "the place
without place and the time without time," she can influence that which
appears to be distant in time or space. Treatments done from this place of unity can be received by the
client with efficacy equal to an in-person treatment.
Role of Responsibility in Reiki
of the power of Reiki, most practitioners follow a strict code of ethics that
does not allow for energy work to be done on a person without his or her permission.
Therefore, enkaku chiryō ho sessions can only be scheduled by the client for him or
herself, not for another. If you are concerned for another person, you can
receive the Reiki yourself with the intention that you will become better able to help
the person you care about in a way that is mutually beneficial for all involved.
It is imperative to understand that all of us must heal in our own way and in
our own time. The path others choose is right for them, and it is not helpful to
them for us to judge the choices they make. Part of our spiritual development
lies in recognizing the value of honoring that which is different from us. The
best healing you can provide for another person or for the planet as a whole is
to take on the joyful responsibility of your own personal healing and spiritual
growth so that you may inspire others to follow your example.
Details on scheduling an appointment for a Reiki Treatment.
Connect with Source
grow and heal
I offer classes in energy work and Reiki. I also perform Reiki initiations (sometimes called attunements), which help a person increase their natural connection to the Reiki energy for spiritual growth and to heal themselves and others. It is not necessary to be attuned to Reiki to do energy healing. And I have observed that people who are sincere and committed to their energetic healing practice will automatically form and deepen the connection to Source from which this healing energy comes. However, to practice the system of energy healing that was developed by Mikao Usui and which is called Reiki, it is necessary to receive the initiations from someone who has been initiated into the third or Teacher level of Reiki. I have received the initiations for the Teacher level of Reiki in two different lineages, and so can teach the system in either of the styles I was taught. However, I find that the spiritual growth emphasis of the Usui Reiki Ryōhō tradition through the International House of Reiki is more aligned with my own spiritual practice and all the classes I currently offer are in this lineage.
See a list of my Current Reiki Classes and Trainings.
are some of the many amazing books on Reiki that I recommend to my students and
those who would like to learn more about this spiritual practice and healing
Barbara Ann. Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy
Field. New York: Bantam Books, 1988.
Barbara Ann Brennan teaches her own style of energy work (not Reiki), this book
is excellent for learning about energy healing in general. I found it
particularly useful for learning about the aura and energetic bodies.
Light Emerging: The Journey of Personal Healing. New York: Bantam Books,
Ann Brennan’s sequel to Hands
of Light. I found the information on the three types of auric field
interactions to be very helpful; also, her exercise for Hara alignment is simple
and very powerful.
Mantak. Awaken Healing Energy through the Tao. Santa Fe: Aurora P., 1983.
techniques for energy activation and circulation are highly effective, his
writing extremely accessible, and his exercises easy to follow. His Microcosmic
orbit is necessary knowledge for Reiki Masters and Master/Teachers in some Reiki
lineages, although anyone can do the M-C Orbit and benefit from the increase of
chi for self-healing.
Frank Arjava, tr. Christine M. Grimm. Reiki: The Legacy of Dr. Usui. Twin
Lakes, WI: Lotus Light Shangi-La, 1999.
---. The Original Reiki Handbook of Dr.
Mikao Usui. Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Light Shangi-La, 2003.
William Lee. Reiki The Healing Touch: First and Second Degree Manual.
Southfield, MI: Vision Publications, 1998.
Diane. Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art.
Berkeley: Crossing P., 1995.
have several of Diane Stein’s books and am always impressed with her
unrelenting dedication to making healing techniques universally available. I
first learned about Reiki from her book All
Women are Healers. Essential Reiki is an excellent handbook that
covers all levels of Reiki practice, including information on both traditional
and non-traditional techniques.
Stiene, Bronwen and Frans. The Japanese Art of Reiki. New York: O Books, 2005.
The Reiki Sourcebook. New York: O Books, 2003.
last alphabetically, this book may very well be my first choice for excellent,
no-nonsense information on the history and practice of Reiki. The
Reiki Sourcebook gives a clear and historical account of the development of
Mikao Usui's system of Reiki and through extensive research carefully delineates
the traditional practices from the non-traditional, placing Usui Reiki in a
historical and cultural context. The exercises are simple and effective, and the
emphasis on the spiritual practice of Reiki is inspiring. The Stienes, in an
informational and non-judgmental way, lay out details on all the various
lineages of Reiki to allow students to knowledgably select the tradition that
they would like to work in.
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