Reiki is a technique that reduces stress and induces relaxation in a way that also promotes healing. When working with Reiki, we invoke and work with the “universal life force energy” that constitutes all living things. Reiki is moved through the practitioner and to the client through gentle touch. That touch may be directly on or near the client, as individual need requires. Reiki energy can also travel across distances, allowing its healing effects to be gained remotely. Reiki energy is a very effective adjunct to any medical, psychological or shamanic healing work you may undertake.

What happens during a Reiki session?

Reiki is a very flexible system that permits the work to take place anywhere. Homes, offices, hospitals, outdoor locations and anywhere else human beings congregate are all likely locations for Reiki work. When possible, your Reiki session will be conducted in a warm, quiet room. We’ll discuss the issues that bring you to the session so that we both hold a clear picture of the work we’ll be doing. Soothing background music augments your relaxation as you take your place on a massage table or in a chair. As the session progresses, Denise will place her hands gently on or near your body in up to 22 different locations. Clients receiving Reiki describe a variety of sensations during this work; some experience Reiki energy as deeply warming, some as cooling, some as like a light breeze. Others experience only the sensation of deep relaxation. No matter your experience, you will know that you are creating a space of deep and renewing peace for your body, mind and soul.

Your session will be tailored to your expressed needs, and guided by the Reiki energy itself. As such, your session can last as few as 30 minutes, or as long as 90 minutes. Any Reiki session can be combined with a shamanic healing or counseling session.

Can Reiki work remotely?

Reiki has been shown to be very effective when shared remotely. In fact, Usui Reiki training teaches techniques specifically for this kind of work. When working remotely you will make yourself quiet and comfortable in your remote location during the time the Reiki work is done. Denise then asks Reiki to establish a connection between us, and the work continues as if we were sharing our location. Contact my assistant Mia for information about working with Reiki remotely.

Can I give Reiki to myself?

Absolutely! Giving Reiki to yourself every day is an ideal healing and spiritual practice. Anyone can learn basic Reiki and how to bring this enlivening energy into their lives each day. Check Denise’s Training page for upcoming instruction in Reiki I and Reiki II to learn more about self-care with Reiki and learning to give Reiki to others.

Do shamanism and Reiki work together?

Shamanism and Reiki are naturally compatible….learn more