About Reiki

DISTANCE Reiki Treatment & Training

(done via phone, Facetime/Skype, and email)

From a certain perspecctive, maybe we're all meant to heal ourselves and others; it seems to be part of our 'owner's manual'.  It may be why actions like hugging or placing our hands on pained body parts, and even praying for those in distress can often bring comfort. 


These activities held great power at one time.  While their innate power hasn't changed, many people tend to underestimate their effectiveness these days.  Perhaps it's partly because there's no logical reason for why they help - until you consider that hugs, touch and prayer may represent a few of the many forms of healing energy.  Reiki is another.  It amplifies the body's natural ability to promote and sustain health and well being. 


Another possible reason for dismissal may be that you cannot perceive the energy with your physical senses. "[However, when] you consider the countless unseen things that have undeniable power - sound waves, microwaves, radio waves; emotions like anger or envy; and of course the awesome, universal power of love - it seems silly to rely on the naked eye for proof of anything.  Yet, that is what we do.  Numbers on charts and graphs, X-rays, those we believe in.  But belief without documentation, something we perceive with one of our five senses, is considered blind faith."*


Believing in Reiki's healing power may seem like "blind faith," but part of why healing energy works so well is because everything, at its core, is made of energy.  There was a time when we thought the foundation of life was the atom.  Then, we learned about sub-atomic particles.  Now, we understand that energy is the building block of life.** 


Scientists have proven that the only difference between you, me, the air and anything else is the rate at which its energy is vibrating.  The lower and slower the vibration, the easier it is for you to perceive with your physical senses (consider anything you can see, hear or feel).  The higher and faster the vibration, the less you're able to physically perceive it, but it is no less real (think of cell phone signals, radio & TV waves, X-rays).*** 


From this perspective, physical methods of healing like surgery and medicines, are a form of energy work, and so are the countless alternative forms of energy healing, such as acupuncture, massage, prayer, healing/therapeutic touch, and qi gong. 


Among these alternatives, there is a place for what is called "laying hands".  This is where a practitioner (the person offering the energy) places their hands upon a recipient to offer healing.  It's a very common practice in many religions around the world.  Amidst the many methods for laying hands, you will find Reiki; however, it is not affiliated with any religious discipline or doctrine.


Reiki is unique among the other energy healing techniques for several reasons.  First, it is usually passed from Master/Teacher to student through a process called an attunement (click here for more info on attunements).  Second, the practitioner's own energy is not used or depleted in any healing - in fact both the person offering Reiki and the receiver get a healing during the session.  Also, with advanced training, certain symbols are used to more directly connect with and focus the energies specifically related to physical, mental, emotional & spiritual healing.


Reiki is a holistic method of healing because it promotes wellness on all levels:  physical, mental, emotional & spiritual.  It feels deeply centering, relaxing, nurturing and peaceful.  From a certain perspective, Reiki energy (also known as Universal Life Energy, Ki, Chi, Prana...), already exists in everything, everywhere.  So, the intention to give or receive Reiki may be more like remembering this on some level, rather than creating, giving, or receiving something that is absent from anyone or anything.  


The process of remembering might feel like 'connecting' or 'reconnecting', which is totally normal and fine.  However it's experienced, Reiki will meet the receiver where they are, creating just the right amount of healing to assist in restoring balance, vitality and wellness. 


While many Reiki practitioners do hands-on session, touching is not required for Reiki to be transmitted or received.  In fact, it's been said that Mikao Usui (the man considered responsible for re-introducing Reiki to the modern world) found transmitting without touch to be so powerful that he would offer Reiki to his clients from the next room before going in to offer a hands-on treatment. 


I use this distance method for Reiki in all sessions and classes.  Transmitting energy works equally well with both physical contact and in distance (also called remote) situations.  It's why sessions conducted by phone or Skype can be effective, and why Reiki attunements can be also offered without touching.


Reiki may be used to maintain health or to recover from injuries, illnesses, or any mental, emotional & spiritual challenge.  It may be safely used on any creature (animal, plant or human) at any stage of life.


Sessions last between 60-90 minutes.  Please reserve 90 minutes when scheduling. If we don't need the time, you can be done early. However, I have found that sometimes people need more time to discuss & process things, which is why I ask that you reserve the extra time when you schedule. 



*    Susan Casey, "Leap of Faith: Meet John of God", O, The Oprah Magazine, December, 2010. 

      Found online at:  http://www.oprah.com/spirit/Spiritual-Healer-John-of-God-Susan-Casey/3

**  Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics:  An Exploration of the Parallels Between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism, 4th ed., (Shambhala Publications, Inc., 1999), pg 203.


*** Howard Batie DM, Awakening the Healer Within, (Llewellyn Publications, 2000), pg 8.



For more information about the various services I provide, please click on the links listed below:


Distance healing sessions

Animal communication and healing sessions

Land and building healing sessions

●  Reiki Classes


SCHEDULING - By Appointment Only

NOTE:  For session and class fees, please click here.


Distance Healing Sessions 

In US:  conducted via email, phone or video

Internationally:  conducted via email or video


Human & Animal  

Mon - Fri, 7a - 6p PST 

Sessions conducted via email, phone or internet

60-90 minute sessions (by donation)

Last distance session starts 6p

For more information, please click here.


If this doesn't work for your schedule, we can discuss other options.


Home, Business & Land

Mon - Fri, 7a - 6p PST

Sessions conducted via email, phone or internet

90 minute sessions (by donation)

3 hour sessions ($300 flat fee)

Last distance session starts 6p

For more information, please click here.


If this doesn't work for your schedule, we can discuss other options.



Distance Classes

All classes are taught remotely via phone or internet


Monday - Friday, 7a-4p PST   (Last class starts 4pm)

Weekend classes available, please contact for details

If this doesn't work for your schedule, we can discuss other options.


Each degree is a single class lasting...


     4 hours for 1-2 people

     Additional 30 minutes needed for each person 3+


Currently, there are no classes pre-scheduled.  If you would like to schedule a class, please contact me with your availability, and I'll be happy to arrange a class for you one-on-one, or for your group. 


For more information on classes, please click here.



To book a session or individual/group class:


Please call me at 619.342.6239 or send me an email.