Although I am a professor in education and have been in the field of education for over 20 years, my passion to help others has been the foundation of my career. This passion expanded into the ancient Japanese healing art of Reiki. My desire to learn and work in the field of natural energy healing increased when my mother was diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. This personal experience propelled me into becoming a Reiki Practitioner. As a 2nd Degree Reiki Practitioner, my mission is to be an open conduit and help enhance the body's own natural healing process through Reiki, a hands-on energy transfer technique.
Reiki is a non-invasive, non-manipulative ancient Japanese healing art used to transmit energy and enhance the body's own natural healing process. The technique and methods were established by Reiki Master Dr. Mikao Usui (1864-1926) in the late 19th century which became popular once Reiki Master Hawayo Takata brought the practice of Reiki to the United States.
My approach is simple and aligned with the core principles of the Usui System of Reiki. REIKI is not a massage based practice.
It is practiced with a gentle hands-on body approach or by simply working the energy a couple of inches off the body while laying on the massage table. As the universal energy flows through the practitioner's hands to the client, the client may feel a pulsing or tingling sensation, a feeling of warmth, comfort, or a sense of releasing previously-blocked emotions.
Although Reiki is not a substitute for medical and other health care treatments, it can be used in conjunction with current medical treatments. Studies have shown Reiki reduces physical and emotional discomfort, calms the mind and helps clients experience deep relaxation on all levels as well as improve immune and nervous system functioning.
REIKI Medical Research Literature:
* Brown, F.  Ancient Reiki accepted at a modern American Hospital. The Journal of Awareness. pp 3,16.
* Schiller R. Reiki: A Starting Point for Integrative Medicine. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.2003; vol 9, no 2, pp20-21.
* Reiki Really Works: A Groundbreaking Scientific Study
by Green Lotus, 2011
* Nield-Anderson, L. Ameling, A.  The Empowering Nature of Reiki as a Complementary Therapy. Holistic Nursing Practice, vol 14, no 3, pp21-29