Frequently Asked Questions

What is Reiki?

Reiki is spiritually guided universal life force energy.  Every living thing is sustained by life force energy.  This energy is referred to by many names in various traditions, such as Chi or Qi.  Reiki is a special form of life force energy that is spiritually guided by the wisdom, love, and compassion of the universe.  This healing flow of energy is channeled by the Reiki practitioner to the recipient to facilitate healing at the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level by raising the vibratory level in and around the body.

Can Reiki hurt me?

No, Reiki can never cause harm and is never contraindicated.  It is guided by spiritual consciousness and is always helpful and safe- directing itself to the healing that is needed by the recipient.

How can I prepare for my Reiki session?

Please drink plenty of water prior to your session- being fully hydrated allows the energy to move more efficiently through your body.  If you have any sensitivities to specific crystals, essential oils, sage, or palo santo (often used to prepare the room prior to the session), please let me know prior to the day of your session.  I recommend planning to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your session.  Please note that sessions must end at their scheduled time and late arrivals will forfeit that portion of their session.  However, the most important thing is simply to be open to receiving the healing energy of Reiki.

What if I don’t see a session time available that works for me?

If you do not see a time that works for you in my automated scheduling tool, please email your preferred days and times for a session to and I will be sure to let you know about additional availability as soon as it becomes available.

What can I expect during my session?

For in-person sessions, you will be asked to lay down on a massage table.  You will remain fully clothed, but I will ask you to remove any jewelry and your shoes- feel free to bring comfortable socks to wear if you prefer.  For added comfort, a bolster pillow will be available to place under your knees and a blanket will be available to place over your body if requested.  If receiving Reiki via a distance session, you will be asked to find a quiet place to sit or lie comfortably for the session.

Once you are comfortable and settled, I will use scanning techniques to evaluate the areas most in need of Reiki.  Crystals, essential oils, sound healing, and short guided meditations or visualization exercises may also be used to enhance the healing experience.  Reiki will be administered, and your only job will be to relax, remain open, and to receive the healing energies.

As you receive Reiki, you may feel deeply relaxed as well as a variety of sensations such as tingling or heat or you may experience a range of emotional reactions.  All of these are normal indicators that Reiki is working to heal the energetic imbalances within your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Can Reiki treat my medical condition?

Reiki is a gentle, hands-on energy technique that is used for stress-reduction and relaxation.  As a Reiki practitioner, I do not diagnose conditions, prescribe or perform any type of medical treatment, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed health care professional in any way.  Reiki is a helpful complement to traditional medical and psychological care and should never be used as a replacement for such care.