Intuitive Reiki treatments are offered in our East Burke office on Wednesdays and Fridays; our fee is $60. Ask about our sliding scale for those on a fixed income. Appointments are scheduled via referral. If we don't have a friend in common, please include a phone number along with your scheduling request.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy, and is a simple, comforting practice that promotes healing and relaxation based on the teachings of Dr. Mikao Usui. Rei can be defined as an intelligence or guidance from a higher power; Ki is the energy which flows through all living things. In essence, the practice of Reiki can help us connect with a power that is at once both higher than ourselves yet accessible and flowing through us. It is indeed Universal, always within our reach, ever read to strengthen and lift us up.
While I am a Master Teacher and Practitioner of Usui Reiki, the most widely-known of the Reiki techniques, I’ve also studied meditation, creative visualization, breath awareness, Druidry, the Chakras, esoteric thought, and Healing Touch, all of which influence my work with clients. And while I bring a spiritual component to my practice, I neither expect nor encourage my Reiki clients to adopt the same. Intuitive Reiki, as I've come to practice it, brings together Usui Reiki concepts of balancing and strengthening the flow of energy through the body with easy, stress-relieving techniques found in paying attention to one's breath and quieting the mind.
An initial Intuitive Reiki session will take about 90 minutes. We’ll spend time talking about what challenges you are facing, and how Intuitive Reiki and relaxation techniques can help you on your healing path.
The Reiki treatment itself lasts about 50 minutes. You’ll lie on a massage table, and since you’ll remove only your shoes, you should wear comfortable clothing. I play music: I have a variety available, and encourage you to take a look at the list before your appointment (click on the link below).
After a gentle message of the feet and hands, I begin at the crown of the head with what in another time might have been called “laying on” of hands. I abide by the International Association of Reiki Practitioner’s Code of Ethics, and I follow the Usui method of hand placement, which flows from head, face, shoulders, upper torso, abdomen, and the arms and legs.
Many clients describe feeling a sense of balance, of peace and calmness that is restorative and lasting. Some fall into meditative states, or even drift into sleep.
While the Reiki treatment itself can do much to bring about that sense of peace and stress relief, in truth, I consider myself more of a facilitator than practitioner; I encourage my clients to play a more active, collaborative role. Before we start the session, I guide clients to bring to the table two of the simplest yet most effective methods for calming the overworked brain and tired body: an awareness and appreciation of one’s breath, and a holding in the mind’s eye of a peaceful image.
It is my hope that after an Intuitive Reiki session, my clients leave not only with a sense of the restorative peace and relaxation so crucial to maintaining physical and emotional health, but with a few simple tools they can use on their own anywhere, at any time.
To that end, I also offer consultations and distance Reiki, which, as I practice it, is not a passive experience. We'll work on the basics of self-Reiki and breath awareness, and I'll guide you through a session. Click the link below for more information:
As in-office Intuitive Reiki appointments are made on a referral basis. If we don't have a friend in common, please get in touch with a phone number so we may speak before scheduling a session.
Grace and blessings on your path,
About me: I've been a student of the mind-body connection and esoteric thought for many years, and a Reiki Master since 2001. I’ve had the good fortune to work with amazing Reiki, Healing Touch, and spiritual teachers, and to continue my education through retreats and courses. I’m passionate about sharing the simple self-care techniques I’ve learned, working with others coping with the aftermath of violence, and offering workshops and gatherings for like-minded fellow journeyers.
Since 1999, I've lived in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, where I enjoy hiking, canoeing, and daydreaming on the beach at Willoughby Lake. Previously an adjunct writing instructor at Lyndon State College, I'm the author of a memoir, The Unspeakable, and have written locally for The Caledonian-Record, Vermont Woman, The Northland Journal, and The North Star Monthly. Much of my freelance work has been about food – a lifelong passion! I’m a member of the Authors Guild; the Vermont Reiki Association; the International Association of Reiki Practitioners; The Theosophical Society of America; and the international Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids.