Reiki: The Practice ... 

One must be fully comfortable in one's community, home and hearth.



(pronounced “rake’ ee”) means 'universal life force'. There is no religious or spiritual dogma attached to it.  It's a relaxing form of subtle energy that many people can feel, just as we can feel “the excitement in the air,” or the “tension in the room,” or anger, or warmth, affection and love.


Energy healing brings in an increase in life force energy which flows into the cellular levels of our physical bodies.  This universal energy is guided by the body to where it is needed. Through energy healing, you receive positive, peaceful, relaxing, healing energy to clear the aura, balance the chakras, as well as receive intuitive feedback on your body’s energy flow along with intuitively identified issues that need to be addressed.




An ideal treatment for stress reduction and relaxation allows individuals to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of life. Reiki treats the whole person — body, mind and spirit. One must be open to receiving this energy. It is not "put into the body" by the practitioner. Instead, it is received by the client. 


This is similar in nature to life coaching. We offer a guidance toward the path of whole person health and wellness, not solutions. 


Reiki’s benefits include feelings of peace, security and well-being.  Reiki is a simple, natural, safe method of holistic healing and self-empowerment for all people.




Reiki does not require belief in order for it to work. It is not a religion.  The amount of “life force” one has is believed to directly correspond to one’s quality of health. Karen Henry will use guided metitation, the principles of Usui Reiki and if combined with coaching, gentle guidance toward affirmations, breath-work, visualizations, simple yoga stretches, and meditative techniques, including mindfulness. 


Hands on or energetic healing is a part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times, and the existence of “life force energy” has been verified by science. The possibilities of Reiki are unlimited and many healthcare professionals now recognize its immense value in bolstering the immune system, aiding in detoxification, and overall healing.


Karen does not 'touch' the body with hands, but will hold her hands just above the body. There is no need to take off any garments, except shoes. 

What to expect during a session


We will co-create an intake form to be able to focus on the area each client wishes to work on. 


  • The in person clients will be asked to remove their shoes. They will either lie down on the Reiki table or sit up if lying down is not comfortable. Each session will take 30 or 60 minutes. A soothing, low music will be played. Clients will be asked not to wear a perfume or jewlery, as these are a distraction to the six senses. 


  • Ideally, a client will come back for a shorter session during the first week. Karen does not believe in 'selling' the client long term packages as part of her professional philosophy. Each client is unique. Each package or experience will be unique to that client. 


  • The science proves that it takes approximately 28 days for lasting change. We'll keep this in mind as we discuss what each client hopes to achieve. 


  • Karen offers special circumstances sliding scale fees but no discounts. Individuals with financial challenges, students, and single income families, or military families will be offered a sliding scale. Groups will also be offered a group rate. 

During my graduate work through 2019, I will not be conducting any in person Reiki, but instead will be exploring DISTANCE REIKI as my modality. 




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