What is Reiki?

Reiki, developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, originated as a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation and promotes healing.  Reiki’s meaning is simple and pure – “universal light”.  The technique uses hands-on healing to help each individual’s “life force energy” flow.  Reiki treats the whole body, mind, spirit and emotions.  Its power works for each individual based on his/her particular needs.

The Reiki Practitioner is not the healer, but rather the vehicle through which the light energy flows in order to support healing.  Reiki is safe and can have miraculous results. Reiki treatments in person are done with the receiving individual clothed comfortably.  Non-local Reiki treatments are also performed and have effective results!

What is Distance Reiki?

This method of hands-on treatment allows for the practitioner and the client to be in two locations at the time of the treatment.  Distance treatments provide the same amount of energy transmission to occur, only in a non-localized way.

Prior to the Distance Reiki treatment the Reiki provider and the receiver of the Reiki coordinates a time for the session to occur. During the scheduled time the receiver is encouraged to use this time as if s(he) were going to another healing treatment (i.e. massage, acupuncture…).  Creating a quiet, calm environment to lie down or sit comfortably (using dim lighting, a candle, soft music, etc…), for 30 minutes – one hour works well for the receiver of Reiki.

The receiver of a Distance Reiki treatment does not have to use the planned time in the way mentioned above in order to receive the effects of the treatment.  Non-locality of the session allows for the energy flow to transpire regardless of what the two individuals are doing at the time of the Reiki.

REIKI TREATMENTS:  Local on Lopez Island and Anacortes, WA and Distance(anywhere near or far) Reiki sessions are $50 for 1/2 hour or $80/hour.  You may request a Distance Reiki session by emailing us at  Home visits and appointments available on Lopez.

WANT TO LEARN REIKI?  If you’re interested in learning Reiki for yourself, friends, family or others, Reiki classes, Level 1 and Level 2, are also available through Whispers of Nature. Please contact us at or  360-468-0550 to schedule a class and attunement or if you have questions.  Level 1 Reiki is $150.  Level 2 Reiki is $200.

One Response to Reiki

  1. Dee Wright says:

    On a recent visit home (to Washington) I asked Nick and Susie to give me a Reiki session. I’ve been dealing with constant lower back/ left hip pain for about 4-6 months. I knew that if nothing else I would feel relaxed and refreshed afterwards.
    What I wasn’t expecting was to be pain free, now it wassn’t instant. I felt the release about half way through my session. Susie placed her hand on the middle of my chest and I felt myself taking deeper and deeper breathes… then this release happened; the pain, the weight of the pain was gone… I felt lighter more centered like a blanket had been lifted and my spirit was free again.
    its about three weeks now and I am still pain free and feel more centered in my life than I’ve been in along long time.. I can’t wait to visit them again and have another session.
    I also look forward to taking the classs.

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