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What is Reiki?

The Usui System of Reiki Healing is the method that I was trained in. Reiki is an ancient healing technique that uses the Universal life force energy to balance the subtle energies within our bodies and to heal. To simplify this, I just say that I am an energy healer. As your Reiki practitioner, I am the channel through which Reiki energy travels. This Reiki energy will then transfer to you and will land where it needs to in order to promote a balanced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. There is an upswing in the use of Reiki energy and other forms of energy healing all around the world, even in hospitals and other more traditional settings.

Please note that my Reiki practice is generally a hands-on healing practice, although I have worked with clients to give Reiki from a distance.... yes that does work. I use my intuition to guide me on where to place my hands and because I like to work primarily hands on, my hands will rest lightly on your body. There is no massaging and if you feel uncomfortable, I can stop, switch positions, or use the floating hands method.

There is no difference in the benefit experienced by the placement of my hands on your body versus floating my hands over your body, the hands on method is just my personal preference. 

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

During a Reiki treatment, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table, covered in a blanket if you choose, listening to soothing music. I will lay their hands on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy, usually in a systematic but intuitive manner. A Reiki treatment generally covers first your head then the front of your body. Some practitioners will have you flip over and do the back of your body. I usually do not do this and it does not alter the treatment or healing. Remember, the Reiki finds where it needs to go.

I also integrate crystal healing into my practice so sometimes I will lay crystals on or near your body to help assist with the healing process.

What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may feel my hands become warm. Some people describe a floating sensation and some see colors or shapes during the session. Some people fall asleep. Some experience emotional release. What you experience will be unique to you. 

What are the benefits of several sessions?

The most common results of Reiki treatment include:

• Perceived reduction in stress

• Increased relaxation

• Enhanced sense of balance, centeredness and calm.

Just like meditation or massage the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. As an example: if you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly – regular sessions support well-being in every way.

Can Reiki “cure” me?

Reiki is a complementary medical art that you can get alone or to help complement other therapies and treatment plans. Healing is often the result of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, achievement of new understanding, and daily practice. Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment.

Reiki is NOT medical treatment. Reiki is intended to be a supplement to, and not a substitute for, professional medical care and treatment. In the case of any serious medical ailment or condition, you should always consult your doctor for advice.

I never diagnose, perform medical treatment, make any medical claims, offer any guarantees, prescribe therapies, remedies or medication, or interfere with any form of treatment prescribed by a license medical professional. I will endeavor to do my very best to help you, but I cannot offer any guarantee of success.

As the client you will always be treated with the utmost respect and integrity. Confidentiality is an underpinning principle and you can be assured that all personal data and information will be kept safe, complete, and private at all times, both during treatment and afterwards.


Yashica is a  focused on sharing information and guidance to help you move past blocks and other issues that prevent you from living your happiest and best life. On the blog, you will find a variety of topics that will help you succeed in life such as; horoscopes, astrology reports, free tarot readings, advice podcasts, life advice, videos, and much more. Yashica's Intuition also provides life coaching, life consulting, tarot readings and reiki treatments. The mission, by providing these resources and information, is to help you learn how to use all information and tools at your disposal to stop living in negative patterns and start living your true life purpose. I have physical locations in the Seattle area and also work with clients virtually.

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