Kuan Yin, Goddess of Compassion


 Yvonne James-Henderson, Ordained Minister HPS,
Certifed Reiki Master and Trainer (RMT)
Attuned and Certified in Essential Reiki and Usui Shiki Ryoho.
Distance and Face to Face Sessions; Specializing in
Shamanic Healing, Drum and Prayer Circles and Herbal Teas.

Since 1999, also on-line groups for healing, spiritual growth.
Completion Certificate and manual.

Virginia/USA/Fredericksburg,VA /USA


 What is Reiki?

 Who discovered Reiki?

Who is Reiki for?

 What can Reiki do for me?

 What happens during a Reiki Session?

 What does Reiki feel like?

 What happens after a Reiki Session?

 How much will it cost?

 How do I book a Reiki Session?

 How can I learn Reiki?

 Further Information

 Links to other Reiki sites

 Reiki Training

What Type of Payment Do You Accept?

What is Reiki?


The word "Reiki" ('Ray-key') is made up of two Japanese words:

"Rei" - meaning "universal, spiritual or free flowing" and

"Ki" - meaning "life force energy"

 Reiki is therefore "universal life force energy".

 This universal life force energy, by definition, is found everywhere in the universe and is the same energy that modern science in general, and quantum physics in particular, recognises as the subatomic energy which underlies all matter.

 It is also the same energy known to many ancient civilisations, by many names, including Ch'i (Chinese), Prana (Asian Indian), Barraka (Islamic countries), Ruach (Hebrews), Mana (Polynesians) and Orenda (Iroquois Native Americans), to name but a few!

 Although this energy is present everywhere, imbalances can and do occur. When they occur in the human body the results may include stress, inability to concentrate, depression and physical disease.

 Reiki Therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation which involves the channelling of universal life force energy through the Reiki Practitioner and into the Recipient, with the intention of correcting any imbalance of energy. Because the Practitioner merely acts as a channel for the energy, he or she also benefits from the Reiki energy as it passes through them!

 Reiki works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels which means that, unlike orthodox medicine, it treats the person as a whole, rather than just the symptoms of a condition. The human body has a natural propensity to heal itself and Reiki simply accelerates this process.

Who discovered Reiki?

Reiki has been known and used, under many names, for thousands of years in the East but was kept as a closely guarded secret and virtually lost until the beginning of the 20th century, when a Japanese man called Mikao Usui re-discovered it.

 There are many versions of the story of how Reiki was re-discovered but they are not as important as the fact that it was found again! Most of the accounts state that Usui was searching for the healing methods used by great healers such as Jesus and Buddha. He eventually found the secret in the ancient Mahayana Sutras, the doctrine of life held sacred by Indian and Tibetan Buddhists.

 Back in Japan, he began to tell everybody about this healing energy, which he called Reiki. One day he met a retired naval officer called Chujiro Hayashi. Hayashi received his Reiki Mastership from Usui in 1925, becoming one of several Reiki Masters initiated by Usui before he died, in 1926. Being from a military background, Hayashi sought to systematise Usui's teachings and developed the sequence of hand positions in use today. He also trained teams of Reiki Practitioners and opened the first Reiki Clinic in Tokyo.

 Reiki was brought to the West in 1937 by Hawayo Takata, who was born in Hawaii to Japanese parents. After the premature death of her husband due to a heart attack, Takata was diagnosed as having a gall bladder condition. When her sister died, Takata went to visit her parents who had returned to Japan. While she was there she became very ill and was told that she needed surgery but, due to a severe respiratory condition, the use of anaesthetics would be very risky. Her condition worsened and she also developed appendicitis and a tumour. Surgery was now a necessity to save her life. On the day of her operation she asked the surgeon if there was any other way that she might be healed. The surgeon, whose sister had been healed by Hayashi's healers, told her about the Reiki clinic. Takata never had the operation and went instead to the Reiki clinic, where she was completely healed in body, mind and spirit after four months. She begged Hayashi to teach her Reiki but he refused because he thought of her as a foreigner and he did not want Reiki to leave Japan at that time. Eventually, he relented and Takata worked at the clinic as a Reiki healer for over a year, before returning to Hawaii where she opened her own Reiki clinic.

 In 1938 Hayashi visited Takata in Hawaii, made her a Reiki Master and named her as his successor. He realised there was going to be a war and that Reiki could well become lost to the world again if he perished, so he allowed Takata to create more Reiki Masters, on the condition that she charged for the training so that people would appreciate the value of what they were being taught. After the war she brought Reiki to mainland United States, Canada and then to Europe. In the last ten years of her life, Takata initiated 22 Reiki Masters and she died in December, 1980.

Since the 1970's Reiki has spread rapidly and it is thought that there are now over one million Reiki Practitioners worldwide!

Who is Reiki for?

 Reiki can also be given, with great effect, to animals and plants.

What can Reiki do for me?

Nobody is perfect, so there will always be some benefit from receiving Reiki - on the physical, mental or spiritual level. Reiki can:

 Provide relaxation, confidence, peace and joy.

What happens during a Reiki Session?

Reiki Therapy is given by placing hands on, or slightly above parts of the body that correspond with the major energy centres (Crown, Brow, Throat, Heart, Solar Plexus, Navel and Root). The hands are left in each position for 2 to 5 minutes. There is no massaging involved and the Practitioner will respect personal privacy. Both the Recipient and the Practitioner remain fully clothed, although the Recipient may be asked to remove shoes or items of tight-fitting clothing such as a large belt.

The therapy may be given with the Recipient lying down on a couch, the floor or seated on a straight-backed chair. A full session can last for an hour or more but, if time is limited, a shorter session can be arranged which lasts about 15 minutes. While the effects of the shorter session may not be as long lasting as a full session, remarkable results can be obtained even in this short time.

 In the room where the Reiki is given there may be relaxing music and/or aromatic fragrances to create a pleasant atmosphere. However, these are not essential to the therapy and can be removed if the Recipient wishes.

 If you wish, you may bring a friend to sit quietly and observe the session. Children under 16 years old must ALWAYS bring a Parent or Guardian to the session.

What does Reiki feel like?

The experience of receiving Reiki energy varies from person to person, session to session and sometimes even during a session. Some people feel nothing, apart from pleasant relaxation; others feel warmth, a coolness, a tingling or a gentle flowing sensation. It is not unusual for people to become so relaxed that they fall asleep. Occasionally people may experience emotions, which may be happy or sad, and some particularly sensitive people even see images while their eyes are closed. These things are all part of the therapy and should not be fought against.

What happens after a Reiki Session?

When the session is over you will be given time to regain your thoughts, or gently woken up, if you have fallen asleep! You will be offered a glass of water, as Recipients are often thirsty after receiving Reiki.

Before leaving you may book another Reiki Session - there are no rules about how frequent sessions should be, or how many sessions a person needs - it is up to you! You cannot overdose on Reiki, the only constraint is the time both you and the Practitioner have to spare!

How much will it cost?

30 Minute Session……………………..$25.00

1 Hour Full Session…………………...$50.00

Home visits by arrangement.

You can earn a free 30 minute Reiki session by arranging a Reiki Evening at your own home for up to 10 friends ($15.00 for each guest). Ask me for details!

You May Pay By Credit Card or eCheck Through PayPal
I also except money orders and cash.

Reiki Training is also available (Please ask for details).

Mikao Usui, who re-discovered Reiki, taught that whenever Reiki energy is given to someone, the Recipient should always give something back in return. Nowadays this tends to be money because this is what we value most in exchange for a service but originally, and even sometimes today, the offer of a service in return or a small gift was equally acceptable.

 Reiki Training Reiki I, Reiki II, Reiki III

Training classes are $150.00, you may take Reiki I and II on the same day.
You will receive a training manual, as well as a frameable certificate after attunement.  I  offer online classes and attunements, if you are not in the VA area. Free distance healing available
as well.
I Accept Credit Card or eCheck Through PayPal
I also except money orders, cash and in some cases barter.
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 Yvonne James-Henderson, HPS, RMT, DD, DT
GrannyWoman, Doula, Reiki Master

What is a Doula?
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