Reiki is another practice to get you balanced and centered. Reiki treatments work on energy fields to remove blockages and promote healing. I accidentally stumbled on Reiki when a friend gave me a healing session years ago. At the time, I didn’t even know about energy work, and frankly, I was a little nervous! But curiosity won. The healing session was soothing, and I felt myself drifting in and out of sleep. Afterwards, I felt a lingering “butterfly” session in my lower abdomen, an area that I had had medical problems with for some time. Since then, Reiki has brought many beautiful moments into my life and has opened my mind to many different healing modalities.

Everyone has different experiences when they receive Reiki treatments, but there’s one constant: The client feels peaceful and relaxed during a session. Taking time to simply “be” is difficult for so many of us and sometimes we need to make an appointment just to get it done. When you give yourself that kind of attention, whether through Reiki or anything else, you make yourself stronger. It is no coincidence that workaholics and others who live at high stress levels often have little energy and get sick easily.

I give Reiki treatments at three locations, in midtown Manhattan, Williamsburg (Brooklyn) and Greenpoint (Brooklyn). For clients whose medical conditions prevent them from leaving the home, I can arrange at-home sessions. You can find out more about my rates here. If you’re interested in getting a Reiki treatment or have any questions that aren’t answered below, contact me at

what is reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese technique that helps heal and balance the energies in your body. The term Reiki is a combination of the Japanese words rei and ki, which together mean Universal Life Energy. If your life force energy is low, you are more susceptible to stress, accidents and illness. When your life force energy is high, you are physically and mentally healthier, more creative and better able to maintain a positive state of mind.

Reiki practitioners receive attunements from their teachers that awaken the ability to channel this Universal Life Energy. We all possess this ability within us. By placing her hands over the client, the Reiki practitioner works as a channel to deliver this energy where it is needed to help the recipient.

what happens during a reiki treatment?

During a treatment Reiki energy flows through the practitioner’s hands into the client. The client typically lies on a massage table; however, treatments can also take place with the client standing or sitting. Clients leave their clothes on and remove their shoes. The practitioner places her hands in various positions on or near the client’s body, including the head, shoulders, stomach and feet.

Each hand position is held for three to ten minutes and sometimes even longer, depending on the client’s needs. During this time the client relaxes (and sometimes falls into a nice sleep) as the Universal Life Energy works to harmonize and balance. Reiki energy helps you let go of tension, stress and negativity.

who benefits from reiki?

People who suffer from illness, mental stress or physical pain can benefit from Reiki. If you find yourself dealing with a chronic pain whose cause is elusive or, feeling stressed or upset over a major event like a break-up, divorce, death, or lay-off, Reiki can assist in your healing by bringing about deep relaxation, detoxifying the system and increasing the vibrational frequency of your body.   I’ve worked as a Reiki volunteer in the annual JCC Spa Day for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer and have treated nurses at Bellevue Hospital for Nurses Week.  From patients to caregivers, everyone benefits from a Reiki treatment.