In February of 1995, a friend invited me to take a First Degree Reiki class with her. I had never heard of Reiki and knew nothing about it, but the class sounded interesting and I had free weekend, so I took the two-day class. Little did I know I would fall in love with this gentle healing energy and the wonderful, sometimes miraculous, way that it works! That year, I received both First Degree and Second Degree Reiki (also called Reiki 1 and Reiki 2). The following year, in 1996, I became a Reiki Master in the "Western" tradition. Several years ago, I studied Traditional Japanese Reiki and completed Shinpidin Reiki Level III.
As a practitioner, I offer Reiki sessions, as well as sound therapy and biofield cleansing and balancing. As a teacher, I have taught Reiki classes from time to time over the years. I currently teach First Degree and Second Degree Reiki (Reiki 1 & 2) to individuals and small groups. It is such a joy to watch students discover their "Reiki hands" and to see their practice develop. Although my first love is still working with clients as a Reiki practitioner, I really enjoy teaching this healing practice. I feel that there should be at least one Reiki practitioner in every home.
Sound therapy and tuning fork therapy are wonderful additions to my Reiki practice. All are complementary therapies that have been shown to promote healing, balance, and harmony in the whole body system by reducing stress and increasing well-being.