About Reiki



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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.

 Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

 A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.

 History of Reiki

Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.

Description of a Typical Session

A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.

 The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.

What is Reiki used to Treat?

Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.

Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.


Meet Our Reiki Masters

Tonya Jorgenson

Tonya Jorgenson

My name is Tonya and I am a Reiki Master and an Ordained Minister with Universal Life Church. Healing has always come naturally to me. For 18 years I spent my life healing animals and sometimes, in their tough times, healing their people, too. Reiki was introduced to me when someone spoke to me about how it could help my husband who was struggling with PTSD. Soon thereafter, I joined The Joyfull Spirit School in Manassas, VA to begin a journey that truly changed my life. I received my Master Reiki Certification and was ready to show the world how amazing Reiki is. Being able to provide someone with this incredible experience fills my heart like no other.

Sojourner Walker Williams

Sojourner Walker Williams

Sojourner is a Reiki Master healer and trainer. Sojourner received her Reiki Level 1 and 2 certifications in New York City under the direction of Usui Master Ellen Louise Khane (founder of the Reiki Peace Network) in 2005. Shortly afterwards, Sojourner began seeing clients in private practice. In 2011, she embarked upon her Reiki Master certification in Osaka, Japan under the direction of Reiki Master Judith Conroy. Sojourner has 14 years experience as a Reiki and energy healer and has been leading Reiki Level 1 and 2 trainings in Southern Maryland and New York City since 2014. In addition to private trainings, Sojourner leads the Reiki Level 1 and 2 Trainings at Refresh Yoga Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Karen Reisdorf

Karen Reisdorf

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Carolyn Engelson