Reiki for People


Are you looking for stress relief? Do you desire to live your life in harmony and balance? Are you looking for healing on the physical, emotional and spiritual level? Reiki can do all of that, and so much more.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands using a light touch either directly on the body or slightly off the body. The word Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese composite word usually translated as “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, you are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, you’ll often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki helps return your body to its natural state of balance and well-being. It is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.

Who can benefit from Reiki?

Everyone – no matter what age, gender, religion or state of health. Reiki has a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. Reiki can help with minor things like head aches or stomach aches, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like cancer and heart disease. It can reduce or eliminate side effects of conventional medical treatment, including the negative effects of chemotherapy, post-operative pain and depression. It can strengthen the immune system for surgeries and cancer therapies. It accelerates natural healing following surgery or illness. Reiki always helps, and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Most people experience stress reduction along with gradual improvement of physical and psychological condition.

What happens during a Reiki session?

In a standard session, Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her hands on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the client’s needs. Each position is held for three to five minutes. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.

What does a Reiki session feel like?

Experiences during a Reiki treatment vary from person to person. The cient may feel heat, cold, tingling, waves of energy, or nothing at all. The most commonly reported benefits of Reiki are increased and smoother energy, greater calmness and a sense of balance. The Reiki energy encourages the recipient to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings, leading to a state of peace and well-being. Clients often experience physical, emotional and spiritual release during a session.

What are Healing Hands’ qualifications?

Ingrid is a Reiki Master Practitioner, trained in traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki. She integrates Reiki with her natural intuitive abilities and tailors each session to develop the best experience for each individual client.

Remote treatments

Reiki can be given remotely. Distance healing, also known as remote healing, is an energetic healing process that can be best explained through the principles of Quantum physics. It has been proven to be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than local, hands-on healing.

How does it work?

Quantum physics shows us that everything is made up of energy, and everything is connected. Everything is part of the same, continuous whole. Long distance healing is “wireless” healing. We accept that cell phones, televisions and even our garage door openers work in this wireless way. It’s not much of a leap to accept that all energy travels that way, including the energy of healing.

In a remote Reiki session, the practitioner connects with the person or animal requesting the healing energetically. Every living being has a unique frequency, and the practitioner tunes into that unique energy. We are all part of the same unified field of consciousness, and it’s simply a question of “dialing in” to the correct frequency. Once the connection is made, the practitioner sends the healing energy to the recipient.

Recipients of distance healing report the same sensations recipients of hands-on healing experience, such as a sense of heat or tingling in certain parts of the body, a sense of calm and peace, and a deep sense of relaxation.

Success story

A client needed major dental surgery and requested distance Reiki to help with pain control and accelerate healing. Reiki was sent the day before the procedure, during the procedure, the evening after the procedure, and twice more in the days following the procedure, two days apart. The client reported less pain, less bleeding and more rapid healing than with prior surgeries of a similar nature.

Why choose remote healing over hands on?

Other than the obvious reason – the person or animal requesting the healing is not in the same geographical area as the practitioner – remote healing can be a good option for animals who are skittish about being with strangers or too hyper to sit still. For humans with busy schedules, remote sessions allow them to benefit from the energy without having to make time to drive to and from the session. Remote treatments are just as effective as in person treatments and can be preferable to hands-on treatments in some instances. Distance treatments are also quick to schedule: in emergency situations, I can usually offer a distance treatment the same day.


From Ronnie, a breast cancer survivor: “I had to undergo radiation therapy. I was told to expect it to be stressful and that I would probably be more tired than usual. To the rescue came Ingrid of Healing Hands. She gave me Reiki treatments once a week during the six weeks I was going through the daily radiation treatments. I can honestly say that I breezed through the whole radiation process and I attribute that to the Reiki I received from Ingrid. I was not stressed or tired at all. On the contrary, the Reiki made me relaxed and calm and even energized. It was wonderful and I am so grateful to her!”


30 minute session – $90

50 minute session – $135