Reiki (ray key) is a Japanese word meaning "universal life force energy."  

Reiki is a form of therapy that uses simple hands-on, and visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a person.  Reiki touch therapy is used in much the same way to achieve similar effects that traditional massage therapy is used—to relieve stress and pain, and to improve the symptoms of various health conditions. (from

I was first introduced to Reiki by my first yoga teacher Khaya Davidson in the mid 1990's.  In 1996 I took level one Reiki training while I was in massage school.  In 1997 while visiting Sedona, AZ I was introduced to a couple (Light and Adonea) who were Reiki masters.  I attended level two training with them and subsequently invited them to Michigan to teach Reiki where I became their apprentice for two years.  In 1999 I became a Reiki Master and taught classes for several years.

The power of Reiki is that it works on any or all planes, physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  Reiki is an intelligent energy that goes to plane(s) with the highest need(s).  Today, although I am no longer teaching, I practice Reiki for myself and clients as a way to alleviate pain, stress, and create balance.