Nicole Doherty Reiki Healing Los Angeles, California

What is Reiki and How Does It Help Me?


What is Reiki energy healing?

When potential clients ask me what Reiki is I always ask them to simply book a session and experience it themselves. Describing an energetic healing session is like trying to describe Burning Man to someone who has never been.  You just have to experience it for yourself! Every session is different and the energy healing customizes to your bodies’ personal energy map.  That being said, I’ve described what it is, how it works, how it was discovered and its main benefits.

How Does it Work?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that is done through touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the client and promotes relaxation and release of tension.

Reiki is a Divinely guided healing light energy that we all carry within us. Reiki practitioners get attuned* to this energy and become more available to the understanding that we all have the capacity to move and work with energy. We are all powerful, energetic beings.

Reiki is guided by Source. The practitioner does not guide the Reiki, the Reiki guides itself and the practitioner is simply a channel for its direction. As the client, your energetic body tells the Reiki practitioner where it needs assistance and the practitioner becomes simply a conduit.   The Reiki practioners also receive healing while giving healing, so it’s a beautiful exchange of energy.

Reiki is easy to learn and gets more powerful and attuned as you practice.   There are various levels of Reiki and in each level you receive symbols that help different aspects of the energetic system.   Once you are proficient and receiving good bio feedback using the first system/level, then you will feel confident to move to the next level, until you reach Master status, thus then attuning others to this energy.

Reiki practitioners practice deep meditation on these specific symbols during your healing based on downloads they are receiving from your energy field.

How Was it Discovered?

The symbols were discovered in the same way that enlightened masters throughout time have received downloads – through a meditation journey high up in the mountains.

Reiki is a practice that is referenced in scriptures from ancient Tibet and was rediscovered by Mikao Usui in 1922, a doctor of Theology with the command of the English, Japenese, Chinese and Sanskrit languages.

After a 21-day meditation in solitude at Mt. Kurama, he was spiritually awakened and delivered the ancient symbols that are keys and vehicles for Reiki healing energy. Usui began to create healing miracles with this energy the moment after their discovery.

He opened up healing clinics all over Japan and subsequently it has spread in popularity in hospitals, clinics and private practices around the globe.

What Are People’s Experiences?

Here is some feedback that I have received from clients, so you can understand the wide range of experiences you can have.

“ During my session I felt energy and colors moving throughout my body. She helped me …. areas that were blocked… to help unblock these chakras. I left feeling grounded, yet light…”

“I always leave appointments … feeling energized and inspired…”

“… incredibly intuitive and identified my main areas tension and depletion without my telling her.  The treatment itself was super relaxing ….having left the treatment I was able to see more openness and capacity to give in my interactions with others. “

“… I felt uplifted, as if the air around me became galvanized….personalized the treatment based on my bio-feedback… I literally felt the world dissolve away.  I experienced powerful emotion at times and left feeling grateful.”

“… dredged up and released stored anger and frustration in me, leaving me feeling like I am walking on air. “

“…the minute you placed your hands above my head I saw a white beam of light and so much warmth and relaxation…”

What Are Some Benefits?

Here is list of benefits you may experience:

    • Balances the flow of energy for overall well-being
    • Provides relaxation and release of tension
    • Offers better and deeper sleep
    • Nourishes the physical organs and tissues
    • Supports the cells of the body and vital functioning
    • Shifts negative thinking and releases blocks that cause illness
    • Raises the vibration of the energy field
    • Cleans the aura
    • Clears the chakras, nadis and meridians
    • Brings up relationship issues to the surface for clearing

If you are interested in learning more about Reiki for your own healing, or interested in learning how to become a Reiki practitioner, feel free to contact me. As a Master Reiki practitioner, I can attune you to the Reiki energy or provide you with healing sessions.

*My next Reiki 1 Training & Attunement is on Saturday, January 31st 12:30pm to 7:30pm in a private residence in Venice.

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“Sonic Shamanic”: Feb 15, 2014 Soundtrack w/ DJ Marques Wyatt

The live recording is up from our past event at The Source Spiritual Center in Venice on Saturday, February 15th.  We are so proud of this event series that celebrates Shamanic Yoga, Dance, Music and Sound Healing.  Fortunately, you can see our event live this year again for the third time at Lightning in a Bottle Festival.

This set is only the music without the teachings and weavings that accompany the music, but you can get the musical flavor and vibration. One day we will get the mic to run through the recorder! 😉

Here are pictures from this latest event at Source Spiritual Center.