Vanesa Sale – Usui Reiki Level 1 Practitioner

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a self-healing modality that helps the individual heal on multiple levels as a whole: physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. It is a manual therapy that is focused on realigning the body’s energy centres – the Chakras.

Energy can stagnate and become blocked in various parts of our body and a Reiki practitioner can help guide you to identify the energy blockages and address them beyond the treatment room. Reiki is a form of energy healing and is done so by channeling the universal life force through the laying of hands.

It can help improve sleep, reduce stress, relieve pain, promote personal and business growth, and is a safe modality complementary to other forms of healing methods.


Reiki has been around for thousands of years, but the most well known developer of the theory is the Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui, who is responsible for migrating the Usui method overseas, where it is gaining popularity as a healing modality in various locations, such as medical hospitals, wellness centres, and in private holistic practices.

It can be administered as a solo session or in conjunction with other modalities, such as registered massage therapy, for a well-rounded experience that promotes and fortifies the mind-body-spirit connection.


To learn more about reiki and how it can help you on your self-healing journey, book online here:

Lavender Lane Wellness Centre – Waterloo, ON
Above and Beyond Sports Injury and Massage Therapy Clinic – Burlington, ON


What to expect at your Reiki session

During your initial meeting with your reiki practitioner, they will go over your health history and what you would like to accomplish with your self-healing journey.

Reiki can be done anywhere, but is most effective in a peaceful, undisturbed setting where the client can relax and focus on their treatment time.

Although it can take time to be attuned to the universal life force, we are all vitalized by it and can learn to tap into it ourselves. We just need the right guide.

During the reiki session, some clients have reported a feeling of heat emitting from the practitioner’s hands as they administer energy work.

Every reiki practitioner has a unique style and it is always best to find one that suits your energy’s needs.

All treatments are done over the clothes and can involve:

  • centering
  • clearing
  • removing “cords” or harmful energy
  • smoothing out the aura
  • gentle laying of hands
  • the use of crystals to aid in healing energy

After the treatment, you are encouraged to drink water and stick to light, relaxing activities for the day. Every person may feel various side effects and it’s important to keep your reiki practitioner in the loop over how you are feeling.


Benefits of Reiki

  • Promotes harmony and balance between the chakras
  • Helps improve sleep
  • Encourages the body’s natural healing cycle
  • Creates a space for deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Improves mind-body-spirit connection
  • Empowers you with tools that translates to other aspects of your life
  • Clears the mind and body of toxins
  • Helps with spiritual growth and emotional balancing
  • Safe modality to complement other healing therapies
  • Everybody can benefit from Reiki, the sky is the limit!

Have more questions about reiki?

If you have any further questions about reiki and how I can be a part of your self-healing journey, get in touch with me here:

Lavender Lane Wellness Centre – Waterloo, ON
Above and Beyond Sports Injury and Massage Therapy Clinic – Burlington, ON