What is Reiki and How Does it Work?


Reiki is an ancient healing technique of laying on hands that uses universal life energy, or Qi, to heal balance and restore wellness. Reiki is an effective healing art that can treat physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances.  As a Reiki practitioner, my body acts as a channel through which the healing energy flows. Reiki is gentle and relaxing and is ideal for everyone, no matter the ailment or age. 

During typical Reiki session, clients lay, fully clothed, on the massage table.  Shoes and socks are often removed for comfort. The treatment room is a relaxing and safe space.   After a short assessment of emotional or physical pain, I place my hands in various positions onto my client’s body. The energy flows into the palms of my hands. Often clients remark how much heat they feel coming from my hands.  This energy is very intuitive and will always move the areas of imbalance and stagnation.

Whether you are struggling with chronic pain, disease, anxiety, depression, rapid life transitions, or perhaps you just need to relax and decompress, Reiki offers gentle energetic support to help restore balance and wholeness, increase well-being and joyful heart connection. 

About the Author

Erin is a certified Usui Reiki practitioner and Spiritual Teacher. Her awakening was guided by Spirit to the ancestral wisdom of the earth and stars.  She offers Reiki at her healing arts studio is located in Portland, Maine.




Acts of Kindness on Memorial Day. Moved to Tears

Spirit Doesn’t Make Mistakes.

These are the Maine Patriot Riders standing to greet my sister as she arrives in Portland, but my sister's flight was canceled and the group didn't get the email until it was too late. My sister never arrived, but the group still waited.

Spirit does not make mistakes.

Time past and other flights landed and a mother welcoming her daughter showed up with a sign. When she saw the flags honoring her return she burst into tears.

More time past and a man with a limp and a " Rolling Thunder" vest walked slowly down the stairs and made his way to the left of the flags.

"Sir, are you a vet?" Someone called out to him, recognizing he served in Vietnam.

The man nodded.

" Please solider, these flags are here to honor you' please pass through so we can thank you for your service."

the man walked slowly back around, his eyes swelling with tears he could no longer contain.

Today, in a beautiful synchronistic moment, Spirit gave a solider the homecoming he did not get so many years ago.

For all those home, coming home and those who never see home again, thank you!

And Thank You Maine Patriot Riders!