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My Introduction to Reiki Healing

Updated: Jun 28, 2022

Hey sweet soul! Yes, you! I, perhaps like you, started my journey believing there had to be more to life. I wanted more, and I knew that I felt more than what I was being taught was normal. As a child I was introverted, sensitive, and didn’t quite seem to fit anywhere within the social norms. I tried to “find myself” within different activities, cultures, groups of people, boyfriends… all of which left me feeling unsatisfied and like I hadn’t quite figured it out yet. Gosh, it can feel so lonely when we look for self-worth and validation externally… Let me tell you, I had felt that often in my life.. but more on that another time!


Let's go back to my early twenties. I was on my lunch break at work when I came across a brochure for a local woman who was a reiki practitioner. I remember hearing about reiki from a friend a few years before, but hadn’t come across it since, so my interest was peaked. I phoned and made an appointment right away, because I had to experience this for myself.


I arrived for my scheduled appointment at the practitioner’s home with no clue of what I was getting myself into, but with a feeling of trust and inner knowing that this is exactly where I was meant to be. She welcomed me into her healing space, which was beautifully lit, had calming music playing, and a massage table in the centre. She invited me to get comfortable on the massage table and began her work, starting at the top of my head, which I later learned is called the Crown chakra. Within the darkness of my shut eyes I started to see movement. Energy movement! A kaleidoscope of flowing, swirling, patterns… like a river with constant flow. I could feel gentle and subtle shifts within different areas of my body which I wasn’t quite sure how to articulate, but afterwards learned that it was the removing of energy blocks and realigning of my chakras. Memories and emotions came up when she was working over certain areas of my body. I allowed myself to feel what was coming up for me, holding compassion for myself, letting my body work through what it needed to. After a while they washed away, like I had worked through a layer of residual emotions from these experiences. I learned that we store emotions and memories in different areas of our body, which made sense of this experience for me. Reiki allowed my body to gently shift and begin releasing what it needed to in order to move towards healing.


The session was one hour long, and when it was over


I felt completely different… this sense of peace and calm was within me to the core, and surrounded me like a protective blanket. I felt… whole, put-together, balanced, and centered in myself.


It was such an incredible feeling, and I savored every minute of it. I learned that reiki heals on a physical level, but what it did for me emotionally was priceless. It showed me that if I can find true peace and calm from within after one reiki session, then I can find a way to experience this regularly in my everyday life! This moving and inspiring experience was the starting point for my own journey of deeper connection with myself, personal growth, healing, and energy exploration.


Fast forward to today, my growth and healing journey has been the most incredible, winding road! I have experienced and learned so much, making the most of every opportunity to learn along the way.


8 Years ago I decided that I wanted to learn how to practice reiki, and got certified with some incredible teachers. I have been offering this incredible healing energy ever since, and now I offer it to you!


Our move to the Ottawa area in 2020 has provided the most serene landscape for reiki sessions. Situated on just over 2.5 acres of wooded land on the fringe of Stittsville, I live and work out of our Scandinavian log home. Your reiki experience with Healing At The Cabin awaits you!


Are you ready to step into your healing journey and explore more of what life has to offer you? Let me know if you have any questions by filling out a form here, and if you’d like to learn more about reiki specifically, you can read all about it here.


I so look forward to meeting you!



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Unknown member
Sep 06, 2022

Congrats on your new venture ❤️ I wish we lived closer!

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What an incredible life experience!!!!!

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