What is Reiki?
Is it a holistic healing art, a meditation technique, an endless supply of energy? All this and more. The Japanese word Reiki means universal life force energy. It is the life force that flows through everything in the universe—our essence. The word Reiki consists of two parts: “Rei,” which pertains to the universal, infinite quality of this energy—that which we call Spirit—and “ki,” which is a subset of “rei,” referring to the vital life force energy that runs through all living things.
Many people may be more familiar with the Chinese word “chi,” which holds the same meaning as “ki.” Those acquainted with the martial arts have likely heard of chi. Hindus refer to this same life force energy as “prana.”
Numerous cultures and religions have named this energy. Reiki, however, is not attached to any specific philosophy or religion and is available to all who wish to learn it. Anyone can become a Reiki channel by being initiated or “attuned” by a Reiki Master. Reiki “attunements” open a person to the healing energy, and once the channel is open that person will have access to Reiki for the rest of his or her life.
This universal life energy can promote well-being and greater wholeness in every part of one’s life and bring balance and harmony to body, mind and spirit.
This ancient healing technique was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800s. Diana Henderson practices and teaches the Usui Shiki Ryoho, or the “Usui System of Natural Healing.” See details on Reiki sessions and classes below.
Reiki classes are typically held regul)arly (every couple of months. Diana is available for classes in Cary and Raleigh, North Carolina. You may contact Diana to inquire about potential class dates and add your input.
Click here to read Diana’s article, “Usui Shiki Ryoho: Reiki: A Matter of Degree.”
Reiki I (First Degree)
Those seeking certification in Reiki, Level I, receive four attunements. All the Reiki basics are covered in this 10-hour course including techniques, uses, history, guidelines and more. There is ample time for hands-on training. There is also an introduction to chakras, the body’s energy centers. Diana’s extensive Reiki handbook is provided. Students receive a Reiki, Level I, certificate at the end of class. Optional bonus (no extra charge): Additional two-hour training in chakra balancing offered at another time designated by class. The cost varies based on number of participants. Cost is $150 for groups of three or more, $175 for semi-private, 2-person training, or $300 for private training.
Reiki 1 Class deposit is $35.00. You may use the Paypal button:
Those who have taken Reiki I from other teachers may audit this class as a refresher for $50. Auditing students receive one attunement and Diana’s Reiki I manual.
Reiki II (Second Degree)
Students receive two Level II attunements, which enable them to learn and use the Reiki symbols to speed and intensify the flow of healing energy, transmit Reiki over great distances and connect with others on a subconscious level. Includes discussion and demonstration of Reiki II techniques as well as hands-on training. If necessary, a brief review of Reiki I procedures is also offered. Optional bonus: Additional two-hour training in past life regression offered at another time designated by class.
The cost for Reiki II is $175 per person for a class of three or more, $200 per person for a semi-private class of two, or $325 for private training.
Reiki 2 Class deposit is $50.00 (plus $3 processing fee if using Paypal). You may use the Paypal button:
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Diana generally spends a few minutes prior to treatment setting the client at ease or discussing concerns. All treatments take place with the client fully clothed and generally lying on a Reiki table. Unless a shorter, specifically-targeted treatment is requested, most sessions last for approximately one hour and a full body treatment is given. The session often begins with a body scan to pinpoint “hot spots,” or areas needing extra attention. The Reiki technique which follows is either hands-on or if necessary may be performed an inch or so above the body. The full-body treatment covers all major organs and glands as well as all the major chakras (energy centers) of the body.
Cost is a *sliding scale of $65 to $95 for a one-hour, full-body session. A half-hour, targeted session costs $45.
*A sliding scale allows for leeway regarding cost based on your own financial situation. The minimum for a one-hour session is $65, but you may offer more if your finances allow you to do so comfortably.
Occasionally, Diana makes house calls for homebound clients; the cost for these sessions is $95 per hour (in parts of Raleigh, in Garner, Cary, Fuquay-Varina or Apex). Diana is available by appointment at The Bodywork Center of Cary (directions) and on the first Thursday and third Tuesday of each month in Raleigh, North Carolina. All sessions are by appointment only. Contact Diana by email by clicking here or call 919-264-0159 or 919-552-0524 to schedule a session.
Possible benefits of treatment. . .
- A sense of deep relaxation and calm, stress relief
- Greater sense of wholeness, balance or harmony
- Pain relief
- Reduction or elimination of symptoms
- Renewed vigor
Whatever the results, clients are always instructed NOT to discontinue taking any prescribed medication and to consult their physician regarding improvement in condition and ask him or her before stopping or reducing any prescribed medication.
Payment by check or cash is typical. If you wish to use a credit card, please click on the Donate button below to connect to www.paypal.com and enter the amount of the service you have chosen (plus $2 processing fee).
My journey as a healer began in 1996 when I was first introduced to Reiki, which remains for me a profound foundational practice that I use each day. At the time I was guided to Reiki, I sought healing and relief from chronic pain resulting from a debilitating car accident. Little did I know what an amazing path was in store from that moment forward! After Reiki training in 1997, I embraced my true calling and began a practice. I became a Reiki Master in 1998 and quickly found that teaching Reiki classes along with working with clients renewed my sense of purpose and instilled joy beyond my imagining. I felt as if I were “coming home” to the truth of my soul!
I continued to learn new holistic tools and was certified in DNA Activation, a process for self-healing and mastery, in 1999. That same year I was trained in Therapeutic Breathwork, a breathing technique that allows clients in session to “re-take” their first breath to release the painful impressions imprinted at birth, and certification in the technique followed in 2000. During many years of study and practice, I’ve also taken courses in Esoteric Healing, Advanced Energy, Quantum Touch, Tibetan Chakra Toning, Muscle Testing, Spirituality, and Dreams among many others on this path of remembering what my spirit always knew.
Most recently I was guided to “birth” a wonderful new healing modality, Sacred Heart Soul Healing (SHSH). After using the techniques on clients over the course of two years (2012-2014), I began teaching the first level class. Through sessions as well as training others, I continue to learn more and the process grows, and shifts with the unfolding blessings of Spirit. I am ever grateful to Beloved Jeshua and the Ascended Masters and Archangels of Light for giving me the guidance and understanding of how to do and present this modality.
Much of my work as a healer/teacher/messenger focuses on assisting others in opening to their gifts, embracing wholeness and enhancing their spiritual connection. In addition to practicing alternative healing modalities, I teach classes in all levels of Reiki, Angels and Archangels, Energetic Cleansing, Intuition, Crystals, Chakra Balancing, Meditation, DNA Activation and more.
Through the years, I’ve come to realize that nothing on my path was wasted time. My work as a former graphic designer, writer and high school English teacher contributes to the path I walk now as teacher, healing facilitator, ascension artist, writer and speaker.
I am so grateful to have aligned with my soul purpose and found the work that brings me bliss! One of the most fulfilling aspects of my work comes from assisting others in doing the same.
Licensed by the State of North Carolina in the Art of Healing
Member, International Association of Reiki Professionals