In January, 2016, I opened a new Reiki practice in Coupeville, WA, at 2111 Madrona Way. I was trained in Level 1 Reiki in 1980 and a year later in Level 2 Reiki. My instructor was Reiki Master Paul David Mitchell, a teacher from the Usui Shiki Ryoho tradition. Although my practice on Whidbey is new, I have practiced natural medicine most of my life.
Before learning Reiki, I started out in women’s health care, promoting health education and self-help for women. After hearing a lecture on Oriental Medicine and shiatsu, I shifted my focus to natural medicines from Japan. I trained in Shiatsu which I practiced and taught for seven years, before being exposed to Reiki. After learning Reiki, I integrated it into my shiatsu practice and later into my practice as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine where I specialized in Japanese acupuncture for 20 years.
Today my practice focuses solely on Reiki. I am very happy to share with you this gentle hands on therapy which has so many applications because it treats the whole person – on all levels – nourishing the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our lives.