Linda E. Donalds, CHt.
NGH Certified Hypnotherapist
Reiki Sessions

Reiki Sessions

What is Reiki?


Reiki is the Japanese word for "Universal Life Force Energy," or the energy inherent in all creation, although its concepts and techniques have their origins in ancient Tibetan Buddhism.  Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan studied and developed the system in the early 1900s, and then it was introduced to the western world in the mid 1970s. Reiki is a system of hands-on healing that taps into and maximizes the benefits from this universal energy to open, clear and rebalance one's energy system. The concept of using the hands to transfer healing energy to open blockages is an ancient one that spans many continents.

Reiki Symbol 

Today Reiki is becoming one of the fastest growing alternative or complementary therapies in the world as more and more people discover its benefits. Here in the USA many chiropractors, massage therapists, hypnotherapists, nurses, and other health care providers are discovering the value of adding this effective modality to their practice as it greatly aids in the body’s healing process and promotes rapid personal growth. It has been found that people receiving medical therapies, such as radiation and chemotherapy, can benefit from Reiki by reducing the negative side effects and promoting the effectiveness of the treatments. Reiki provides relief from many ailments that benefit from improved internal energy flow, such as carpal tunnel, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions of stiffness or pain. The healing of emotional issues and traumas can also be accelerated with Reiki.  It is an effective treatment for the management and/or release of stress, fears, anxiety, anger, grief and other difficult emotions.


Reiki is a natural holistic energy healing therapy that treats the whole person – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually – through the transmission of universal life energy to restore natural balance, harmony and strength to the body’s energy centers, or chakras. Reiki always seeks to harmonize the root cause of a problem or disorder, rather than simply treating the symptoms. Reiki is also highly intuitive – if you don’t know exactly what ails you, the healing energy will go to where it will benefit you the most.


Some Benefits of Experiencing a Reiki Treatment:

  • deep relaxation
  • greater sense of peace, security and well being
  • produces a feeling of mental clarity, calmness
  • lowers blood pressure
  • stimulates immune system function
  • maximizes one’s innate healing potential
  • healing of dis-comfort and/or dis-ease
  • healing of emotional issues/traumas
  • helps deepen one’s connection to spirit

What is a Reiki Session Like?

Different than with massage, Reiki treatments are non-manipulative, non-invasive and the recipient remains fully clothed at all times. You will be lying comfortably on a massage/reiki table, perhaps covered with a light blanket for added comfort and warmth.

First you will be asked to focus on your breathing, and then I will lead you through relaxation techniques to help you further let go of the day’s stresses.
As you continue to relax, I will move slowly around the table placing my hands gently on different positions along your body, typically corresponding to the body’s energy centers, or chakras, in order to directly connect you to the universal source and channel the energy into those areas.

You may experience physical manifestations of the energy in your body in the form of tingling, vibrations, and warmth. Like massage, Reiki stimulates the flow of energy through the body. You may (or may not) fall asleep during the session due to the deep relaxation felt on so many different levels.


Serving Towns in North Central Massachusetts
Acton, Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Bedford, Berlin, Billerica, Bolton, Boxborough, Boylston, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Holden, Hubbardston, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Maynard, Northborough, Oakham, Paxton, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, West Boylston, Westborough, Westford, Westminster, Winchendon, Worcester

and Southern New Hampshire

Amherst, Brookline, Fitzwilliam, Greenfield, Greenville, Hollis, Hudson, Jaffrey, Lyndeborough, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, New Ipswich, Pelham, Peterborough, Rindge, Sharon, Temple, Wilton).