The type of Reiki I practice is called Unified Reiki, which represents a combination of Usui Reiki and Tera Mai Reiki. I have completed all four levels of Unified Reiki and am a Reiki Master, which allows me to perform attunements and teach Reiki to others, in addition to giving treatments. I have completed the Canadian Reiki Association (CRA) practicum requirements and am a certified Reiki practitioner and Reiki teacher.
The cost for Reiki treatments are as follows. Payment options are cash, cheque, credit card, Pay Pal, or e-transfer. Payment through PayPal or e-transfer must be made before your appointment begins. If you are paying through e-transfer please remember to send me an e-mail providing the password you used (as noted on e-transfer instructions provided by your financial institution), so I can access the funds you sent. Links to pay with your credit card via PayPal or through your bank account via e-transfer [e-transfer payment to be made through your financial institution online to email@example.com]) are provided below:
Standard session (1 hr) – $75
Standard session (1 hr) with 1/2 hr add-on Angel Life Coaching (1 1/2 hr) – $110
45 min session with 15 min add-on Angel Life Coaching (1 hr) – $75
Distant healing session (1/2 hr) – $50
I can tailor an in-person Reiki treatment to your needs and include traditional energy balancing/blockage removal, as well as specialized treatments (e.g., breaking habits or ties to old relationships, people, situations that are no longer of use to you). I also incorporate the use of essential oils (aromatherapy mists), healing sounds, guided meditations/visualizations, and Reiki-charged crystals in my treatments. A standard treatment is 1 hour in duration; however, I do offer an introductory 30-minute treatments for people looking to experience what a Reiki session is like.
I also perform distance treatments, which involve using a proxy (e.g., picture) for person receiving the treatment. The session is conducted in much the same way a regular session would be carried out if you were in the treatment room with me. Many of my regular clients schedule a distance treatment when they are having a tough week and need some extra assistance/healing. Distance treatments are 30 minutes in duration. Using this approach, Reiki energy can be sent to a person in a different geographic location. I perform the treatment just as if the person is in the room with me and provide feedback on what I sense during the session. This is also a great treatment to offer a family or friend who lives in a different part of the country or world and could use some healing energy. Distance treatments can be conducted over Skype if the person receiving the treatment is interested in seeing the session carried out or it helps them feel they are connecting (though this is not necessary to feel effects).
I am an intuitive healer and use information I receive and sense to guide and direct the treatment. I do also receive a stream of intuitive guidance during sessions and give you the client the option of receiving the messages that come through by adding on an Angel Life Coaching Session or Card Reading (I am certified for both). You can also of course choose to have a standard Reiki session which does not include channeled guidance. Most people, however, do find information received resonates deeply with them and is helpful and healing.
More About Reiki and What to Expect
Here is more information on Reiki (some of which is adapted from the Canadian Reiki Association’s website and brochure)
What is Reiki?
The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese kanji word that translated means “universal life-force energy”. Reiki is an ancient Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy), which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body’s innate healing ability. The treatment focuses on balancing energy in the energy centers of the body (called chakras).
Prior to starting an in-person treatment, we will discuss any issues you have and if there is anything you would like to focus on for the session. I will also answer any questions you may have. The treatment take place with you laying down comfortably on a massage table. I suggest people wear loose and comfortable clothing for the session (you will be fully clothed). For most of the session you will be lying on your back except for 10 minutes of the session, where will by lying on your side or stomach. You will be covered with a cozy quilt and take some deep breaths to relax and close your eyes. I offer an optional aromatherapy treatment at the start of the session where you can select a custom-blended essential oil mist that can help you relax; one blend is a rose-water based floral blend and the other is a rainforest inspired cedar-orange blossom blend. I will scan your body to see if I sense any blockages. Then I will work just above your body or with light touch holding my hands in a static position for 2-3 minutes over each of your chakras, starting at your head and moving down to your pelvis. Then I will work down your arms and legs, to your feet, and finish the session with balancing the 7 chakras along your back. During the treatment, if guided to do so I will select and place crystals/gemstones with healing properties on areas of the body where I sense blockages. At the end of the treatment, you will be refreshed with an aromatherapy mist, then you can take your time getting up, and enjoy a refreshing glass of berry-infused water and a lovely mango chocolate made by a local chocolatier. People generally find the treatments very relaxing and you may take a couple of minutes to become alert following a treatment. I may give you some exercises or “homework” to do to continue treating your issue.
The experiences of people receiving Reiki energy vary. You may feel temperature changes (cold or heat) coming from my hands, pulsing or tingling sensations, or you may feel nothing at all. You can trust that the Reiki energy is going where it is needed regardless of what you experience. Most people find the treatments very soothing and rebalancing.
What can be expected after a Reiki session?
After the session, people report different experiences. Immediately after the session, some people are tired and feel the need to rest, while others feel their energy levels raised. Days after a treatment, many report noticing a feeling of peace and serenity, and/or an increase in energy and overall lightness of being, and/or having restful and full sleeps. Some people may feel a reduction in their level of pain. I encourage everyone to drink lots of water the day of the treatment to flush their system and to be very kind and compassionate to themselves.
How many sessions do I need?
Typically, to begin with one or two treatments per week are recommended to remove blockages in your energy system. Then gradually treatment frequency can be reduced until the issue has improved or resolved. I recommend assessing progress every six sessions. You may notice some improvements after the first session; generally, as you continue treatments, removing blockages and opening to the Reiki energy, you may notice the treatments have increased effects. I generally recommend people follow their own inner guidance regarding treatment frequency. You will develop a sense of when you are feeling balanced and can reduce frequency and when you really need a treatment.
Can Reiki be combined with other treatments?
Reiki energy works harmoniously with all other wellness/medical treatments and can help with healing your mental, physical, emotional issues. It is strongly recommended that you do not discontinue any medications or treatments you are currently receiving, without discussing it with the wellness/medical practitioner who is guiding your treatments/care.
What can Reiki do?
This list taken from the CRA is based on anecdotal research. Clients receiving Reiki treatments have reported feeling:
- More creative
- More balanced
- Less emotional
- Less stressed
- More relaxed
- More vitality
- More awareness
- Less or no pain
- More ability to fall asleep quickly
- More ease of movement
Feel free to contact me to discuss any additional questions you may have or a treatment plan for your issues.
“I count myself as blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Melanie over this past year receiving both distance Reiki and Arcturian Healing and Angel Life Coaching sessions. I feel that Melanie is a profoundly skilled and gifted healer and that her intuitive awareness and capacity to provide meaningful guidance is without question. Melanie has been a wonderful resource to me during a difficult and trying time in my life and I humbly thank her for her empathy, kindness, and sincerity. When one feels so lost and confused in this world we often need to turn to others for compassion and direction and there could not be a better choice in my opinion than Melanie.”
“I found Melanie’s name and website over a year ago during a search for an energy healer on the north shore and I have never looked back! She introduced me to Reiki energy, which really resonates with me. Along with attending regular healing sessions with Melanie, I have taken her Reiki Level 1 training and regularly do self-healing. This integrates with my daily meditation practice. I consider Melanie a wise mentor and coach in my spiritual development. She is an authentic, ethical, caring healer and the messages she transmits from my guides are extremely useful and encouraging – life changing, really. I feel better grounded and happier than I have ever been in my life. My connections with other people are greatly improved, especially with family members. Melanie is a warm and welcoming person – meet with her and see what good things happen in your life :)”
“I was introduced to Reiki (and Melanie) through a friend a few years ago. The location is easy to get to, with ample street parking. The treatment room is calming and tranquil. I loved getting Reiki so much that I ended up taking course there as well. Reiki share’s with fellow students are great. Melanie is knowledgeable and gifted. I feel blessed to have been led there. Best part of Reiki is that I can just lay there and receive. Self-Reiki has become a regular part of my life, and regular sessions at Just Breathe Reiki are a regular part of my wellness routine. To all you curious ones….I highly recommend you give it a try! Blessings!!”
“With all the available Reiki practitioners in the Vancouver area, I feel so blessed and grateful to have found Melanie. Her treatments are so unique as she is not only able to identify and clear energy blockages, but she gives insightful and compassionate advice as to why certain blocks are present. I always leave our sessions feeling clear and focused. Having a session with Melanie is like peering into your own subconscious mind – she identifies (with stunning accuracy) certain behavioural patterns and challenges present in your current life. Her insights never ceases to amaze me. Thank you Melanie for your compassionate healing.”
“I started seeing Melanie for Reiki treatments and Angel Coaching in order to deal with issues related to work and simply life in general. I found her approach to be sincere, gentle and compassionate. Trust was established very easily and for me, that is no ordinary task. Melanie has given me many tools to use in my life in order to control stress and to see the magic in life itself. I was extremely honoured when she invited me to join in her Level 1 Reiki class. It takes place over a few weeks so that one is given time to absorb the information being presented. I found that this approach was ideal for my learning needs. In class, her information is outlined logically and completely and for me, this approach further reinforced my trust in her and allowed me to process the information effectively. Class size is small which allows for friendly and intelligent instruction and discussion in a non-threatening environment. I trust and value Melanie completely. I am extremely thankful that she is a part of my life’s path.”
“Just Breathe Reiki is a tranquil place to experience the healing power of Reiki. Melanie is an accomplished practitioner with a calm, professional manner and she really knows her work. I leave my sessions feeling energized and comfortable. It is always an excellent experience and I have seen positive results from my treatments.”