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Reiki Dai ku mio collage

The Reiki Ideals:

Just for today I will not worry, I will not anger. I will be grateful, do my work with integrity and be kind to all Beings.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a Martial Art/Healing Modality with an ancient history. It is a practice accredited to Usui Mikao of Japan and brought to the United States via his only female student, Hawayo Takata. Reiki is NOT a religion, nor does it require any specific religious belief system. The term Reiki is made of two Japanese kanji: Rei and Ki. These kanji loosely translate to: Universal Life Force Energy. The kanji featured in the image next to this text is the Dai-ku-myo. The Dai-ku-myo is a master kanji in ALL Martial Arts practices and is found on the Master Scroll in every Dojo. Dai-ku-myo loosely translates to: righteous man standing on the mountain top with the light.


Reiki is an energetic healing modality. It works in a similar manner to acupuncture and acupressure to promote and maintain balance in the body’s natural energetic systems via the chakra centers and meridians. The Reiki practitioner acts as conduit for Reiki (Universal Life Force Energy) and directs this energy to a specific subject/client. Reiki is taught as an elective in many massage school programs and many nurses are also certified practitioners. Reiki may be administered through touch and/or by other directional meditative methods. Therapeutic Touch (TM) is another similar practice. Reiki is frequently used in hospice situations and is also very popular among those with show and race horses. Reiki is a holistic and complimentary practice that promotes relaxation and/or expedited healing. 


Larissa is a certified Reiki Master/Teacher. She offers private Reiki treatments for both humans and pets. Animals are drawn to Larissa because they can feel the presence of Reiki. If you are unfamiliar with Reiki and would like to try it for a minimal fee in a group setting before committing to a private appointment, Larissa offers Reiki Drop-In on Social Mondays. Click here for a schedule of up-coming Social Mondays. Click here to learn more about scheduling a private Reiki appointment.


In Japan Reiki is traditionally/historically taught and practiced by men. Hawayo Takata is the only historical exception to this rule. Hawayo brought the practice to the United States (first on Hawaii) pre-WWII and made it available to women to learn. It is practiced most frequently by women in the United States. Reiki is banned in Catholic hospitals. A council of Bishops convened by Pope Benedict ruled Reiki forbidden for women to practice and is only permitted to be practiced by (male) clergy. Up until that point, Reiki was popular among Nuns and was taught at retreats at many Convents to both fellow Sisters and lay-women. Many still practice in spite of the sexist edict. 


On the occasions Larissa has taught Reiki, she uses the Reiki Manual written and published by William Lee Rand. Mr. Rand teaches on the island of Maui and also runs the International Center for Reiki Training in Southfield, Michigan. Visit for more information. Larissa has studied with and received two Attunements from Mr. Rand personally. She came to Reiki on her journey to better living through pain management for the chronic physical pain she lives with due to assault, accident and injury. 


Larissa is honored to share Reiki with you and offers appointments at a reasonable rate. Because she is also a licensed non-denominational mister through Rose Ministries, your appointment is legally confidential.

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