Reiki is a form of alternative medicine called energy healing, developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing. Clinical research has not shown reiki to be effective as a treatment for any medical condition. (from Wikipedia

Archived Q&A and Reviews

Sept 2004

Can anyone recommend a good reiki practitioner?

I can recommend Christine Marie in Lafayette. Her phone number is (925) 299 -1034. Christine teaches yoga and practices reiki in her home. I saw her a couple of times, and she is very warm, nurturing, and centered. Good luck! Yvonne

For anyone who needs an ''energy jolt'', I highly recommend
Brian J. Goodell Certified Reiki Master 26 Hancock Street SF, CA 94114 (415) 205-0877
You can check out Brian's website (, tho' it lists his old address on Henry Street. isabel

I would highly recommend that you call Kathleen Beaulieu at 510.914.1915 She's nothing short of amazing as a reiki practioner, massage therapist and beautiful, wise person. This woman is truly gifted in energy work and her ability to heal is like no other! I've been seeing Kathleen regularly for four years now and it is still the best thing I do for myself every month. I've tried a few others and they don't come close to her skill sets.

I have to warn you that she is exceptionally busy. She's always swamped, but she will work ridiculous hours to try to fit all her clients at their convenience (I told you she's amazing). She has offices in Pinole, Pleasanton, Tracy and Burlingame. Tell her Carin sent you.

I highly recommend Tami Jordan and her practice ''Under the Bodhi Tree''. She is well-versed in many types of massage but specializes in Reiki for which she trained in India under a master. She offers massage appointments on Mondays in her home. You may call her at home: 558-1190. I love Tami's massages, and I have had many. Christine

May 2004

Re: Anxiety Dr Recommendation needed
I am a Reiki practitioner in Albany. Reiki energy therapy is very useful in relieving anxiety and promoting better sleep. The effects often last for several days after treatment. Reiki is a hands-on healing therapy that is noninvasive, completely safe and can enhance the effectiveness of, and reduce potential side effects of, medications or other therapies prescribed by your doctor. Please call me at 282-0298 if you would like more information. If you are interested in hypnotherapy, I would recommend Sharon Pierce in Albany. 774-9749. She is a wonderfully caring and patient certified clinical hypnotherapist. She sometimes incorporates some form of bodywork or energy work with hypnotherapy. Amy O.

April 2004

Re: Berkeley Hypnotherapist
Sharon Pierce is a hypnotherapist in Albany who has a warm and comforting presence. Her rates are reasonable and she incorporates Reiki in her practice. Reiki is a gentle and noninvasive bio-energetic therapy that has been clinically proven to relieve pain and is especially useful in chronic pain conditions that are not responsive to conventional treatment. Sharon's number is 774-9749. Amy O.