LIGHTWORKS REIKI & AROMATHERAPY
A Natural Approach to Healing
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person – mind, body and spirit. LightWorks Reiki & Aromatherapy offers both Reiki and Aromatherapy - two natural healing methods - to guide and assist you on your path to well being and optimum health.
Shin Shin Kaisen Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui treatment for the improvement of body and mind) founded by Mikao Usui is Reiki - a simple form of energy healing that has been shown to be effective in stimulating and promoting the body's natural healing response.
All Reiki Sessions offered by LightWorks Reiki are based in the Japanese tradition.
In addition to Reiki Sessions, Lightworks Reiki & Aromatherapy offers Reiki Training programs. Our LightWorks Reiki Training Classes are based on Japanese culture and the original teachings and practices of Mikao Usui as passed down through both the Japanese and Western Reiki traditions. Reiki classes are offered in-person, as well as, online. Currently, LightWorks Reiki classes are only available online due to the pandemic. In-person classes will resume when it is deemed safe for both student and teacher.
A second and effective tool for promoting health and well-being lies in the use of Aromatherapy. LightWorks Reiki & Aromatherapy offers Aromatherapy Services and Products. As a Certified Aromatherapist through the Aromahead Institute, aromatherapy is offered as a complementary path to holistic and nature based wellness.
Who I Am and What I Do
My Reiki journey started in 2005 during a time of great stress and personal tragedy. I experienced my first Reiki session while at an unrelated weekend seminar. I didn’t know what to expect as I had never heard of Reiki, but I was in a state of physical, mental and emotional exhaustion and needed to find something that could possibly provide some relief and healing. Immediately following my Reiki session, I knew I had found what I was seeking. Reiki was to become a “tool” that would help me through each day. I quickly sought to learn Reiki and by 2007, I was a certified Reiki “Master” in the Western Reiki tradition. Reiki and meditation became daily tools to support, allow, and guide me to move forward through grief and daily life.
Practicing and teaching Reiki on a regular basis, I felt as if I was moving toward something more, that there was more to Reiki that I had yet to understand, learn and integrate. In 2011, I attended my first Jikiden Reiki® Seminar with Frank Arjava Petter, Vice Chairman of the Jikiden Reiki® Kenkyukai (Institute) of Japan and world renowned author and Reiki historian. Immediately, I felt that I had “come home” to Reiki.
Reiki, in its simplicity, beauty and rich history resonates so deeply with me and has helped to bring me to where I am today, to the person I have become and continue to evolve and grow into. My passion for Reiki, its history and benefits, has led me to share Reiki with others enabling them to find their own healing paths and to live lives filled with good health, peace and contentment.
In 2007, I first opened LightWorks Reiki, offering Reiki services from my home. I now offer Reiki Sessions and Classes from my offices in Streetsboro, OH and Moriah, NY. I am a fully insured Reiki and Aromatherapy professional.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Elmira College, Elmira, NY. My post-graduate studies include Special Education and Counseling. Since 1979, I have worked in the fields of teaching and human services, my experience ranging from work with children, adolescents, special populations and adults in both educational and private sector settings.
In 2014, I fulfilled a dream of completing the Jikiden Reiki® Shihan (Teacher) Seminar, again having studied with Frank Arjava Petter.
In 2020, during the COVID19 pandemic, and due to the effects and isolation caused by the pandemic, I felt it important to evolve my Reiki practice and teaching to include more Enkaku (distant) Reiki Sessions and to offer Online Reiki Training Classes. I was intuitively guided to evolve my Reiki teaching to be able to reach out and share Reiki training with others while in-person classes are not possible. From this guidance, I developed the curriculum and distant Reiki protocol to offer LightWorks Reiki Online Reiki Classes.
In addition to my Reiki practice, I am also a Certified Aromatherapist having completed my certification through the Aromahead Institute in January 2019. I provide Aromatherapy Consultations and create Custom Hand-Crafted Products and Blends.
Having experienced the benefits of Reiki and Aromatherapy first-hand, I reach out to share the relaxation and health benefits of both with others, combining my personal experiences, knowledge and training to provide a holistic approach to well-being.