What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.

Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.

A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.

Meet our Reiki practitioner


Nicole Duxbury, Massage Therapist (Minnetonka)

Nicole Duxbury, Massage TherapistNicole received her diploma in Shiatsu Massage from CenterPoint Massage School. She has additional training in Craniosacral Therapy (CST), Massage, Reiki (Usui tradition) as well as Western herbalism and flower essence therapies. Nicole believes in the power of Shiatsu to assist the body’s own healing processes by holistically addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of one’s health. While Shiatsu guides the session, Nicole may weave in Reiki, Swedish technique and Craniosacral holds according to symptoms present and the client’s preferences.

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