The Technique

An Overview

With all of the stresses that surround us all of the changes we are coping with on a daily basis, it’s nice to know that there is a simple treatment that can help us to relax and rejuvenate. It is important to have some way of bringing ourselves back to centre.

The Universe is composed of energy. This energy flows around and through everything: every cell, every molecule, and every person, every tree. Each one of us has this energy flowing through us, and each one of us feels this energy, whether or not we are aware of it. When we hurt ourselves, the first thing we do is to grab that spot with our hands and hold it. When our child hurts himself, we touch the spot or kiss it to make it better. We are using that natural energy to heal instinctively.

Hands-on healing has been practiced throughout the ages. With Reiki, everyone is able to have energy flowing through them strongly enough that others can feel it easily. When you are attuned to Reiki, through initiations, you are permanently and automatically linked to the energy flow. By simply asking for the flow or connection, you will feel the Reiki energy emanating from the palms of your hands.

Reiki has been called our connection to the Universe: Universal energy. It has also been called Love, the Love that holds everything together. It is called different names in different cultures: chi, ki, prana, life force energy, but in all, it is that which gives us our strength. It is the energy within us that gives us our healing ability and the power to live our lives.

reiki treatmentOne opens to the ability to receive and transmit the Reiki energy through an attunement from a Reiki Master. You become “at one” or “in tune” with the Universal energy. Once you have been attuned to the energy, you have the ability for life. The strength of the energy that flows through you is dependant on how much you use it, but no one can take it away from you.

There is no special equipment or environment needed to do a Reiki treatment. It can be done anywhere if the person is willing. I have done many treatments while enjoying a coffee with someone in a coffee shop. That is what I love about the technique…it is totally portable.

You can learn Reiki and use it for self-healing. What a treat to be able to place your hands on your body and feel the energy flow. You don’t have to make an appointment and schedule it in. There is a set of hand positions for use on the self, but placing your hands anywhere on the body that feels right works very well.

Reiki energy is a neutral energy. It is empowered by the person receiving it to do what ever is needed. The body is made up of intelligent energy that knows what to do with the energy. The clients’ body will take the energy to wherever in the body it needs to go, so you do not need to be skilled at sensing, although it enhances the treatment if you are.

Reiki works on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It is not a belief system. You do not need to believe in it to either provide or to receive it.

Reiki is compatible with all other healing modalities, allopathic or alternative.  It will enhance any other treatment being given.

Reiki Circle

At Reiki Circle we send distance Reiki to those we know who need some healing energy. Circle takes place on the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. For more details, please contact me.

Fund Raisers

In the Fall, we do a fund raiser for the Toronto Daily Bread Food Bank: donation for a mini Reiki treatment. Updates will be coming. If you would like to book a session or help with treatments, please contact me.

The Class

There are either three or four levels to a Reiki class, depending on which style you are learning. Of what I teach, the basic Usui class and Tera Mai class are taught in three Levels, Komyo is taught in four. The second level works with emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The third and fourth levels are Master and Teacher.

During the first level class you will receive attunements that allow the Reiki to flow through you. Then, you will learn self treatment. The first person you want to work on is always yourself. Then, you will learn how to treat others, both on a treatment table and sitting in a chair. I also teach a technique that allows you to do distance treatments right away.

In the second level, you will receive another two attunements, and learn how to enhance your treatments using the second level energy and the symbols. These symbols enhance our treatments, by bringing in another frequency or vibration. Each symbol has its’ own vibration and use within the treatment process.

In the third and fourth (if appropriate) levels, you will receive the attunement that initiates you into Master level. You will also learn how to attune others to the Reiki energy. This is one of my greatest joys – doing the attunements.

I like to teach these classes 3 hours each over three or four weeks, to allow the student to become accustomed to the energy, do lots of self treatments, and have time for questions. Having said that, I also teach the class over a weekend or a couple of days.

Cost : First Level $225; Second $250; Master Teacher Level $650 Cdn in Toronto

Baby and Me Reiki Class

Life can become chaotic with the arrival of a new born. The rhythm that you had no longer exists; you are at the beck and call of a baby. Your life is no longer your own, and that’s okay. It’s wonderful, in fact.

Once in a while, though, you need something for you – a bit of an energy boost (a natural boost, of course), a way to calm and centre yourself. Those mornings that you don’t feel like functioning, give yourself some Reiki, and feel the difference. Those times when baby is fussy or over-tired, see what a little Reiki will do. It works beautifully on babies, too.

Reiki has a great many benefits. It relaxes, it rejuvenates, it’s comforting. It’s a great tool to have at hand when raising a child, and whether you’re mom, dad, grandparents or care-giver, it can be a blessing. Tools are important – a favourite toy, a bell, a storybook, a soother. Reiki will also become an important tool in “your bag of tricks”.

In this class you will:

  • Have fun with your baby – baby comes with you. Bring some toys, I’ll have some bells etc. and we’ll play. If baby is not born yet, bring the bump
  • Discover ways to work with baby and the Reiki energy
  • Learn how to support yourself with the energy
  • Learn how to deal with anxiety and frustration


  • Receive your first level Reiki certification

This class is open to anyone who cares for a baby – parents, grandparents, caregivers.

Reiki Immersion Class

This is a four month class that allows you to be totally immersed in the Reiki energy. Four months of Reiki energy! Just Imagine the Feeling!

Does that sound good to you? If so, read on.

What Do You Get?

  • It gives you first and second level Reiki
  • It prepares you to work in the realms of energy so there are fewer surprises when you start using your skills with others
  • It gives you time to recognize your questions and get them answered within the class.
  • It teaches you skills to clear yourself after a session, to clear your space and your client! (Energy Clearing Techniques)
  • It teaches you ways to read your hands to get information about what is going on and where you need to work
  • It gives you extra and very useful distance healing techniques
  • It gives you a treatment with me
  • It gives  you the use of my space for six of your 24 sessions for CRA Practitioners certification.

But most of all it gives you time:

  • time for the journey
  • time to practice
  • time to be in the energy
  • time to realize how Reiki impacts your life
  • time to grow

Is this something that speaks to you? 

Hear what Michelle has to say:

Since meeting Diane

  • I have increased energy flow
  • I am becoming more centred which helps me make better choices and be more open to the changes for my future
  • shifts have occurred both physically (less pain) and mentally (less confusion)
  • I am incorporating new techniques into my life which will help me transform more smoothly. I hope to continue working with Diane as this is only the beginning

Michelle –  Toronto

Contact me to find out if this class is a fit for you.

I will be there to answer your questions. I will be there to support you in your journey and your growth.