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“Deeper than nature, deeper than the body, deeper than the mind, deeper than thoughts altogether: a luminous shimmering radiance pours out of the Heart, reflects through the crown, and lights up the entire universe. The real secret of the subtle Divine: the light of the sun and the stars and all of nature comes directly from your very own Heart.”  ~ Ken Wilber, The Simple Feeling of Being

Reiki session
Frequently asked questions and their answers regarding scheduling a session:

Are you accepting new clients at this time?

Do I need to do anything prior to a Reiki session as preparation?
Once you make an appointment to recieve Reiki, you have already acknowledged an intention about your own energy balancing session. It can be helpful to reflect about what you would like to work on in a session, though on some level, conscientious or unconscious, a energy template is already being established for your session. You will be lying down to recieve the work, so if eating right before lying down may be uncomfortable, time your meal accordingly.  You may need to remove jewelry or belts with metal in them.

How many sessions will it take to address my needs?
This can vary considerably. Generally I recommend doing three sessions over the course of 2 to 4 months  in order to clear and integrate what is set in motion in the initial session. This schedule is often enough to learn how you integrate new energy patterns so that you can make informed decisions about when and how Reiki can support you. That said, everyone is amazingly unique and of course life is not evenly paced. I have clients that I see on a regular basis when there is a lot of change in their lives, and clients that I see occasionally on a as needed basis.

What if I am not sure if I believe in Reiki, does it still work?
Yes. I don't profess to fully understand the relationship between belief, intention, openness, skepticism and curiousity. Being open and curious is helpful especially if this is new territory. Most people new to Reiki are pleasantly surprised at how much they notice energy phenomenon during a session. The validation of energy sensation that often accompanies the work-both during and post session, helps us to be receptive allowing changes to occur. Change doesn't have to be full of effort. Sometimes it's about getting out of our own way.

What can I do to make my Reiki session more effective?
Be open. As hard as it may be to accept, we are often more attached to our ego identity than to being well. Meaning that if some belief of who we think we are is causing us pain, we will choose to continue believing we exist--with the associated pain, rather than to release our belief--and the associated pain. Why would we do something so foolish you may ask? Fear of nonexistence. And this moves us into spiritual territory.

Does doing a Reiki training change how I experience receiving Reiki in a session?
Yes. The connection to healing energy is greatly amplified. Energy is stronger, builds more quickly and integrates in the recipient's field more deeply.

What kind of payment do you accept?
Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express

Do you have a reschedule and cancellation policy?
Yes, please allow 24 hour notice by phone or email if you need to change your appointment.

Online scheduling

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.                                            

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes balancing and wholeness.   It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

 The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

We are alive because life force is flowing through us.  This Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras and the meridians.   It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. This Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.  Reiki balances by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and balances  the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a well balanced and natural way.
A treatment feels different for everyone, but peaceful every time.  Often, your energy centers are balanced and wellness is able to flow.  Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have  reported miraculous results.


I am a Reiki Master Trained in the Usui Method of Natural Energy balancing. 

Reiki (pronounced"RAY"-"KEY")

Reiki is a unique and highly effective technique for balancing and energizing oneself and others physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. The method is both simple and direct in its use of Ki, or Universal Life Force Energy.

This life force energy can help on removing any negative energy blocks from your energy field. Many people and animals sense this block effecting them; sometimes, it is physical, and other times mental or emotional blocks. I assist to remove it from one's energy field and dispose of it back to Gaia.

The healing's has been quite profound in my life personally, and in my client's lives, often described as "life changing", "unbelievable", and "I now have bold confidence to walk my spiritual path". We are working together to bring you back into alignment with your true authentic self! ~ Trina Zaragoza

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