Reiki is an energy healing technique developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in 1922. Translated as "universal life force" Reiki is a pure, high vibrational energy that balances the subtle energies within the body to heal on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Reiki is based on the idea that there is a universal energy that sustains all life and supports the body's innate healing abilities. 


During sessions, the Reiki practitioner channels healing Reiki energy through the palms of her hands to the areas in the recipient where it is most needed. Reiki energy produces a deep feeling of relaxation, and a sense of harmony and well-being. During a Reiki session, the recipient remains fully clothed and the practitioner places her hands lightly on or just above the recipient's body. 


  • reduces stress and tension
  • promotes health and wellbeing
  • eases physical discomfort and aids pain management
  • encourages mental clarity and creativity
  • strengthens the immune system
  • balances emotions
  • reduces anxiety
  • relieves depression
  • improves sleep
  • aids relaxation
  • soothes digestion 
  • strengthens self-esteem
  • heightens self-awareness and intuition
  • facilitates personal and spiritual growth
  • offers support for substance abuse recovery
  • aids in habit breaking 


I am a trained Reiki Master and am the fifth generation of Usui sensei’s Japanese Reiki lineage. I trained with Wen-Chi Chen who learned from Huakuten Inamoto sensei, the founder of Komyo ReikiDo. Komyo ReikiDo presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1920's and 1930’s in Japan. This system places emphasis on spiritual enfoldment through the practice of Reiki Healing Art, aiming for “Satori” or enlightenment. 

  1. USUI Mikao Sensei (1865-1926)
  2. HAYASHI Chujiro Sensei (1879-1940)
  3. Mrs. YAMAGUCHI Chiyoko (1921-2003)
  4. INAMOTO Hyakuten Sensei (1940- ), founder of "Komyo ReikiDo"
  5. Wen-Chi Chen
  6. Stefanie Demas


Experience the benefits of Reiki Healing in the comfort of your own home. If you live in New York City, I will come to you for a private, in-home reiki session. Don't live nearby? A Distant Healing session might be right for you. 

In-Home Reiki Healing Session 60 min...$100

Extended In-Home Reiki Healing Session 90 min...$135 (recommended for initial session) 

Distant Healing Reiki Session 60 min...$50

Your initial session will include a short consultation during which we will discuss your specific history, concerns, and intentions.  

For more information or to schedule a session please contact me. 

Reiki combined with yoga can lead to powerful healing. The yoga asanas help to strip back the ego and prepare the body and mind to receive deeply healing reiki energy. Contact me if you are interested in arranging a combined session.