What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a simple, gentle, hands-on energy technique that is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Discovered and developed in Japan, Reiki means Universal Life Energy.


What does a Reiki session look like?

During an Equinox Reiki session, you can expect to lay comfortably and fully dressed on a massage table. I will rest my hands gently on different areas of your body with the goal of balancing, clearing, and invigorating energy. When your energy is vitalized and balanced, your physical and mental systems are strengthened and fortified to function more efficiently. You may feel more refreshed, clear, creative, strong, calm, safe, and content.


What about Distance Reiki?

Reiki is so cool that it works even when the client and practitioner are not in the same room. You can be anywhere in the world and receive the benefits of Reiki! This is a great option for clients who prefer to safely stay home or are not local.

A Distance Reiki session will begin with a phone or zoom connection to discuss your current state and any specific needs you have for the session. Then you may find a comfortable place to sit or lay while Reiki is being sent. I will reconnect afterwards to discuss and help integrate anything that came up during the session.

If you want your session to be Distance Reiki, please include an Appointment note when you book. Let me know if you prefer to connect via phone or zoom.


Where are you?

I work from my home-based office in Old Southwest Reno, about 1.3 miles from Midtown and 1.7 miles from Downtown. When you book your appointment, I will share my address with you via email.


How are you handling Covid?

I am accepting only vaccinated clients for In Person Reiki. Please email/text me a photo/scan of your vaccination card at least 24 hours before your appointment. Otherwise, I will assume you are not vaccinated and offer Distance Reiki.


Is there anything else I should know?

Reiki is not a replacement for medical or mental health care, but works quite well in tandem with treatments offered by licensed medical, holistic, and mental health professionals.


Ok, I think I'm ready. What if I have more questions?

In your initial session, we can talk through any questions or concerns you may have before beginning treatment. There will be no surprises!

Laurie Maren, Reiki Master

Reiki entered into my life many years ago when I was in the pit of stupefying depression and anxiety. A therapist recommended Reiki, and I began receiving treatments regularly. Reiki has been essential to my healing and survival as I then dealt with faith crisis and transition, divorce, loss of community, back injury, surgery, EMDR trauma therapy, and psychic opening. BTW, not all change is bad.

I received my Reiki I training with Kim Roubo and Whitney Tierney years before I ever considered offering Reiki to others. I then stumbled into a training program that included additional modalities (vibrational therapy, development of psychic senses, shadow work) along with Reiki I, II, and Master certification. Afterwards, I did additional practicum work with Whitney Tierney to integrate my learning. I began her "advanced" (my word) Reiki Master Training in June 2021 and will complete it May 2022.

Because of my personal experience, I understand deeply how Reiki energy feels, and I hold great honor and respect for its power to heal. I find immense clarity and expansion when I offer Reiki. Each of my clients is a gift.

Also note, as a parent of teenagers and a Reiki practitioner, I continue to receive Reiki regularly to maintain and improve my mental, physical, spiritual, and energetic health. We never stop growing, and this is integral to my self care.

A Note about Seva Reiki:

I offer Seva Reiki and donate 5% of my proceeds to the Seva work. Tips are always accepted as donations towards Seva work. Equinox is a nonprofit, and all donations are fully tax deductible.

I am currently offering Seva Reiki in office due to COVID-19 restrictions in hospitals and other care centers. If you are undergoing acute outpatient treatment, please contact me to discuss receiving Seva Reiki in office.