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White Lodge Awakening

Distance Reiki

All the benefits of an in-person session from the comfort of your own home

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 massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energywork 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.

Reiki Sessions

How Does a Typical Reiki Treatment Work?

Receiving Reiki from a practitioner is a simple process. The client lies on a treatment table and the practitioner will gently lay their hands on the body in a series of hand positions on the head, torso, and legs, sometimes hovering the hands rather than touching. Each hand position is held for a few minutes. During the treatment, energy (called “chi”) is drawn through the practitioner into the recipient, helping to produce a state of balance. The recipient remains clothed throughout the session.

What Does It Feel Like?

Deep relaxation, heat from the practitioner‘s hands, perhaps tingling, a feeling of floating or sinking, or perhaps nothing at all. It varies a lot from one person to another. But no matter what you feel during your treatment, Reiki is giving you what you need.

How Many Reiki Treatments Do I Need?

While a one-off Reiki treatment will do something beneficial for you, bringing a sense of calm and peacefulness, and maybe producing some short-term physical benefits too, the best results come through having a course of treatments, maybe 4-6 sessions at weekly intervals. The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively, you see, and having a course of treatments helps to produce long-term beneficial changes for you on many levels.

My Reiki Lineage

Dr. Mikao Usui


Dr. Chujiro Hayashi (1925)


Mrs. Hawayo Takata (1938)


Virginia Samdahl


Arthur Robertson (1970)


James Davis


Laurie Grant (1989)


Loretta Brown (1995)


Alex Axelrod (2011)


Ann Lancaster (2019)

Reiki Certifications

Reiki I

Teacher: Alex Axelrod, Reiki Dome

Reiki II

Teacher: Alex Axelrod, Reiki Dome

Reiki Master

Teacher: Alex Axelrod, Reiki Dome

Reiki Associations & Memberships

Practicing Reiki in Washington State

Washington State law requires Reiki practitioners to hold a massage therapy license or be an ordained minister in order to perform hands-on, light touch Reiki. A massage therapy license is not required for distance sessions or non-touch, in-person sessions. Liability insurance is not required, but highly recommended.

I am ordained through Universal Life Church and hold a valid business license through the State of Washington. My liability insurance is provided through Massage Liability Insurance Group.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Disclaimer: Reiki is a relaxation and stress reduction technique. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose or prescribe substances, nor interfere with treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki practitioners are not currently licensed in the US. Ann Lancaster is not a licensed physician, and Reiki is complementary to and separate from medical services licensed by the state.

Privacy Policy: No information about any client will ever be discussed or shared with any third party without written consent.