reiki well-being

"Be a tree," she said. I lay on the floor, exhausted. But to be a lotus in the pond opening slowly, and very slowly rising—that I could do."

Mary Oliver, Blue Horses, Poems

Reiki Well-Being aims to make Reiki healing accessible to all.

We live in a time when our relationships, communications, health care, and caregiving are increasingly being managed by computer-generated algorithms, big data, and smart monitors—without face-to-face, hands-on connection.

Through Reiki healing sessions, trainings, educational presentations and discussions, Reiki Well-Being is our memory-keeper, reminding us about the power of healing touch to connect and align us to the highest healing energy, the Universal Life Force, in ourselves, one another, and the world.

Testimonials about Reiki's impact describe experiencing increased relaxation, reduced stress and pain, increased sensation such as warmth, and an overall sense of well-being. These reports come from individuals living with a wide array of challenges including anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, as well as those recovering from stroke, brain injury, and accidents. Reiki is being used in major hospitals as part of their Integrative Medicine Practice as well as in surgery, palliative care, and hospice.

Reiki Master, Emily Kearns, PhD
Reiki Master Teacher, Emily Kearns, founded Reiki Well-Being in response to living in a time when we need hands-on healing and connection more than ever. Emily trained with and continues to be guided by, Reiki Master Teacher, Libby Barnett, MSW, the longest practicing Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher on the East Coast of the United States. Having earned her PhD in sociology at Boston College, (studying anthropology of ritual and dance, the body, identity and power), Emily integrates this knowledge of culture and society and her extensive teaching experience into her healing Reiki practice. Emily's Reiki practice is informed by her experience offering Reiki in Boston's Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's Integrative Medicine Program and her belief that Reiki is accessible to all who choose to "show up for it." Emily invites you to join her in experiencing, Reiki Well-Being!


Sites for all these offerings can be corporate, non-profit, and informal including: faith communities, senior residences, group homes, senior centers, skilled nursing communities, memory cafes, libraries, YMCAs, fitness clubs, yoga studios, spas, retreat centers, schools, homes, hospitals, and more.

what is reiki?

Reiki, pronounced, "RAY KEE," is the Japanese word meaning universal life-force energy.

Reiki is a healing practice using light touch to balance and align your body's natural healing energy with the universal highest healing vibrations so that you can feel healthier and happier.

Although an ancient healing practice, the specific Usui Reiki method used today formally began in the 1920s when Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian educator, gained insight into ancient Tibetan teachings as he fasted and meditated for 21 days atop Mt. Kurama and returned to teach and train Reiki practitioners.

Dr Chujiro Hayashi, a Tokyo physician trained in Reiki by Dr. Usui, healed one of his patients - Japanese-American woman, Hawayo Takata. She then became trained by Dr. Hayashi and brought Reiki to the United States, training twenty-two Reiki masters.

Reiki easily complements all healing practices including Eastern and Western medicines. Reiki is now practiced in major hospitals around the world, including Spaulding Rehab and Brigham and Women's in Boston, as part of their Integrative Medicine. Reiki practitioners receive a unique attunement during their training to strengthen their power to heal through touch.

For more information and to schedule a Reiki session or training, contact:; 978-604-0830.