Reiki 


Reiki exchange Melanie Harrell Reiki

This page is about Reiki sessions. 
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​What is Reiki?

Reiki is a safe, gentle, yet surprisingly powerful healing technique that was rediscovered in the early 1900's by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian minister from Kyoto, Japan. Challenged by his students to replicate the healings of Jesus, Dr. Usui spent many years researching scriptures in order to learn the secret of these healing practices.

He found the teachings he sought in the ancient Buddhist sutras. Dr. Usui named this healing method "Reiki", which means "universal life energy", and spent the rest of his life learning about this energy and training others to use it.

Hawayo Takata, a Hawaiian woman who was healed by Reiki, brought the practice to the United States. Mrs. Takata trained twenty-two Masters (teachers), who then passed the teachings on to their own students. Today there are thousands of Reiki practitioners all over the world.


Private Reiki Sessions: FAQ

Individual treatments are available at my Bellaire office. These last about an hour (50 minutes on the table, 5 minutes before and after).

Is Reiki like massage?
No. Your practitioner will not physically manipulate tissue. The hands are simply placed on the client with a firm, light touch, and the energy flows through the practitioner's hands. Many massage therapists do practice Reiki, however.

How will I feel during a treatment?
Individual responses vary. Most people feel very relaxed, and many clients even fall into a light sleep during a session. Some people may feel tingling or heat coming from the practitioner's hands, and others may not notice much at all. There is no right or wrong way to experience a Reiki treatment.


My Reiki Training


I was initiated as a Reiki Alliance Master by Carrlyn Clay of Phoenix, Arizona in 2001. In our lineage, all Reiki Masters are trained to teach and give attunements. Aspiring teachers commit to a period of apprenticeship with a fully initiated Master; this apprenticeship typically lasts from one to three years. During this time, the apprentice schedules, programs, and co-teaches classes with the Master in order to learn through practice as well as study and personal evolution.

Such rigorous requirements ensure that only serious students undertake the process. By the time of final initiation, a Reiki Alliance Master is fully trained in the practices and teachings of the tradition and is well-prepared to pass them on.

Melanie Harrell's Reiki teacher

My Reiki Teacher, Carrlyn Clay


Fees and Scheduling

Private sessions are available at my Bellaire office. These last about an hour (50 minutes on the table, 5 minutes before and after) and are $125 for 60 minutes. Longer sessions are available if you prefer. I also offer a package of 4 1/2 hours for $500 which can be used for any kind of session. (3-month expiration)

New clients are asked to prepay for their first session with PayPal unless we make other arrangements. I accept cash, checks, MC/VISA and PayPal for subsequent sessions. If you wish to buy the 4 1/2 hour package, you can decide that during your first session and we will adjust the finances at that time.

I am in the office Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 4:30. Other times can sometimes be scheduled as well.