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What is Reiki?  


Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Everyone has a “life force energy” that flows through us and what causes us to be alive! If your “life force energy” is low, then you are more likely to get sick or feel stressed. If it is high, then you are capable of being happy and healthy.


“Rei” means “Gods’ wisdom” or the “high power”.

“Ki” means “life force energy”. Therefore, Reiki means “spiritually guided life force energy”.


Reiki treats the whole person: body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating beneficial effects that include relaxation and feeling of peace, security and well-being. Although spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion.  Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, stated that Reiki promotes peace and harmony and is universal across all cultures. In order for lasting results, you must accept responsibility for your own healing and take an active part in it.


Reiki Myths

Myth: Reiki is a cult/religion


While Reiki has no connections to any religion or cult. There are no Reiki churches, Reiki priests, Reiki sermons or Reiki masses. Nor will you find a commune of Reiki initiates zealously following and giving all their money to their Reiki leaders. Reiki practitioners are not followers but independent thinkers.


Even the guiding principles that serve as the foundation of Reiki have no connection to religion.


Myth: Reiki is complicated new age stuff

Since Reiki originates from a Japanese system developed by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s, it’s about 70 years ahead of the New Age movement. And it’s not complicated at all. In fact, Reiki is quite straightforward and simple. Divine energy is channeled through the practitioner to the subject. There are no rules, regulations, dress codes, mandatory meetings, secret handshakes or other complications whatsoever.


Myth: Reiki can cure anything!

Reiki isn’t a cure-all for anything. It instead assists to help create a relaxation response and assists to promote a mind-body state conducive to healing. Curing involves alleviating symptoms and treating physical causes of a health condition. Reiki healing involves spiritual, emotional and mental unblocking and re-balancing to help get to the root cause of a condition, get back on track and create an optimal environment in which for the body to heal.

Granted, dissolving the root cause of a condition can definitely alleviate symptoms and physical conditions, but they were ameliorated in a different manner than curing provides.


Benefits of Reiki

1. Relieves pain, anxiety, and fatigue


2. May alleviate symptoms of  depression and anxiety

Reiki treatments may be used as part of a treatment plan to help relieve depression and anxiety. People receiving Reiki report more feelings of relaxation, increased curiosity, and enhanced levels of self-care.


3. Enhances quality of life

The positive benefits of reiki can enhance your overall well-being.  Women who had reiki showed improvements to their sleep patterns, self-confidence, and depression levels. They noted a sense of calm, inner peace, and relaxation.


4. Boosts mood and promotes relaxation

Reiki may help to improve your mood by relieving anxiety and depression.


Reiki is non-invasive and has no known side effects.  Reiki is performed while you relax on a comfortable table and remain fully-clothed. 

60-Minute Session...$65

90-Minute Session...$75 w/ Linda

Call or text Linda 412-760-6933 to schedule

About Linda Yarbrough, your Reiki Master


With over 14 years of Reiki experience, Linda allows you to bring forth your own innate
healing abilities with gentle ease and grace through the power of Reiki. Her many years
of work in private practice with individuals which include all ages and concerns as well
as work with domestic violence, sexual assault, grief, hospice and cancer groups has
given her a broad background in compassionate care.


Linda is passionate about
assisting others to find their best self through Reiki enabling them to live their best life
as Reiki not only provides deep relaxation but profoundly works on body, mind and
spirit. Because her life has been dramatically improved in many ways through Reiki,
she looks forward to helping you experience the same.


Linda trained with the International Center for Reiki Training, in Detroit, MI and the
Energy Connection Creative Learning Center and Reiki School in North Huntingdon, PA
as well as other independent instructors in developing her extensive skill base. She
teaches Usui, Holy Fire® & Karuna® Reiki classes and many other self-enrichment
classes at Energy Connection as well as Westmoreland County Community College
and other adult education groups.


She also speaks at local business groups.

Linda can be reached at 412-760-6933 to answer any questions you may have
regarding Reiki and to schedule a private session with her.

Call or Text Linda for an appointment, 412-760-6933

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