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Reiki for Today

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Reconnect with your Inner Wisdom

Encourage self-healing for you and your animal companion.

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Hi! I'm Marshall and my pronouns are she/her & they/them. :)

What I do and what I've learned from Reiki and other areas of my life and service:

  • Reiki Practitioner (Master Level) with additional certification in Animal Reiki, credentialed by the International Association of Reiki Practitioners (iarp.org)

  • Ordained Minister by the Universal Life Church (Separately, I am attending an interfaith seminary program, graduating in June 2021.)

  • Peer Support Group Facilitator for Asheville Survivors of Suicide Loss

  • NC Board Member of American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

My special areas of focus are with Animal Reiki, Reiki for Caregivers, Reiki for Grief (from loss or trauma) and Reiki for Recovery. I offer a sliding scale remote program that allows people to have Reiki sent monthly to loved ones.

I've been using Reiki personally and professionally since 2017. My experience has demonstrated Reiki to be a powerful tool that comes in a gentle form. I happen to think Reiki challenges the "no pain, no gain" philosophy. Yet, it is also not numbing to the recipient. Reiki offers a unique and often subtle experience to each individual and encourages self-healing through a deep restful state.

Reiki honors the user's way of life and natural energy flow. Explanation or understanding of one's inner process is not required or even necessary. This is something I'd like to see more in the world, in general, so my passion about Reiki comes simply and easily.

Please feel free to touch base or ask questions about Reiki or the services I offer. I love working with our local community and with animals and folks (and animal folks!) around the world. I am honored and grateful to be doing this work.

In warmth, light and enthusiasm,


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Marshall offering a mini-treatment to a dog. Animal Reiki is a special focus in their practice.

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Marshall in her office, in session with a recipient.

Photo by Brit Klepac. Eye mask by Sidney Guida.

What is Reiki and what does it do?

Rei (soul, spirit) + Ki (vital energy of everything) = Reiki (universal life force energy)

Here's the short(ish) explanation...

The word reiki means universal life-force energy. The same energy referred to by the word reiki is also called prana, qi or ch'i. It is available to all of us.

Reiki (with a capital R) refers to a gentle healing technique, developed by Mikau Usui. He found Reiki in Japan in the late 1800s when he injured himself and used his hands to encourage his own healing. Reiki is not connected to any religion. However, to some, it is a spiritual practice. There are 5 principles are associated with Reiki and for Reiki Masters, the principles inform how they live their lives. (Learn more.)

Reiki is based in the belief that we each have within us what we need to heal ourselves. It can be good for many conditions and situations since it is available to everyone and seeks only the highest good for all involved.

Marshall during a treatment session with focus on 3rd eye chakra .

Photo by Brit Klepac. Eye mask by Sidney Guida.

The practitioner acts as a channel that the energy flows through. The recipient is in full control of the energy being drawn in. Though Reiki works concurrently with your chakra system, it goes wherever it is needed.

A healing session is intended to provide relaxation to the recipient. It may be hands-on or hands hovering just above the recipient's body. There are many potential benefits of Reiki depending on what within the recipient could use healing.

Human Chakra System (minus crown)

For a more detailed explanation of Reiki:

Due to COVID-19, Reiki for Today will not offer in-person and in-home treatments until further notice.

* Please contact me with any requests for fee adjustment.

Reconnect with your Inner Wisdom.

Encourage self-healing for you and your animal companion.

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