Katy Ingersoll
Shamanic Teachings & Practices
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in the early 1900s.

The word “Reiki” is composed of two Japanese characters rei and ki. Rei is translated as “universal”; ki is translated as “life-force or “energy”.

Reiki is Universal life-force energy that flows through all matter. Our body and mind is in a more positive state of health when our energy is strong and freely flowing. When our energy becomes weakened and stagnated, blockages occur, leading to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalances in our bodies. That is when disease sets in.

Reiki is practiced in every country of the world. It is practiced in hospitals, hospices, private industry, wellness centers and spas.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) defines energy medicine as: “a domain in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The concepts behind energy medicine are that energy fields can be used to improve your health by directly treating or diagnosing imbalances in the body and its energy fields. Reiki is recognized as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)”.

BENEFITS of Reiki:

physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing

heals the cause of the illness

assists in the grieving process

greatly reduces pain, anxiety and stress

diminishes side effects of medicines like chemotherapy & radiation

strengthens the immune system

assists those with post-traumatic stress disorders & other emotional disorders

assists in our personal growth

assists in our relationships


 Reiki DOES NOT: 

cure disease or illness

relieve one of responsibility to see a doctor or other medical specialist


Reiki Healing Session with Katy:

A Reiki session is usually 1 ½ to 2 hours. Before a session I converse with the client to identify what issues the client wishes to work on, if the client is experiencing any pain and what the client expects from the session.


I assist the client to empower their goal or intention by outlining an affirmation or mantra for them to silently repeat during their session. A short meditation of gratitude is usually given before and after the session.


The client rests comfortably in a prone position on a massage table equipped with a full body heated Amethyst Biomat. The client is offered an eye mask.  Soft music plays in the background. The client remains fully clothed, removing shoes and excess jewelry.


My hands are lightly placed on, over, or near the client’s body working from the head down to the feet and toes area, the meridian channels and chakra areas. The client may feel warmth, heat, tingling, a loving sensation, coolness, emotional release, happiness, gratitude, and oftentimes falls into a dream-like sleep state.


For information regarding a Reiki session, please contact Katy at 626-483-8920 or email her at  A discounted rate is given to those individuals undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation.








Katy Ingersoll, Shamanic Teacher
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