So what is proactive health and wellness all about?
The mission of Nola''s Proactive Health and Wellness is to help people feel better and become healthier, by remembering and reconnecting with their spiritual source. To this end, visitors can contact me to schedule hands-on or distant reiki sessions, or to comment on any of my articles or blog posts.
Proactive health and wellness is about doing things for yourself on a regular basis, that contribute to your
overall health and wellbeing. In addition to the "normal" things that the medical establishment recommends--
like making sure your diet is healthy, and getting moderate exercise almost every day--there are other things
you can do to take care of yourself. This site will explore some of those alternatives, using personal
experience and book reviews.
Because I am a certified reiki practitioner, I will begin by describing reiki, as the primary way in which I can
help you take charge of your health before it gets to the point where you need a doctor. And, if you already experience chronic health problems, reiki is an excellent complementary therapy to use in support of your
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese energy healing system discovered by Mikao Usui. It was brought to the United States by Hawayo Takata, who traveled to Japan from Hawaii to learn it.
The universal energy used by reiki practitioners is freely available to everyone, but most people do not sense
it well enough to use it by themselves, or, if they have not had reiki training, they do not know how to channel
it. Instead they wind up depleting their own personal energy to help others. However, once a person receives
the reiki attunements, that person is able to channel the universal energy without depleting his or her own
Reiki is an intelligent energy that goes where it is most needed at any given time. Therefore, no one can
predict with any certainty what a specific reiki session will accomplish for the client. However, reiki is also
a gentle modality that is cumulative in nature, so the more treatments you receive over a period of time, the
better you are likely to feel. Reiki continues to work through your body for 24-48 hours after a treatment.
Some people do not feel any immediate benefits from a reiki session, but notice improvements later the
same day, or even a day or two after a treatment.
What Reiki is Not!
- Reiki is not a substitute for medical care, but can be a helpful complementary therapy.
- Reiki is not “occult”.
- Reiki is not affiliated with any religion, and you do not have to “believe” in any specific dogma for it to work, although you do need to be open-minded and open-hearted enough to receive the energy.