Missed you!

Blessings everyone!

I apologize for the long hiatus but the move and set up have not gone as smoothly as I had hoped.

I am now located in Maple Ridge -you can call 604-418-2977 for appointments.  I am currently only doing Reiki healing on the weekends.

Also, I will be moving my website to a different provider, so the site will be down in a couple of weeks and I hope to have it back up mid October.


Namaste everyone, it is nice to be back!!



Reiki with Cristina is Moving

Just to let you know, we will be moving to Maple Ridge!  Until things get set up, I will not be taking any clients for table sessions.  I am still doing distance sessions and will be at Pet Planet every second Sunday of the month to help you pets out!  Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!






Animal Reiki

Animals are sensitive to the energies around them –if you have a pet, you can see them pick up on moods in the room, both positive and negative. Reiki can be used as a complement to healing practices, therapies or alone to help with stress and anxieties by balancing the animal’s energy and strengthening their ability to heal themselves. Stress, whether in people or pets, can cause harm to health and Reiki can help reduce the feelings of stress. When your pet is healing, the body, mind and spirit can heal.
Reiki can help by:
1. Helping your pet to calm before or after surgeries, separation anxiety and emotional issues –especially in rescue animals.
2. Aid in pain management with older pets or for chronic pain (arthritis)
3. Overall good health and well-being

NOTE: Reiki is NOT a substitute for a veterinarian. If your pet is in need of medical assistance, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Pet reiki 2

How Does Reiki Work? -a non-explaination

I have been asked many to explain Reiki.  I can’t tell you scientifically, what Reiki is –there is no scientific explanation for it, though many people try to use science to explain it. What is actually happening is that scientific theory is being bent or misinterpreted to explain what is happening because people want something tangible to hang their hats on.

Unfortunately, the scientific community, -though have proven that Reiki helps with pain, stress etc.- do not know what is going on or how it works in a ‘black and white’ …here’s a formula with numbers… way.
As a scientist, the only thing I can tell people is that I know what I feel when Reiki is being done to me both in person and distant. I have had distance Reiki done to me without my knowledge when I was in pain, and the pain went away. Before I even mentioned it to my friend, who is also a Reiki practitioner she would ask if I felt better because she sent Reiki to me. I had suspected a distance session because I felt a warmth and a clearing of my head. I cannot explain the science behind it, I can just tell you my experience with it. My experiences are very similar to others who have had distance healing done.
I think that by trying to explain Reiki (or any other healing modalities) by trying to bend or pick and choose, current scientific models takes away from the practice because those same models will easily disprove a theory and can damage the reputation of energy healing modalities.
Reiki practitioners try to push away ego so that only light and love can enter us, by trying to explain our practice with scientific jargon, we are allowing our ego to take hold, making us feel like we have something to justify. Reiki finds us, we don’t need to go looking nor do we need to explain it in black in white –Reiki is energy and energy is colour.



Hello Everyone:

For the remainder of the summer, I am offering a special on Reiki healing -book your appointment before the fall solace (Sept. 23) and your second booking will be half price -second booking must be taken before October 31, 2015.

Call me at 604-460-1335 or 604-41-2977 or email me at reikiwithcristina@gmail.com

Now that I got my new laptop, I can start blogging again!



Sun and hands

The History of Reiki

Dr. Mikao Usui, the re-founder of what we know to be Usui Reiki, was born on August 15, 1865 in the village of Taniai-mura, Kyoto, Japan.  He spoke many languages and through his studies became well versed in disciplines including medicine, theology and science.

On one occasion in 1888, Dr. Usui was carrying out a 21 day meditation at top of Mount Kurama Yama, a sacred mountain located on the northern outskirts of Kyoto.  During his deep meditation period Dr Usui received visions and instructions from Mahawalrochana Buddha, a celestial Buddha.  It is believed these instructions related to finding ancient texts outlining Buddhist healing arts.  At the end of his visions Dr. Usui became a devout Shingon Buddhist and had a strong interest in the esoteric science of healing.  Over seven years, he treated many people and taught Reiki to his followers and further developed and refined his system of healing.


Dr Usui
Dr. Mikao Usui 1865-1926

Just For Today I Will Do My Work Honestly

By starting to do things in an honest manner, stress over keeping up deceptions or appearances start to fade.  Be honest with yourself and let go of your ego.  Ego is what makes us feel inadequate which results in unhappiness. Release the desire of caring about what others think, be honest with yourself, family and friends, free the anxiety that comes with pretending to be something or someone you are not.

Be honest with yourself .


Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will do my work honestly

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everyone!

With the New Year comes new hopes and dreams.  May 2015 bring all of you many blessings.

For those of you too far to come see me for a reiki treatment, you can try distant reiki.

The paragraphs below are directly form the Reiki Rays web site.  They did such a lovely job describing distant healing that I thought I would share them with you today:

The telephone, cable TV and internet all use energy frequencies we can’t see in order to function. The electricity in our homes does the same, as does a radio. All of these have to be tuned to the particular frequency they operate at in order to work. They all have ways to adjust the flow of energy built in so that we can turn them on, off or use them in a different way. And all of them were thought too unbelievable to be true when people first heard of them.

Distant Reiki works the same way. It is energy that must be “tuned” to the person it is being sent to. Once it is “tuned in” it will flow through the energy currents that exist naturally, just the same way that a phone signal or wifi signal does. Distance is no object for it, just as it is no object for the internet or phone communications. The energy that surrounds us carries all of these energies to the intended receiver. With Reiki, the practitioner is the conduit of the energy.

It can be a difficult concept to understand that our thoughts, intentions and emotions are energy. Yet most people can feel that their emotions create an energy sensation in the body. They may also understand that the nerve endings and spinal cord help to carry these energies throughout the body. If you go one step further, you can see the relationship between our thoughts and our emotions. It’s not much of a leap from there to see that our thoughts and emotions have an effect on our perceptions and the people around us. These things truly change our environment! It is all energy.


30 minute sessions are $20 -I will need a picture or address of the person in need of the reiki.  Please send the email to reikiwithcristina@gmail.com.  The paypal link is on the side bar for easier payment.