Once of the fringe of healing modalities, Reiki today has become a part of main stream culture. Reiki healers, called practitioners, can be found almost everywhere from psychic fairs to the hospital down the street. According to William Lee Rand in his article titles Reiki In Hospitals “Hospitals are undergoing major changes. They are experiencing a need to reduce costs and at the same time improve patient care. Under the old medical model based on expensive medication and technology this posed an unsolvable dilemma. Not so with Reiki and other complementary modalities. Reiki requires no technology at all and many of its practitioners offer their services for free. Reiki is therefore a very good way to improve care while cutting costs.” The premise is very simple: Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Unlike other healing therapies based on the premise of a human energy field, Reiki seeks to restore order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.
In Denver, two Reiki healers are gaining popularity and they have more than their love of Reiki in common; they are a mother and daughter team. LaDawn Stewart and her daughter Kindra have been practicing Reiki for just over a year. “I read an energy healing book, basically how to heal people with your hands” said Kindra age 18. “Mom had a headache one day, so I put my hands on her and within a few minutes her headache was gone.” This single event launched them both into a whole new life direction. Soon after, Kindra met a Reiki Master who invited Kindra to study with her. “I have to tell you that I was skeptical at first. I’m thinking this can’t really work, but after the first treatment I was hooked” said LaDawn “We had results very quickly, it makes me feel good to think that we’re helping people to feel better”.
The mother daughter team has now expanded their Reiki skills into teaching this healing art to others as well as being popular practitioners. “Even though I have been a teacher for years, sharing Reiki with others is helping me to step out of my shell. It is fun to share this knowledge with others, and see the positive changes it brings into their lives.” LaDawn said.
In addition to providing Reiki treatments, and teaching Reiki to newcomers, LaDawn and Kindra also host “Reiki Shares”. A share is where practitioners of all levels come together to “share” Reiki treatments among themselves because as Kindra explains “Reiki practitioners spend a lot of time giving healing energy and often don’t take time to receive it themselves.” LaDawn and Kindra have big plans for their future as well. They dream of opening a healing center where both the body and spirit can be pampered at the same time.
This dynamic energy duo is certainly busy these days seeing private clients, teaching Reiki classes, and hosting Reiki Shares. LaDawn admits “It’s nice to have a daughter who likes you enough to want to spend so much time with you.” In addition, Kindra has started a group for Metaphysical Teens which meets every other week at Spirit Wise Gifts on South Broadway in Centennial.
Check out Spirit Wise Gifts and Peacock Wellness Center for LaDawn and Kindra’s upcoming events.