REIKI with Body & Soul Shepherd, LLC 

I am a Reiki Master/Instructor providing healing energy therapy in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Reiki literally means universal life energy. It is an ancient Japanese healing technique that uses life force energy to heal the whole body by balancing the subtle energies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The benefits of Reiki therapy will begin during the session and continue afterwards. Many positive changes from Reiki are permanent, though long-term issues may require multiple sessions.

Reiki has a vast array of benefits and it can:

  • Eliminate stress through deep relaxation
  • Relieve aches and pains
  • Improve sleep patterns
  • Provide emotional healing
  • Enhance natural well-being
  • Increase vitality
  • Ease depression and grief
  • Promote balance and harmony

​You should expect to feel both relaxed and rejuvenated after a Reiki therapy session.​

Energy workers do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment you may have. Energy healing does not take the place of -- but can complement-- medical and psychological care. The body has an amazing ability to heal itself and to do so, complete relaxation is extremely beneficial. Long term imbalances in the body sometimes require multiple sessions in order to facilitate the level of relaxation needed by the body to heal itself.

​"Donna is an incredible healer. I've had several sessions with her and referred numerous friends who were equally taken by the positive effects of her sessions. She is a healer of pain and trauma on all levels and is able to channel insights regarding all aspects of life. Her impact on my life has been indescribable. I am so thankful for her presence. She has provided an incredible amount of light at a very critical and confusing turning point in my life. I eagerly await my next session!"  - B.F.    rea​d more reviews

$20 discount on every 6th session!

Regularly priced sessions qualify towards discount

Energy is not bound by physical limitations so the recipient need not be in the same location as the practitioner. How does a Reiki from Afar session differ from an in-person session? Other than the fact that the client isn’t in the room with me, it is the same as an In-Person session. I make the connection with the client’s energy, and always seek permission to proceed. Permission comes from the client’s Higher Self or Guardian Angel, and has been granted in 100% of my distance sessions. Lacking a physical body to work on, I have a 28” tall teddy bear who serves this purpose. Placing my hands on the bear’s body is, energetically speaking, the same as placing my hands on the body of a client. A Reiki from Afar session offers all of the benefits discussed above. It may be scheduled for yourself or for someone you care about.

Read more about in-person sessions as well as Reiki from Afar.

For an in-person Reiki session you will lie down on a massage table, remaining fully clothed. I will place hands lightly and non-invasively on different parts of your body or, if you prefer treatment without touch, I can hover my palms a few inches above your body. Either way, Reiki energies flow as they are supposed to flow. Some Reiki practitioners follow a set sequence of hand placements. As an intuitive practitioner I will freely move my hands in no particular order to the areas where I feel Reiki is most needed, lingering for 2 to 5 minutes in one position before moving on to the next. During the session you may experience energy flow, temperature changes, emotional releases and spiritual connections.