Ease your worries.

Reiki is a healing experience mentally, physically, and spiritually.

Ease your pain. 

Reiki balances your body inside, outside, and within.

Ease your struggles.

Reiki is harmony with yourself, your loved ones, and our world.

Do you want to feel lighter, encouraged, and ready and able to go back to living your best life?

My clients come to me because they are tangled up in one way or another with the worries and burdens of life. They emerge having a sense of solidity, peace, confidence, and healing they had thought was unattainable.

Clients notice they feel less congested, less compressed, and that hope and joy return to them. They really do feel good again.

Your 90 minute Reiki session will support your emotional and physical health, which will allow you make better choices and open your eyes to new options you never considered before. I call it opening the windows of opportunity.

Reiki releases the core issues that block us from restoring ourselves both physically and emotionally. With these blocks gone you may find even chronic or mysterious physical and emotional issues significantly reduced (if not eliminated altogether).

Reiki is well-suited for:

  • repairing the physiological and psychological effects on the body from "negative" emotions such as loss, stress, fear, disbelief, isolation, anger, bargaining, pain, grief, sorrow, depression and despair.
  • coping with traumatic experiences as sudden death, abortions, miscarriage, suicide, homicide, natural death, infant death, war trauma, rape, or burglary.

Every session is adapted to meet your current needs so you can be fully supported.

Amethyst and other crystals

Peaceful plant display in A Sanctuary for Healing

Here's how Reiki healing works

Reiki’s gentle and deeply relaxing hands-on technique promotes the release of accumulated stress or tension. It increases the flow of body fluids and energy to promote healing.

Absolutely everything in existence vibrates on some sort of specific, measurable frequency. We have an electric field of energy flowing through and around our bodies. That’s not woo-woo. That’s just scientific, verifiable fact.

Everything that is electric has a measurable, electrical field around it... and we are electrical beings. Just think about medical shows you've seen on TV: doctors use a defibrillator to charge the heart with electricity to get it started again and save a patients life. How is that possible? Because of our energy field!

A Reiki practitioner works with your energy field (referred to in the East as an “aura”). It enhances and supports your body’s natural process of homeostasis; that of bringing the systems into healthy balance. This process can positively influence physical, emotional, and mental issues and needs.

Reiki serves to calm the fight or flight response in the physical body. When this happens the energy that the body was using to keep all that tension in place is shunted instead to whatever the highest priorities are for healing.

Reiki means "universal life-force energy". It involves the transfer of a specific bandwidth of energy frequency through the practitioner to the recipient. This energy is particularly calming and soothing, restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body. It is a holistic, natural healing system that cannot cause harm, and touches on all levels: body, mind, and spirit.

Laura sending Reiki healing energy to a patient.

laura magpali performing a bowen therapy session

Laura is an experienced Reiki healer and teacher

How long have you been working with Reiki?

I have been working with Reiki for 20 years, since 1999! I discovered for myself how amazing, effective, and useful Reiki is the hard way. I suffered with chronic debilitating pain: migraines, lower back pain, I was constantly sick, I had insomnia, I was depressed... I was entirely dependent on prescription pain pills and chiropractor visits and all they did was allow me maybe 1 or 2 days a month where I wasn't sick or in pain or both. It was no way to live.

I didn't start my healing journey until my early 40's when my husband passed away. I'd yet again herniated a disc in my low back, and this time I could barely walk. A series of events led me to my first experience of energy healing. I was utterly astonished to get off the table 85% better after just one treatment, highlighted by the fact the healer didn't even touch me.

That experience absolutely changed my life. Reiki changed my relationship with myself and truly began my journey, both in healing and in finding my vocation! Now not only do I perform Reiki sessions, I am also a Reiki teacher who teachers others to perform the healing energy of Reiki.

How do you personally use Reiki?
I use Reiki throughout each and every day in big and small ways. Food, health, water, situations, for connecting to Spirit, personal growth, guidance, protection... the ways to use it are endless! It has impacted me emotionally a great deal. I was able to develop tools and a relationship with myself that I didn’t have access to before. It has influenced me in how I interact with life and what I like to call the ‘unseen’. And of course I am extremely passionate about helping patients achieve lasting results and optimum care.

Learn more about what Reiki is and who it's for

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe healing method of physical healing, and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki is a subtle, healing, life-force energy. It is an intelligent, soothing energy that is transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner. It has been shown to calm the fight-or-flight response, which is necessary for the body's own healing ability to work.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

How does Reiki work?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Is Reiki a religion?

Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.

What is a Reiki attunement?

An attunement is much like tuning into a radio station in that the student's energy system is tuned into receiving the Reiki frequency. Once it is done, the student can draw through them the Reiki energy for use for themselves or others.

Do all healers use Reiki?

All healers use life force or Ki, but not all use Reiki. Reiki is a special kind of life force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it. It is possible that some people are born with Reiki or have gotten it some other way. However, most healers who have not received the Reiki attunement from a Reiki Master are not using Reiki but another kind of life force. People who already do healing work consistently report an increase in the strength of their healing energies after taking Reiki training.

Are there any scientific experiments that demonstrate Reiki works?

Yes. Read about how Reiki is used in a clinical setting here.

What to expect from a reiki session

How is a Reiki treatment given?

In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table, although treatments can be given while the client is seated, or even standing.  Loose, comfortable clothes are recommended.  The whole treatment usually lasts about and hour. The practitioner's hands may be placed on the recipient, or may be held in the air just above the body.

What can be treated with Reiki?

Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety, as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital.

Reiki always helps, and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in one's physical and psychological condition are most common.

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy.

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner, including altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences.  Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.

Can Reiki treat traditional medical issues?

Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. Reiki energy works in harmony with all  forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care, and will improve the results. It is not to be offered or received with the intention of being a replacement for proper medical care.

Is Reiki safe for babies or pregnant women?

Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results. It cannot hurt, and has been used to great effect for babies.

What does a reiki treatment feel like?

Generally, feelings of deep relaxation and a state of bliss are usually experienced. Many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. The Reiki energy assists one in letting go of tension, anxiety, fear, or other negative feelings, inducing for most a state of peace and well-being. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies. Some may have visions and other mystical experiences. By the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

Are there any side effects from a reiki treatment?

Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process, so this is a good sign.

I came to Laura with nothing specific. She seemed to know just what I needed, though. I felt completely relaxed on her table. Obstacles in my life/patterns fell away, and before I knew it, my Mr. Right had arrived! On top of all that, just being around Laura makes you feel better. She is truly a blessing to our world!

L. Hamilton

I was so stressed out that I quit that job, no notice, work still not done. I’ve never done that before, but I couldn’t take the stress. So I’m relaxing for a few days and hope something else turns up. What was amazing to me was that this entailed a huge amount of stress over the weekend, deciding to do this, then actually doing it. I expected somewhat of a fibro flareup, but there was just nothing! Not a hint! A couple of hot flashes that didn’t last long, and that was it. I just can’t believe how much my body has changed since I started seeing you.

I. H.

I was going through a divorce. At my therapist's urging, I went to find out what "energy work" was and what it could do for me. Turned out it wasn't as weird as I'd imagined. It was super relaxing, like so relaxing you sorta don't know where you are, in a blissful sort of way. I was made to feel at ease right away; Laura has been so supportive and understanding, offering insights here and there that really helped. But it wasn't just "relaxing". Over the weeks, I was sleeping better, that noticed I gradually felt better and better inside. The depression has lifted, I can think more clearly, and I feel way better about myself. I can't thank you enough!

Jenny McQ.

The very first session I became deeply relaxed, and at peace. I could hardly wait to see if it "lasted". Well, a first it didn't. In fact, some of the pain came back with a vengeance. But I hung in there, and within a few weeks, I was sleeping better. My husband noticed I was doing things around the house, and that my mood was better (whew for him!).

Kathy W.

I used to have migraines several times a week, sometimes so intensely that I'd have to miss work. From the very 1st session I began having them less often, and not as severe. Whenever I would go in having head pain, she always took the pain away.

Justin K.

I lived on vicadin and muscle relaxers for the semi constant migraines I suffered with. It wasn't instant, but over the sessions my anxiety levels, and frequency of migraines went lower and lower to where I realized I haven't taken any meds for about 7 weeks. This is the first time in over 20 years that this has happened for me.

Jessica D.

When I first started coming to Laura I had PTSD so badly I would get lost from my therapist's office to her's just a few blocks away. I would be driving down the road and suddenly have absolutely no idea where I was, or where I was going. I could barely sleep at night, could not hold down a job, was pretty depressed, and was taking a lot of medications. The first session I feel into a deep, deep sleep unlike any regular sleep. While I was out it was like I was being rearranged inside. Gradually over the weeks, the anxiety, sleep issues and depression all began lifting. I'm now off all the anxiety and depression drugs. It feels so much better being alive.

Neil M.

In the 2 1/2 years we have worked together, the physical, emotional, and spiritual changes I have gone through are absolutely amazing. You have helped me to evolve into someone that actually looks forward to getting up every morning to continue my journey on to a happy, fulfilling, and fun filled life. I can’t thank you enough.


My counselor referred me to Laura for anxiety. I was also struggling with my self-image, insomnia, and depression. I left the very first session totally surprised at how deeply relaxed I became. I’d never felt like that before. Over the next several weeks I found I was sleeping much better, the depression bouts were not as severe, and my anxiety levels were down. My husband even noticed the improvement in my outlook. Life looks a whole lot better these days.

Jen M.