• About REIKI

    What is Reiki and how can it help me?

    Reiki can help you feel better.

     

    Reiki (pronounced “ray–key”) is a natural healing practice that originated in Japan.

     

    Developed in the 20th century by Mikao Usui, Reiki is a non-invasive form of vibrational healing that helps restore balance to body, mind, and spirit.

     

    It involves light touch on or above the body, while the recipient lies fully clothed on a massage table. Reiki’s subtle, yet powerful vibration is administered through the practitioner’s hands and helps promote a deep sense of relaxation, which helps stimulate the body's self-healing response.

     

    You do not have to be dis-eased to benefit from Reiki. Many people like to receive regular Reiki treatments to maintain and enhance their sense of well-being. A growing number is also learning Reiki to practice on themselves.


    Reiki does not replace conventional medical or psychological treatment. As a complementary alternative healing modality, Reiki can be used in combination with massage therapy, other bodywork and movement modalities. It is accessible to anyone, safe and effective, for young and old. For more information, please see this fact sheet from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

     

    The ability to practice Reiki is passed down through the Reiki lineage from Reiki Master to student in a process called attunement and involves several levels of training.

     

    Interested in learning Reiki?

     

    Reiki 1 (Shoden) classes are ongoing upon request. Please send me an email for more information. 

    Read my blog post Teaching Reiki at the Convent (published by the International House of Reiki on Nov. 2, 2017).

    Benefits of Reiki

     

    Simply put: Reiki can help you relax. It stimulates the body's self-healing response. If you want to feel calm(er), less stressed, less anxious, less in pain and more centered, give it a try.

     

    Commonly reported benefits of Reiki treatment include a sense of deep relaxation, reduced stress and anxiety, accelerated recovery from injury / surgery, enhanced vitality and body awareness, improved sleep and digestion, as well as an overall sense of increased well-being. Reiki treatments may also be used for pain management and support during challenging times.

     

     

  • sessions & location

    What to expect from a Reiki session - and where to find Thrive Reiki in White Plains, N.Y.

    Relax with Reiki in White Plains, N.Y.

    Reiki Sessions

    Feel better. Relax into your being. Enjoy some time for yourself.

    During a Reiki treatment, you are laying fully clothed on a massage table. I will place my hands lightly on or near your body. These hand positions include the head and shoulders, torso, legs, and feet. The position sequence may vary based on each client’s individual needs. Each hand position is held for several minutes.

     

    A regular session takes 60 minutes. After the treatment, you will have time to rest and share your experience with me.

     

    First time clients:

    • Credit card information required at the time of booking. 
    • Please plan 75 minutes for your initial visit, so that you have time to fill out the client intake form as well as for a pre-treatment talk.

    Prices for White Plains, NY, location:

    [One-hour session: $90] [Three-session-package: $250*]

    [75 minutes**: $110] [Three-session-package: $300*]

    [Half-hour session: $45]

    [Distance Reiki sessions available upon request.]

     

    For sessions in NYC, add $35.

     

    * Package sessions are valid for 6 months after date of purchase.

    ** Includes 15 minutes of additional resting time.

     

    Gift certificates available.

     

    To make an appointment:

    Accepted payment: Cash, check, debit / credit cards.

    Thrive Reiki treatment room at Amethyst Integrative Massage in White Plains, NY.

    Location & Hours

    Thrive Reiki practices in White Plains, N.Y., and in NYC.

    For appointments:

    Book by email or online (please look for and click on the REIKI section)

     

    Practice hours:

    Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Tuesdays, by request.

    Wednesdays, by request.

    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Additional times upon request.

     

    Address:

    267 Central Avenue, First Floor

    White Plains, N.Y. 10606

     

    Thrive Reiki practices at the Amethyst Integrative Wellness space - www.amethystwhiteplains.com

    Free parking is available at the back of the building.

     

    Reiki sessions are also available in Manhattan at the New York Open Center (30th Street & Madison Avenue). 

     

    Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel an appointment, please give 24-hour notice or you will be charged for the appointment.

  • Want to learn reiki?

    Thank you for your interest in learning Reiki. The next Reiki 1 class is on August 19 & 26.

  • Events & Reiki classes

    Reiki classes | Community events | Reiki info sessions | Reiki Shares... and more

    Reiki 1 (Shoden) Class

    August 19 & 26, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    September 30 & October 6, 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    November 11 & 18, 10:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    Learn Reiki - and take your well-being into your own hands. Learn practices that help you stimulate your body's self-healing response and help you feel calm and centered, less stressed and anxious.

    Whether you are in perfect health or diseased, Reiki can help bring balance into your life.

     

    Day 1: Reiki overview: its history, use and benefits. Introduction to the Reiki precepts. Meditation & centering techniques. Reiki self-care protocol and hand positions.

     

    Day 2: Review: Reiki self-care and precepts. Learn how to share Reiki with others (chair and table protocols).

     

    $325 (incl. manual; $150 down payment at the time of registration).

    Space is limited. Private one-on-one classes available.

     

    For more information or to register, please send an email to andrea@thrivereiki.com

    Mindful Monday

    Monday, August 20, 2018, 9:00-10:00 a.m. @ Crestwood Library

    & September 10, 2018, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

    Focus on being in the NOW with some breathing and meditation techniques, including gentle movements and body scans to relieve stress and invite relaxation. Free event. Open to the public.

     

    Please register by calling: (914) 779-3774.

     

    Location: Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street, Crestwood, N.Y.

    Let's keep calm & meditate together

    Monday, August 20, 2018, 7:00-8:15 p.m.

    No prior meditation experience needed.

     

    As a highly sensitive person I have suffered a lot from empathic distress. I was too much in my head and my thoughts kept running the show, which threw me off balance and off center a lot.

     

    But thanks to my mindfulness practice I have learned to assemble my own toolkit of breathing, meditation and centering techniques that help me stay grounded, calm and centered. I will show you some of these techniques, we will practice them together and then it's up to you if you want to continue practicing them for yourself.

    Please only RSVP when you are committed to attend. $15.

    Space is limited to 8 participants. To register, please send an email to andrea@thrivereiki.com

    Crestwood Reiki Experience

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    & September 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    Curious about Reiki? Come to the Crestwood Library (16 Thompson Street) and join me for a conversation about the relaxing power of Reiki. Learn about the body's relaxation response and experience a Reiki chair mini-session. Free event. Open to the public.

     

    Please register by calling: (914) 779-3774 or online.

    Location: Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street, Crestwood, N.Y.

    Relax with Reiki

    Wed., September 12, 2018, 7:00-8:30 p.m. @ White Plains Library

    & November 28, 2018, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

    Join Andrea Deierlein for an introduction to Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that facilitates relaxation and brings balance to body, mind and spirit. This event is part of the Wellness Wednesdays series at the White Plains Public Library. Free event. Open to the public. Space is limited. Registration is required.

     

    Location: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., N.Y. 10601

    Mindfulness for Teens

    Tuesday, September 25, 4:00-5:00 p.m. @ White Plains Library

    & October 23, November 23 & December 18

    For grades 7-12.

     

    Join us for some fun and relaxation. We'll learn how mindfulness techniques, such as breathing and meditation, can promote calmness and creativity. We'll also explore mind-body awareness with exercises and games. Free event.

     

    Registration is required. Please call (914) 422-1481.

     

    Location: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., N.Y. 10601

    Lunchtime Meditation

    Wed., October 3, 2018, 12:15-1:00 p.m. @ White Plains Library

    Join Andrea Deierlein from Thrive Reiki for a lunchtime meditation at the White Plains Library. This event is part of a weekly meditation series at the White Plains Public Library. Free event. Open to the public. No registration required.

     

    Location: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., N.Y. 10601

     

    Monthly Reiki Share for Practitioners

    Have you been attuned to Reiki and want to practice?

    Let's come together and share Reiki. We'll start with a meditation and reflection on the precepts, do some exercises to awaken the Reiki energy in our hands and then do table sessions. $20.

     

    Upcoming dates: September 10, 2018 (always 7:00-9:00 p.m.)

     

    Space is limited. Registration by email or via Meetup required.

     

    Visit www.meetup.com/White-Plains-Reiki-Meetup to join.

    Self-Care for The Highly Sensitive Person

    This Meetup group is for Highly Sensitive People (HSPs).

    If you consider yourself a highly sensitive person (HSP) and would like to learn from and with other HSPs, then this group is for you.

    We will meditate together and explore self-care practices, such as Reiki, breathing exercises, boundary setting and more, to develop a toolset to help us navigate through life a little bit more centered, calm, and sane.

     

    Visit www.meetup.com/Self-Care-for-The-Highly-Sensitive-Person to join.

     

  • Testimonials

     

    Reiki is best experienced in order to be explained. Here's what some of my clients say. You can find and read more reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook.

    "From the moment I met Andrea I felt a sense of compassion and attentiveness coming from her. Doing my first session I felt the stress lifting from my body and sense of peace and calmness. After two sessions I can say that each session left me feeling uplifted and hopeful. I would definitely recommend sessions with Andrea for whatever situation you may be experiencing."

    - Gen J., White Plains, N.Y. (June 30, 2018)

    "I want to thank you for the wonderful Reiki session. I feel so much stronger from the inside out and have much more clarity. Bless you. You are a true disciple of Mikao Usui. Reiki is safe in your hands and your ability to educate and reach so many people with it is awe inspiring."

    - B.C., White Plains, N.Y. (May 30, 2018)

    "Andrea is a truly gifted, kind, caring and authentic Reiki practitioner. From the moment I met her, I instantly felt comfortable and at ease (which is difficult for me). I have heard about Reiki as a healing modality to help with anxiety and some health issues that I was struggling with and was interested in trying it out after using other traditional healing modalities with little progress in the big picture. Once I started to see Andrea, I felt a real shift in how I was feeling. The best way to explain it is that I feel like the best version of myself. Happier, more energetic, less worried, healthier and, suddenly, life is easier to deal with. The best thing I did was get the courage to give this a shot. In my case, I have been going to weekly sessions and have been making tremendous progress."

    - Alisa A., Bronxville, N.Y. (April 17, 2018)

    "This was my first experience with Reiki and it was both wonderful and restorative. I felt completely relaxed throughout the session. I left feeling both peaceful and energized."

    - Constance S., Elmsford, N.Y. (February 6, 2018)

    "This was my first experience with Reiki and Andrea is the perfect practitioner. Her quiet demeanor is so calming from the first moment. She explains everything about what to expect and answers all your questions. I reached out to Andrea because I was in the middle of final exams and in a state of panic. Somehow she managed to assess my needs and I was able to face my exams without totally falling apart. Normally I have anxiety attacks, but this time, I was ready to face everything with ease. If you're going through any stress or know someone who is - please reach out to Andrea. She can help - no matter what you are going through."

    - Dale C., Yonkers, N.Y. (January 9, 2018)

    "Andrea was amazing! She made me feel very comfortable and had a great energy walking in. My first Reiki session was so relaxing! I haven't done anything like that before and I'm glad I was introduced. It's a great way to help you relax and clear your head."

    - Julianna M., Mahopac, N.Y. (January 8, 2018)

    “If anyone is looking for alternative therapy that really works, I had the most revitalizing Reiki session with Andrea today!! Andrea is a true gem. If you’re seeking relief from any physical / emotional ailments I highly recommend booking a session with Andrea. I am so glad to have met Andrea. She is kind and compassionate. Not long after meeting Andrea I confided in her about my struggles as a newly single mom and nursing student. Like many of us I live with a great deal of stress and anxiety. When she laid her hands on me I felt an immediate sense of relaxation and peace. It’s hard to describe but during my sessions I feel good vibrations swirling throughout my body. My tension and pain are relieved and the effects are lasting. Now I’m actually planning on booking a session for my children before school starts!”

    - Jennifer S., Elmsford, N.Y. (August 28, 2017)

    "I have been going to Thrive Reiki for the past six months. This is the BEST experience I have ever had with Reiki. The office is quiet and relaxed; a wonderful get-away for me. And I cannot begin to express just how very comfortable I am when I am with Andrea who emits such loving gentleness, kindness, compassion and care."

    - Deborah M., White Plains, N.Y. (August 24, 2017)

    "Although I am a Reiki Practitioner, after some difficult life experiences and transitions, I stopped practicing Reiki on myself and others about 10 years ago. After several recent difficult experiences, I didn't know where else to turn except finally back to Reiki. I prayed to be led to a Reiki Practitioner who would be kind, compassionate and understanding. Spirit did not disappoint, because within an hour of that prayer I found Andrea's website.

     

    Getting to my appointment proved quite a challenge. But I also felt in my being that perhaps some of the obstacles were signs that this was going to be a very important experience for me... and so it was... Andrea was not only kind, compassionate and understanding, she immediately tuned in to where I was currently on my life journey. During the Reiki session with Andrea, I experienced a gentle healing energy. Towards the end of my session, I had a visual in my mind's eye where it seemed as if spiders and cobwebs had fallen from my mind. It was a very enlightening and freeing experience. As an added benefit of my session with Andrea, I have begun to practice Reiki on myself again."

    - Dawn M., Bronx, N.Y. (August 14, 2017)

    "Andrea is absolutely wonderful at what she does: she is professional, very intuitive, great at listening and at engaging with her clients in a non-judgmental manner. I felt light and refreshed after my session."

    - Julia J., Brooklyn, N.Y. (July 10, 2017)

    "Thank you so much Andrea!!!! I have to tell you I am so very happy I found you and your group! Loved the meditation tonight and the practice!"

    - Angela R., Tuckahoe, N.Y. (July 10, 2017)

    "I can never thank Andrea enough for helping us understand our two dogs. We called her when our first dog was dying last year. She was very helpful for his transitioning and in comforting our grief. Our second dog got really sick last month, she sent him Reiki energy for three days! He is up and happy energetically like himself again. Thank you again Andrea for your compassion and energy. You are a gift!"

    - Nirpapon M., Torrance, C.A. (June 7, 2017)

    "After meeting with Andrea I felt so relaxed. Her energy and personality shine through her smile. She has a wonderful gift and you will feel it the moment you meet her!! Andrea, THANK YOU!!! Can't wait to go back..."

    - Susie C., White Plains, N.Y. (March 28, 2017)

    "Andrea is a loving, compassionate, extremely talented healer committing herself to her craft on a daily basis. My experiences with her, receiving Reiki, have been powerful, helping to push me beyond energetic and personal blocks I didn't know how to get beyond on my own. She has made it her mission to provide accessible services to all, whether that be individual clients or community Reiki Shares. A beautiful soul through and through."

    - Andrew P., Yonkers, N.Y. (February 10, 2017)

    "Andrea has wonderful energy and truly makes you feel so comfortable! She is very welcoming and did a great job. She went above and beyond for us (it was my third Reiki session and my boyfriend's first). Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will be back again."

    - Kat F., Syracuse, N.Y. (September 13, 2016)

    "I had attended an introduction to Reiki at the Crestwood Library. I was so impressed with Andrea's knowledge and training that I decided to schedule a session, which was deeply relaxing. The beneficial effects of the session lasted for several days."

    - Marion S., New York, N.Y. (August 4, 2016)

    "I have loved my session with Andrea. She was attuned to my needs and ensured that I am comfortable. She has a gentle presence and touch that further creates an environment for relaxation and healing. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to receive Reiki treatments with her and always look forward to our sessions."

    - Caroline G., New York, N.Y. (July 8, 2016)

    "Andrea is a gifted practitioner. I had two sessions with her and very good results from them. She intuitively sensed where to place her hands and where I needed Reiki most. She spent time before the start of the session assessing my needs and finding out my expectations. She allowed ample time for me to relax and unwind afterwards, asked how I felt after the treatment. What I appreciate most is that this is not an assembly line service. I will be back for a 90-minute session the next time around."

    - Susan Y., New York, N.Y. (June 13, 2016)

    "This place has a wonderful atmosphere and my Reiki session with Andrea was the most relaxing experience I've ever had. She is an absolute professional and at the same time very empathetic and able to feel out the most affected areas of the body. It's a very gentle but effective treatment. I went there for my lower back pain and after hand surgery. I feel that my circulation got much more stimulated and I have an overall feeling of deep relaxation."

    - Annette B., Katonah, N.Y. (June 11, 2016)

    "Andrea is a highly gifted and intuitive Reiki healer. Her warm and healing touch made me completely relaxed. She knew exactly what areas of my body needed attention. The session released a lot of stored emotions that I was carrying for a long time. Super glad I had the great fortune of receiving a session from one of the most gifted, humble, caring, and friendly persons that I have ever met."

    - Manish K., New York, N.Y. (February 11, 2016)

  • Andrea's reiki story

    Meet your practitioner.

    Andrea Deierlein - Reiki practitioner

    Hello. I am Andrea Kartika Deierlein.

     

    My Reiki journey began in Indonesia, where I worked as Director of Marketing and Communications in the pet care industry for two years. Regular Reiki sessions were part of my self-care and stress management routine. One day, my meditation teacher encouraged me to learn Reiki for myself and that’s when I took my self-healing process into my own hands.

     

    A former sufferer of stress-related symptoms and dis-eases, such as tension headaches, TMJ, sleeping disorders, and a chronically inflamed esophagus, I was out of balance. I needed to change how I dealt with stress. Today, Reiki helps me do that; and more.

     

    Born and raised in Germany, the values of discipline, efficiency, and hard work are in my blood. My mother passed away at a young age. I raised my brother, studied political science and intercultural communications, worked in journalism and for advertising, I interviewed high-profile actors and directors (Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, John Madden to name a few), got married, cared for my sick father, moved to the U.S., built a career in German government relations, got a degree from The New School. Always pushing forward, I wasn’t kind to myself, because I chose to function and perform instead.

     

    Now in my fourth decade, I have realized that (self) compassion is more important than impressing with achievements.

     

    To me, Reiki is a way of well-being that I want to share with others. I want you to feel calm(er) and centered. I want to support you in your self-care, which is also part of your very own personal health care. Let me show you that Reiki is a holistic, complementary, natural healing possibility - for you, for me, for everyone.

     

    Training:

     

    I first learned Reiki with Joshua Lie in Jakarta, Indonesia. Since my return to New York, I have been advancing my Reiki education with Joanna Crespo at the New York Open Center (Second degree, 60-hour-certification, November 2015) and Kelly McDermott-Burns from HeartSong Reiki (Animal Reiki, Second degree, May 2016). I completed my third degree (Master level) training in the Western lineage with Joanna Crespo (100+ hours certification program) in April 2016 and studied the Shinpiden level in the Japanese tradition with Frans Stiene from the International House of Reiki in September 2017. I am a member of the International Association for Reiki Practitioners (IARP) and continue to work with several mentors and teachers.

    The Reiki Precepts

    Words that inspire.

    Since I first studied Reiki, the precepts by Reiki founder Mikao Usui have deeply touched me. Do these words resonate with you as well?

     

    “Just for today...

    Do not anger.

    Do not worry.

    Be humble and grateful.

    Work diligently.

    Be compassionate towards yourself and others.”

     

    Practicing self-Reiki daily, I have learned to be kind(er) to myself and how to restore balance in my body, mind, and spirit. Let me help you do the same.

     

  • The thrive REIki Blog

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  • Contact Thrive Reiki

    Want to book a Reiki session? Or have a question? Or want to sign up for my newsletter?

    267 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY 10606
    Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Additional days/times upon request.
    (914) 281-1744
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