• 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?


    The next Reiki 1 (Shoden) class will take place in January 2018. Please click here for details.

    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:

    • Book online by clicking here
    • Write to andrea@thrivereiki.com
    • Call (914) 281-1744

    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 online by clicking here or send an e-mail to andrea@thrivereiki.com


    Practice hours:

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

    Tuesdays, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Wednesdays, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Sundays, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Additional days/times upon request.



    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.

  • Sign up for reiki 1 (shoden) class - jan. 21 & 28, 2018

    Thank you for your interest in learning Reiki. Please register below.

  • Events & Reiki classes

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

    Reiki 1 (Shoden) Class

    Two Sundays, January 21 & 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. 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 required to secure your spot).

    Space is limited.


    To register, please send an email to andrea@thrivereiki.com

    Crestwood Reiki Experience

    Curious about Reiki?

    Come to the Crestwood Library (16 Thompson Street) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m., 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.


    Upcoming Dates: February 20 & March 6, 2018

    Relax with Reiki | Mamaroneck Library

    Wednesday, January 17, 6:00 p.m. @ Mamaroneck Library

    Join me for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice that promotes relaxation and wellness. Whether you are in perfect health or dis-eased, Reiki can help restore balance to body, mind, and spirit.

    Free event. Open to the public.


    Location: Mamaroneck Public Library, 136 Prospect Ave., Mamaroneck, N.Y.


    Please contact the Mamaroneck Library for registration: www.mamaronecklibrary.org

    Relax with Reiki | Bronxville Library

    Saturday, February 3, 2:30 p.m. @ Bronxville Library

    Join me for a conversation about Reiki, a natural healing practice that promotes relaxation and wellness. Whether you are in perfect health or dis-eased, Reiki can help restore balance to body, mind, and spirit.

    Free event. Open to the public.


    Location: Bronxville Public Library, 201 Pondfield Road, Bronxville, N.Y.


    Please register by calling (914) 337-7680, ext. 24 or email bronxvillelibrary@gmail.com


    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: January 8, 2018; February 5, 2018; March 12, 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.

    Stress Less for Kids

    This program is for kids ages 6-12. (Grand)Parents are encouraged to participate.

    Let’s come together for some fun and relaxation at the Crestwood Library (16 Thompson Street).


    We’ll learn about balance and health and how Reiki practice can promote calmness and creativity. Reiki is a vibrational healing practice that helps restore the body and clear the mind.


    Space is limited to 6 kids and their parents. Please register in advance by calling (914) 779-3774.


    Upcoming dates: tbd

    Self-Care for The Highly Sensitive Person

    This new 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, share our HSP challenges and stories, as well as 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. $12.


    Upcoming dates: tbd


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


    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.

    “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 nonjudgmental 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 an extremely talented and intuitive Reiki healer. She sensed with her hands and knew what areas of my body needed attention the most. Receiving the session from her, I felt deeply relaxed. All the tension in my body was gone and I felt lighter again."

    - Wan L., Queens, N.Y. (March 11, 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."

    - Mary 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.




    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.


  • 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.
    Tuesdays, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Wednesdays, 3:00 - 8:00 p.m.
    Sundays, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Additional days/times upon request.
    (914) 281-1744
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