What is Reiki and how can it help me?
Reiki can help you feel better.
Reiki can help you relax. It works by bringing change. Sessions stimulate the body's self-healing response and restore balance.
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 treatments include:
Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a healing modality for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes self-healing, mindfulness and resilience.
Treatments stimulate the body's self-healing response through the light touch of the practitioner's hands. In addition to improving overall health and well-being, people turn to Reiki when coping with life's stresses as well as for support during health and emotional challenges and medical treatments.
On the physical level, Reiki facilitates healing by inducing the body’s relaxation and self-healing responses. On the emotional level, Reiki helps clear blockages and bring calmness and clarity. Literally, the translation of the Japanese word Reiki means “life force energy” or “spiritual energy.” As Bronwen and Frans Stiene write in their book, The Japanese Art of Reiki, “it can be described as the energy of everything. To work with this energy is to experience life as its fullest, to be one with all that can be seen and not seen. The system was created to give us this full life experience so that we may remember our connection to life and live in alignment with it.”
Reiki is not magic and not woo woo, yet it works in miraculous ways: What is Reiki and How Can It Help Me
You do not have to be dis-eased to benefit from Reiki. Many of my clients 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.
Interested in learning Reiki?
The next Reiki 1 (Shoden) class will take place on March 3 & 10, 2019. For more information, send me an email.
sessions & location
What to expect from a Reiki session - and where to find Thrive Reiki in White Plains, N.Y.
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 and duration varies based on each client’s individual needs.
Please plan 15 minutes extra for your first visit, so that you have time to fill out the client intake form as well as for a pre-treatment talk.
Credit card information required at the time of booking.
[Three-session-package (1 hr.) $300] Package sessions are valid for 6 months after date of purchase. Save more with five- and ten-session-packages.
Gift certificates and eGift cards available. Order here.
Accepted payment: Cash, check, debit / credit cards.
Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel an appointment, please give 24-hour notice or you will be charged for the appointment.
No-shows will be charged the full appointment fee.
Location & Hours
Mondays, 12:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fridays, 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sundays, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
267 Central Avenue, First Floor
White Plains, N.Y. 10606
Thrive Reiki shares the office with Amethyst Integrative Wellness.
Free parking is available at the back of the building.
Secure your spot.
Register now for the Reiki 1 class on March 3 & 10. Class size is limited to 4 students.
Events & Reiki classes
Reiki classes | Community events | Reiki info sessions | Reiki Shares... and more
Reiki 1 (Shoden) Class
March 3 & 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
"I would recommend learning Reiki from Andrea for anyone who wants an in-depth understanding of this practice, something more than a four-hour workshop with a certificate at the end of it. Andrea’s class takes longer than many others out there, but every minute of her class is infused with a depth of understanding and whole-hearted commitment that makes it completely worth the time investment." - Amy B., Bronxville, NY
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.
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).
$375 (incl. manual and $150 registration fee). Limited to 4 students. Minimum two participants. Private one-on-one classes upon request.
Monday, February 25, 2019, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
& March 4 and 18, 2019 | Crestwood Library
Start the week with some peace and quiet. Focus on being in the NOW with some breathing and meditation techniques, which may include body scans and gentle movement to relieve stress and invite relaxation. Free event. Open to the public.
No prior meditation experience necessary.
Location: Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street, Crestwood, N.Y.
Crestwood Reiki Experience
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Crestwood Library
This is a free monthly event for people to come together and learn about Reiki, a natural healing practice that promotes relaxation and wellness. Whether you are in perfect health or dis-eases, Reiki can help restore balance to body, mind, and spirit. Relax with a group meditation and experience a Reiki chair mini session.
Location: Crestwood Library, 16 Thompson Street, Crestwood, N.Y.
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 date: March 11, 2019 ( 7:00-9:00 p.m.)
Space is limited. Registration required.
Relax with Reiki
Wed., March 13, 2019, 7:00-8:30 p.m. | White Plains Public Library
Learn about Reiki, a natural healing practice from Japan that facilitates relaxation and brings balance to body, mind and spirit. Part of the Wellness Wednesdays series at the White Plains Public Library. Free event. Open to the public. Space is limited. Registration recommended.
Location: White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains.
Reiki Clinic by Create QuanYin
Sat., March 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. | First Baptist Church White Plains
Reiki tables are set up in the treatment room side by side, clinic style with up to two Reiki practitioners assigned per table. The Reiki Clinic is an offering of the CreateQuanYin (CQY) Institute, for which Andrea Deierlein from Thrive Reiki volunteers as Reiki Coordinator. The CQY Reiki Clinic accommodates three clients per scheduled appointment session. $25 per 24-minute-session. By appointment only.
Mindfulness for Teens
Monday, May 20, 4:00-5:00 p.m. | White Plains Public Library
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 @ the Library
Wednesday, July 3, 12:15-1:00 p.m. | White Plains Public Library
Put down your digital devices, sit, and breathe. Science backs it up: meditation and mindfulness reduce stress, boost the immune system, improve attention, and promote well-being.
Join me for a lunchtime meditation at the White Plains Library.
No registration and prior meditation experience necessary.
Just come as you are.
Location: White Plains Public Library, Galaxy Hall,
100 Martine Ave., White Plains, N.Y. 10601
"I had a Reiki session with Andrea and it was an incredible experience. I've had Reiki done in the past and it was no where near as great as this session. I was able to meditate during my entire session and felt extremely relaxed which I didn't think I could feel. "
- Daniela N., Scarsdale, N.Y.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
“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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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)
Some impressions of my life as a Reiki practitioner.
Andrea's reiki story
Meet your 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.
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.
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