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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural healing modality with roots in Japan. It has been referred to as “hands-on healing” even though no physical touch is necessary. It is a relaxing, nurturing, heart-centered therapy that uses gentle touch and/or the hovering of hands over the body. Reiki assists in balancing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual fields, which support the body’s ability to heal and recover from stress. Reiki healing practitioners channel “universal life-force energy” to the client through the palms of the practitioner’s hands. Reiki works with the energy in and around the body, often referred to as the biosphere. It is a simple, natural, and safe healing technique that is widely practiced today.

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki has many benefits and varies from person to person. Often times clients report feeling:

  • increased peacefulness and feelings of connection
  • increased mental focus and clarity
  • reduced physical and emotional pain
  • reduction in stress and greater ability to manage stress
  • increased ability to heal self and overcome personal obstacles
  • increased immune system response and greater balance between body, mind, and spirit
  • better sleep
  • less anxiety, depression, worry
  • increased feelings of hope, patience, optimism, and vitality

Reiki for Everyone

Reiki is a subtle and natural form of energy work that aims to clear blocks and improve the flow of life energy (also called chi, ki, or prana) in and around the body. Stress and trauma can impede this flow and if left untreated the result is “dis-ease” whether that be physical, mental, or emotional. Reiki promotes a deep sense of well-being and focuses to bring about healing in a holistic way. Reiki is not massage. During an in-person session, you will lay comfortably on a massage table, with soft music playing, in a peaceful room. Clothing is worn at all times and no physical touch is necessary for Reiki to be effective. Reiki is generally offered in-person or long-distance. Distant Reiki is just as effective and can be sent to a person, a situation, or even a pet.

Reiki for Animals

Just as people benefit from the energy practices of Reiki, so do animals. In the past few years I have deepened my study and practice of animal reiki. I have found it to be incredibly rewarding and effective. Working with animals is quite different than working with people. Animals hold no expectation. They tend to move in and out of the healing field with more ease and acceptance. Animals are more instinctual in nature and therefore tend to recognize the shift in vibration quite quickly. They move into the field and take what they need. I have seen a variety of responses from animals, but most often they seem to find a sense of peace and rest in the Reiki vibration. As an intuitive I sometimes get messages or information they share with me. I am always happy to pass this on if you are interested.

I have been trained in a hands off approach to animal energy work. However, I have had animals come to me and position my hands directly on their body. I trust them to know what they need and honor these requests. I use a heart centered approach with animals and have used this both in person and in distant treatment sessions. Reiki is gentle and non-invasive and works on all levels with animals.

Some benefits include:

  • Inducing deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Calming the nervous system
  • Easing the dying process for both animals and their caregivers
  • Support the bond between an animal and people
  • Easing physical pain and advancing the natural healing on the body

Please reach out for specific Animal Reiki sessions and pricing.

Nancee Pond

Hello. My name is Nancee Pond. I am a certified Reiki Master practitioner with Reiki training and attunement in Usui Reiki and Holy Fire. I studied Reiki and received Reiki I, II, and Advanced level Reiki certification at the North Carolina Reiki Training Center. My master training and attunement is from William Lee Rand, one of the world’s foremost Reiki practitioners and teachers, as well as founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training, The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. I am a member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.

I live in the Blue Ridge mountains with my family. I am an artist and educator.

Available Sessions

Animal Reiki

45 min – 60 min appointment

Prices varies due to distance and travel time.
In this session your animal will experience the benefits of Reiki energy in their own home or place of choosing. We will talk briefly about your intentions and concerns for your animal. I will spend one on one time with your furry companion offering Reiki healing energy and then we will discuss anything that came up during the session. I can also offer animal Reiki remotely for those far away.

Distant Reiki

60 min session


Distant Reiki treatments are just as effective as in-person treatments. This allows healing to be received from afar. In a distant healing session, we will communicate, either via email, phone, or Zoom to set an intention or an area of focus. After the session, we communicate again to reflect and share any information that may have come through. Distant Reiki can be sent to a person, a situation, or a pet and will always be used for the greatest and highest good.

60 min (in person) Reiki treatment


In this in-person session we will discuss your intentions for the healing session and I will answer any questions you may have. As you relax on the table, I will channel Reiki energy to help balance the flow of energy in and around your body and clear your chakras. This is a very relaxing session. After the session is over we will talk about any thoughts, feelings, or sensations that may have come up.

90 min (in person) Reiki treatment


In this in person session we will begin by setting an intention, or focus, for the healing. This full Reiki treatment offers in-depth balancing of the chakras and the clearing of blocked energy in the body. It also allows for more directed healing and treatment of deeper physical and emotional concerns. There will be time to process any information, and emotions, that came up during the session.

Reiki Healing Package


Consists of 3 in person, 60 min Reiki treatments to be used within 3 months These in person sessions are perfect for those committed to the process of maintaining balance, managing stress and trauma, or digging deeper into their healing journey.


Nancee has an energy, a calm, a light that makes her so alluring. She is a true empath with a gift for healing others. I trust her completely and look forward to my next Reiki session with her.
Nancee is an extremely gifted practitioner and a beautiful soul. I felt so safe, relaxed, and peaceful during our session. It was so healing both physically and spiritually… a profound experience.
I was skeptical about not being in person but within seconds of starting, I was amazed at the energy/ sense of connection I experienced. Nancee is full of compassion and a gifted healer and intuitive.

Important Notes on Scheduling Services

I am accepting appointments for in-person and distant healing sessions. Follow us on social media or email us to find out about Reiki classes, workshops, special guests, and more.