I have been seeing Karen to manage my cancer symptoms. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998 and have stage 4 cancer. I have been seeing Karen monthly for almost 2 years. Every time I see Karen, I think to myself that I want everyone I love to experience this. Karen’s hands feel almost like a heating pad. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. I feel Healing Touch benefits my spirit, body, outlook, relaxation and my immune system. I feel that Karen really cares about my health. It is tangible and it makes all the difference in the world.
-Kathleen Fanshaw April 2009

I recently had the pleasure of having a Reiki session with Karen Allaire and a student of hers. For the skeptics and the uninitiated, Reiki can seem mystifying. How can body work which involves only the lightest of touches accomplish anything? How can swinging crystals not be a gimmick? I don’t have any answers to those questions. I just know that I had a powerful experience. 

During the session, there were two particularly notable effects. First, when the student placed her hands on certain areas of my body, we both experienced intense heat. She, in fact, had to take off her sweater because she began to sweat. I felt as though a very warm heating pad had been placed on my body. Second, there were moments when I felt what I call “earthquakes.” I felt as though the ground were moving. Clearly, what was moving was energy, energy shifting within my body. It was quite impressive.

I suffer from chronic low back pain, and from arthritis in various joints, particularly the knees. Amazingly, after the session, I was actually relatively pain free for several days. I could walk up and down steps, and get up from chairs without the usual aches and pains. Also my mood was noticeably improved. I felt I had more energy than before I went into the session. I had a very positive experience, and I look forward to more Reiki sessions with Karen. 

-Betty Diamond February 2011