Welcome to my Favorite Things Page!
Hi, everyone! Clients and students often ask me for recommendations on what they can do to further their self-development and what they might need to start a Reiki practice. I put this page together for a one-stop place to find some of those answers. I've even included popular picks for gifts, jewelry, decor, quality courses, transformational books, information and a discount code for HealthyLine therapeutic mats, meditation/Reiki music (even FREE music!), Reiki equipment and more. And if you have any questions about my recommendations, reach out and ask me. I put time and effort into what I include here because it's important for me to be helpful to you and please know that if some of the products here are purchased, I may receive a small monetary payment.
Earth Elements in Saline
I love this local store because owners James and Kristen have a mission to provide the spiritual tools, education, and opportunity for the local community to relieve stress through positive energy and vibration. They support all people on their unique paths to connect to their spiritual selves. They specialize in providing a wide variety of multi-faith spiritual products including crystals, loose leaf teas, educational books, new age home decor, gemstone jewelry, holistic healing tools, great gifts ideas and more!
They take pride in selecting the best products in the metaphysical and new age community and they are knowledgeable about what they carry and how to use the products. So no worries if you aren't sure what you are looking for--they love to help!
Jewelry, Gifts, Meditation and Yoga Gear and More (Online)
Feed the spirit. Inspire the mind. Revive the body. So far, I acquired a new beautiful scarf and a chakra necklace I love! I've got my eye on several other items, too.
About Buddha Groove: It's a family-owned business-- an online store offering a thought-provoking collection of items and gifts that invigorate the human spirit.
Their store’s philosophy covers three distinct categories:
Spiritual / Meditation
In these areas you will find products that feed the spirit, inspire the mind and revive the body. From original sculpture to artisan jewelry, from feel-good gifts to yoga and meditation supplies, Buddha Groove wants to inspire peace, happiness and mindful existence in the present moment. Their site is for all-regardless of personal knowledge, spiritual background or experience. There should be no prerequisite for feeling good, and today is a great day to start! Click the photo or link to find that special item for yourself, your home or someone you treasure.
Education is vital for self-development. The Shift Network offers quality classes you can take anywhere and download so you may review the information over and over again. Below, you'll find one excellent class I recommend but there are so many available at The Shift Network.
My current recommendation features Anodea Judith, who has been teaching about chakras for nearly 40 years and knows exactly what works (and what doesn’t) to light up your energy centers with power and precision. The insights and techniques Anodea will reveal in her latest class are useful to people who want to harness their energy to enhance their wellbeing, relationships, sex life, power, vitality, and creativity.
She's offering a FREE introductory session where you'll discover:
A comprehensive overview of the chakra system that makes intuitive sense and works with Western psychology
The connection between specific health and body challenges within different chakras — and the practices that can address and heal them
How to assess if a chakra is either deficient or excessive so you can bring it back into balance
The connection between activating your chakras and creating healing in the world
Ways to work with energetic blocks, shifting them more gracefully
Practices to work with the “demons” that sabotage each chakra, such as fear, guilt, and shame
Again, this FREE recording is now available. Simply click the photo or HERE for more details and to access it!
Books are amazing because they introduce new perspectives we then can reflect upon and perhaps grow from, if we choose. They have the power to change our minds and emotions. I just love books! I've featured books below that I found compelling, educational, thought-provoking and/or paradigm shifting for myself. Many of these authors have other books and I recommend those as well. For example, I Am the Word is the first in a series of unique channeled texts that are healing in more than just the words on the page. Reading them actually works to attune your energy system to a higher vibration. Truly one of a kind, at least to my knowledge. In addition to Neale Donald Walsch's Conversations With God, Book 1, I also recommend the rest of that series and his Home with God which explores the subject of death. There are just too many scrumptious books out there but these all hold a special place for me when I recall milestones in my own spiritual growth. These images are links to Amazon and as an associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.
HealthyLine Therapeutic Mats
I've been using this mat at home for some time and because I love it, I bought HealthyLine's PEMF InfraMat Pro® Chakra Mat for use during Reiki sessions. It has 5 therapies outlined here on my website and my client's reviews indicate it's a great addition to my sessions.
They offer a range of mats with varying sizes and therapies to meet your needs and even have a mat that plugs into your car's lighter for those long commutes.
If you decide to buy a mat of your own, enter the discount code msr10s to save 10% and get free shipping.
Music for Meditation, Relaxing and Reiki Sessions
Music is another influential ingredient to our mood and energy. For Reiki sessions, Merlin's Magic and their "Reiki: The Light Touch" is a favorite of mine. I remember using this when I first began practicing distance Reiki. It's one track that lasts your whole session (over an hour) and has no words. It's also an Amazon Best Choice with 92% 5 star ratings. I also regularly play Angel Symphony of Love and Light (also by Merlin's Magic) but whatever music I choose, I prefer no words and if I play shorter songs, I like them to have a consistent style throughout the session. These selections also make excellent meditation music and music to journal by.
The Echo Dot is a great way to have quality sound in a small package. It can play music from Amazon Music, iTunes, Pandora, Spotify and other apps. Just make sure you subscribe without ads because no one wants to hear those in a Reiki session. :-)
Want FREE music? Over the last several years I've gotten hundreds of free CDs worth of music for both Reiki and personal use. Freegal is available through local libraries and all you need is a valid library card in order to log in through the library's website and download 5 tracks per week. You can then make playlists and the music is yours to play whenever and wherever you choose. Some of my favorite artists for Reiki music on Freegal are Dean Evenson, Niall, Deuter and Llewellyn but there are many to discover. Freegal also allows free streaming!
For offering Reiki to others, a quality massage table is essential! Your body needs to be comfortable in order to have the best sessions. Don't forget the accessories like a bolster for client comfort, a stool (for yours!), a table skate for added portability and to save your neck and shoulders. Here's where you'll find tried and true products I endorse with a confident Reiki thumbs up. Also, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
The price might be your first consideration but check the options! The Master Massage table is recommended by one of my students. The features improve with price but we know that is usually true. The Earthlite Harmony is rated an Amazon Best Choice and the Earthlite Portable is the lightest (good if you want to take your table places) and has the nicest padding and cover but you will probably put a blanket or sheet down on the top anyway to make it a bit more comfortable and keep your table pad like new. It also features ends so your knees can slide under the table when you are sitting. I think all these are good options depending on your wants and needs. One of my tables is an Earthlite and I can attest they are well-built and last.
If a HealthyLine mat with all the healing features isn't in the budget, you can choose a warming pad to treat your clients. I had this one by Earthlite and was perfect.
Practical Buys and Reiki Room Must-Haves
A good stool is a smart investment so you aren't standing and leaning over your clients for long periods. I like this Earthlite stool because it is fully adjustable, has non-marring wheels and uses air (not oil) in the adjustment mechanism. Plus it comes in 10 colors!
If you plan on transporting your table, think about this table skate. I've gotten a LOT of use out of mine. Just buckle the table onto it and away you roll! I helps save your neck and shoulders when hauling the table. A great buy!
Help your clients on and off your table with a sturdy stool. I have this one and it's clean-looking and used in medical offices.
Relieve lower back tension by offering your clients a round bolster for under their knees. I use this one by Earthlite and many of my clients are thankful.
Salt lamps produce negative ions which help eliminate impurities in the air and help boost our mood. They also provide soft lighting which is important for a relaxing atmosphere.
Flameless candles are a great addition to your Reiki space. The Luminara brand is my favorite because the flame moves and looks exceptionally real. Some people actually do a double-take because they look like a true flame. They run on batteries so no cords to spoil the look.