REIKI: Rei·​ki | \ ˈrā-ˌkē  Reiki is an energy healing technique originated by Mikao Usui, in Japan. The term comes from the Japanese words “Rei,” meaning universal, and “Ki,” which means vital life force energy (also known as Prana and Qi) that flows through all living things. Reiki is an abundant, gentle spiritual energy that is not tied to any specific religion or nationality. Reiki practitioners use gentle hand movements to guide the flow of vital life force through the client's body to promote physical, mental & spiritual healing and well-being.

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I'm an RN. I give Chemotherapy, I have stress. My body felt like one big knot when I when to Nikki's the 1st time, however after my session I walked out felt light as a feather. Called the next day to make appointment for next week. If you have tension & want it gone see Nikki she has transformed me.

Maureen k.

Nikki is wonderful.  Just walking into her beautiful, peaceful, candlelit space feels like a retreat.  Her lovely and warm manner is so comforting and filled me with trust and confidence.  The entire experience was blissful and lingered for days afterwards.  You must experience the magic for yourself though.

Michelle E.

Nikki's steady presence is reliable, attuned, and compassionate. She was able to support me through great grief and anguish with down-to-earth good humor, and I am so grateful for that. The Reiki pulled me into a present moment where healing could take place - lots of pent-up energy moved through me and transformed. After our session I felt much calmer and lighter and clearer. I highly recommend Nikki's sessions!

Nomi B.

This pandemic has definitely taken a toll on my health. Stress, anxiety and loneliness/isolation have been hard to tolerate for me. But the pandemic has also taught me that I should take care of myself more consistently. Nikki has a gift: the gift of understanding the body's flow of energy. She recommended a package of 3 sessions and I am glad I followed her advice. I am planning to treat myself to a package every season. Results to be expected: deep relaxation, better sleep. I felt more grounded that I ever have.

Laetitia L.


Rates and Packages



               Private Sessions in NYC Office:

                    90 minute Session $225

                    Package of 3 sessions: $600

               Distance Reiki Sessions:         

                    $50 per Session

                     Package of 10 sessions for $425

               Private Sessions in Your Own Home:  

                    90 min  $375

I was so grateful to find Nikki and this experience. I was totally new to reiki. As a registered nurse in NYC, who has seen and dealt with a lot of trauma over the last two years, Nikki provided a safe and comfortable space that allowed me to open up and heal. There was a connection to the process and myself that I cannot explain and had never previously experienced. With every session, I felt stronger and more at peace. Highly, highly recommend. Thank you!

Jessica M.

I had had Reiki in the past but this experience with Nikki was beyond superior. I was referred by a fellow nurse & am so programmed to take care of others that I didn’t realize the amount of tension present in my body & mind. Firstly the environment is relaxing from the moment you walk in, but it is the practitioner that makes all the difference. Nikki’s energy work is very special & she has a highly developed intuition as to what your body needs. My jaw & shoulders relax immediately, where the majority of my stress is. My mind is clearer & my mood lifted following the session, & remain so for several days. In 2022, self care is vital, & I am committed to investing in myself. I wish the same for all of you.

Caitriona K.


What is Reiki?  How can it help me?

Reiki is a transformative, gentle and powerful form of energy healing that addresses our physical, emotional, and mental needs. The life energy flowing through a practitioners' hands (also known as qi or prana) helps the receiver with stress relief, better health and healing, relaxation, better sleep, balancing the mind, body and hormones, pain relief, alleviating the side effects of medication, better digestion and the release of tension and trauma. Reiki can help with immunity, circulation, the body's ability to recover from ailments, injuries, or surgeries.

Reiki has a profound impact on your emotional and mental well-being as well, helping to balance and harmonize the mind, bring clarity of thought, sharpened focus, and can help cultivate emotional resilience, minimizing depression and anxiety.  

Nikki was a beam of light in a very needed moment! She is always kind and heartwarming. She took me to a different dimension and back, and helped me gain clarity through her session! Highly highly recommended

Nico L.

Reiki lineage is a tracing of training and attunements back to the original Reiki master, Mikao Usui. My lineage provides insight to the authenticity of the teachings and techniques passed down to me through 5 generations of outstanding practitioners and teachers.

Nikki Schiro is a REIKI MASTER, trained in the Usui Shiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing. She has been working in the therapeutic and healing context in New York City for over 13 years.

Nikki's studies in energetic and spiritual healing include Advanced and Master level Reiki training with Reiki Master Nana Delaplanque as well as Spiritual Healing for Serious Illness with Ron Young.  

From 2008-2020, Nikki worked with Art in a therapeutic context at the Cancer Center of Roosevelt Hospital/Mount Sinai West Hospital, in NYC.  Here she taught, talked about and made Art with patients and their families while they received chemotherapy. Nikki's work completely transformed patients' treatments and the entire hospital experience. She engaged the entire outpatient oncolgy health care staff with Art workshops and Social Engagement Art projects, as well. Oncology nurses remain Nikki's most loyal reiki clients.

Nikki holds an MFA from Hunter College.

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Common Questions

How long is an in-person session?

Sessions are 90 minutes from start to finish.

What do I need to do?

For in-person sessions, a client will typically lay face-up on a massage table for the beginning of the session. At some point they will be asked to flip onto their abdomen or side.  Those who are bed or chair bound can be treated in bed/chair.

For distance sessions, a client does not have to do anything special. 

What do I wear?

Comfortable clothing is recommended but you can wear anything you normally wear.

What is going to happen?

For an in-person session we will talk for a short time. I will scan the body and then gently place my hands on different parts of the body and head.  Midway thru the session I will have you turn over, if you can, and work on the back side of the body, legs and feet.  For a distance session we will talk, you will send me a photo and I will tell you the time I will do the reiki. After the session I wll text you my notes about your session.

Is there talking involved during the session?

There are no rules in this regard.  Sometimes I will ask questions in relation to what I am sensing in the body--regarding what we spoke of prior or something new/that wasn't mentioned.  Some clients like to talk, most, I notice, will fall into a gentle slumber or deep state of relaxation.