Kind Words

I have offered Reiki practice to many people since I began practicing in 2013. This is what people have to say about their experiences…

Reiki for cancer support. In 2017, I began offering Reiki sessions at Olcott Center for Cancer Education in Bloomington. An average of 70% of patients report a decrease in pain, and 92% report a decrease in stress, post-session.*

“Really felt this deeply, in an emotional way. Becky was really nice and peaceful and thoughtful.”

“Becky has wonderful energy and her Reiki work felt intuitive, loving and gentle.”

“[My Reiki session] made my back feel less painful and my head feels better… made me calmer throughout my body.”

“Very gentle–healing energy–lovely.”


“Wonderful experience.”

“Very relaxing, very comforting.”

“So relaxed, so comfortable.”

*Data from Olcott Center patient surveys, October 2017-June 2018.

“I first met Becky Holtzman of Orange Flower Healing in 2017 when she offered, even though we had never met, to accompany me to my first chemotherapy treatment. I was so moved by her compassion and quiet demeanor. When the nurse began explaining the various drugs I would get, Becky quietly laid her hand on my arm even as I began to cry from feeling overwhelmed by all the new frightening information I was receiving. Over the course of 8 months of chemotherapy and radiation, I found amazing solace and strength through regular Reiki treatments. I cannot really explain scientifically the biological effects of Reiki but I do know that my personal experience with Reiki had a profound effect on my psyche, my attitude, and my ability to tolerate the significant detrimental effects of the drugs on my body. It seemed to me that Reiki was not unlike the ancient tradition of many religious faiths — that of “the laying on of hands.” I cannot speak highly enough of Becky’s expertise and professionalism. I remain ever grateful for all her support during a frightening and extremely challenging time in my life.”

– AT

“Becky’s work is both subtle and precise. Her Reiki treatments flow over me like warm healing liquid gently saturating my body and psyche, pooling into and penetrating those areas that require deeper work. Sometimes the sessions will bring my attention to something heretofore unnoticed but now poised for attention in the weeks ahead. Becky’s work has been helpful to me on so many levels.”

– RN

“I was fortunate enough to have a session with Becky, thick into my third trimester. The moment she laid her hands on me, I felt a restfulness in my body, and the baby, normally active at that time in the evening, immediately nestled into a comfortable position. I discovered places in my body that I had been neglecting, and that need my attention to stay healthy. I felt warmth pulsing through my body, my nerves alive while my mind found peace. I am so grateful for Becky’s willingness to share Reiki and her unique gifts.”

– RM

“When I have had long distance Reiki sessions with Becky, I have immediately felt her presence and the Reiki flow through my body. During sessions I experience a deep sense of relaxation and restoration. Afterward, I have often found my emotional state of being uplifted. My children have also received remote sessions from Becky for physical ailments, and I’ve noticed they recovered much quicker than expected. A healing Reiki session from Becky is a wonderful gift to give yourself.”

– KL

“I had a severe back sprain due to disc compression that had me mostly confined to my home for a couple of months. I was very limited in mobility, strength, and was in that full-body back pain that, while not excruciating, is all-encompassing . Becky visited several times for Reiki. Her kind and calm presence alone was a relief during a time of great frustration, fear and anxiety. I was afraid to have too much touch and manipulation, and the Reiki sessions were so non-invasive I was able to relax during them. Afterwards I felt a notable change in pain level, mobility. More important, I felt less fearful and anxious and more hopeful about my progress. It’s as if I got a larger perspective on the current crisis. I strongly believe that my mental/emotional state was directly connected to that pain level, which improved after receiving Reiki.”

– PM

“When I found myself in a difficult emotional passageway Becky offered Reiki practice to me, and I accepted. I did not know what to expect or what I might experience. What I found with her was a sort of loving, assisted meditation, in which I focused on my stressed body and psyche with my own breath, and felt strong physical sensations moving in my body, loosening physical tension … Sometimes beautiful imagery came into my mind. But most fundamentally, a bodily understanding of shared vitality and loving kindness. If you are interested in working with this kind of path I feel that Becky is a genuine guide and partner.”

– JG

“Our son was diagnosed with a rare disease shortly after birth. We decided to enhance his medical treatments with regular Reiki sessions over an eight month period to help regulate his sleep cycles and mitigate the side effects of his invasive medical treatments. Becky was wonderful! She provided sessions tailored to our son’s individual needs, and really helped support my husband and I during a very difficult time. We saw such a big change in our son’s energy when he received Reiki – he was more relaxed and seemed much more comfortable. Our son has made a huge recovery in his health and we believe Becky’s Reiki practice was a big part of his successful care. Thank you Becky!”

– JT