I started Sherrie's Holistic Healing in June of 2020 but have been involved with energy work since 2009 when I took my first Reiki class. My journey began when my husband and I moved to Hawaii in 2007, and I became interested in all spiritual energy techniques that the island had to offer, such as Ho'oponopono, Lomi-Lomi, and Reiki. I received my first Reiki training from a beautiful woman who had lived in Hawaii for several years and had learned Reiki there herself. That first experience inspired me. I enjoyed it so much that I took the second level of Usui Reiki from her a few months later, receiving my certification. I continued to study Reiki on my own based upon the teachings of a number of well-respected authors such as Diane Stein, William Lee Rand, and Angie Webster. This self-study provided me with a better understanding of just how vast and varied Reiki really is. I also began studying other modalities, such as Energy Alive, Quantum Touch, and Lomi-Lomi, and I am currently working toward additional certifications in order to one day practice some of these modalities, as well as Reiki. Over time, I became inspired to find other ways to share my gifts. I volunteered at the Tripler Army Medical Center's VA Dialysis Center on Oahu as a Reiki practitioner in order to provide comfort to the Veterans who were undergoing dialysis treatments. This was another validation for me that Reiki really works because these veterans were able to relax enough to fall asleep when originally complaining of such pain and discomfort.