Reiki is a powerful healing form out of Japan. It took me 3 years, traveling back and forth from Dallas to Sedona to train with my Sensei Barbara Matsuura ~ She lived and studied in Japan for over 30+ years. She and her husband happened to retire in AZ and I happened to meet her, "by chance" one day whilst I was visiting there. My first Reiki Session actually was with her; it was so powerful I decided I wanted to learn the art form. I'm now a Reiki Master under her guidance and training. She's amazing and Reiki works.
Vanessa Guild, Reiki Master, Dallas, TX Oct. 2018
I have been working with Master Barbara Matsuura one on one weekly for three years. During that time I have experienced the following: my blood oxygen levels have increased by three points; my blood pressure has stabilized at a below normal level; my balance has improved markedly; my ability to remain calm under stress has changed for the better; I have a heightened awareness of my internal thoughts and energy and the ability to align them beneficially with the higher vibrations, I have a deeper understanding of the philosophical underpinnings of the discipline and its relationship to the powerful tenets of its Taoist roots.
Bruce Steele, High School Councilor Jan.2018
I've been doing the Eight Brocades daily for almost nine months since I learned it from Master Barbara Matsuura last May. I will be turning 70 this year and had been feeling some stiffness in my joints, especially in the ankles, legs, and hip area. I am aware of an increased sense of ease in my body, with better circulation and deeper breathing. Overall, there is greater sense of well being. Since I do this practice in the late afternoon or early evening, it seems to help dissipate any stress from the day. Master Barbara Matsuura is an excellent teacher and continues to share refinements of this chi gung practice with us, as well as her general knowledge in this area. Although I have learned many practices in my life so far, this is one of the few that I have incorporated on a daily basis. It is so complete and, since it can be done in less than 10 minutes, I can easily fit it into my schedule.
Susan Oake, Retired Special Education Teacher 2018
AM, Tokyo, Japan
Who thinks, Qigong is only a gymnastic class, is deeply wrong. It is much more than that: It’s an art of energy work in a state of moving meditation; and can also be a journey to your inner self. I’m grateful I found an awesome Sensei, (teacher) in Master Barbara Matsuura. She is teaching Qigong among many other things. After lots of Qigong-practice I learnt how to control the mind and not to get lost in the emotions like anger, fear or sadness. Instead staying calm and to view the situation from another prospective. For example: A very good friend of mine had to move to another city far away. In the first moment I was very sad and also very angry. But after a while something changes, my heart opens and I recognized that this would be the best for her. Accepting this situation I could enjoy the rest of her stay with much more joy. And my liver (anger) kept quiet, smile. Of course I’m still a bit sad, but it won’t affect my health. Barbara Sensei taught the Standing Meditation which helps to ground myself (to be like a bamboo in any weather, flexible and stable at the same time) and to work on my consciousness. Over the time I became aware what I eat and drink, who is my friend and what kind of news I am consuming. And I also try to treat myself with love and respect, so it can work for others, too. This and many other things changed my life to the better, strengthened my being and brought more joy into my life. A big thank to you, Master Barbara, for this wonderful journey.
Evelyn Brennhausen, Germany Jan. 2018
Hello Rev. Barbara !
First of all, I would like to thank you in the name of Annie and mine for this marvelous experience we had this morning! Thank you very much for your kindness and the love you give to the others. This very beginning of the day's birth gave to me all the hope and positive energies I needed. Thank you for the nice photos.
I will always remember these wonderful experience I had in September in this dramatic landscape full of healing energies... Very soon after my arrival in France, I could see some positive changes in my life, I suppose because of this marvelous adventure and its messages I received in the very inside of my heart. Something has been open. I'm looking forward to come back and have an open air healing with you.
Annie from San Diego & niece Nathalie from France
It was such a pleasure to meet you. I have been hearing stories of your magical powers for the past year.... And boy were they true. I can’t tell you how peaceful and balanced I feel. It was a master reset for me, and so beyond needed. Thank you for your kind gift, and amazing salad. I hope to see you in Boston soon, we would love to host you.
Jesse Levin Brooklyn Boulders, Senior Cultural Chameleon May 2013
Rev. Barbara Matsuura, trained extensively in Japan, Master of Reiki and Qigong, has been working with me whilst here in Sedona, AZ. I happen to meet her at the Chapel on The Rock. I CANNOT even begin to tell you how soothing and incredibly warm/hot her hands became during our session; I've never experienced anything like it and its healing components were potently effective. TRULY, if you are seeking other modalities than western medicine~ Rev. Barbara Matsuura is the real deal, no question... IMMENSELY grateful to have met her; a powerhouse of wisdom, Light, love and compassion. Call her if looking for true Japanese Reiki/Qigong (the way it is suppose to be) and or training~ She is, bar-none, a mind blowing, healing source for all on this planet.
Media Executive, Meditation Instructor,Dallas,TX- V.Guild May 2013
I am in a lovely excited place right now... I did feel your loving power the first time we had a session and you put your hands on me. You sure have the gift Barbara. It is my hope we meet up again in the future., I will keep you inform as to our plans. Sedona is lucky to have you. Thank you for being my teacher and our friend,
Namaste'.,k May 2013
Thank you so much for your help with the Remote Long distance healing. I can certainly tell that you helped. Thank you again!!! I can't express in words my gratitude. I wouldn't hesitate to contact you again for healing services simply because what you are doing works. :)
a Mom in Florida, USA Dec. 2012
"I reached out to Barbara at a very low emotional point where I was overwhelmed by grief and loss. Immediately after my first Reiki session I felt as if the sadness had lifted and my "blinders" were removed! After several visits, Barbara helped to expel all the negativity that I was harboring inside and her reiki healing sessions led me to regain my confidence and lift up my spirit. I was and still am in a wonderful and stable place emotionally. She is such a caring, open and incredibly intuitive person and I always recommend her services to my friends!"
HD, clothing designer, Tokyo July 2012
Learning Reiki with Barbara made me understand what Reiki is. It's very great experience I eve"r had. During the attunement I could feel the energy entered my body, and I felt some excitements and positive changes during the 21days clearing period. My husband express his love to me a lot that never happened before, my friends look feel comfortable with me, even a dog came to me just for small touch on her head. My friend enjoyed my reiki practice and found it useful for her. I am more relax, easy going, loving and more able to overcome my worries. And the most wonderful thing is, I feel that I keep my balance with routine daily reiki and even I feel relax when doing reiki treatment to others. Thanks to Barbara who introduce me to Reiki that I am sure will always bring love and light in my life. "
K.Lestari, University Lecturer on Atmospheric Conditions 2013
Hi Barbara Sensei,
I have been very diligent about my Reiki shower and light exercises since being bestowed the honor of Master/Teacher and I have really noticed a difference!!! With Reiki, there's no going back! It really has changed me and humbled me to have this special tool. And I have to say that I didn't suffer any jet-lag this time round--I know that the daily Reiki treatments, showers and the physical treatments I received from you during my visit really had a huge impact. I am grateful for every breath, every moment and every experience.
Sophi Hronopoulous, Tokyo Japan, Australia, Los Angeles, and the world Nov 2007
Dear Barbara sensei,
Thank you very much for this wonderful experience with the Reiki classes over the last weeks. Your teaching made it very special. I felt in good hands with you and I learned a lot.
German Beautician, Tokyo Japan, Nov 2007
Hello Barbara Sensei,
Thank you for the amazing zenTouch experience, I have told a few friends about how amazing it was. The pain has not come back since then.
University English Prof., Tokyo, Japan Oct 2007
I must thank you! I felt very relaxed after that, and it helps me to exercise and try to stretch my arm the afternoon. See you on Saturday for the TaiChi class, with more flexibility and less pain!
Naturopath, Tokyo, Japan Sept 2005
Thank you very, very, very, very much for all that you shared with me and taught me from your life, from your experience and above all...from your heart! I am so grateful you took me on as a pupil. I felt nurtured, respected and so at home with-in your teaching. I have had mentors that turned out to be negative influences and impacting, even derailing my feet on my path in life but never before have I had a more accepting and positive mentor as you. Thank you so much!
Yokota Air Force Base, Tokyo Japan, August 2005
As I just arrived to Paris, today, I wanted to write to thank you for your time, your kindness and the energy you gave me: REIKI. Thanks again for giving me what I needed, it meant to happen to me this way and I accept it dearly. A tres bientot.
Professional Photographer, Paris, France August 2005
Thank you so much for working on my mom and my dad. My dad was very relaxed the week that we worked on him and my mom seems more at peace now with my dad's condition. I think the Reiki was there to help my mom with her emotional healing more than it was for her physical healing and I think that is the most important thing.
Personal Fitness Trainer and Reiki II student, Redwood City, CA. August 2005
Barbara, I really thank you for giving me such an amazing treatment. I had a terrible pain next day but now I don't have any pain at all. I've been suffering from upper arm and shoulder pain for nearly 6 months. And now, nothing ! Thank you very much ! I really can't wait to meet you again when I go to Japan next time.
TaiJi student in Hong Kong, Dec. 2004
Thank you very much for your REIKI. It was wonderful. I still feel I'm full of energy, I found very interesting that I slept for 4 hours on Sunday night, and it was enough! Amazing! And another interesting thing happened to me, some kind of emotional block came up, and I felt a little bit depressed today. I'm sure it has come up because that emotion was healed by your REIKI, and ready to go. Thank you very much!
ADEPT Healer, Oct 2004,Tokyo, Japan
Just a quick note as a token of thanks for your inspiration as our Tai Chi Sensei, I have never seen my husband so enthusiastic about a hobby which can greatly benefit his health and inner being. And the double whammy effect is that we share this enthusiasm together! We already notice the benefits which are testimony to your talents as a teacher.
British and German expats in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2003
I just wanted to say thank you for the Reiki session. I normally wouldn’t be so appreciative (!) but the results have been amazing. You really helped me a lot.
English Teacher, Dec. 2003 Tokyo, Japan
Thank you so very much for sharing Reiki with me. I have enjoyed our sessions and talks and learning about this wonderful energy. Thank you for the opportunity.
Artist, Oct. 2003
Thank you so very much for everything you have taught me about Reiki and healing work.
Swedish Nanny and Reiki Practitioner Nov. 2003
Thank you for your message and wisdom, as always. Thank you again for everything. I learnt much from you that will stay with me and be the basis of many more deep understandings about the mystery of Life. I do hope we can meet again.
I’m practicing my Reiki more and more now than ever and wanted to thank you again for being my teacher. And Nov 2003
New Zealand Art Director, and Reiki Practitioner, Mar. 2003
Thank you so much for all the love, energy and time you gave me. It was a real gift to do Reiki III with you and the shares have been amazing. I will always remember fondly the times we all spent together and thank you for inviting me into your world.
Business Entrepreneur and Reiki student of New Zealand, May 2003, Tokyo Japan
I have been giving myself treatments…I am so glad this happened to me before I got underway it has been so amazingly helpful for me. I really love it.
US Navy, Physical Therapist student Apr. 2002 Yokohama, Japan
I wanted to thank you again for a great treatment! Sept 2001. I wanted to tell you that I loved your class!
University Graduate Studies Advisor, Dec. 2001, Tokyo, Japan
During the internship period (one month of weekly sessions), I practiced daily self-treatment upon awakening in the morning and before falling asleep at night, I consistently recited Dr. Usui’s five principles at the beginning and end of each day to focus and direct my intentions for optimal personal and interpersonal growth.The Reiki exchanges with my Reiki Master heightened my awareness of the healing power of the universal life energy especially when delivered by an intuitive, skilled, and well-intentioned practitioner.
American Physical Therapist July 2001, Internship (11.5 hrs) Tokyo, Japan
Your new brochure is so wonderful! I read it again and again. It is strange but I feel like as if my stress is reduced only by reading your brochure. (smile)
Friend in USA July 2001
Between Tokyo, Japan and San Diego, CA, USA. Subscription Long Distance healing. Thank you so much it was a wonderful experience. I felt very calm and a few times I felt like someone was touching me. All day yesterday I had really been dragging - very tired –just not motivated and also had a terrible ‘kink’ in my upper back and neck. After the session, I felt rejuvenated. Particularly I feel the effect were greatest today I woke up happy and with energy. Also I have been having a lot of cramping but today I feel much less crampy.
Reiki Level I, Friend July 26, 2001
Thank you for sending me Reiki Healing Energy your Friday morning, my Thursday night. I had a wonderful experience. It was calming and rejuvenating session. I do believe strongly that you were a great conduit for the universal energy channeling into me... keeping me and baby healthy and helping to move the placenta. I again felt very happy and energized upon waking this morning and felt my sleep was more restful. I’d like to set up once-a week sessions.
Reiki level I, Friend July 27, 2001
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I really appreciate your act of friendship tonight by coming to give me Reiki after my fall from the steps. It really made me happy to see you! You have been a blessing. I have been healed of something. I came asking for help with no specific guidance to you beyond "I need a lot of help." Since then I have noted a big change, but a change that is easy and comfortable - no controlled effort to discipline myself. The change is that I no longer have a compulsion towards food. You would not know that food has been a issue for me because I am of normal height and weight. Mainly, I feel free to enjoy food without worrying about consuming more than I need. I felt it was important to tell you because you were instrumental in helping me. I remember your parting words to me about self-love and how that the rose quartz would help. I have been following that advice.
Feb. 2001 Dietitian, Tokyo, Japan
I'm really glad to be doing these Reiki sessions on B___ with you, because I feel like I’m learning a lot and the sessions are really getting better. I thought the session yesterday was particularly good. I feel like we really moved a lot of heavy energy and was glad he could feel it. I thought he looked lighter than when he came in that morning. I feel my sensitivity is greater and I know what to do about blocks, etc. In short, I’m enjoying learning with you.
Feb. 2001 Facial Esthetician Tokyo, Japan
I am especially grateful for the Reiki III attunement. I felt pretty open and spaced out yesterday. I especially felt like my crown chakra was open and I could feel that my hands were “on” and warm. I slept very well and long. Today I feel much more grounded. I really appreciate having the attunement before my trip to Africa. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Nov. 2000 NGO translator, Tokyo, Japan
My morning attunement, I was unsure, I mean, I felt it. Tingly all over, warm, and I slept like a baby…It was like I was wrapped in a warm hug to go to sleep with. I was a little distracted during the start of my attunement. I settled in just relaxing, my hands tingle at odd moments. It is a wonderful feeling. I thank you!
Oct. 2000 Small town Lebanon, Missouri, USA
Thank you so much for your e-mail and especially for what you did for me yesterday. My first encounter with Reiki was really something strong, moving, and deeply involving. I have no doubt it’s totally a good and positive force. What you gave me yesterday is a special present.
Sept. 2000, Italian/Japanese translator, Tokyo, Japan.