Testimonials and Research


An Awesome Teacher

“Anne is an awesome teacher – Knowledgeable, kind and patient – I truly enjoyed our time together.”

– Monica C. Reiki Master Graduate

I feel more like my old self again

“Thank you Anne.  I feel more like my old self again.  It is clear that You have a gift. You are a “real” person. I look forward to seeing you for more sessions soon.”

– K. Esposito

I cannot thank you enough

“I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done for me. I often reflect back to words that you have said to understand my life’s path. The time you take to prepare for the workshops and the kind and gentle way you deliver the information, It’s clearly all from the heart. Anne, you are very good at what you do! We are very lucky to have you as a part of our community! Thank you for sharing so much of yourself! You are a Wonderful Person.”

-B. Slates

the skill, technique and intuition of a Master

“I’ve recently had the good fortune to experience an energy healing session from Anne Bentzen. Anne has the presence of an Angel plus the skill, technique and intuition of a Master. Her energy is soft, sensitive, warm, radiant, relaxing, penetrating and deeply healing. I consider hers to be among the best healings I’ve ever received and highly recommend her to anyone looking for a truly wonderful healer.”

— G. Krachel A Healer’s Healer

truly a spiritual experience

​”Thank you Anne for being you and the type of Reiki teacher you are. You made learning it truly a spiritual experience. Your caring and nurturing qualities helped me go beyond my own capacity to learn. Your approach, ability to teach, and your genuine love of Reiki assisted my grasping this knowledge. I know many Reiki Masters but, it was your inner qualities of love and joy for Reiki that made me choose to study with you. As I continue to embrace my journey of Reiki, I want to take this time to thank you for helping me in learning Reiki 1 and Reiki 2. You, Anne Bentzen, are a Master Teacher well worth acknowledging!”​

-JoAnn M.

gentle and powerful, knowledgeable and 100% committed

“I have known and, and taken Reiki Levels 1 and 2 from three different Reiki Masters…I learned more in one class with Anne than I did with the complete classes of my other 2 masters. Anne has a quiet passion when it comes to Reiki. This permeating passion exudes from her spirit (and remarkable hands) and she generously shares it with any person who has an interest in learning about Reiki. She is gentle and powerful, knowledgeable and 100% committed to each person’s wellness through this remarkable form of energy healing.”

– B. English

I cannot sing her praises highly enough

“Anne Bentzen is an experienced and dedicated professional who has treated me using Reiki dozens of times, as well as done Esoteric Healing on me long distance. She is gentle and caring, offering physical relaxation and healing to both my body and soul. She has gifted hands and uses different adjuncts to increase the effectiveness of the healing (e.g., crystals, incense, music). I cannot sing her praises highly enough. Anne has increased my understanding of spiritual matters, calmed my emotions and opened my heart. I think anyone who uses her will benefit tremendously from her energy, her knowledge and her delightful way of being.”

– I. Bindman, Ph.D.

rebalanced my system with emotional healing

“I am deeply grateful to Anne for her wisdom, compassionate nature and desire to see me transformed. My body was suffering from a very stressful year and overwork. I found that her Reiki sessions relieved pain, inflammation, edema and restored healthy sleep patterns as well as my energy. She gently rebalanced my system with emotional healing to help me to release old traumas from my tissues and embrace new personal perspectives. This has been such a blessing for me. Much gratitude.”

-J. Yates

a profound healing session

“Dear Anne,
I wanted to tell you what a profound healing session I had with you. You are such a gifted healer. I feel I turned a corner after your session.” – K. Shelhart

Restorative healing

“Thank you, Anne, for helping me with your healing gifts to slowly rebuild my health. My health would have suffered a lot if I had not seen you for 3 visits in 10 days to help me have the energy to manage moving and renovations. I am very grateful for you passion for Reiki.” – J. Yates

a new level of well-being and spiritual awareness

“Thank you, Anne, for the gift of Reiki. Each healing session has resulted in a new level of well-being and spiritual awareness. My first session released long-suppressed emotions and healed my gall bladder pain. Another session awakened a formerly-unimagined, pervasive sense of joy. It strengthened my sense of connection with everyone and everything. Yet another gave me the realization that I had never fully committed to life in this world and helped me to finally feel grounded. Thank you for your insights and your skillful, intuitive healing.”

– G. Christie

Teaching Testimonials

“This course along with Anne’s patient and generous teaching gives me confidence and knowledge to begin applying Reiki immediately.”

– K. L. Cook

“You are a very knowledgeable and patient instructor. You treat all of your students with kindness and are always willing to answer questions. You created a wonderful learning environment.”

– R.Cullen

“I loved all of the hands-on practice of both receiving and giving Shoden. I will be forever grateful for this Jikiden Reiki adventure and learning experience.”

– T. Cullen

“The amount of time spent on practice and Q & A was essential and I feel confident in practicing on my own after leaving. I look forward to continuing on and furthering my Jikiden Reiki training and learning.”

– J. Mattioli

“I would highly recommend this training for personal and possibly working in the teaching realm of alternative or complementary medicines. Anne Bentzen is an inspiration.”

– Y. Ramirez

“I feel like I leaned so much.  I appreciate everything.  I loved the class materials and history about Japan.  The small class setting made for easy learning.  I look forward to more time with you in the future!”

– L. Ippolito


I really enjoyed your course.  The material was clear and easy to understand. There was ample opportunity to practice.  Thank you so much! I have learned so much about the practice and look forward to comtinuing this journey.

– B. Burrell

“Hands-on instruction provided an opportunity to test ourselves and each other on how well we understood and executed what we had learned in the class materials. Anne Bentzen is a patient teacher with extraordinary knowledge and experience to share.”

-M. Comas

Health Benefits of Reiki

Research studies and commonly reported benefits include:

  • Release of tension, anxiety, and anger
  • Relief from depression, migraines
  • Restoration of restful sleep patterns
  • Acceleration of wound healing
  • A stronger immune system
  • Reduces inflammation, acute and chronic pain
  • Supports natural childbirth experiences
  • Improvement of blood pressure by lowering your heart rate
  • Greater mental clarity, inner peace and emotional stability in daily life
  • Enhancement of vitality, well-being and spiritual awareness