Emotional Pain Relief

Emotional Pain Relief -- Reiki For Inner Peace

Marcus in his Alameda, California healing center.

Many of my clients who have suffered with longstanding and frequently debilitating emotional pain, depression, anxiety, anger, shame and guilt have received very significant relief from those burdens as a result of our healing sessions.  When traumatic events occur, their energy gets stuck in a person’s energy field and energy chakras, causing emotional pain, and eventually frequently resulting in physical symptoms and physical maladies.   In my clients’ emotional healing sessions, at the beginning of each session, we discuss the emotional pain they would like to clear that day, and the possible events that have caused that pain, and then move to my sound healing table where, through a Shamanic healing technique called an illumination, a chakra clearing is done, clearing their energy field of the stuck emotional energy and trauma.  As a result, my clients’ emotional pain is greatly reduced or totally relieved.  Typically, clients come for one to three sessions, but very frequently obtain very noticeable emotional pain relief in their first session.   Many of my clients report that their emotional pain relief obtained in our sessions is very long lasting and profound.  They frequently call it “life changing” and “amazing.”

While talk therapy is excellent for getting intellectual clarity and insights into one’s problems, it does nothing to clear emotional pain which is trapped in one’s energy field.  Rather, coping mechanisms are taught, which often only prolong one’s struggle with the issues, in a futile effort to attempt to gain mental mastery over them.  Even worse, pharmaceutical pills are prescribed, which only mask the emotional pain, dull the senses and have numerous short-term side effects and also have unknown long-term risks.  

The following are some of my clients’ Testimonials about the emotional pain relief they have received from our sessions:


Marcus is a natural-born healer. His hands are filled with a healing vibration. A session with him is a powerful experience of stress-relief and transformation.

Marilyn Gordon,
Board Certified Hypnotherapist, teacher, author.


When I was in Oakland many years ago, and I was trapped in my car for about 15 minutes while a gunman threatened the cashier at a fast food drive through, within 20 feet of my car. I feared that I might be killed at any moment by the gunman. I was left severely traumatized. After that, every time tried to drive over the Bay Bridge to the East Bay, I would have horrible panic attacks, and I would have to turn around and return to San Francisco. I saw Marcus for one session to try to get relief for my phobia. He gave me a Reiki treatment and a procedure he called a shamanic illumination. After the treatment I felt great!

A few days after Marcus’ treatment, I decided to try to visit a friend who lives in Oakland. I drove across the Bay Bridge relaxed and calm, with no knots in my stomach and no fear! I felt totally serene as drove to my friend’s house. It was great! I was there for a long time. I lost track. I meant to return before dark and once I realized it was after 10 p.m., I wondered if I’d step out of my friend’s place and feel afraid. I didn’t, and I felt perfectly fine driving back home! I felt free!

I cannot thank Marcus enough for what he has done for me. My friend thanks him as well! He’s an old friend and it wasn’t fair that he always had to come to San Francisco for us to get together.

Rhonda Lenore


Marcus is a profound and subtle healer. I came to him when years of therapy did little to relieve my distress about circumstances that left me angry and depressed. I was unable to stop ruminating, and felt depleted. I arrived at his practice both skeptical that he could help me and desperate for relief. I have now seen him three times over the past year. Some of the results I have sustained are: healing of physical symptoms related to emotions, increased ability to manage emotions, significantly less rumination, much improvement of depression, and, most remarkably, a deeper spiritual connection and sense of peace than I knew was possible to experience. His work with me has somehow opened a door within; meditation and prayer have become deeper, richer, more joyful practices than I ever imagined they could be. This was not something I was looking for when I contacted Marcus, but I’ll take it!  Some other cool “side effects” have been being able to see things with more vibrancy/ detail/ color, better sleep, vivid dreams, and a feeling of energy and vitality in my body.  I am so glad I took a chance on seeing Marcus, and am forever grateful for his skill and compassion.




I went to therapy for 12 years and made little progress on resolving my emotional issues.  Seeing Marcus for a single year has been incredible— I feel inner profound healing,  and see outward changes in my life and relationships, wherever I place my intentions in my work with him.  It has been nothing short of miraculous.



I have not had experience with Reiki prior to my session with Marcus. Going into it, I was not attached to any particular outcome, hoping, however, to find some emotional release from a long childhood trauma, that has been a heavy sad elephant in my room for at least fifteen years.

Marcus’ work felt very gentle and kind. I was comfortable sharing my ever neglected pain.  Marcus truly listened and together we worked out the focus of healing.
Not sure what and how and why (and happy to say, I don’t need to know!), but since our session, the very next day I woke up lighter, unburdened, and have been feeling in the flow for the last couple of months. Thank you so much!

I believe wholeheartedly in mind-body connection, have working understanding of Chakra system, a bit of knowledge of the Chinese meridians approach, and at the same time, I think of myself as a skeptic and try to “keep it real”.

Vita B.


My experience with Marcus at Reiki for Inner Peace was absolutely transformative. I experienced immediate psychological, spiritual and physical healing. I am sixty years old. I feel my whole life would have been different if I would have experienced Marcus’s multi pronged Reiki healing therapy earlier in my life. I felt immediately comfortable with Marcus. He works out of a beautiful space. The therapy includes Reiki, crystals, sound and vibrational therapy. He takes the time to talk with you to target what is at the core of your need for healing. I have always felt responsible for everyone and everything. It had reached the point where it was effecting my health. Marcus zeroed in on this. After an incredible Reiki session, that sense of responsibility was totally removed. I had visions during the session that I have been able to go back to that give me great peace. I have a new enlightenment about relationships that I carry with me. Now that my chakras have been unblocked I breathe through my entire body. The healing has stayed with me. I can’t wait for another session to work on other issues and feel the resulting peace, joy and transformation. Highest recommendation.

Vicky S.


My mother was dying from cancer, and I had flown back east to take care of her.  The process left me overwhelmed and emotionally frazzled.  There were countless decisions to be made every minute, and I was not sleeping well. I was trying to balance grieving with getting the job done, and it was not proving to be an easy task. Marcus began doing distance Reiki on me every day.  My sleep improved, and I got a better handle on my responsibilities and on keeping my mood in check.  I felt more supported somehow. Everything became a little easier to manage.

When my mother’s condition worsened, I asked Marcus if he would do some distance Reiki on her as well.  I sent him a photo of her.  She had entered the hospice stage of her care and was very physically uncomfortable.  A few hours after I sent him the photo, he texted a message to me that her spirit was ready to pass over and that she had made peace with this.  And then, as if by clockwork, she died several minutes after the text exchange.  I do believe that his Reiki helped her relax and let go so that she passed without struggle, and that he facilitated our mother-daughter connection in our final days together.

Marcus helped me again when I returned to the Bay Area with an in-office Reiki session.  That helped me recover strength and get more grounded to get back to the daily routines of life and work.  He was a great ally throughout all stages of the experience, and I would recommend him most highly as a gentle but powerful healer for anyone who is going through or has been through a trauma.

Melissa M.


Marcus emanates a very gentle and calming demeanor that quickly puts you at ease. I had my first Reiki session with him before the holidays in an effort to remain  grounded and resolute maintaining personal boundaries within a particular relationship. I left the session feeling a powerful sense of inner calm. My resolve was put to to the test in the New Year yet I remained steadfast and strong!  I highly recommend anyone contemplating energy healing to meet with Marcus – you will be pleased and impressed with the results.

Sally C.


Since I had never experienced Reiki before going to visit Marcus upon a recommendation, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Within minutes, I felt at ease and a deep connection with his work. He was patient and thorough in explaining to me what Reiki was and how he was going to use it to help me specifically. At first, it was much like stepping away from a deep meditation session – peaceful with a noticeable vibrational shift. But after several days is when I really started to notice the work he’d done taking hold. The issue that had be haunting me on and off for several years was simply “gone”. Even though I have still thought about it, Marcus helped me remove the anxiety that had been surrounding it for so long. He was professional, thorough, intentional, and extremely thoughtful and compassionate to what was happening with me. He is as kind and gifted soul that I would recommended to anyone needing energetic healing. Thank you!

Cristin S.


I was intrigued but skeptical going in, but hopeful that I would notice a difference after. And I did. It’s not like a giant wave of undeniable relief, but more of a notable weight lifted that had been holding me down for years. I felt lighter almost immediately, and things that previously would have either frustrated me greatly or brought me to tears haven’t since visiting Marcus. I will definitely be going back to work on other things I feel are stuck inside me. Thank you Marcus!

Susan D.


Marcus is a true healer. He helped me heal from a traumatic incident that happened years ago, but kept revisiting me on its anniversary. I had built a wall of protection, and Marcus helped in getting my energies flowing peacefully again. I will see him again when needed, I also want to bring in my son who has panic attacks. Thank you Marcus!

Kristal S.


I really enjoyed my Reiki session with Marcus. I am a newbie when it comes to energy healing (but, a believer) and I feel that Marcus is the REAL DEAL. He spent a good amount of time talking to me, learning what issues I was experiencing (related to a traumatic car accident and lasting anxiety and fear) and he really helped me! I left feeling so much less anxious, and felt optimistic about my anxiety having dissipated. I highly recommend Marcus and will definitely see him again.

Kathleen S.


This was my fourth Reiki session and it was absolutely wonderful! Marcus helped me to realize an underlying cause of anxiety in my life, and over the course of the session, helped me to work through it and release it. I left feeling light, carefree, and relaxed. He also advised me how to try and maintain that “inner peace” when life gets crazy. Thank you for an amazing experience!

Clayton M.


I visited Reiki for Inner Peace one week after a traumatic emotional encounter.  I did not feel any significant relief immediately after the treatment; however, the next day I felt balanced, light and calm beyond belief and hopeful. I was able to communicate without crying and becoming angry . The scorched, depressing and heavy feelings I had been having in my chest had dissipated. Marcus’s business moniker is so appropriate because I did experience inner peace. I will continue to seek his treatments.

Linda M.


My first Reiki session ever was with Marcus recently.  I was not familiar with this practice and honestly a bit skeptical.  What I experienced however, the calmness, clarity, and general sense of well-being that I had not felt in a long time made me a believer in this form of energy healing, and I greatly look forward to future sessions!

Stella P.


I was already struggling with health issues when my mom died over 8 years ago within 5 months of her cancer diagnosis. I was devastated by both her death and events surrounding it. I told myself I’d adjust. I didn’t. Instead, I basically “broke.” I began developing new ailments and conditions, but my doctors could find nothing; the pharmaceuticals they gave me to manage symptoms were ineffective and created even more problems. I hit bottom two years ago, with a raging case of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) that kept me up all night, panic attacks that prevented me from driving on a freeway, systemic inflammation, and hot-needle pain throughout my body. I’d been so miserable for so long that I didn’t want to live anymore, but death wasn’t an option, so I stepped into the world of “alternative medicine.”

Trial and error led me to a top-notch osteo-acupuncturist who also works with food as medicine and herbs. There was impressive improvement initially, but after a few months, progress slowed; a year and a half into our work, still very uncomfortable, progress had come to a screeching halt. My practitioner told me that if I wanted things to change, I’d have to find a way to release the stuck energy of the emotional and physical traumas that had made me sick to begin with. Her three suggestions were yoga, meditation and Reiki.

I first tried yoga and meditation; though I still practice both, results were limited, so I forged ahead with Reiki. In the unregulated field of energy medicine, finding a gifted, experienced, professional Reiki practitioner can be a real crap shoot. I had multiple sessions with two Reiki practitioners I’d found through personal referrals, but neither made much difference, and I felt it was a waste of money. It was discouraging, but I refused to give up. I made an appointment with Marcus, whose Web site I’d come across in my initial research… and THAT’S when my life began changing.

After just two sessions with Marcus, my acupuncturist encouraged me to see him as often as possible, even if it meant seeing her less to make it affordable. Within a couple of months, the changes were coming so steadily with Marcus that my acupuncturist basically released me to his care, asking me to come in for occasional evaluations. I checked in with her a couple of weeks ago, and she was BLOWN AWAY by the dramatic improvements in my body!

I have learned the hard way that unresolved emotions is what created all of my “dis-ease.” Marcus has been very adept at helping me identify and release the emotions that got me in this pickle, which is NOT something the other Reiki workers I’ve known are able to do. I was shocked by how comfortable and easy it was to work through my traumas, some of which have been making me unhappy and sick since early childhood. The icing on the cake is that doing this has revealed a much gentler, calm, flexible and stable side of me, so much so that my husband (an alternative medicine skeptic) saw Marcus himself.

I’m very appreciative of the gift of health that I’ve received with Marcus’ help and encourage anyone who feels they’ve hit the end of their road to reach out to him.

Nancy B.


Without going into too much, before visiting I was in a state of anxiety and immediately as the session started I felt a calming feeling, one that I hadn’t been able to feel for a while and, even a few days after session I still have that calm feeling with those thoughts not having such a strong emotional pull on me like before. You have such a gift and whoever I can recommend you too, I will because I feel this really helped me.

Aliza M.

Please call Marcus at (510) 418-5379, for a free telephone consultation to discuss how Marcus’ Reiki, Reconnective Healing and other healing modalities can help you achieve your goals, or send Marcus an email at marcus@reiki4innerpeace.com


The client testimonials on this page are the experiences of these individual clients, and are not guarantees of any particular results or outcomes of Reiki treatments.  Each client is unique, as are the issues he or she chooses to work on in Reiki treatment.