David Lewis: Reiki Master Trainer, Personal Trainer
I attended Houston Community College and studied issues related to wellness, stress relief, and the impact stress had upon the body. As a result of my work, I was invited to be an Honors student. This opportunity gave me great incentive and opportunity to write papers and information modules on all of the issues I had a tremendous passion for. After I graduated with High Honors, I was able to use the education modules I created to visit rehab centers and the Texas Prison System to present health and wellness education. These opportunities were a true blessing to me. You could say it launched me into a career in wellness and health.
The next phase: Managing a wellness clinic for chronically ill patients. Becoming a Personal Trainer.
Our clinic offered rehab in physical therapy, weight and exercise training, nutrition counseling, chiropractic treatment and massage therapy. Very comprehensive! And to see the many improvements was very gratifying. Many of my patients were completely transformed and went back into their lives, completely functional again.
Later, I was asked to help organize a personal training team for a local gym. That was so much fun! My manager/mentor taught me so much about the body, weight training and form, comprehensive stretching, and many other modalities that I use to this day. I have been a personal trainer now for 20 years.
I am able to teach correct form, stretching, lifting in my personal training. Often, I work with people who have never lifted a weight in their life. Many are struggling with chronic illness or post-operative healing. The ability to take the intimidation out of the process brings me much joy. I keep it simple and focused. I also like working on clients’ trigger points to relief stress and encourage healing. The physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of our lives are so intrinsically intertwined. Stress tends to accumulate in the body, over time. I believe this is where disease can begin.
I really enjoy being a Master Reiki Teacher…
Clients with a full spectrum of issues come to see me. It is so wonderful to see troubled clients relax in a Reiki session, allowing the Chi (universal) energy to work its magic. So many wonderful people have come to see me, with Hope in their eyes. I first tell them they are loved by their Creator beyond their comprehension. Then I explain that same Love from their Creator is what I will use, through the amazing power of Reiki, to bring the healing they seek. The Power of Reiki uses me as a channel, and that is humbling.
Seeing students train to be Reiki Practitioners is an amazing experience.
Some only want Reiki Level One Certification, where they can learn the history and also become attuned to work on themselves and others. One mother came so she could work on her children. Others want to move on to Reiki Level Two Training, where you can learn to send Reiki over time and space, as well as learn about our ancient symbols that can only be used by an Attuned Practitioner. Finally, I have Certified Students as Reiki Masters. I now offer a fast track Reiki Master Course that saves both time and money.
Reiki Principles that I try to embrace daily: