Kelly Tammaro

Kelly Tammaro

When did you first realize you were drawn to Reiki?

Around 1995.

Who did you study Reiki with?

Phyllis Furumoto and Paul Mitchell, Tuscon, Az. Pamela Miles, Manhattan, NY William Rand, NY Kathie Lipinski, NY Laurelle Shanti Gaia and Michael Baird, Sedonna, AZ Nancy Gratta, Plymouth, MA

What was your experience like with learning Reiki with Joanna Scaparotti or another/other teacher(s)?

My challenges in the beginning were that I was trying to learn too much too soon. The benefits was the amazing path that lead me to where I am now confident in my reiki practice. I liked best the "ah-ha" moment of really understanding the simplicity of the practice by practicing. What I liked least was was my own self-criticism on my ability to practice in the beginning.

What have been some significant milestones in your Reiki journey so far?

Some of the significant milestones so far are the experiences I have gained by participating in Pamela Miles/JCC Reiki clinic, Spa Days for women with ovarian and breast, Brigham and Women's Reiki program, Care Alternative Hospice Reiki Volunteer Coordinator, Usui Masters Intensive at Kenyon Ranch with Paul Mitchell and Phyllis Furomoto, Brain aneurysm, Alzheimer's support groups, Speaking at Celebration of Reiki Conference

What level of Reiki training have you completed?

Reiki Master Teacher

What does your self Reiki practice look like now?

I practice Reiki on myself several times daily. Always before I go to sleep or get up in the morning, anytime I wake up during the evening and throughout the day by making the simple contact. My self practice looks like specific hand placements day and night and making the contact anywhere on my body throughout the day. I do attend and host a monthly Reiki clinic and support group for my volunteers. I give and receive Reiki at these events.

What challenges have you encountered with your personal Reiki practice?

It is simple to fit in daily-practice it has become a daily routine.

Do you have a public, professional Reiki practice?


If you do have a professional Reiki practice, tell me about it!

I have a professional public practice, along with another Reiki Master, Ann Brum called Heart of Reiki. We are in three locations in MA and our info can be found at This is our seventh year in existence. Our specialties are training Reiki Practitioners how to offer reiki in the healthcare setting and teaching First Degree Reiki to the newcomers in a very simple way by practicing It.

Contact information

Heart of Reiki

What challenges have you encountered with your professional Reiki practice?

Additional collaboration in MA with and for Reiki Masters and Practitioners would be welcomed.

What do you envision for your Reiki practice in the future?

I envision volunteers proving Reiki in healthcare settings to become paid practitioners. I believe that those who are volunteering now are the "seeds of tomorrow."

What do you hope and envision for the Reiki profession as a whole in the future?

I envision The Reiki profession as respected and valued individuals that are part of the integrative healthcare system and those with public practices to be able to support themselves by teaching reiki and proving treatments in their own communities.