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Daily Inspiration: Meet Nikki Yoder

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nikki Yoder.

Nikki, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
I felt drawn to massage therapy at an early age….family members would ask me to walk on their back or rub some icy hot on them so after high school, I enrolled at Heritage College in Kansas City, Missouri because I thought it looked fun. I graduated in 2006 then I started off at a local massage chain where I discovered I could see energy around certain clients. I had no idea what was happening and honestly I thought I was going crazy. This led me into the energy healing world…I sought out energy practitioners who helped ease my anxiety and fear. One asked me if I could feel the Angels working with me which really peaked my interest. In October of 2013, I started my own massage practice in Lenexa Ks. In 2016 I experienced, by chance, an amazing Reiki Massage. I set an intention of taking a relaxing vacation in order to make an important life decision, let my bestie do all our booking and bam…Reiki found me on a massage table. I had an out of body experience, a major emotional release and I instantly knew the answer to my important decision. I asked the therapist if she did energy work to which she replied she had just became a reiki master. I felt like she activated me and I made the decision to become a reiki master myself in order to heal people the way I had been healed that day. I loved it so much I took my family back there a couple of months later and got another reiki massage. Since then, I have been working with energy via Reiki with or without massage, I have incorporated crystals into my healing work and I recently began teaching Reiki classes.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
The only obstacles along the way have been myself. I was so afraid I was going crazy in the beginning which blocked my energy flow. In 2008 when the market crashed, I lost most of my clientele as they were losing their jobs or cutting back. I went back to school for medical coding and billing where I learned I can’t sit at a computer all day, not even for job security! Lol, Covid was an obstacle as well but not like 2008. It was nice to slow down and spend time with my kids. Now my business is back and growing more than ever.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am a licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Master/Teacher and crystal energy healer. I am known for blending Reiki into my Massages that heal the mind, body and soul. What sets me apart is my unique way of reading and relieving stress in the body and connecting clients to their own inner healer. I am most proud of how far I have come over the years and how receptive other people are. I have learned a lot about energy over the years and it feels good to put that wisdom into good use.

Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
Growing up, I was considered “weird”. I was always interested in the paranormal and magic. I was introverted so I had a small friend circle…I loved reading and spending time with animals and my Grandmother.

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Katie Fleming took professional photos. 🙂

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