Shining Their Light: Van Tan Invites Us into the World of Reiki Healing


Van Tan describes herself as an entrepreneur and advocate of Philippine indigenous materials. In 2003, Van started an export business catering to countries in Europe and the United States, designing fashion accessories and native handbags.  She has always had a passion for crafts and has recently ventured into jewelry and crystals, which took her deep into the world of pranic healing and reiki. Today, Van practices an assortment of energy healing modalities from Pranic to ThetaHealing, Reiki,  the Millenium Method, space clearing and dowsing. Since meeting Van in 2014, my personal healing journey has been filled with so much more life and color. I wanted Van to tell me more about the world of healing that she has found herself in, and being the warm and enthusiastic person that she is, she was more than happy to take me into this world as you will soon discover in our conversation.

For as long as I have known you, you seem to have always been in this line of work - healing, I mean. How did this begin?  

Growing up, I knew there was something more to what was being taught and introduced to me. Having found this community/group of like minded people gave me clarity on the questions i have been seeking in this lifetime. I actually started out as a patient at the healing house in Bel-air. I brought my friend to be healed once and I ended up going regularly. I was fascinated with energy healing. Through the advice and guidance of Tita Tina, Gayl and other healers that went ahead of me, they helped me grow to become the healer that I am today. 

There was no convincing needed, it was all in divine time. I began with learning pranic healing, which was later complemented with reiki. Now, the modalities I learn and add to my repertoire keep growing by the day. As I continue on shifting my energy and quality of life, i consider facilitating energy healing as my giving back/good deed to mankind and mother earth. As I help shift ones energy space, I shift mine and that of mother earths and expand the light of the universe. 

I'd like us to talk a bit more about Reiki as a modality. What is it? What happens in a session?

I describe it as a massage with no touch. Relaxing, soothing, calming. Patient lies down in a massage bed over some binaural beats. I normally incorporate some essential oils in all of my session for an unforgettable energy healing experience. In a reiki session, alignment and clarity of all the energy centers happens. Pure projection of light and state of bliss. 

Reiki is the Universal Life Force Energy which flows through us. It flows within the physical body through chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. This Life Force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. Our negative thoughts or feelings, either consciously or unconsciously, attaches to our energy field and can disrupt this flow.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. This raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached, causing the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Could you take some time to explain how the exchange of energy between two beings can cause a ripple effect through the energy waves of a person? 

On the subject of Reiki, it is a channeled healing so the Reiki practitioner's energies are never depleted. In fact, the Reiki consciousness considers both practitioner and client to be in need of healing, so both receive treatment. Because of this, giving or receiving a treatment always increases one's energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being.

What kinds of psycho-emotional issues can reiki assist a person with? And why? 

The endocrine system is influenced by the energy centers. Giving Reiki to the energy centers has a balancing effect on the glands. When secretion by the glands is balanced, the body comes back into its natural healthy state.

There are numerous health benefits of Reiki. The most notable is stress reduction and relaxation, which stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities (immune system), aids in better sleep and improves and maintains health.

It also balances the mind and emotions. Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also enhances learning, memory and mental clarity.

Reiki can heal mental/emotional wounds and can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration and even anger.

It can also strengthen and heal personal relationships because it enhances your capability to love as it opens you up to the people around you and help your relationships grow. By improving your capacity for empathy, Reiki allows you to connect with people on a deeper level.

Reiki helps in the griving process as it offers relief during emotional distress and sorrow. It cleans and clears the emotions, preventing them from being so draining and offers perspective.

Because it increases your supply of Life Force Energy, it speeds up recovery from medical procedures, helps in adjusting prescribed medicine / treatment and tends to reduce side effects.

Regular treatments help with symptoms of asthma, chronic fatigue, menopausal symptoms, and insomnia.

Reiki can also be used in "charging" other elements though, right? Like oils? Amulets? What else?

Reiki is a wonderful way to bring healing and balance into your life and not limited to just being a healing treatment for your body, either. Because Reiki is the enhancement and re-balancing of energies, you can use it on all kinds of things because everything has consciousness. Charging or empowering an object with Reiki continues the effects long after a session is completed.

Intending Reiki to be stored in some of your favorite objects can create a more peaceful, soothing, and harmonious home environment. This can be anything from the bed you sleep in to the jewelry you wear.

You can charge objects with Reiki energy and give it as a gift to someone who needs a boost. Any object can be charged – oils, soaps, crystals, clothes.

Can you tell me a little bit about your product line which you infuse with reiki energy? 

CREATIONS OIL BENEFITS is a product line of concentrated essential oils carefully crafted to address specific emotional issues that may be contributing to physical ailments. Each product is boosted with gemstones and infused with energy.

What inspired you to create these?

I have always been inclined to using essential oils for the past 12 years. Little did I know, the vibrational quality of these oils contributes to physical healing. Curiosity is what drove me to study and research further before I gave birth of Oil benefits. 

I did the oils as a part of my spiritual practice. As my awarness grew, having all the modalities I am equipped with, Healing in a bottle was not impossible. As a healer, I wanna share this amazing products at an arms length and give hope for change and a better understanding to the quality of our being. ‘We are a part of nature, nature can cure us’ 

Your oils are so unique. There really is nothing quite like it. Did you have to study this before getting into it? How do you know what to blend? 

Everything I create goes thru thorough study and intuitive experience. It is thru my experience and life process that I create unique products to target certain issue. 

What are you thoughts on the sense of smell and its power to heal the psyche? 

Each oil/product emits certain vibration that corresponds to your current needs. Everything Is intuitively based. Studying the quality of each essential oil and how it can contribute to my well being is what transpired me to create each blend. The scent didnt really matter. I was after the healing benefit of each essential oil infused with some energy healing needed for each variant that I create. I was just lucky that the combination just marries. Creating an amazing scent.

What oils do you have in your product line at this moment? Can you tell me a little bit about each? What can they help you with? What are their effects? What ingredients do you use in each that make them unique?

1. AURA CLEARING AND PROTECT - Clears and protects the aura from all forms of negative energy. Promotes balance of the body, mind and spirit. Also beneficial for space clearing.

2. EMOTIONS - Relieves anxiety, depression and stress. Eases anger, resentment and frustration. Aids in all levels of relationships by raising up vibrations towards love and attracting love to one’s self and others.

3. FORGIVENESS - Aids in releasing issues of abandonment, abuse, betrayal and distrust. Brings calmness and peace to the body, mind and soul. Helps to stay centered to accept the need to let go, to forgive and to move forward.

4. MANIFEST ABUNDANCE - Aids in manifesting full potential of health and wealth. Helps align and re-establish mental and emotional equilibrium. Elevates mood to relax and bring feelings of joy, security, trust and courage. Also beneficial for easing digestive and respiratory dis-orders. Helps to boost the immune system relieves addictions and promotes circulation.

5. PANACEA - deep detox of the organs tissue cells. For better sleep. Aids in circulation, anti parasatic, tumoral, viral, bacterial. Best for flu, fever, cough, colds. 

6. PHOENIX - empowerment. Skin rejuvinaye. Confidence. Trust and believe to self. 

7.  RELIEF - Helps stimulate the release of unwanted toxins in the body from indigestion and gas. Relieves stomach, back, shoulder pains and respiratory conditions. The aromatic effect of RELIEF oil promotes a positive attitude and allows us to digest emotions to assist us to move forward.

8. THIEVES- an ancient remedy to boost the immune system. Packed with quantumn energy

9. WEIGHT AID - Weight Aid helps with physical and emotional change. Helps with appetite control, cellulite digestion, fat dissolving, metabolism, obesity, and removes water retention. Releases emotions such as fear of change, guilt, feeling unsafe and issues of unworthiness.

If someone would like to schedule a session with you for reiki, how can they get in touch? 

If someone would like to book a session with me, they can reach me through the Healing House.  The contact numbers are:  Landline 4778823.  Cell: 0917 8018080. 

Where can we find your products?

My products can be found here: