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Meet Trailblazer Nina Farinelli

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nina Farinelli.

Nina, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
From a very young age, I have been highly intuitive, possessing a deep desire to help other people. When I was in middle school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer and discovered Reiki as an alternative therapy. I witnessed the hope and peace it brought her and my family as we went through that experience together, and I am blessed to say that she is a cancer survivor.

When I finally experienced Reiki for myself, I couldn’t believe that there was a name for something I had already been doing intuitively my entire life. After experiencing this all firsthand, I was so inspired to become a Reiki practitioner. Eventually, I found a Reiki training that opened up a whole new world for me. I fell in love with the radiant and relaxing sunshine energy that brought me peace.

That being said, Reiki wasn’t something many high schoolers in my rural Pennsylvania hometown were doing or talking about. It was a part of me that I kept hidden from the world for so long out of my deeply rooted fear of being different. Embracing this huge part of myself was absolutely essential in my own healing and spiritual journey. I faced my anxiety head-on, which required me to truly feel my feelings before I was able to move forward.

I let go of fear, using tools such as Reiki, journaling, and meditation and I replaced those fears with love and peace. It was only then that I was able to turn my struggles into a deep-rooted passion to help others and follow my inner voice. Upon realigning with my authentic nature, clarity and purpose were presented to me, and with that Within You Wellness was born.

Has it been a smooth road?
The road to discovering my true self has had both bumpy and smooth periods. My journey is constantly evolving, but looking back, everything has always happened in divine timing. The hardest part of my journey was the anxiety that came from rejecting aspects of myself that I feared would make me different. I went through many periods in my life where I just wanted to blend in.

I have only recently embraced all aspects of my uniqueness and individuality. My advice would be to get clarity on who you are and what you want from this world. Journal, meditate and find the things in life that light you up. Embrace all aspects of yourself and take a deep look at what makes you “different”. Do not run away from it. Run fearlessly towards it.

Find reassurance in the fact that you are exactly who you are meant to be.

We’d love to hear more about Within You Wellness.
I am a Reiki Master and intuitive healer who specializes in helping people get to the root cause of their struggles and anxieties, unlock their authentic truth, and find purpose within. I offer energy healing sessions that blend together Reiki, sound healing, and intuitive guidance in order to bring the body back into energetic balance. For those who are unfamiliar with Reiki, the word (Rei) refers to a higher intelligence/spiritual wisdom, and the word (Ki) refers to the universal energy that flows through all living things.

As a Reiki Master, I am channeling that spiritually guided life force energy to help bring the body back into balance, restore our natural ability to heal, and shed the negative energy that is no longer serving us. I created my brand Within You Wellness to help people find peace, strength, and inspiration from within.

Energy healing has completely transformed my life, and it is one of my greatest passions to share its transformational magic with others. My work is based on the idea that we are all healers and we all have the ability to regain control over our lives. I truly believe that with the right guidance and enough motivation, everyone is capable of healing themselves.

One of my biggest joys is empowering my clients to regain control over their lives by providing them with the tools and knowledge that I have experienced firsthand and found to be helpful on my own healing journey. This education is powerful and the vision behind Within You Wellness.

Which women have inspired you in your life?
My Mother, her kind heart lights up the world like no other. Also, my sisters – Caroline, Emma, and Courtney. They each have their own authentic talents and gifts that the world is lucky to know.

Aside from my family, I am continually inspired by one of my favorite authors, Gabby Bernstein. Her books were the first I read that validated a lot of my own spiritual understanding and made me feel like I was not the only one with these practices and beliefs. These books made me feel deeply understood and gave me the confidence to face my fears and pursue my passions even though they were “different”.

There are also so many amazing woman, healers, and friends in my tribe who inspire me every day. A woman who leads from the heart and show up to better humanity inspire me beyond words and push me to be the best healer I can be. We are a collective and the power of supporting each other is truly invaluable.


  • Reiki Session- 45 minutes @ $60 / 60 minutes @ $75
  • Reiki Session *New Client Special* – 45 minutes @ $45 / 60 minutes @ $60
  • Distance Reiki Session – 45 minutes @ $50 / 60 minutes @ $65

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Victoria Perez @itsvickyphotos

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