What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is administered by “laying on hands” and techniques such as this have been practiced for thousands of years. Reiki is a very simple yet powerful technique.
Reiki is becoming increasingly popular with the medical community, with over 800 hospitals across the U.S. offering Reiki as a standard part of hospital care. A research study at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut indicates that Reiki improved patient sleep by 86 percent, reduced pain by 78 percent, reduced nausea by 80 percent, and reduced anxiety during pregnancy by 94 percent. In addition, nurses report that Reiki helps patients heal faster with less pain, reduces stress and improves negative attitude, improves appetite, and reduces the negative side effects of chemotherapy, radiation and other medical procedures.
Reiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui and was brought to the West in 1937 by Hawayo Takata. The popularity of Reiki has grown exponentially in the past few decades. A survey conducted in 2007 indicates that in the previous year, 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children in the U.S. received one or more Reiki sessions.
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the energy to flow in a healthy and natural way.
What is a Session Like?
To receive Reiki, you are lying fully clothed on either the BioMat or just on the massage table. The BioMat is a medical device that uses far infrared heat, negative ions and amethyst crystals to promote healing. Sessions normally last about an hour.
The Reiki practitioner places his or her hands on different locations around the body. These places include the head, shoulders, chest, abdomen, and limbs. The energy flows through the practitioner to you. You will receive the right amount of energy to bring your mind, body and spirit into balance. Most people experience deep relaxation. Everyone is different and can have different reactions such as tingling, a sense of warmth or you could even fall asleep. For some people, they experience minimal benefit during the session but, afterwards they experience a sense of well-being and relaxation.
What are the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki energy allows the muscles to relax and increases blood flow to treated areas, which in turn quickens the healing process. Reiki practitioners and clients report Reiki helps them reduce the symptoms of:
Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including:
- release of anger
The Personal Wellness Center offers three styles of Reiki: Usui/Holy Fire II, Holy Fire II Karuna, and Kundalini.
- Usui/Holy Fire II: Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki that was introduced in January, 2014 by the ICRT. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.
- Holy Fire II Karuna: Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as “compassionate action.” When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one.
- Kundalini: Kundalini Reiki Energy adapts to the needs of the recipient, helps maintain clear thinking, promotes personal awareness, enhances universal connection, fosters natural self-healing, relaxes and reduces stress and anxiety, balances energies in and around the body, and relieves pain and discomfort
Introductory Price 20% Off first session
1 hour Reiki session $ 75
1 hour Chakra Clearing includes guided imagery $ 95
Soul Retrieval: 1 ½ hour Reiki session includes guided Imagery $125
* ½ hour Distant Reiki $60
* This option is ideal for people with health conditions who are not mobile. For more information, please fill out the form below to contact the Reiki Master or call 410-742-6016.
Choose your Reiki session: Allow your mind, body, and spirit to restore its natural balance and harmony by choosing the reiki session that suits you best:
- Anger and Forgiveness
- Healing Traumas
- Healing Relationships
- Clearing negative energies
- Effective Communication
- Peaceful Sleep
- Fears and phobias
At The Personal Wellness Center, we offer the Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki classes Level I, Level II, Master level, and Karuna® Master Teacher. Check out our calendar to find out more about upcoming Reiki classes or fill out the form below to contact the Reiki Master.
Meet our Reiki Masters and Practitioners
Zlati Koscina is a Registered Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher and Bach Flower Practitioner. She received her Bach Flower training from the prestigious Edward Bach’s Education Center and her Reiki Master training from ICRT -the International Center for Reiki Training. Zlati was directly trained by William Lee Rand and she is a professional member of the Reiki Mmembership Association. Zlati has been practicing Reiki for several years, and her work focuses on helping people with a variety of life challenges helping them reduce stress and bring balance and healing into their lives. Zlati is available to see clients at the center on:
*Thursday 3 pm – 7 pm
*Friday 9 pm – 5 pm
and *Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
* If you need different hours, please contact the main office at 410-742-6016 to discuss your case.
Gwen Johnson is a Kundalini and Gold Reiki Master. In addition, she is trained in Usui/Holy Fire Reiki level two. While working as a therapist in the behavioral and mental health field, Gwen discovered Reiki as an adjudicative health treatment that alleviated much of her own symptoms of “emotional fatigue”. She enjoys giving an energy session as much as she enjoys receiving them. The Kundalini energy, or Kundalini Fire is grounding and gentle. It is part of the divine, intelligent life force within all living things and the Earth. Gold Reiki is noted to transmute fear and darkness into joy and light, and clients often report a very warm sensation from the energy. Gwen loves that each energy session is unique with a different experience and client feedback each time. Gwen is available to see clients at the center on:
Thursday 1 pm – 7 pm,
Friday 9 am – 5 pm,
and Saturday 9 am – 2 pm
Erica T. Dennis is a Reiki Master who received her Master training at the Omega Institute in New York. She is also a Therapeutic Program Developer passionate about expanding practitioners’ daily and professional use of Reiki, sharing Reiki with medical communities and empowering youth to self-regulate through Reiki training. Erica enjoys weaving creativity and the arts into her work.
We humans are energy and this energy has a flow that runs through our body. Life events and our thinking process tend to disrupt this natural flow of energy creating disease and physical and emotional pain. Through energy work one can restore the natural energy flow bringing back our natural inner peace and wellness. EFT and TAT combine Eastern wisdom about acupressure, or the stimulating of the meridian points in our body, with traditional Western psychotherapy.
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