Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that “life force energy” flows through us and is what allows us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to become sick or feel stress, and in return, if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki feels like a warm glowing radiance that flows through and around you reaching the whole person, including body, emotions, mind, and spirit. It is a simple, natural, and safe method that has been scientifically proven to promote healing and recovery. While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion, has no dogma, and one must not believe in anything particular to receive its benefits.
Stefanie Painter is a Doctor of Health Education, Registered Dietitian, and Level 2 Reiki Practitioner with nearly 2 decades of experience in the health and wellness industry. Stefanie has witnessed the magnitude of Reiki Healing to support the mind-body connection and specializes in helping individuals through life’s roadblocks in her Reiki Clarity sessions. Availability will open in 2024.
Stefanie’s Specialty - Reiki Clarity:
Are you feeling stuck or stagnant? Just curious about the next steps to elevate your life? Reiki Clarity combines the calming, healing energy of Reiki and intuitive messages from the body, mind, and soul to facilitate discussions about life’s unanswered questions. The full session includes a 60-minute intuitively guided Reiki session followed by a 20-minute discussion around the energetic messages received during the session and proactive application to empower you forward in life.
Luke Cassidy is a Level 2 Reiki practitioner, whose energy healing techniques have brought wellness and vitality to countless individuals. With a profound dedication to holistic wellness, he
invites you to experience the rejuvenating and restorative powers of Reiki.
Luke’s Specialty - Tuning Fork Therapy:
Elevate your well-being with tuning fork energy healing – a transformative therapeutic modality that harnesses the resonance of tuned forks to harmonize your body’s natural energy flow. Through their gentle and precise vibrational frequencies, tuning forks help realign and clear blocked energy pathways in the body, promoting physical and emotional harmony. With the addition of Reiki, this session offers a dynamic approach to accelerate the body’s natural healing processes by addressing both the energetic and vibrational aspects of your well-being.
Tyler Marcum is a Registered Nurse with experience in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care, as well as an IV Nurse at The Shala. During nursing school, Tyler discovered the stress-relieving benefits of yoga and became a certified 200h yoga teacher. He has also enhanced his training and ability to support others in managing stress, tension, and pain as a Level II Reiki practitioner with over 5 years of experience.
Tyler’s Specialty - Restorative Reiki:
Find stillness, decrease stress, and help improve pain with a private restorative reiki session. Each session begins with a gentle warm-up to quiet the mind and allow the body to rest more peacefully, followed by tension-releasing restorative yoga poses supported by props bolsters, blocks, and blankets to keep you comfortable. The healing energy of Reiki will be provided by light touch or hovering of the hands to deepen the relaxation and benefits of each restorative pose.
Reiki has been scientifically studied for decades. Here is a small sample of studies conducted over the past 5 years discussing the benefits within a variety of conditions, including but not limited to pain management, anxiety, depression, quality of life, and blood pressure:
Demir Doğan M. The effect of reiki on pain: A meta-analysis. Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2018 May;31:384-387. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2018.02.020. Epub 2018 Mar 10. Erratum in: Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2021 Aug;44:101423. PMID: 29551623.
Billot M, Daycard M, Wood C, Tchalla A. Reiki therapy for pain, anxiety and quality of life. BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2019 Dec;9(4):434-438. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001775. Epub 2019 Apr 4. PMID: 30948444.
Morero JAP, Pereira SS, Esteves RB, Cardoso L. Effects of Reiki on Mental Health Care: A Systematic Review. Holist Nurs Pract. 2021 Jul-Aug 01;35(4):191-198. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000456. PMID: 34115737.
Jahantigh M R, Jahantigh Haghighi M, Jahantigh Haghighi M, Jahantigh F. The Effect of Reiki Therapy on Pain Control, Anxiety, Stress: A Systematic Review of Clinical Trial Studies. cmja 2021; 11 (2) :140-153. http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-776-en.html
Mangione L, Swengros D, Anderson JG. Mental Health Wellness and Biofield Therapies: An Integrative Review. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Nov;38(11):930-944. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1364808. Epub 2017 Oct 2. PMID: 28968143.
Baldwin AL, Vitale A, Brownell E, Kryak E, Rand W. Effects of Reiki on Pain, Anxiety, and Blood Pressure in Patients Undergoing Knee Replacement: A Pilot Study. Holist Nurs Pract. 2017 Mar/Apr;31(2):80-89. doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000195. PMID: 28181973.
Phang JK, Kwan YH, Goh H, Tan VIC, Thumboo J, Østbye T, Fong W. Complementary and alternative medicine for rheumatic diseases: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Complement Ther Med. 2018 Apr;37:143-157. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2018.03.003. Epub 2018 Mar 5. PMID: 29609927.
Dyer NL, Baldwin AL, Rand WL. A Large-Scale Effectiveness Trial of Reiki for Physical and Psychological Health. J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Dec;25(12):1156-1162. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.0022. Epub 2019 Oct 22. PMID: 31638407.