Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “Universal Life Energy”. It is a comforting and compassionate touch therapy that originated in Japan and is now practiced world-wide, including in hospitals and hospices. Reiki is suitable for everyone and has only positive side effects. In this class participants will learn, and practice, Reiki hand placements and how to best use Reiki to calm the mind, thereby relieving stress and anxiety and encouraging the body’s healing ability. We will practice a relaxing breathing technique to start and then you will learn how to use Reiki on yourself and incorporate it into your daily life. This will be done while seated. During the practice you will use guided calming imagery to deepen the relaxation. You will leave class feeling lighter and more rested than when we began.
Carol Neal has been a Nationally Board certified foot reflexologist and Reiki Master since 2003. Her memberships include Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals and the Massachusetts Association of Reflexology. She is also an experienced hospice patient companion and hospice Reiki volunteer.