Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and it originated in Japan with a man by the name of Mikao Usui in the late 1800s. Reiki is a gentle modality that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal. The client remains fully clothed, and may recline or sit comfortably while the Reiki practitioner works either off the body in the aura or with a light, non-intrusive touch. Clearing and balancing are the main goals – to achieve harmony in all levels of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level, Reiki enhances immunity and goes along with all regular medical care. Reiki can speed post-surgical, post-trauma healing, and is an excellent preparation before surgery as well. Learning Reiki for self-treatment is encouraged, empowering the individual for his or her own self-care and self-comfort. Reiki sessions and training are available at Heartwood with four competent, compassionate and caring practitioners:
Karen Daughtry, M.A., Reiki Master/Teacher, HTCP, Certified Reconnection Level III
When I was looking for a space to start my practice on the North Shore, I had a choice of starting my own private practice, or working in a hospital setting. I chose Heartwood. Two key things about Heartwood Center’s business model were very attractive to me.
1) Heartwood Center come with a built-in network of professionals. Heartwood’s in-house network of colleagues has allowed me to make some of the best reciprocal business relationships that I still have today. 2) While Heartwood Center is a community, each individual practitioner is still free to run their own business, their own way.
These two components combined have allowed me to grow my practice to full capacity in a short amount of time while retaining all the freedom in the world to design my practice the way I want to. — Mark Sobralske, Heartwood herbalist & acupuncturist