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Aura-you feeling okay? Energy healing at the spa

Do you feel the change in seasons happening? If you feel unusually stressed out right now, you’re responding to a major energetic shift in the natural world. The transition to fall is a challenging one. Consider what fall meant to our ancestors: OMG, winter is coming! It’s gonna be cold and there won’t be any food! 

Energy work is an easy way to bring your body, mind and emotions back into harmony and to withstand the immune system insults that autumn sends our way. And Reiki is a form of energy work that just about anyone can experience and benefit from.

Reiki is a gentle treatment that helps to unblock energy flow. If you’re familiar with acupuncture, it’s easiest to understand Reiki as another way of moving chi, or vital energy–without needles. In fact, without any direct physical contact.  When receiving a treatment, clients often report warmth or tingling in areas of the body receiving Reiki. The most common response is one of deep, profound relaxation. Practitioners believe this facilitates the natural self-healing mechanisms of the mind and body.

Reiki is enjoyed while relaxing on a treatment table or chair. At Preston Wynne, you may even be able to enjoy Reiki as part of a massage or facial treatment, as some of our practitioners perform Reiki as well. We also have a wonderful Karuna Reiki Master, Joni Russell. Karuna is considered the highest form of Reiki energy healing.

If not having other spa treatments, loose, comfortable clothing can be worn for experiencing Reiki, making it convenient for people of all ages and physical ability. Reiki practitioners do not have to make physical contact and may instead hold their hands near the body. If you’ve never had a Reiki treatment it’s easy to observe a session and think, “that can’t possibly be doing anything!”

Indeed, Western science has yet to document the exact benefits of many energy healing systems–but the reason they’ve become so popular is that people feel extraordinarily good after receiving the work.  Testimonials abound for the health benefits of Reiki. My personal experience has been absolutely marvelous (I’m one of the fortunate individuals that can experience energy movement viscerally–it’s true when I have acupuncture as well.)

If Reiki still sounds too “woo woo”, a consultation with our Karuna Reiki Master Joni Russell quickly puts skeptics at ease. A former event planner (a stressful career if there ever was one) Joni is smart, articulate, and about as far from a New Age moonchild as you’re likely to find. But just as quickly you’ll realize that she has a lovely, clear and appealing energy that simply draws you in and creates an instant sense of comfort.

Accompanying Joni to a couple of recent events at which she provided ten minute Reiki sessions, I saw firsthand how different people responded to her work. People sat down in her chair with absolutely no knowledge of–or expectations about–Reiki, and stood up ten minutes later as enthusiastic converts.

As you may know, I seek out experts in the healing arts to join our amazing team here at Preston Wynne–though the best seem to find us! Joni was referred to us by a longtime client who has benefited from her work. Joni is a Master Teacher of both Traditional Usui and Karuna Reiki, receiving her training and certification at The International Center For Reiki Training, where she is a Professional Member. Joni has been practicing Reiki for over ten years and teaches classes and certifies students and practitioners at all levels. In her practice, she has worked with patients of chronic conditions, from fibromyalgia and HIV to cancer and infertility, treated survivors of abuse and loss, and believes Reiki is a tool to help relieve individuals of stress, life’s aches and pains, and to find support and serenity.

Karuna Reiki is an advanced healing system practiced by Reiki Masters certified in this system by The International Center for Reiki Training. With its roots in traditional Japanese and Tibetan Reiki, Karuna treatments are powerful in clearing energy blockages while still feeling gentle and energizing. A Karuna treatment is complementary to western medical care and can support clients in:

  • Easing Anxiety and Depression
  • Releasing Addictive Behavior
  • Easing insomnia
  • Chakra Balancing
  • Creation of Healthy Habits
  • Withstanding the stress of Chemotherapy
  • Grounding
  • Enhancing focus and concentration
  • Resistance to Healing

Full sessions with Joni Russell are $135, and “Lighten Up”, a gentle Reiki energy mini-session, can be enjoyed for $79.

Your first session includes a thorough consultation and lasts up to 90 minutes. Reiki treatments are available in a series of six as well. 

To schedule your treatment call 408 741 5525


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