Massage, Reflexology, Reiki at Reid’s Ride ‘Wellness Tent’ at Stage Fort Park This Sunday

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Come to Stage Fort Park in Gloucester this Sunday. July 17th. Meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s RideJoin Reid’s Family – Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb and Franck Sacco and their wonderful group of organizers and participants.  So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but ‘feel the force’ and get caught up in the wave of progress against cancer.

There is still time to participate in and donate to Reid’s Ride – 28 Mile Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA Stage Fort Park.

Stage Fort Park will be hopping with activity at tomorrow’s (Sunday July 17th) Reid’s Ride. Overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor; great spot for a walk, picnic, volleyball, or simply enjoy the cooling waters of the Atlantic from one of 2 beaches.

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at Stage Fort Park:  Dinners, Red Sox tickets, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Volunteers and Professional Wellness Providers Are Offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco Foundation for Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) and AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center and  Connecticut Children’s Hospital.
  • Enjoy some cooling Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee while you’re there!

To Support Reid’s Ride – You may also make contributions on-line, by going to the “Donations” page on  Be sure to select the “Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund” in the drop-down menu when selecting the fund/organization for your contribution.


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world;                                                                                      indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

For More Information on Reiki and other Integrative Therapies offered as adjunctive/supportive care in the oncology setting –

‘Reiki (ray-kee) Ryoho’ is the healing art/method that began in Japan in 1922. Reiki is offered through light touch and without manipulation of tissue. Generally considered to be safe. A growing number of hospitals incorporate Reiki as part of Integrative Therapies, offering Reiki before/after surgery and in the cancer treatment setting.  While more research is needed to show effectiveness for treatment for certain conditions, preliminary studies of Reiki have demonstrated ‘decreased anxiety.’ Reiki generally creates a calming, relaxing experience.

To learn more about Reiki and other therapies offered in ‘Integrative Oncology’ (incorporating complementary therapies with conventional medicine as supportive care and symptom management,) here are some links to the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health – www. and for specific articles – More rigorous study of Reiki is needed, but preliminary studies indicate that Reiki may be helpful for decreasing pain and anxiety in the cancer treatment setting.

As the RN/Reiki Provider at the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC,) Mass General Hospital (MGH,) and Tufts Medical Center Cancer Centers,        I have heard first-hand how ‘patients receiving Integrative Therapies during cancer treatment report these treatments help them “feel better,”  “cope better,” and some report “a greater sense of hope.'”

Contact me for more information on Reiki and the ‘DreamTeam’ Wellness Tent– 978-283-4258 or Email

You can try Reiki for an affordable cost ($20.00 Suggested Donation) at our Monthly Reiki Clinic/Shares:

  • Manchester-by-the-Sea. Next – August 2nd. 978-283-4258 to Register in Advance.
  • Lahey Danvers call – Next – July 20th. 978-304-8601 to Register in Advance.

Portions of the money raised at our monthly Community Reiki Shares is donated to charities, locally and abroad. Contact us if you are a 501(c)3 and would like to partner with our cause. Previous recipients have been Family Promise, Reid;s Ride, Toots Fore Tufts, Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Bootstraps. Senior Care Inc., Wellspring Inc., Grace Center, Inc., Cape Ann Wildlife Center and more.

Private Reiki Sessions and Reiki Training are also available through Dreamtime Wellness™ LLC  Offering Reiki in Healthcare and Hospitals Since 1999. Teaching Traditional (Western) Reiki since 2000. Teaching Japanese Komyo Reiki since 2012.)   

                                                                                          ~ Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Reiki Shihan. 

Rainbow Delight

Double Rainbow Over Cape Ann

God puts rainbows in the clouds so that each of us, in the dreariest and most dreaded moments, can see a possibility of hope.”   ~ Maya Angelou

~ HOPE Never Stops

On Hope by Emily Dickinson

~ Remembering those we’ve lost. ~ Honoring and supporting those in treatment. ~
~ Commemorating survivors. ~  With Gratitude. ~

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™  Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Find us on Facebook –

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