Reiki at Gloucester Healthcare and Senior Center This Week

Your Bridge to Health; Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

Reiki for Relaxation, Comfort and Calm – Reiki (ray-kee) will offered to residents at Gloucester Healthcare (Formerly Golden Living Gloucester.) Monday, November 13.  2 pm – 3:30 pm. 
Gloucester Healthcare Residents can sign up through the Activities Department. Family members and health care agents can sign up loved ones unable to sign themselves up (Alzheimer’s, dementia, post-stroke, or other cognitive issues.) Family members and staff may also participate as time allows. Attention is paid to comfortsafety, hygiene and confidentiality.
Reiki for Seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center – Friday, November 17. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Suzanne Sweeney, 3rd Degree Reiki Practitioner and I will be there offering Chair Reiki Sessions. Pre-Register: 978- 281-9765. $5 Donation.
*Active Duty Military and Veterans – Contact us to ask about our discounted Reiki Sessions during the month of November.
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Reiki is considered generally safe and has the potential benefits of relief of stress and anxiety, improved comfort and increased calm. 

Reiki Talk at Central Grammar R.C. 11208695_10153328424624433_1824656623_n

‘Intro to Reiki’ at Central Grammar.

Reiki Ryohō – Reiki is a hands-on healing method/art that began in Japan 1922 through founder USUI Mikao Sensei. Reiki practice came to the West in 1970 through Hawayo Takata, a Japanese woman living in Hawaii. U.S. hospitals began offering Reiki in the mid 90’s. Reiki sessions have been offered before surgery, in cancer treatment and pain management centers and hospice settings as supportive care.

Ask Your Doctor – Talk to your doctor when incorporating reiki and other integrative therapies into your healthcare/

Preliminary study demonstrates reiki may be helpful as supportive care for stress and pain relief. Due to its ease of use, gentle nature and quick relaxation effect, reiki is offered in healthcare settings (eg. pre-surgical, oncology, hospice, etc.) for the purpose of relaxation, stress reduction and pain relief.

What to expect during a reiki session: Sessions are offered through light or non-touch. The recipient is fully clothed, either seated or lying. Those receiving reiki report a variety experiences with the most common feeling “very relaxed,” “more comfortable,” “calmer.”

The relaxation response that is created during a session offers a variety of potential benefits.

Contact us for more information about Reiki, Reiki Training, Introduction to Reiki lectures, or starting a program at your facility – or phone 978-283-4258.

Best in Health,  Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Author. Researcher. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. RN/Reiki Provider at North Shore Medical Dental Center, Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center, and Tufts Medical Center. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit Find us on Facebook –

~ Practicing Reiki in Healthcare Since 1999. Teaching Reiki Since 2000. ~

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Sources and More Information:

  • National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) – Reiki In Depth.

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