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. 
Ayurvedic Massage = Stress Release

Ayurvedic Massage = Stress Release

Let Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC help you eliminate toxins with The Secrets of Ayurvedic Massage.


An ayurvedic massage helps eliminate toxins through purification, strengthens the muscle tone, relaxes and rejuvenates the body. Also known as hard body massage, Ayurvedic massages are given using hands, elbows, and forearms.

Ayurvedic massage involving tapping, kneading, squeezing and traditional massage strokes is done by using essential oils to suit individual doshas.The style and intensity of massage depends on the individual’s need for balance and well being at the time.

An Ayurvedic therapist focuses on the “marma points”, which are similar to the pressure points in reflexology, acupuncture and acupressure.

Set up your appointment today: or 978-852-0923

25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


Curried Apple and Celery Soup…

Curried Apple and Celery Soup…

Reiki Share ~

Reiki Share ~

Please join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC for a community Reiki Share.

When:  Sunday, April 9

Time:  4:00 – 6:00pm

Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia

*Are you interested in Reiki and want to know more?
*Do you want to experience Reiki but are unsure?

Then this community Reiki Share is for you.

At this gathering you will have the opportunity to explore Reiki. Whether you are attuned or are new to Reiki, our relaxed and supportive environment will offer you a space to share this wonderful practice.

Reiki benefits:
*Better Focus
*Overall wellbeing
*Better Sleep

Reiki Share on a donation basis: $10 (Proceeds benefit Magnolia Library)

Simply call or email for more details or to register your interest.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class


Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25c Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Acupuncture Works of Hamilton on Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with #Acupuncture.

As we embrace the Winter season, it is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system. Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.)

While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

You will float out of this class 🙂

Limited space, pre-registration required.

Please call: 978-852-0066 or

Investment: $60

Wyndee Egan, RYT 200 hr. from Yoga Spirit and is a certified Restorative Yoga trainer with Judith Lassater – Relax and Renew Yoga. Co-owner of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, she offers Ayurvedic Wellness Conseling, Reiki and Meditation training.

L. Joyce Nolan, L.Ac, M.Ac, M.Ed, is licensed by the Mass Board of Registration in Medicine Committee on Acupuncture. Joyce completed 3 years of study and clinical practice at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her concentrated field of study was Traditional Chinese Medical Theory and Japanese Meridian Therapy in which she received her master’s degree. She also completed a 2 yr program on advanced Japanese acupuncture.

Currently, Joyce serves as a Board Member of the Acupuncture Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂


Thank You for Your Service – Special Offerings for Veteran’s Day

Flags at Stacey Blvd

Photo ©  Jay Alpert. Reprinted with permission.

Thank You for Your Service – Promoting Security and Peace, Home and Abroad.

United States Military Offering Integrative Therapies as Adjunctive (Supportive) Therapies for Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. (PTSD.)

Reiki has been offered at U.S. Military Bases and Hospitals as far back as 2005 through Integrative Therapy programs including at:

  • Fort Bliss
  • Fort Hood
  • Walter Reed Hospital

Use of Complementary Therapies and the Military – more information can be found at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Center for Integrative Health (NCCIH.) Integrative healthcare (IH) combine conventional therapies with supportive complementary therapies that have been studied and known to be safe and at least minimally effective and do no harm. The goal of IH is to provide ‘best outcomes’ and higher patient satisfactions. Studies have looked at safety and efficacy of a variety IH therapies for:

  • Relief of pain (improved comfort)
  • Relief of tension (emotional and physical)
  • Relief of anxiety (increased calm)
  • Improved sleep
  • Adjunctive treatment of PTSD
  • Adjunctive treatment of TBI

Note: A referral from your physician is recommended prior to seeking integrative therapies for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD.) Screening by a healthcare professional is recommended prior to referring to complementary therapies that may create deep relaxation (Eg. Hypnosis, Meditation, Reiki and Yoga.)

Professional Screening for Trauma – Recent study concludes that “clinical implications suggest that patients should be screened and treated for trauma-like symptoms including intrusive thoughts linked to anxiety and depression before referral to complementary programs that offer meditative or relaxation interventions.”  Ask Your Doctor Before Seeking Complementary Therapies such as Hypnosis, Meditation, Reiki and Yoga.

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Veterans, Thank You for Your Service!

We would like to ‘Give Back’ and offer you reiki for relaxation, stress and pain relief throughout the month of November with the following programs – 

DISCOUNTED Reiki Sessions and Reiki Training for Relaxation – offered through Dreamtime Wellness™ throughout the month of November for Veterans, Police, Fire Men and Women. (*)

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Reiki for a Cause: Family Promise North Shore Boston and More

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Reiki for a Cause – Community Reiki Shares are held ‘first Tuesdays. Each month, a charity is selected to receive a portion of the proceeds (net proceeds up to 100%.) Charities that have been selected through the years have included those on Cape Ann (Cape Ann Animal Aid, Wellspring, SeniorCare Inc. Open Door,) the North Shore (Beverly Bootstraps, Reid’s Ride,) individuals and families in need, and charitable causes abroad.

This month’s designee is Family Promise North Shore Boston. Hear what our Reiki Colleague, Carol B had to say about Family Promise

“Family Promise North Shore Boston is a nonprofit interfaith hospitality network that provides temporary shelter, meals, hospitality, and case management for families experiencing homelessness on the North Shore.
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Family Promise North Shore Boston began serving homeless families in May of 2013. They bring together existing community resources and volunteers in order to further their mission of housing families, keeping families together, and helping them get back on their feet. There currently are thirteen local churches who for 4 weeks each year open their doors and provide a place to stay, food and warm hospitality.
In addition to the dedicated staff who work with families around locating affordable housing, finding jobs, budgeting resources, and parenting skills, there are about 50 volunteers each week who stay overnight with the guests, play with the children, and open their hearts in support of these families.
Each person truly makes difference and the giving and receiving from the heart goes both ways.”   ~ Carol B. of Family Promise North Shore Boston
~ To Give is to Receive. ~ 
 To Advance Register for the monthly Community Reiki Share – Call 978-283-4258 or Email –
If you have or know of a local charity that would like to partner with our Community Reiki Shares for a cause, contact us.
Tuesday. March 1st – Stop by for a Session of Reiki and help fund charitable causes, or stop by to donate to local causes that interest you.
Manchester Community Center. 40 Beach St.  5:15 – 8:15 pm.
What is Reiki – Reiki (ray-kee) is a hands-on (or non-touch for those that prefer) Japanese healing method/art. During a session, recipients are fully clothed and can lie down or sit for their sessions. Preliminary search indicates that a session of Reiki can promote relaxation and potentially decrease stress, increase calm, and improve comfort. More information on Reiki and other integrative therapies can be found at the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health ( Not to take the place of conventional medicine, Reiki is offered in hospitals and other healthcare settings, as supportive care for patients undergoing cancer treatment, pain management, and before and after surgery.
Contact me for more information or to schedule a session or training. ‘Introduction to Reiki’ lectures are available, offering continuing education (ceu’s) for nurses, social workers and case managers.
Best in health,   Karen

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Alumnus. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness™ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit Find us on Facebook –

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Fund Raiser for Cape Ann Animal Aid Tuesday, April 7th!

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Monthly ‘Community Reiki Share’ offered in Manchester-by-the-Sea. Each month a local charity is designated to receive a portion of the proceeds. We are using ‘Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs’ to select which charity to team with. The first step being – Basic Physiological Needs (Air, Water, Food, Shelter.)

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Charities have included – Open Door Food Pantry, Beverly Boot Straps, (January,) Wellspring House (February,) Action Inc. (March.) And this month – Cape Ann Animal Aid. Animals need our help too! Many of the attendees of the Monthly Reiki Share are huge animal lovers. Some have ‘loved and lost’ their beloved pets. At this month’s Reiki Share we remember and honor Johnny Cat, Luna, Ruby and Ava. Let us know if you have a charity and would like to team up with us for May!

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