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Try Reiki - Scroll Down for More Info, FAQs, About Gillian, and More!

REIKI (pronounced “Ray-Kee”) is a Japanese healing art technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes well-being and the body’s innate healing ability. Reiki can be practiced either, in person, or totally remotely, with the same effect.

Reiki is based on the idea that life force energy (also known as “qi” or “chi”) flows through us, promoting healing by removing blocks.

Receiving Reiki May Help

• relax and de-stress us

• ground us

• alleviate pain

• replenish our energetic reserves

• improve quality of life, especially when

we are run down and exhausted

• aid in promoting restful sleep

• support us through grief

Interested in trying Reiki? Gillian offers 30 and 60 minute sessions, by appointment. These appointments are fully remote, from the comfort of your own home. Visit the link below to request an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does Reiki work?

A: Reiki works by balancing and harmonizing the energy flow within the body. The practitioner serves as a conduit for the universal life force energy, directing it to areas in need of healing or restoration. This energy helps to activate the body's natural healing abilities and supports overall well-being.

Q: What can I expect during a Reiki session?

A: Similar to an in-person session, you will find a quiet and comfortable space in your home where you can relax. The practitioner will initiate the video call on Zoom, and you will be guided through the session as if you were physically present. You may experience sensations of warmth, relaxation, and a sense of peace during the session, just like in an in-person setting.

Q: Is Online Reiki as effective as in-person Reiki?

A: Yes, Online Reiki can be just as effective as in-person sessions, and some say it's even more powerful because clients are in the comfort of their own home. Energy transcends physical distance, and the healing power of Reiki can be harnessed remotely. The practitioner will focus their intention and direct the energy to you, allowing for a powerful healing experience despite the physical separation. Read More About Virtual Reiki Here

Q: Is Reiki a religious practice?

A: Reiki is not affiliated with any specific religion or belief system. It is a spiritual practice that connects to “Source” energy in a neutral, calm, grounded state in order to channel the energy and connect it to the person receiving Reiki. Reiki is accessible to individuals of all faiths or those with no religious affiliation.

Q: Can Reiki cure illnesses?

A: Reiki is not intended as a replacement for medical treatment or professional healthcare. However, it can be used as a complementary therapy to support the body's natural healing processes. Reiki may help alleviate symptoms, promote relaxation, and enhance overall well-being.

Q: Do I need to have a specific focus for my Reiki session?

A: It's up to you. If you have something specific you'd like to work on, you can bring that to your session. Reiki can be beneficial whether you have something in mind or not - you can get as specific as you want, or you can be broad. Reiki works with the body's innate healing ability, unblocking energy that is stuck and helping things flow more freely.

Q: How many Reiki sessions do I need?

A: The number of Reiki sessions needed varies depending on individual circumstances and goals. Some individuals may find benefit from a single session, while others may benefit from regular sessions over a period of time. It is recommended to discuss your specific needs and goals with a qualified Reiki practitioner.

Gillian Shapiro (she/her/hers)

is a Social Worker and owner of Beech Hills Wellness, a business focused on facilitating self-care and promoting wellness through mindfulness, herbal wisdom, Reiki (a Japanese healing art), yoga, breath, mindfulness, movement, and sound, using the gong. She has been teaching for over ten years and believes in holistic healing that gets to the root of symptoms and chronic issues. She specializes in working with those who are experiencing chronic stress, anxiety or grief, and provides a safe space to do that work. Her classes and sessions are infused with compassion, non-judgment and nurture. Gillian has a master's degree in social work from the University of Alabama and a master's in business administration from Rutgers University.


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