What is Reiki?

Reiki is a practice of healing touch using stillness and connection to the flow of life energy.   Reiki has been reported to be helpful in a variety of ways, including:

  1. Reducing stress, promoting relaxation, balancing nervous system
  2. Easing pain and discomfort in various conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, and menstrual cramps
  3. Improving sleep
  4. Boosting the immune system
  5. Preparing for and recovering from surgical or other medical procedures
  6. Enhancing emotional well-being and resilience


with Yael Flusberg, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, RMT, MS,  schedule with GWCIM @ 202-833-5055

Home Visits and Online sessions

with Catherine Miller and Mara Benner,  schedule with Four Direction Wellness

Four Wellness Center is affiliated with GWCIM and offers  Reiki sessions and Reiki classes.

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Reiki Level One or First Degree

Reiki Level One is composed of two parts, learning Reiki for Self Care and leaning Reiki Treatment of Others. Reiki for Self Care is often best learned individually by registering as a patient at the GW CIM and receiving three individual sessions. You will receive a full body Reiki treatment, receive Reiki energy connection (called Reiju), receive instruction in the self care positions with Reiki, receive a manual for study and review, be asked to do 21 days of self care while journaling about that experience and return for a follow up third session which can be either receiving another full body Reiki treatment or learning to give Reiki to a friend or companion.

Reiki Level Two or Second Degree

Reiki Level Two is a deepening of the understanding of hands-on Reiki (local) through a transcendence of time and space. You will learn three Reiki symbols for use in distant (non-local) healing, receive Reiki energy connection (called Reiju), receive a workbook and explore exercises to expand your knowledge and practice of Reiki both local and non-local. It is suggested you have practiced Reiki Level One for three months before joining this class.

Advanced Training

Candidates for Reiki Master, Master Teacher, and Reiki Fellowship are accepted through an interview process with Mara Benner.

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