Reiki is a holistic stress management and relaxation technique that originated in Japan. It is a type of bodywork where the practitioner uses gentle touch to calm your mind, body, and spirit. The ‘ki’ in Reiki is similar to ‘chi’ in Chinese, which mean “life force energy” and Reiki is essentially a balancing of the energies.
Reiki is both relaxing and energizing. A session allows you to quiet your body and mind in order to receive the respectful, healing touch of the Reiki practitioner, allowing your stress responses to decrease. This enables your body systems to restore itself, physically and mentally, helping you connect with your more grounded, centered, resilient, and creative self.
As massage and acupuncture are popular self-care modalities in the West, Reiki is becoming increasingly popular and is practiced at many hospitals including Johns Hopkins. While it is not a substitute for medical or mental health care, Reiki is frequently used as a complementary treatment for issues including:
Discomfort from cancer
Side effects of cancer treatment
Pre/Post Surgical anxiety and discomfort
30 minute session- $40
60 minute session- $80
Student discounts available.
Erica Stone is Reiki II practitioner and licensed social worker. She approaches well-being from a holistic mind-body perspective, acknowledging that what affects the body influences the mind and what affects the mind influences the body. Her Reiki sessions are attuned to making you feel safe, comfortable, and empowered by your self-care.