Reiki Level 1


Reiki Level 1

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Reiki is a gentle, Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands", "palm healing", or "hands on healing" and is based on the Universal "life force energy" which flows through each of us and sustains us. The practitioner channels this "life force energy" through the palms to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.  Reiki helps to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore balance, harmony, and well-being.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Prerequisite:  None. There is no background nor skills required to take this course. 

Description:  This one day course is the beginning level of Reiki training. You will be able to give yourself Reiki, your family, friends and pets Reiki, or even expand to the community as a volunteer. The training consists of discussion, the Reiki Level I attunement, hands-on practice.

Objectives: You will learn the history of Reiki, discuss scope of practice,  have a general understanding of chakras and aura,  practice Reiki for self-treatment and treatment on others. You will practice scanning the body and working with the energy patterns to bring the body's auric system into balance. Students will give and receive several treatments through out the course of the day.  

Please note: SAMA is not responsible for traveling expenses should the class be canceled due to inclement weather or if the instructor is sick. We don’t have a list of substitute teachers locally, so if a teacher is sick, class will be rescheduled. Students must make travel plans with this in mind when planning to attend SAMA classes from out town.


Reiki Level 1 Attunement by Kristen Casey, LMT

           Kristen is a 2007 graduate of Bancroft School of Massage Therapy in Worcester, MA. She has worked in variety of professional settings, such as hospitals, physical therapy offices, Massage Envy Spa as a Lead Therapist and has had a busy private practice since graduation. Her areas of interest are special populations (autism, oncology and chronic pain clients), hospice work and clients with emotional barriers to healing. A lifelong learner, Kristen has had extensive training in Myofascial Release, Oncology, Cranial Sacral, energy work and Hawaiian Massage (Lomi Lomi). Her passions include her children (4), pets (5), obsessively purchasing and professionally reading tarot cards. She has, at last count, 60 decks.