Joanne Knowlton

Licensed Massage Therapist and Reiki Master

Joanne Knowlton is an Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master, trained and certified by Lourdes Gray at The John Harvey Gray Center for Reiki Healing in Jaffrey, NH.

As a Licensed Massage Therapist (NH License: 8042), Joanne offers customized therapeutic massage sessions which blend myofascial, deep tissue, and relaxation techniques to meet your therapy goals. Prenatal massage is also available!

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What is Reiki?

The Usui System of Reiki Healing is a hands-on healing practice. Reiki is an ancient technique that uses the Universal life force energy to balance the body's energy field and energy centers within our bodies and to heal. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit or channel through which Reiki energy travels. The intended result of receiving Reiki is a balanced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Reiki is being used today in clinics and hospitals all over the world to support health, wellness and transition.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

During a Reiki treatment, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table, covered in a blanket if you choose, listening to soothing music. Your Reiki practitioner will lay their hands on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy. A Reiki treatment generally covers the front of your body, then the head and finally the back of your body. If at any time you are comfortable with light touch, your session can continue by the practitioner floating their hands above your body. Reiki sessions generally last 45-75 minutes.

What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may notice the hands of the Reiki practitioner feel hot, cold, pulsating or tingly. Some people describe a floating sensation and some have visuals during the session. Some people fall asleep whereas others may experience emotional release. Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it and can vary from session to session.

The most common results of Reiki treatment include:

• Perceived reduction in stress

• Increased relaxation

• Enhanced sense of balance, centeredness and calm.

What are the benefits of several sessions?

Just like meditation and floating, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. As an example: if you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly – regular sessions support well-being in every way.

Can Reiki “cure” me?

Reiki is a complementary technique that works well in conjunction with other treatments. Healing is often the result of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, achievement of new understanding, and daily practice. Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment and is not intended to diagnose or prescribe. Should you have a medical condition, please consult a licensed healthcare professional.