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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal energy. The Reiki practitioner, using a very light touch, holds various hand positions for several minutes each on the recipient's body. The recipient stays fully clothed. Even though Reiki is not a massage, treatments can be given on massage tables or in chairs. The recipient feels warmth and comfort and usually becomes quite relaxed. The powerful, gentle Reiki energy aids the body to heal many illnesses of mind, body and spirit. Reiki does not replace traditional medicine but enhances and complements it. Many medical facilities are now using Reiki in their integrative medicine programs and offering it free to patients.


Judy McCracken, President and CEO, is a retired administrator of public school education programs for children with special needs in northeastern Ohio, which included college and university instruction. Judy has been involved in the healing arts for 27 years. Her original quest was to find relief for her health conditions of fibromyalgia and clinical depression. This challenging path opened doors to a wide variety of healing modalities and a vast network of healing practitioners. Reiki emerged as the primary force for her own healing and wellness and she is now totally committed to sharing the wonderful benefits of Reiki with others.

Mission Statement

To empower all family members, including children, through instructions in Reiki relaxation to help one another deal with the stresses of daily life and strive for optimal health.