Reiki means "Universal Energy". It is a natural and safe method that uses a light touch to channel universal energy to a patient's energy body. The purpose is to promote relaxation and stress reduction, restore balance, eliminate blockages, support the immune system, and foster all around healing and well-being. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit.
During the session, a very light touch will be used and the hands will be held in certain positions on prescribed areas of the body, or just above the body. You may feel warmth or tingling or just feel very relaxed while receiving Reiki. Sometimes a series of sessions is suggested in order to effectively address your goal or health concern.
What are Some Benefits of Receiving Reiki?
- Reduces Stress
- Helps with life changes
- Enhances immune system
- Assists with healing injuries/surgery
- Boosts and balances energy levels
- Enhances will-being in pregnancy
- Improves concentration
Each session is tailored to your specific needs.
Aurora Hutchinson, M.A.
Aurora Hutchinson, M.A. teaches meditation and other wellness classes at The Mindfulness Center. She conducts corporate seminars and sees private clients seeking to learn meditation for stress management, improved health, career and family support. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Psychology, specifically Psychopharmacology. In addition, Aurora is completing dissertation work for her Ph.D. in Psychology at American University, specializing in the Psychobiology of Healing. She has completed Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Deborah Norris, Founder and Director of The Mindfulness Center, and is currently enrolled in TMC’s Yoga Teacher Training program. Aurora has also received training in Clinical Hypnosis through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Her passion as a scientist is not only in advancing the scientific knowledge of mind-body therapies, but also in promoting and practicing evidence-based, best practices of self-care in hospitals, wellness centers and corporate settings to empower and serve others.
Cathy Mills, Reiki Level II, Licensed Massage Therapist
Cathy is Reiki level II certified and is also trained in Reconnective Healing and other energy modalities. Cathy graduated from Potomac Massage Training Institute in
August 2006 with training in Swedish and deep tissue massage. She stayed
on as a teacher assistant and clinic instructor before joining the Teal
Center at Virginia Hospital Center. While there Cathy trained in
clinical massage, Oncology Massage and Manual Lymphatic Drainage. She
views massage as a way to come into relationship with ourselves,
providing an opportunity for healing, where the therapist and client
work together for the client's optimal wellbeing.
Eleni Rizakos, MA, Reiki Level II, RYT 200
Eleni studied Psychology at American University and Yoga, Meditation and Mind-Body Therapies with Dr. Deborah Norris. Eleni is Reiki level II certified and uses her psychology background and holistic studies at TMC to support an optimal level of well-being in her clients. Her daily practice of meditation supports her belief that it is essential for everyone's life force energy to be balanced in order to live mindfully and at one's utmost well-being.