Welcome Back Advertiser Reiki By Anita; Classes Begin Oct. 3rd
Last week when Reiki Master Anita Graham stopped by our booth at the Burien Farmers Market, she was asked for the ‘elevator’ version of what Reiki is by BTB photog. extraordinaire, Michael Brunk. Without hesitation Anita explained that
“Reiki is a natural healing art that comes directly from Japan. Thereâ€™s no pressure or manipulation, but rather light touch. Reiki reminds people how to rest deeply and to relax. We need that in our culture.”
â€œReiki is my calling and my passion, and has been for 22 years,â€ Anita told us. Anita started her study and practice of Reiki in 1987 and became a Reiki Master in 2006. She learned in the tradition of the Usui System of Reiki Healing (called Usui Shiki Ryoho in Japanese).
Anita started her journey towards Reiki while working in the health and human services world. Sheâ€™s been a social worker, therapist, college counselor and her favorite â€“ working with seniors in the field of Geriatric mental health. She still works with elders in her job and volunteer work in and around the south sound.
Burien’s own Highline Medical Center and MultiCare-Good Samaratin Hospital in Pierce County employ Anita in their Home Health and Hospice â€œComfort Therapies Program.â€ As an adjunct position to the staff Anita visits hospice patients in their home where she uses Reiki to help them relax, reduce anxiety and relieve pain.
She also volunteers at Highline Medical Center where she works with surgery patients in post-op. Reiki helps ease anxiety, stress and pain with post-op patients. A major report about Reiki treatments for surgery patients at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in Portsmouth, New Hampshire indicated that they often leave the hospital earlier, in less pain and with less pain medication (see Dr. Andrew Weilâ€™s Self-Healing Newsletter, April, 2006).
â€œI feel that Iâ€™m one of the luckiest people in the world. I am so fortunate that I can give comfort to people. Reiki has given me a way to be of service in the world”, said Anita.
Anita has announced her fall class schedule will be held Saturday and Sunday from 10am â€“ 5pm both days:
- FIRST DEGREE REIKI CLASSES: October 3 & 4
According to Anita, “the class is an accessible way for massage therapists, body workers, nurses and other health care professionals to enhance their practice with this gentle, non-invasive modality.” For more information and to register contact Anita at (206) 242-2052 or click here. The classes are held in Burien, and space is limited so youâ€™d better act now.
Anita believes the best way to learn what Reiki is about is to experience it. And the best way to experience it in Burien and surrounding area is with Anita, at Reiki By Anita.
A 90-minute Reiki treatment is $70. Reiki By Anita offers a series of four treatment sessions of 1-1/2 hours EACH at $70 each. She recommends that all four treatments take place in seven-10 days when starting a treatment for chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia. The National Institute of Healthâ€™s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is funding a study on Reikiâ€™s ability to reduce fibromyalgia symptoms, such as fatigue.
Anita Graham is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education (approved Provider Number 450604-08).
For more information on Reiki by Anita, visit her website here.