John Ponte Massage Therapy – Gristmill Plaza, 610 College Highway, Southwick, MA 01077 – (413) 569-1238

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Why would I want to learn Reiki?


What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) an ancient healing art is universal life force energy. It is the universal life force that exists in all things. The practice of Reiki is the channeling of this universal life energy with individual energy to promote spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical well-being.

The existence of this "life force energy" has been verified by recent scientific experiments. Medical doctors are documenting the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process.

This limitless energy enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. When our energy is depleted, we may feel stressed and ill. When our energy is restored, we feel stronger, healthier & happier.

Reiki is beneficial to people of all ages, in all states of health.

What is a Reiki treatment like?

During a Reiki treatment, the recipient is fully clothed (shoes & jewelry are removed) and is lying down on the massage table.

The practitioner places hands on or just above the body in specific positions, allowing the universal energy to be drawn in by the recipient to align chakras and bring healing energy to organs and glands. The energy is guided by the body’s innate wisdom, treating the whole person as it works to correct physical, emotional, mental or spiritual imbalances.

Everyone experiences Reiki differently. The most common sensations people report during a Reiki treatment are warmth, deep relaxation and peacefulness. Some may feel a mild pulsation. Others may feel nothing at all.

Benefits of Reiki may:

  • Relax and reenergize
  • Reduce stress, anxiety & tension, promoting a feeling of peace & harmony
  • Help anyone who is ill, in pain or in emotional distress
  • Improve memory, creativity and learning ability.
  • Strengthen the immune system allowing the body to fight off illness
  • Remove energy blockages, adjust the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony


  • Reiki does not interfere with medical treatments or medications
  • Reiki has no negative side effects
  • Reiki is not a substitute for other medical care.

30 Min. $40
60 Min. $65
90 Min. $95
If you have any other questions about Reiki please don't hesitate to contact John by phone (413) 569-1238 or email.


Why would I want to learn Reiki?

Although it is a wonderful experience to receive Reiki from someone else, a friend or a professional, there are many reasons to consider learning to practice Reiki on yourself. The convenience of self-treatment is valued not only by people with health challenges, but also by others with busy schedules who are seeking more balance in their lives.

Daily Reiki self-treatment provides an opportunity to restore balance, reduce stress, and reconnect with an experience of wellness. Additionally, moments of Reiki practice throughout the day can bring centering and relief from pain, anxiety, and stress as often as needed. People suffering from anxiety or pain who learn Reiki self-treatment have the additional empowerment of knowing they are never again alone and helpless with their suffering.

Learning Reiki self-treatment can benefit people who are healthy and those with chronic health conditions, whether it's diabetes, asthma, cancer, epilepsy, fatigue syndromes, depression, or heart disease, to name just a few. They can practice Reiki on themselves every day to reduce stress and strengthen well-being and repeat the Reiki treatment as often as they feel the need.