What is Reiki?

REIKI is a modality for easing discomfort, restoring balance and sustaining health through a refined, ancient art of hands-on-healing. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: REI which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and KI, which is “life force energy.” So, Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

It is a wonderful technique for stress reduction and relaxation that promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on of hands” on or above a fully clothed person. The hand positions focus on the seven major chakras or energy centers of the body. A treatment usually feels warm and relaxing. This positive energy enters one’s body, mind and spirit and therefore, treats the whole person creating many beneficial effects.

In addition, advanced techniques are applied to help heal “cellular memory” or the original cause of pain, illness or mental/emotional imbalance. This “cell-memory” technique helps clear past traumas and unwanted patterns by healing the core issue.

For more information about the energy healing techniques JoAnn offers, including Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki®, Integrated Energy Therapy® (IET), Reconnective Healing® and The Reconnection®, go to the services page.

Reiki Benefits

Reiki promotes a state of total relaxation and is an extremely pleasant, holistic method of energy work. Reiki helps to release energy blockages and increase energy flow in the body. Reiki helps because it is so gentle and non-invasive. The energy flows in the quantities necessary for the recipient and is always positive. It only brings to light what the recipient can handle, never more.

  • Works together with conventional medicine to help heal or reduce the symptoms and side effects of all manner of ills including: cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, Lyme disease, digestive disorders, back pain, headaches, mononucleosis, mental and emotional distress, depression, chronic fatigue, chronic pain, etc.
  • Decreases/eliminates pain
  • Promotes the body’s natural healing ability
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Improves healing time
  • Releases old traumas from the “cellular memory”
  • Assists in mental/emotional healing
  • Improves mind/body awareness
  • Provides a way to remain calm, centered and clear thinking, even during times of stress.

You too can learn Reiki, click here for a current schedule of classes.


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"I woke up this morning, after the Reiki Level II class yesterday, and everything was different. I was calm, at peace and had an inner sense that all is good. I have an awareness that I did not have before, it’s almost an urgency to share my gift of beautiful energy. I used the CHO KU REI symbol in my cubicle and there is such goodness I can’t quite explain it. I thank you for yesterday, it was an incredible day. A colleague told me this morning that there was something different about me, she could see I was not stressed and radiated inner peace. I feel so wonderful that I never ever want to go back to the stressful, ungrounded mess that I was. I see the light and I see there was a reason you and I have come together."

-JG, Scientist, Case Mgr

“JoAnn is not only a great teacher but a gifted healer. I had exhausted all modern medicine avenues only to find that JoAnn could help me resolve my physical/emotional pain almost immediately. What may have taken years for doctors and therapists to heal she did quickly and effectively and most importantly respectfully!!! On top of that she also gave me the tools with the Reiki training to help me to learn to heal myself. A tool that all beings need to learn and know. I cannot recommend her enough to people who need healing.”.

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JoAnn Inserra Duncan, MS

Turning Point Reiki, LLC

Ridgefield and Redding, CT


Specializing in Healing Core Issues and Care for Individuals with Cancer, Back Pain,
Lyme Disease and Other Tick Born Illnesses

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