Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei), which means “Universal Life”, and (Ki), which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life energy force.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress, plus it can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing. It is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
Romana Kryzanowska, one of the elders trained by Joseph Pilates, described Pilates as Stretch with Strength and Control. Pilates is strength training, using the body and spring based equipment to get you strong all over, with an emphasis on the Powerhouse – the hips to the shoulders. It is movement therapy, teaching the brain and body to work more functionally together. Pilates will improve your neuromuscular connections (how the brain talks to the body). It will help to improve your balance and your body awareness – meaning knowing where you are in space and what your body is doing. Studies have shown that regular Pilates slows the progression of Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s.