Reiki Healing at the JCC Indianapolis

Reiki Energy Healing at the JCC Indianapolis

Come experience a soft, but powerful form of energy healing at JCC Indianapolis. The receiver is fully clothed, lying comfortably on a massage table; however, there is no traditional massage or manipulation of tissue. The Reiki practitioner lightly places hands on, or hovering above, the receiver, delivering energy to your body and improving the flow and balance of your energy to support healing.

Reiki was developed in the early 1900s, and its name is derived from the Japanese words rei, meaning “universal,” and ki, which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through all living things.

New participants, please contact Cathleen at chamilton@JCCindy.org to schedule your first session.

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Benefits of Reiki

    Reiki, often referred to as Reiki healing, is used for pain relief and is effective in healing emotional challenges as well. But you can benefit from Reiki even if you don’t have an obvious physical or emotional challenge. The experience is soothing and provides deep relaxation.
    Reiki promotes relaxation, stress reduction, and symptom relief to improve overall health and well-being. It can:

  • Bring on a meditative state.
  • Foster tissue and bone healing after injury or surgery.
  • Stimulate your body’s immune system.
  • Promote natural self-healing.
  • Relieve pain and tension.
  • Support the well-being of people receiving traditional medical treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, surgery, and kidney dialysis.

Who Benefits from Reiki?

    Because it works on the entire self – mind, body, and emotions – and because it is a universal life force energy, Reiki is used for all types of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.

    Reiki isn’t specific to any particular type of disease or condition but may help people with:

  • Cancer.
  • Chronic pain.
  • Those in transitional periods such as divorce or loss of a loved one.
  • Infertility.
  • Digestive problems.
  • Parkinson’s disease.
  • Psychological distress, including depression and anxiety.
  • Stress-related illnesses.
  • Reiki can also help you prepare for surgery, which may help boost your recovery afterward.

What to Expect in Reiki

Your Reiki practitioner gently places their hands, palms down, on or just above your body in specific energy locations. They use a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions. The length of time that the practitioner leaves their hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through their hands at each location.

The Reiki Studio is upstairs. From the main hallway leading to the Mordoh Fitness Center, turn left to go up the stairs (it will say to the Men’s Locker Room). Or turn left immediately after the racquetball courts to access the elevator. The Reiki studio is to the right after exiting the elevator. Or turn left at the top of the stairs.

Dress comfortably. We recommend that you remove your shoes. Please bring water and a towel.

Sessions are 60 minutes. Reiki is available to non-members for $90 per session. As a benefit of membership, the charge for each session is discounted to $70 for JCC members. To schedule your experience, contact Cathleen at chamilton@JCCindy.org or 317-715-9245.

Please note that the JCC uses Daxko for all wellness services. Make all your purchases in one system, using the card the JCC already has on file for you. Just sign in to your Daxko account, search for your program and register.

Daxko Login Tips:

  • Use the email address or phone number associated with your JCC membership account
  • Follow the prompts to log in or reset your password
  • If you get locked out or if your email is tied to multiple accounts, call the Welcome Desk at 317-251-9467 or email info@JCCindy.org.

About Reiki Practitioner Ashley Kay Zeller

In addition to teaching yoga, Ashley teaches Pilates Reformer/Mat Pilates, and is a Reiki Master. She is a certified yoga instructor (E-RYT® 200) with over 20 years of teaching experience. She formerly managed two wellness studios and was the Wellness School Manager at the JCC of Indianapolis for four years.

Her personal testimony of using the healing arts to ease anxiety, depression, and physical pain brings raw authenticity to her teaching style. Whether teaching Power Vinyasa or Restorative Yoga, Ashley’s classes always have a basis of healing, freedom, and play. Ashley’s students are often reminded to truly be still. She encourages students not to pass judgment on any challenges within or around the body; it is essential to accept contrast by asking what can be learned. Participants are encouraged to set their own pace and listen to their own bodies. All levels are welcome in every yoga class.

Ashley’s first formal training was with the founder of All People Yoga Center and creator of Heartland Yoga Therapy, Nancy Schalk, in 2005. She spent the next seven years mentoring and training with Master Yoga Teacher, Linda Marques, and Grand Master Yoga Teacher, Jean Pierre Marques, at Coronado Yoga and Wellness Center in Coronado, California. She later studied Reiki with Christine Eartheart in Bloomington, Indiana. Ashley also studied PHI Pilates with Susan Holewinski in Indianapolis, IN, and with Christine Romani-Ruby in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Ashley not only offers services onsite but can provide a yoga class, workshop, or Reiki session at your workplace, home, retreat, or event.

Fitness Is a Core Jewish Value

At the JCC, fitness isn’t just something we do; it’s who we are. Although exercise is not mentioned in the Torah, taking care of one’s health is. In fact, while other belief systems advocate for the healing power of prayer, Judaism encourages people to look after their health and seek counsel from medical experts. In Judaism, good health is not a goal in itself. Rather, it is a means to an end – to serve the Creator.

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