Elaine Parana is a Reiki practitioner. Parana has been practicing Reiki since 2002 but just recently opened her own shop in her home.
She says Reiki is an old Japanese hands-on healing and relaxation treatment.
â€śReiki promotes healing in the body, mind and spirit,â€ť Parana said. â€śIt is an alternative healing method that enhances regular medical care.â€ť
Some people may be skeptical of Reiki, but Parana assures it is essentially a channeling of energy from the universe.
â€śI am not the energy,â€ť Parana said. â€śThe energy is in the universe; I just channel the energy through my hands and into the people.â€ť
Parana said energy can be given to all things living. Reiki can be used on a realm of living objects (in addition to people) like plants and animals.
â€śI have a regular client that is a dog named Pahler,â€ť Parana said. â€śI really think he enjoys it and benefits because he has arthritis.â€ť
Her seven grandchildren inspired Parana to partake in this natural journey.
â€śMy seven grandchildren make me feel young at heart,â€ť she said. â€śI just wanted to be able to share my gift to help others feel good.â€ť
The Reiki journey began for Parana in 2002 when she began practicing on her family and friends. She decided to open a private shop in her home to offer others the invigorating experience.
â€śMy friends were always complaining about ailments,â€ť Parana said. â€śThis is when I opened my shop and began offering treatments so I could share my gift with everyone.â€ť
Parana is a fully-certified advanced Reiki practitioner. Parana practices at her home shop, at Carey Mac's Salon in Ridgway and she also makes home visits as needed. She offers regular half-hour soothing and relaxation treatments using a variety of essential oils that help with an assortment of issues like chronic back pain and immune support. Furthermore, Parana offers a chelation treatment which she says clears the auric field.
â€śThe chelation treatment balances your aura,â€ť she said. â€śYour aura is like your spirit; it is the energy that surrounds people.â€ť
Peace and happiness are the most important aspects of Reiki.
â€śReiki has immense benefits,â€ť Parana said. â€śIt makes people feel so much healthier, even if they had only one treatment.â€ť
Paranaâ€™s Reiki Therapy is located at 172 Glen Mayo Rd., Johnsonburg. She can be reached at 814-965-2719 for further information.