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JOHNSONBURG â€“ 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
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.
Paranaâ€™s Reiki Therapy is located at 172 Glen Mayo Road, Johnsonburg. She can be reached at 814-965-2719 for further information.
Pick up a copy of the Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.