Reiki is a Japanese method of natural healing that is deeply relaxing and revitalizing. Treatments stimulate the human energy field to encourage enhanced, integrated functioning of the body’s natural healing systems.
Pronounced “RAY-key,” Reiki is a form of touch therapy that the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health classifies as “biofield therapy” or “energy medicine.” Because of its simplicity and fast, dramatic results documented in increasing numbers of research studies, Reiki is one of the fastest growing complementary modalities in the world. Reiki is now used not only by individuals but also in hundreds of hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and spas throughout the world.
During a Reiki treatment, the client lies fully clothed on a massage table. The Reiki practitioner gently places their hands on areas along the endocrine system, major organs, and the chakras, on the front and back of the body or where there is pain. Unlike massage, there is no manipulation of the muscles or tissue.
Reiki helps rid the body of accumulated stress, thereby helping to prevent illness and maintain good health. Clinical studies show that Reiki boosts the immune system, clears toxins, relieves pain, and improves sleep.
For healthy individuals, Reiki is a simple, effective way to relax, relieve stress, and maintain energy. For those with acute or chronic health problems, Reiki is a valuable complementary therapy.
Marita Aicher-Swartz is a Reiki Master Teacher and an Integrated Health Partner. She offers classes in all the levels of Usui Reiki. She works full-time as a Reiki master practitioner⁄ teacher. Marita combines her training in Reiki and Spiritual Direction to help clients with their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
Marita holds a BA in Elementary Education from Georgian Court College, an MA in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University and is certified as a Spiritual Director by Jubilee House Retreat Center. For most of her life, she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, primarily in the Bristol Virginia ⁄ Tennessee area as an elementary school teacher, Minister of Religious Education, and Spiritual Director.
Marita was introduced to Usui Reiki in 2003 by Anita Brelage, OFM with whom she studied levels one and two. Her studies continued and she received her Level 3 ⁄ Master Level with Joe Ortola and Paula Sarut of Johnson City in 2004 and ART ⁄ Master with Beth Stapor from the International Center for Reiki Training in December of 2005. During 2006 and 2007, she studied additional Rainbow® Reiki techniques with Walter Lübeck and Beth Stapor and received her Karuna® Master training as well. In 2011 she received her Shoden and Okuden levels of training in Jikiden Reiki with Arjava Petter.
In 2005, Marita began a full-time Reiki and Spiritual Direction practice at Integrated Health Concepts in Bristol, Tennessee where she worked with a team of traditional medical and holistic practitioners to support wellness and healing for clients. In January 2008, she became a licensed teacher with The International Center for Reiki Training. Shortly thereafter Marita began her private Reiki practice, and her office is now located at 28 Midway St., where she is once again affiliated with Integrated Health Concepts.
Marita and her husband Karl live in Bristol, TN, with their personal zoo of two dogs, Lexus and Roxie, and their cat, Tabs. Marita enjoys spending time with family and friends, weaving and quilting, hiking the trails of this beautiful region, and traveling in the U.S. and Russia. Marita has two sisters, Michaele and Moria, who also share the love and practice of Reiki.
Call 423-502-7915 for an appointment.
Rema is a Usui Reiki Master and a Reflexologist. She is a native of Buchanan County VA and a graduate of Virginia Intermont College with degrees in English Literature and Theater. In addition to the Energy work she does, Rema is a Master Gardener and has traveled professionally as a Storyteller and Performance Artist, teaching workshops and conducting residencies across the country.
Within her practice of Energy Medicine, Rema offers not only Reiki and Crystal Reiki sessions, but Reflexology and Chakra clearing and balancing. Reiki is increasingly becoming an essential therapeutic tool in medical practices across the country because health care professionals are recognizing the positive effects it has on the body’s ability to heal and overcome illness.
Rema approaches Reiki as a practice of deep spiritual renewal and release. It promotes healing by helping the body to balance itself on a very deep level. It promotes peace, clarity, stress relief, pain relief, sleep and relaxation. Whether you call it the soul, or life force, or spirit, energy is what moves us. The energy in our bodies affects our health and wellbeing physically, mentally and emotionally. Mind, body and spirit are all connected by energy. Reiki is an important pathway to whole body health.
Rema is an intuitive and passionate practitioner who brings great love and compassion to this work of wellbeing. She is excited to be a part of the Integrated Health Partners Team.
Contact her at 276-220-7544 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule your appointment!
I began my journey with Reiki healing in 2015 when I was experiencing some physical symptoms that were not presenting in lab work ordered by my physician, Dr. Schrenker. After speaking with him at length, he suggested I see Marita Aicher-Swartz for a Reiki session. Even though I didn’t fully understand what Reiki was, I booked an appointment in hopes of finding relief. After my first session, I immediately felt my mind more at ease, and my spirit felt lighter and more relaxed, like a heavy load had been lifted off me.
Reiki is not a system of religious beliefs, but rather a holistically healing method on the body, mind and spirit, where the Reiki practitioner places their hands either directly on or just above the patient to act as a conduit to bring natural healing vibrations into the body to release negative energy and stimulate the body’s natural healing abilities.
Now, I understand that wellness doesn’t just encompass the physical part of our bodies, but also embraces the emotional and spiritual parts as well. God made us to be whole, entire beings, and if we are emotionally or spiritually out of balance, it can manifest itself in physical ways. I’ve been blessed to become healthier, more peaceful, and stronger in my faith in God. I desire to share this gift with others to balance their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for their highest good.
Contact her at 276-494-3679 for your appointment.
Zacchaeus Kimbrell is a Reiki Master Practitioner, Spiritual Intuitive, and Integrated Health Partner who uses his unique gifts and skills to help connect people to their own inner peace as well as their Divine Guides.
In 2013, Zacchaeus began having spiritual experiences that led him to the continuously growing and deepening spiritual path he is on now. Over the years, as he allowed Spirit to show him the directional markers along the way, he began repeatedly seeing the word, “Reiki.” It was on website ads, in magazines, and even in conversations between people just earshot of him in the grocery store. Zacchaeus recognized this as a sign to investigate further.
When an anxiety disorder and an inability to shed the stressful energies of work began to weigh on him heavily in early 2016, he knew it was time to locate someone who practiced Reiki, and to give it a try for himself. When he walked into Marita Aicher-Swartz’s office at Integrated Health Concepts in Bristol, TN, he knew something was about to shift in him, but he had no idea just how much. He knew immediately after that first Reiki session that his soul was called to this practice, and he knew that he desperately wanted to share the peace it brought him to other people. In June of that same year, Zacchaeus was attuned to Reiki level 1.
He continued on to Reiki II and in September of 2019, he received his Reiki Master attunement by his now dear friend and teacher, Marita.
Zacchaeus continues to study and learn new ways to support his own physical and emotional health, as well as the health of his family, friends, and clients. He is currently studying to become a Certified Aromatherapist to combine his passions for aromatherapy and service to all living things.
Zacchaeus offers Reiki Therapy, Oracle Card Readings, Spirit and Angel Readings, and Energetic Home/Office Clearings.
Contact him at wisdomofthewillowtree@gmail.