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Balanced Energy Massage


Servicing the western North Carolina areas of

Cashiers, Sapphire, Lake Toxaway, Highlands, Glenville and Brevard


Balancing the mind, body, and soul through holistic

Therapeutic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, CranioSacral & Reiki.


Reiki and Massage Workshops


Reiki Workshops:
Everybody can learn to work with ReikiEverybody can learn to work with Reiki

(Reiki I, II & Master Workshops taught in Lake Toxaway, NC: Call 828-862-8912 to enroll)



The Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing has three degrees:

First Degree    Second Degree    Third Degree    Note from Nancy

Reiki I - First Degree:

In this degree, four attunements are given to each student.  These attunements activate and align important energy centers in the body, allowing in this way an increase of healing energy to be channeled.  They works on all levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual), but fundamentally on the physical and emotional ones.  In this degree, students are instructed to work with this energy, are taught how to do a self-treatment and how to treat others, practice different exercises to familiarize themselves with energy and how to treat animals and plants.

This is usually a 4 session seminar, roughly three to four hours each session.  You will receive the technique and instruction to work with it. The practice, the development and the experience begins.  If you learn Reiki...use it !

It is recommended that a minimum of three months of practice are required before you take the second degree to allow for the integration of this higher vibration of energy into your body.


Reiki Level I -  $200.00,  (16 hours total) that include:

gt_bluywReiki I attunement to gently open the student to channel the energy;

gt_bluywHistory and explanation of Reiki energy;

gt_bluywLearning how to Open and Close the Energy Centers;

gt_bluywThe chakra system and how to test;

gt_bluywUsing basic Kinesiology (muscle) testing;

gt_bluywBasic hand positions and practice sessions for self treatment;

gt_bluywBasic hand positions and practice sessions for treatment of others;

gt_bluywDiscussion of how Reiki accelerates personal growth and transformation.

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Reiki II - Second Degree:

In this degree, students are receiving an additional attunement which allows the use of techniques given in this level and also instruction on how to perform absentee healing which will allow them to work on far away subjects (no matter the distance).  It deeply works on the emotional and mental bodies.  The energy flow is expanded and higher than the one experienced in the first degree.


Reiki Level II - a $250.00, one-day workshop that includes:

(Exact length of workshop is dependant upon student's background...more time will be taken to review Reiki I teachings, if needed.)

gt_bluywReview of Reiki I teachings & techniques;

gt_bluywReiki II attunement;

gt_bluywUse of traditional Second degree symbols;

gt_bluywPractice giving more powerful accelerated sessions;

gt_bluywDistance healing techniques.

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Reiki III - Third Degree:  (Master/Teacher level )

This level is only recommended to students who want to teach this method to others.

It is required to have been practicing levels I and II for one full year, working on themselves and others and experienced healing in all bodies.

Reiki III it is NOT just a weekend seminar.  Itís a personal training and commitment that takes about a year (prior to teaching); a personal relationship between the Master and the student and a respect to the original Usui technique.


Reiki Master Level III - a $700.00, two-day workshop that includes:

gt_bluywReiki III (Reiki Master) attunement ;

gt_bluywThe Usui Master symbol;

gt_bluywTibetan Reiki symbols;

gt_bluywHands-on practice;

gt_bluywUse of crystals, color, and breath to increase healing;

gt_bluywHow to attune others to all levels of Reiki;

gt_bluywTeaching techniques.

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Personal Note from Nancy:

A very important thing for me during the Reiki training is the fact that it be held in a relaxed surrounding and in an atmosphere of love, closeness and acceptance among the students, while still having fun.  My goal is to answer every question, without judgment, no matter how "silly, funny, or strange" a question might seem.  This is not a mystery nor a miracle nor a religious belief but rather a wonderful healing method and easy learning experience.

I believe that it's also important to have lots of hands-on experiences and practice in order to feel comfortable and to continue with what you learn in class.  Every workshop (Levels I, II, and III) allows for ample time to practice.  Follow-on group practice sessions (after the workshop) are also available.

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Massage Workshops:

Couples Massage Workshop

What a great way for you and your partner to spend time,

learn and enjoy more about each other! 

Available to Schedule Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Cost for workshop per couple $300.00 ($150 Each)

Everyone loves to receive massage, why not learn how to make them all happy?  Have you ever been intrigued with the art of massage and its healing powers?  Well, now is your chance to learn from the best.  Balanced Energy professionals offer a wealth of knowledge at an unbelievable price.

All participants will learn the basic Swedish style massage techniques that relax and relieve stress: effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement.  A professional massage educator will guide you through a full body sequence and massage for common ailments.  After demonstrating the techniques, they will assist you with the proper body mechanics of giving a massage and the finer points of each stoke and answer any questions.  You will come away feeling like a pro!

Each couple draws on aspects that work best with their individual needs and experiences in a warm and supportive atmosphere.  Learn therapeutic techniques to relieve your loved one's stress, guidelines for giving and receiving, and deepening your connection and communication through touch in a safe and nurturing environment.

Balanced Energy has come up with the inspired idea of teaching non-bodywork pros how to administer a truly wonderful massage.  Our Full Body Swedish Massage Workshop is tailored for couples, romantic or otherwise. So you can pair up with either your honey or a friend and then set to work kneading out each other's kinks under expert tutelage.

bullet Develop confidence and skill in giving massage
bullet Take time to enjoy your partner in a new way
bullet Learn pain and stress relief techniques
bullet Increase circulation and immune system functioning

The class is limited to two couples at a time so that your instructor can grant you lots of attention.  Extra towels, music, and massage cream/oils are all provided.  At the end of the session, participants get to take home an instruction booklet and a massage CD.

We will begin by focusing on the head, scalp, face, and neck.  Please avoid wearing make up, hair products, or perfume.  Please wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow.

We will continue by learning how to give your partner a full body Swedish massage.  We will finish by focusing on the shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs, and feet.

Participant Guidelines

Minimum age is 18.  Balanced Energy welcomes both men and women.  As the workshop covers general massage only, it is not suitable for pregnant women.  No massage experience necessary.  Our workshops are educational experiences, and are not to be mistaken for long-term therapy or cure.  Some people may find some programs to be too psychologically or physically challenging.  We recommend that in case of any doubt, a physician or trusted counselor be consulted.

Dress Code

Please wear a bathing suit under some loose fitting, comfortable clothes.  You may also want to bring a robe and a pillow.


This experience is available for booking on any day of the week and runs approximately from 10:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. with an hour break for lunch.  Up to two couples will be allowed in the workshop to ensure plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor.  Currently, this class may be scheduled at the Lake Toxaway location.


The Introductory massage workshop is $300 per couple. Please call or email to register.  These classes are designed for couples, but other pairs of friends or groups are always welcome.

Payment & Cancellation Policy:  All workshops must be paid in full two weeks prior to start of course.  Payment may be made via check or cash.  

Your Instructor(s)

Nancy Caponi has been a practicing therapeutic massage and holistic health therapist for over twelve years. She is a licensed Massage therapist, a certified Neuromuscular Therapist, a certified Orthopedic Therapist and a Reiki Master/Teacher. Nancy teaches a variety of massage courses and healing art classes and continues with her private practice in Lake Toxaway and Cashiers, NC.   She is the owner and founder of Balanced Energy and a graduate of the Sterling Health Center in Addison, TX.  Nancy has additional training in deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology, prenatal, Myofascial release, Cranio-sacral, lymphatic drainage, and Shamanism.   Nancy is also a proud member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals organization (www.abmp.com).



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Gift Certificates are available for all services and make a wonderful gift for birthdays, Anniversaries, the Holidays, or "Just Because" for that someone special in your life.


Balanced Energy Massage Locations in the western North Carolina Area:

Cashiers, NC - Cashiers Chiropractic & Acupuncture, 130 US-64 E, 2nd Floor, Cashiers, NC 28717 (Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays only) - please call (828) 743-9070 to schedule here

Lake Toxaway, NC - Please call 214-668-5620 for directions


Outcalls are also available to the areas of

Cashiers, Sapphire, Lake Toxaway, Glenville and Brevard - Please add a $30 per visit Service Fee





Nancy M. Caponi

Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (NC #13620)

Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (NMT)

Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist (OMT)

Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist (ESMT)


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