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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.


Frequently Asked Questions on Reiki

What is Reiki?           

Reiki is a holistic natural healing method that uses the hands of a healer to channel energy to another person through chakras or energyOne of the hand positions for Reiki centers.  It has been
practiced for thousands of years.  It was reintroduced in the 1800's by Mikao Usui in Japan after many years of researching the healing ministries of great healers.

Reiki (literal translation - Universal Energy), as laid down by Dr. Usui has a simple set of procedures to follow, which were passed down to each of the Reiki Masters who follow his teachings, together with a simple set of five Reiki ideals or precepts for daily living.

What does a Reiki session involve?

Because Reiki is a Universal energy, Reiki practitioner, Nancy, is
simply a conduit for the energy.  Nancy channels the Reiki energy and incorporates guided counseling during a session to help a client achieve profound insights and balance of the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of their being.  Reiki is experienced through the hands as a powerful yet unobtrusive flow of healing energy.

It is important to note that the Reiki energy is not a mind power. It is Reiki can be done from a chair as wellspiritual in nature, and therefore cannot be directed or manipulated in any way. Reiki by-passes the symptom and goes to the cause of the problem to allow healing. Reiki works on the assumption that each of us knows more about what is necessary for our healing than anybody else.  Thus Reiki is totally complementary to any other form of healing or medication being undertaken. 

A Reiki session is approximately 60-90 minutes in length.  Clients are treated fully clothed, sitting up in a chair or lying down on a massage table, whichever is more comfortable.  During the session, the Reiki practitioner will gently rest her hands on (or slightly above) various parts of the body in patterns which include the head, neck, abdomen, arms, legs, back and feet.  The body is touched lightly.

A sensation of warmth from the practitioner's hands is common.  A tingling feeling, deep relaxation, and/or a peaceful calm are often reported by anyone receiving Reiki.  Through a series of hand positions, slightly on or above the body, practitioners are often able to sense energy discord and can focus their attention to those areas.  There is no manipulation of the skin or muscle tissue.  It is non-invasive and painless.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki has been found to have a calming effect on the body.  It can restore balance to the body.  It supports the body's natural ability to heal itself.  It is great for part of your stress management program.  Check out a full list of additional benefits.

Throughout its lengthy history, Reiki has been used to help treatCan life get any better? virtually every known illness and/or injury.  As well, many individuals have used Reiki to help overcome unwanted habits, achieve personal goals, and alleviate stress.  Children and animals are especially responsive to this non-invasive and loving energy.  This self-help technique does not require any system of belief or thought to be activated and can be easily incorporated as a self-help method to balance our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.

Reiki channels are not using "their" energy per se, but are via Reiki, tapped into the universal supply and therefore cannot become depleted or run down. The energy enters at the crown chakra of the Reiki practitioner and passes through their arms and hands and into the body receiving the Reiki.  The mind of the Reiki channel should remain neutral.  Reiki brings the body into balance so it can heal itself and the person who receives Reiki is simply made better physically, mentally and spiritually.

Can Reiki cure disease?

Reiki is not intended to be a cure.  It does however improve the body's natural ability to heal itself from stress, injuries or illnesses.  It should be reinforced that Reiki is not intended to replace your physician or other health care providers.

Who can receive Reiki energy?

Reiki can be given to all people, as well as animals and plants.  It is not associated with an organized religion, therefore, it is open to all.

Reiki is benefitial at any age!  Animals take Reiki very easily.  Plants love Reiki...you can even give Reiki to seeds before planting.

How often can I receive Reiki?       
Your body only absorbs the healing energy it needs.  Therefore, you cannot receive too much Reiki energy.  There is no limit to the number of Reiki sessions you may have.  A customized plan can be discussed after the initial session if you wish.

Who is qualified to perform Reiki?

Traditional Reiki practitioners are trained under the direction of a Traditional Reiki Master.  Traditional Reiki Practitioners like myself practice using the same training initiated by Mikao Usui himself.  This type of Reiki is often called Usui Reiki.  There are however, other types of Reiki practiced. 

Anyone who has a Level I, II, or III Reiki degree may give Reiki in-person; Level II and III individuals may also send Reiki remotely (distant healing).  Only Reiki Masters may give attunements to others to allow them the capability to give Reiki.




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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 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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