Franz and Deb own and operate the Reiki Center. Both are Usui/Tibetan Reiki Ryoho Masters/Teachers and Practitioner and Deb is an Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher and Practitioner. Both are certified to teach Infant Massage Classes to Parents and Caregivers through the HypnoBirthing® Organization. Both are Wellness Advocates/Educators for DōTERRA Essential Oils
Franz is a Licensed Massage Therapist and continues to add modalities to better serve our community.
Deborah is an ND and Certified Natural Health Practitioner through Trinity College of Natural Health.
They are members of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and are eager to serve our community and are Professional Members of the International Center for Reiki Training among various other holistic wellness organizations. The Reiki Center is an approved site to offer the educational program designed and implemented by Reiki Rays of Hope for Caregivers, Inc.
In 2011, Reiki Center opened its doors at 1301 Allegheny St, Suite 112. Opportunities occurred within the next two years, and the Center grew to its current location: 1301 Allegheny Street, Suite 101, Hollidaysburg, PA in Blair County, Pennsylvania. The Center serves the surrounding areas including Cambria, Bedford, Huntingdon, Somerset and Centre counties.
The Center’s connection with various organizations include the following: ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training), American Holistic Medicine Association, Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Hollidaysburg Business Partnership. Deb is also a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She was awarded “VIP-Woman of the Year” 2013-2014.
They chose the affiliation with the ICRT because of the research of the benefits of Reiki within the medical community, The Touchstone Process. The founder, William Lee Rand, is inspirational and uplifting; and his journey has given much to others. Many articles on this site are and will continue to be published from the ICRT as studies are completed. The published articles are approved by the ICRT for our site.
The Center also set a milestone as the Center became an approved site to offer the program established by Reiki Rays of Hope for Caregivers, Inc. – Mentor Ohio. This program EMPOWERS the caregiver by offering Reiki for Caregivers as specific curriculum paying close attention to the needs of the caregiver and those in their care. The caregiver group includes those professional caregivers such as doctors, nurses, home health professionals, etc. We look to the caregiver agencies to present a short presentation that will give clear identification of the vast areas in which Reiki shows significant benefits.
University Hospital has embraced the program and Reiki sessions were given to hospital staff. Reiki classes were given to the hospital staff; the public is also welcomed. In October of 2012, Reiki Rays of Hope began sessions for pre-op, post-op and rehab for Orthopedic surgical patients. Currently, approved training sites include Florida, Illinois, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Our Center. With such positive results from the surgical project, University Hospital has expanded the services to the Oncology Wing.
Our community will embrace the program, I am sure!
This has been an exciting year for the Reiki Center in Hollidaysburg.
The first Reiki Clinic within the medical/clinical environment has opened within the Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries organization. Each Wednesday, the volunteers offer Reiki sessions as well as AromaTouch for hands. Over 250 combined sessions have been completed.
Both Deb and Franz are certified instructors to teach parents and caregivers how to massage their baby. This certification is through the HypnoBirthing Organization.
Deb completed her education and a Doctor of Naturopathy and is a Certified Natural Health Professional.
Participation in MANY events have led to a greater understanding how alternative and integrative therapies can play a role in our wellness and quality of life. These events include Bryce Jordan Center, Health and Fitness Expo, Lutheran Home Wellness Event, Altoona Mirror Wellness Expo, Southern Blair Senior Center, Northern Blair Senior Center, McCullough Place… to name just a few. Each month, sometimes several per month, has taken us out to our community to educate how this can be utilized.
A new wellness initiative has been completed and implemented by our joining hands with Tracey Stroup of Trained by Tracey, Inc. This wellness program has been implemented into the corporate environment utilizing a complete wellness package for all employees.
Deborah and Franz became Wellness Advocates for dōTERRA Essential Oils and offers one-on-one suggestions for oils based on condition. Visit her website at www.mydoterra.com/deborahpecka
AromaTouch and Yoga Your Dance are added to the Center. dōTERRA has proved to be a significant contributor with Deb and Franz becoming an Independent Product Consultant for the oils. The Reiki Center Team members are also IPCs for the oils.
Meetings are held each Monday at 5 pm to explain the benefits of essential oils in our everyday lives: to promote wellness using holistic methods.
Reiki Center participated in Penn State’s Wellness Expo
Reiki Center participated in Blair County Center for Nursing and Amber Terrace Harvest Your HealthFair
Reiki Center for Body and Mind offers our community three massage therapists, four Reiki Practitioners, Combination Care and Trio Care that includes Chiropractic Care as Dr Brett Dongell explains in his message. Please see the services page for this message.
Blair Chamber Ribbon Cutting
Event at Seimons Lakeview Manor – Somerset – Reiki Center offered Massage/Reiki Combination care to staff and residents during the event
McCullough House – Johnstown – Reiki Center offered Chair Massages and Reiki sessions as part of the Family Day at McCullough House. Pictures of the event – see Facebook
“Reiki has enriched their lives; we are very blessed to have the opportunity to present the benefits of alternative methods to wellness to our community”, Franz and Deb said.
They continue, “this is only the beginning; many other wellness areas can and will be welcomed in the future. We hope to bring as much awareness to alternative methods, a holistic approach, to wellness and will continue to review them and welcome them.”
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