March 25, 2013 (La Mesa) – The Grossmont Healthcare District’s Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, will host a free senior discussion group on “Reiki: How It Can Help You” from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27. The public is invited to attend, and RSVP is not required. The speaker will be Lucy Olivier, a master teacher and practitioner in Usui Reiki and Karuna Reiki natural healing systems since 1998.
The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei, meaning higher knowledge or spiritual consciousness, and Ki, meaning life force energy. Reiki is a Japanese technique for relaxation and stress reduction that also promotes healing by using touch. Reiki supporters believe that a warm and soothing energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the recipient, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. Hospitals, hospices, nurses, and caretakers use Reiki treatments to help their patients, according to Herrick Library officials.
The Herrick Library, which opened in 2002, is a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District, a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County. For more information, phone the library at (619) 825-5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.