JCC Spa Day for Women with Cancer

You are truly doing a HUGE service to these women by introducing them to this amazing healing. — Caroline Kohles, JCC Spa Day organizer

Starting in 2006, 50 Reiki practitioners have offered 120 Reiki treatments each year at the annual JCC Spa Day for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer.

The participants and the JCC staff have been deeply impressed by the compassion, professionalism, and commitment of the Reiki volunteers, and Reiki remains a favorite of the women. Smiles Said It All describes a past event, and practitioners shared their experience in Relief for Women with Cancer.

Here’s more from Spa Day organizer Caroline Kohles:

I know you know this, but I just have to remind you that every year, the Reiki practitioners touch so many lives.

I asked both groups (120 women) how many had never had Reiki and the majority of hands went up. You are truly doing a HUGE service to these women by introducing them to this amazing healing. I can’t believe that even after all this time and exposure, Reiki is still relatively unknown to these women challenged by cancer.

This year, you too have an opportunity to make a difference. The 2020 Spa Day is Sunday, March 22.

Would you like to practice Reiki at the JCC Spa Day?

We are looking for Reiki volunteers of good cheer who are able to commit to a full session, from approximately 9:45 AM to 3:15 PM (actual time might vary a little; we won’t have the final timed schedule until closer to the date).

Here is how the day unfolds:

Two rounds of 30-minute Reiki treatment in teams, with tables
Lunch as guests of the JCC
Two rounds of 30-minute Reiki treatment in teams, with tables

The JCC is at 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

Would you like to join the community of practitioners offering Reiki treatment at this year’s JCC Spa Day? I hope so.

If you want to volunteer for this beautiful event, please click here and fill out a brief questionnaire. Then watch your inbox (and junk and spam folders!) and reply to the follow-up email. We need to hear from you in order to process your registration.

Can’t make it this year? Click here if you want me to let you know about next year’s Spa Day.

Everyone who has been trained to First degree or more in any lineage or practice style is welcome to participate — the questions about training and experience are simply to help with planning the event. We want to make sure each practitioner feels supported.

This is a popular event, and it’s only fair to give priority to those who respond first.

Please share the invitation on social media and with any of your Reiki friends or students. This is an opportunity for the greater New York area Reiki community to come together in service. The experience will inspire you and deepen your Reiki practice.

Many Reiki blessings, and deep gratitude,


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