Monday, November 4, 2013

Coming Soon - Pheylonian Beeswax Candles

Gathered Roots will soon be offering a selection of 100% beeswax candles!  I’ve enjoyed Pheylonian Bee Works’ products in the past and since discovering that they can no longer be acquired here in town (as far as I know, anyway), I’m whole-heartedly welcoming them into the office as a complementary addition to Reiki services.  

Have you heard of the benefits of using beeswax candles?  Among them, its:
  • production of negative ions that have cleansing capabilities (ie: dust, odours, toxins, etc.)
  • longer burn times than other waxes (ie: paraffin and soy)
  • non-toxic, non-allergenic, and non-carcinogenic properties
  • pleasant and still completely natural aroma

If you would like to get your hands on some these BEEautiful candles to enhance your environment and/or mood, be sure to “Like” and pay close attention to Gathered Roots’ Facebook page ( for some announcements.  A limited quantity of samples will be offered to Reiki clients on a first-come-first-serve basis and details regarding a Facebook-related contest will be posted shortly...

Monday, October 14, 2013

Canadian Reiki Association - Volunteers Needed!

The Canadian Reiki Association (CRA) is a federally-chartered, national non-profit registry of Reiki Practitioners and Teachers representing various styles of Reiki practice.  Becoming a member has been my intention since the beginning of Gathered Roots.

One of the application criteria outlined is the completion of 24 case studies.  My hope is to be a Registered Practitioner with the CRA by mid-November and I’m seeking individuals who would like to visit the office for up to 4 one-hour Reiki treatments during the month of October.

As a volunteer client, you must be willing to complete a Client Information Form (that is used for office purposes only) and also a Case Study Report Form that will be released to the CRA.  The information shared includes your full name, email address and telephone number, as well as my noted observations about each session.  The Case Study Report Form will be kept strictly confidential by the CRA Board of Directors.

In exchange for the help, the cost for each Reiki treatment is $25 (the regular rate is $40).  Come take advantage of this offer, which will be extended until all case studies are complete.

You can confirm the number of treatments desired and be guaranteed the reduced rate by scheduling and prepaying ahead of time or you can also schedule and pay for one appointment at a time too if that’s what you prefer.

If you would like to be a case study client, please contact me as soon as possible and we can make the necessary arrangements.  Thank you!

My membership with the Canadian Reiki Association can benefit all existing and potential Gathered Rootsclients.  Some examples:

  • All registered members (Practitioners and Teachers) must adhere to the Canadian Reiki Association Code of Ethics.  Did you know that Reiki practice is currently a non-regulated health career in Canada, meaning practitioners are essentially free to conduct business in whichever way they choose?  More information on this topic will be released in future articles but know that the Code of Ethics set forth by the CRA outlines high standards that I am willing to commit to.
  • While Reiki services are not covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Program, a small handful of private insurance companies are now approving claims under Extended Health Care benefits.  The CRA aims to make this recognition widespread by offering its members a professionally designed extended health claim form and bringing awareness about Reiki to the Insurance Industry.  My connection with the CRA can possibly make Reiki treatment more financially feasible for you.
  • Finding a Reiki practitioner in Timmins and Area is not always easy!  Having Gathered Roots listed in the CRA’s online directory is another way for those interested in Reiki to access the service.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rejuvenation - Just for YOU! (Spa Day)

My first taste at sharing Reiki at a public event came recently.  On August 17th, I packed the treatment table and headed over to the Rejuvenation - Just for YOU! Spa Day Event.  It was a casual gathering in the home of Diane Pearson (owner of PeRfect Cent$).

Gathered Roots' display.
I was offered a beautiful bedroom to practice in, away from the main activity.  In a sense, if someone was able to find me, Reiki was meant to be!  

For many of the women who visited, Reiki was a new modality.  They each received 5-7 minutes of mini-treatment, with focus being placed on three different positions of the crown.  The general response was how calming the experience was, and how hot my hands felt!From the time guests started to arrive, the treatments were being sampled one after another.  I’m glad that Reiki sparked that kind of curiosity and interest! 

The only downfall?  I forgot to take photos, other than the ones shown!

Thank you to all for shaping this event.  Diane, practitioners, and guests.  It was a great experience and I hope to make it back again next year!

A satisfied recipient of a mini-Reiki treatment, Karen Allard, said, "As brief as it was, the session managed to reduce some of the back pain that I had been feeling.  I was also left with a general sense of peace and warmth.  I highly recommend Jessica's sessions and plan to indulge myself in another long-distance session as well as one at her renovated space.  Thank you Jess!"

Thank you also to everyone who subscribed to Gathered Roots' newsletter during the Spa Day event!  A draw was held for a $40 gift certificate and the winner is KAREN ALLARD!  Congratulations!   =)