healingReiki is another tool with Eastern roots that Mary offers as a way of working with the Chi differently than movement or massage. Japanese in origin, Reiki (pronounced “ray key”), is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen Chi force (Universal Life Energy) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It is the balance of this Chi that creates and maintains health and vitality, and the imbalance of it that creates disease.

If our Chi is low or blocked, we are more likely to become ill. If it is high and freely flowing, it is easier to maintain health and well-being. As a non-invasive healing system that helps attain wholeness of mind, body and spirit, Reiki supports this maintenance.

Reiki, then, is a specific type of subtle Chi work in which the practitioner assists a client to heal him/herself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. A treatment is performed by the practitioner by either lightly placing his/her hands on or slightly above the client’s body while he/she relaxes, fully clothed, on a table or in a comfortable chair, allowing the flow of Chi from a limitless source via the practitioner.

Benefits of Reiki Treatments

As a result of treatment, the client may experience benefits such as deep relaxation, relief from stress and anxiety, pain relief, and reduced blood pressure. Reiki may be used to help with addictions, acute and chronic ailments, detoxification and reduction of side effects from chemo and radiation. At the least, clients may be left feeling calm and peaceful, with a sense of security and well-being. The practitioner is instrumental in the engendering of the healing process, but ultimately it is the responsibility of the client to manifest harmony and balance in his/her own life.

Religious vs. Spiritual

A compliment to traditional medical practices, Reiki is not religious in nature, though it is a very spiritual process, and will not interfere with any client’s religious beliefs. Reiki can be thought of as coming from whatever higher source the client believes in, whether it be God, Buddha, Universal Source, Higher Self, etc.

Reiki Sessions

At this time, I am referring all reiki requests for sessions and trainings to two of my students and a colleague.

Emelie Thibodeaux, 573.823.8746, whitesage4@gmail.com


Lynn Wobig, 573.999.3893, lynnwobig@gmail.com


Adrian Campbell, Adrian@TheEnergeticPsyche.com

Lynn and Emelie have trained with me and Adrian is a colleague who are all wonderful healers who I wholeheartedly recommend.

Mary Cruise began to “read” my energy the moment we met! She truly is a Reiki Master and healer. When I go in to see Mary she asks what I need and now I say “Whatever you read.” I trust her, am comfortable and safe on her therapy table and ALWAYS feel better when I leave her studio. If you’re looking for someone to improve your well-being, give Mary a try.     – Nancy Gause

As a Reiki Master/Teacher, Mary also offers the three levels of Reiki training. Check with her for details.

The Reiki Principles

Just for today…
I will let go of anger.
I will let go of worry.
I will be filled with gratitude.
I will work with all my heart.
I will be kind to everyone.

Reiki I

Reiki I provides an overview of the history of Reiki, the energy systems, instruction for Reiki on self and others, the Attunement, the first Reiki symbol and practice time. No previous training or understanding is necessary.

Reiki II

Reiki II includes explanation and understanding of additional Reiki symbols, chakra theory, Reiki hand positions, ethics, sending distance Reiki, information on being a practitioner, the Level II Attunement and practice time. Certification on completion. Prerequisite: Reiki I

Reiki Master

Reiki Master Training includes master level symbols and the Attunement. This level is training in how to pass Attunements and gives a format for teaching Reiki. Mastery certification is given upon completion. Prerequisites: Reiki I and II