As Garry Hill lay with his eyes closed during his first reiki session, he felt as if the practitioner was drawing on his chest. When he opened his eyes, however, he realized that her hands were at least a foot away from his body. The sensation was so powerful that it left a lasting impression—not only in his memory, but on his professional life. Determined to share what he believes is a healing art, Hill completed advanced reiki training, including learning karuna reiki from expert William Lee Rand. He practices the art today at his own studio, Reiki Happens.
Hill is also a licensed massage therapist, including more hands-on modalities such as Swedish, connective tissue, and neuromuscular tissue on his roster of services. He can enhance these massages with the alternative skills he's acquired from the reiki tradition, helping restore balance within clients whose energy has been zapped by work or an overzealous bug lamp.