Rev. Joe Thornton began his career in journalism then moved to the corporate world.  Later, he founded a candle manufacturing company, which he sold in 2015. Throughout his life he explored his spiritual side through reading and meditating and exploring spiritual practices. Eventually Joe began to study in earnest and turned his professional life toward the spiritual as well.

A Reiki Master, Joe has studied several different energy healing modalities including Pranic healing, Shamanism and Access Bars and has additional certifications in his other fields of study. He works regularly with clients but also has devoted a great deal of his attention to teaching.

Joe also has a successful Intuitive Life Coaching practice.

Joe is passionate about animals and animal welfare and loves providing Reiki for both human and animal clients.

Joe has written a Reiki manual, being published soon, that teaches the history, function and pratice of Reiki as well as energy work and exercises he's learned through study and experience.  He is also an ordained minister, officiating weddings, baptisms and memorial services. Joe sits on the board and faculty of the Brigger Center for Reiki Education. If all that isn’t enough, Joe is also co-founder of the 501(c)(3) non-profit Great Conjunction Spiritual Center.

Joe lives with his husband, three dogs and a cat.  He enjoys a good game of Puppy Pile-Up!

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Animal Reiki sessions are also offered.

JoeThornton copyExperience the tranquility that will reemerge and the inner healing you will experience during your session of this gentle healing practice. When deeply relaxed, your body will recall its natural state and allow you to release the obstacles keeping you from feeling complete, wholly alive and be the unique gift that is you.

To achieve these goals, I use a blend of traditional Usui Reiki, Pranic Healing and Shamanic energy practices.  It is what I call Reiki & Beyond.  I utilize the modalities jointly, as guided by Spirit.

Developed by Mikao Usui In Japan in the early 1900's, Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means "universal life energy". The body has an energy field that is central to its health and proper functioning.  This energy travels through pathways that can become blocked or weakened.  Reiki is based on the fundamental principle that the body possesses the innate ability to heal itself.

Reiki involves the simple, gentle placement of hands on or above particular parts of the body including organs, glands and joints in order to create a smooth flow of energy throughout the body and facilitate relaxation and healing.

Reiki is a simple, natural, non-invasive and safe method of spiritual healing and has, in the past several years, become mainstream. This hands-on healing practice is frequently utilized for patients in hospitals around the world to facilitate healing in centers as prestigious as The Mayo Clinic and the Cleveland Clinic.

In a nutshell, Reiki is:
• a system of healing using spiritually guided life force energy.
• a philosophy and system for personal development.
• a tool that can help develop intuitive sensitivity and spiritual awareness.
• a powerful healing system that can be applied through touch or intent.

Reiki is a healing system that can:

         Be used as a daily meditative & healing practice
         Reduce blood pressure
         Release anxiety
         Heal the physical body
         Release trapped emotion from the body
         Balance the Chakra system
         Calm the mind and reduce stress
         Reverse negative habits
         Reclaim scattered energy from the past
         Be sent across time and space
         Be infused into objects
         Clear negative energy from spaces and locations

Pranic healing is a simple yet powerful and effective system of no-touch energy healing. As with Reiki, Pranic healing works on the principle that the healing process is accelerated by increasing the life force on the physical body.

Pranic healing is applied on the bio-electromagnetic field known as the aura, which surrounds and interpenetrates the physical body. This energy body absorbs life energy and distributes it throughout the physical body, to the muscles, organs, glands, etc. The reason Pranic healing works on the energy body is that physical ailments first appear as energetic disruptions in the aura before manifesting as problems in the physical body.


Shamanic energy works with imprints in your Luminous Energy field. Its underlying principle is that our emotional, genetic and karmic history organizes energy, often leaving dense or heavy imprints in our luminous field, which create emotional and physical dysfunction.

Shamanic practices exist throughout the world in many different traditions. Shamanism is based, in part, on the ancient knowledge that life is energy and that much of what exists in the world is not actually visible to most people. Because we live in a physical world in which energies often take a physical form, most people are not aware of the energetic realm.

Every session is different and is based upon what is needed at that moment in time. The process will vary but the goal is always to help you to relax and allow the energy to flow through you in a more optimal way to allow healing to begin. This healing may take place physically, emotionally or spiritually.  A session can allow you to connect more fully with your soul’s purpose and path.  


Sessions for Animal Reiki require at least one-hour, sometimes a bit longer. The sessions must be held in the animal’s own environment (their home, stall, pen, etc…) where they will feel most comfortable and relaxed.  The sessions should be private, between just the animal and myself when possible. Time to discuss the animal and their needs will take place before the session and a follow-up discussion afterward.


In-Person Reiki Sessions:

60 minute session = $70

30 minute session = $40 

Animal Reiki Sessioins:

45 minutes session = $50

Distance Reiki Sessions:

60 minute session = $70

30 minute session = $40

**For all out calls there is a travel charge of $15 per hour or less if within 5-miles.  All animal sessions are out calls.

A portion of the session fee is donated to Great Conjunction Spiritual Center

Book Online or Call 330-328-2308 to Schedule - Payment due when booking.


Rev. Joe Thornton, RMT, PRMT is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Practitioner and Intuitive Life Coach

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