We’re delighted to welcome Shirley Wang as the newest member of our Hudson Healing Arts family. With a gift for helping people feel grounded and safe, Shirley combines Reiki and sound healing to provide healing on a physical and energetic level.
She honors the deep connection between mind, body, and spirit in each of her clients, and we’re so honored to have her join us. Read on to learn more about Shirley and what a session with her is like!
Replenishing your body & spirit
Shirley’s journey as a healer began eight years ago, after a profound spiritual experience in the Amazon jungle. She became a Reiki practitioner in the Usui system, underwent life coach training, and became an Energy Leadership Master practitioner.
She also started holding sound baths for friends, and recognized the powerful alchemy between sound healing and Reiki. Together, these modalities harmonize with each other to offer a deeply relaxing experience that Shirley describes as “a massage for your spirit and soul.”
Shirley left her job in product design to start Yishi Healing (yishihealing.com), and has been dedicated to promoting emotional and spiritual wellness in her clients ever since by improving the flow of energy through the body. While the concept of sound healing may seem “woo woo” or New Age, she explains that it’s actually been embraced by various cultural groups since ancient times.
“Each of the bowls plays a very specific tone that resonates with your body and cells, making them vibrate at a higher resonance to help clear away stress and release tension,” she says. “It's an opportunity to rebalance your energy and fully relax in a way that’s incredibly restorative.”
In fact, it’s not uncommon for people to fall asleep in a session! The best part is, there’s nothing you need to do in a session but lie back and receive. Typically, Shirley begins with learning about your intentions, a guided meditation, and then introduces sound healing with bowls, chimes, and other instruments before the Reiki begins.
She offers 30 to 90 minute sessions for people of all ages and backgrounds, all tailored to your individual needs. Whether you’re dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, or even physical pains caused by emotional turmoil (again, it’s all connected), Reiki and sound healing can help clear negative energy and replace it with gentle, calm, and loving energy.
The frequency of sessions is entirely up to you, with some people preferring to come weekly or monthly while others come on a seasonal or yearly basis. According to Shirley, it’s best to listen to your body — you’ll know when it’s time for your next session. She also recommends wearing loose, comfy clothes that aren’t too restricting. Shirley always has blankets available and encourages people to dress in layers.
Because energy work can make people feel either out of their body or stuck in their body, Shirley places an emphasis on a grounded approach. “As a practitioner, my priority is making sure you feel rooted and nourished, and have that connection to the earth,” she says.
More about Shirley
Shirley is a first-generation Chinese-American and now lives in Jersey City. Her passions include shamanic healing, medicinal ceremonies, knitting, and learning everything she can about plants, herbs, and sound. And while she loves relaxing sound baths, many people are surprised to learn she’s a fan of metal and rock music as well!
Interested in learning more or booking a session? Feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out her website Yishihealing.com and follow her Instagram (Yishihealing).
Hannah Chenoweth is a Hoboken-based conference producer and freelance writer who enjoys covering all aspects of health and wellness.