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Counseling Services - Mind, Body & Spirit
Reiki Healing Therapy
Reiki is a healing method that originated in Tibet over 2500 years ago. Its name comes from the Japanese word that means Universal Life Force. Through the gentle laying on of hands, the Reiki practitioner sends healing energy to the physical, mind, spirit and emotional bodies of the client by accessing and utilizing Ki (known as Chi in Chinese or Prana in Sanskrit). When our Ki has become depleted due to illness, stress, or spiritual emptiness, we can experience a sense of being "out of balance". Reiki seeks to recharge, align and harmonize all the bodies by boosting the Universal Life Force energy and breaking through whatever blockages one is experiencing.
Reiki is available at the Center for Contextual Change as a stand alone treatment method or as an adjunct to psychotherapy. It is an effective technique for reducing stress and promoting relaxation. Reiki has also been found to be useful in healing trauma from addiction and abuse, as well as in the management of chronic pain. Clients remain fully clothed during a session. While treatments are most often received while lying on a massage table, they can also be given while seated in chair. Most people report that a Reiki treatment feels like a glowing radiant energy envelops and flows through them.
If you are interested in learning more about this safe and natural method of healing and/or scheduling a treatment session, please contact Peg Duros, LCSW at 847-676-4447 ext. 221.