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Feeling stressed out lately? Life can be demanding as we deal with a multitude of stressors, such as a challenging job, parenting children, caring for aging parents, and/or coping with an illness.
The effects of stress can manifest as muscle tension in the neck, shoulders or back; headaches; stomach upset; sleepless nights; poor concentration; and excessive feelings of worry or anxiety.
Reiki is an energy-based healing practice that can lessen the impact of stress by supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It can be helpful in dealing with:
One of the primary benefits of a Reiki session is relaxation. When we relax, our muscles become less tense, and our blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate become lower. This response is the opposite of the "fight or flight" stress response. Instead, Reiki works to help you achieve a deep state of mental and physiological rest.
After a Reiki session, people often report less pain, better mental clarity, feelings of calm, and a generalized sense of well-being. Sounds nice, doesn’t it?
Reiki is offered by a practitioner using light touch or hands just above the physical body. It is safe, gentle and non-invasive.
Here is what you can expect at a Reiki session:
Consider giving yourself the gift of relaxation and stress relief.
To schedule a Reiki session at Elmhurst Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Clinic, call 331-221-6135.
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