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1211 Pershing Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60189
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(630) 668-1141

What Reiki Is Like

Most people are surprised at how relaxing and empowering a Reiki Session can be. Most people find that a session once per month becomes a resource that helps them control stress and stay strong.

First, you recline, fully clothed, upon a special table in a comfortable room with soft lighting.

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Dr. Bates may gently touch you or cradle parts of your body, or she may simply hold her hands slightly above you.


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Dr. Bates will use a traditional series of hand placements to balance the natural energy flows of your body. Other hand positions will be added as needed for any areas of particular concern.

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The Usui System of Reiki is the oldest lineage of practitioners. As Reiki Practice has developed, it has added in the use of the ancient Chakra System to guide hand placements and balance your body's energy. Special symbols are used meditatively to strengthen the effect of the treatment for spiritual, emotional, and physical balance, healing, and comfort.  

Dr. Bates offers Reiki at her office, at a monthly free clinic for cancer patients and their families (for information, contact Wellness House in Hinsdale), and during home or nursing home or hospital or hospice visits within our geographical area. Distant Reiki, often using the internet, is also available.


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Reiki can be used to help pets too. Most animals seem to enjoy the experience very much. Dr. Bates offers Reiki for companion animals through home visits or through Distant Reiki. Also, clients sometimes take her first level of Reiki training to be able to help their animal companions themselves. 


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For more information, please use our Appointments page to schedule a free, no obligation phone consultation with Dr. Bates.

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