Reiki Therapy: What You Need to Know

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a complementary natural healing technique that originated in Tibet. In the early 20th century, a Japanese Buddhist, Dr. Mikao Usui, rediscovered Reiki. Today, this healing therapy is offered by certified Reiki practitioners who trained under Reiki Masters. Below, Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative Medicine Reiki practitioner Vickie Bodner, LMT, answers common questions about … Read More

5 Myths About Massage Therapy

How long have people been enjoying massages? Try centuries! Evidence can be found in Egyptian tombs and ancient Chinese medical texts. Today’s massage therapists manipulate tissue to achieve deep relaxation and to promote healing. Applying skillful touch and pressure, they help treat injuries and health problems. Massage therapy can also prevent injury and enhance wellness. … Read More

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7 Ways to Minimize Holiday Stress

Contributor: Christine Spiroch, PhD, PA-C, Integrative Medicine Specialist The holidays are happy, joyful times for many of us.  For others, however, the November and December holidays cause significant stress. Reasons include: Spending more — or less — time with our families Gift-giving and receiving Having more opportunities to be around food Lifestyle changes may not … Read More