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Molly Coeling | Therapeutic Massage & Reiki

In This Issue: More Reiki Science
and Pain Explained

Over the past month or so a lot of you have been asking me about Reiki and energy work, and several of you have tried Reiki for the first time. I am really excited about sharing this powerful practice with you, so please keep the questions coming!

As my Reiki teacher has always said, the best way to know what this whole energy thing is all about is to try it out, so please, if you are curious, ask me for a free 10-minute sample at the end of your next session!

And a couple of other goodies for you... I have a special going on through the end of the month (see sidebar). And check out this month's Reiki Report below for a follow-up to last month's column "How Does Reiki Work?". It turns out there is quite a bit of science behind Reiki, and it is a truly fascinating subject.

This month's Clinical Corner focuses on the topic of pain, exploring the question of what pain is and a common and often puzzling experience massage clients often experience as their pain begins to recede.
Clinical Corner

What Is Pain?

People seek out massage services for various reasons, but as you might guess, pain is generally a key factor. So needless to say, a big focus of my work is to address, mitigate, and - ideally - relieve pain.

According to Stanford's Pain Management Center, "Pain is the way your brain interprets information about a particular sensation that your body is experiencing. Information (or 'signals') about this painful sensation are sent via nerve pathways to your brain. The way in which your brain interprets these signals as 'pain' can be affected by many outside factors."

This definition begins to answer the mystery of a common experience that many people have when it comes to addressing pain. Often when we begin to make some headway in a chronic pain situation, we begin to experience new pain(s) popping up, seemingly out of nowhere. Why is this?

For the answer to this and other questions, check out the full article here.

Reiki Report

How Does Reiki Work? (Part 2)

In last month's Reiki Report I began to address the question of how Reiki works by summarizing an excellent article about the science behind Reiki. I continue that discussion in this month's post, which reviews and covers the following points:

1) The effects of hands-on energy therapy are the result of physical processes, not the placebo effect.

2) Reiki has electrical and magnetic qualities that can be measured.

3) Pulsing magnetic fields from the hands of Reiki therapists are in the same frequency ranges that are optimal for stimulating tissue repair.

4) The brain waves of energy therapists synchronize with the earth's magnetic field.

5) Compassion and loving intention amplify the magnetic field.

6) Visualizing a Reiki symbol creates measurable electrical and magnetic fields.

Read the full post here!


Rave Reviews!

"As a runner,... Molly has helped me tremendously. However, it wasn't until a couple of months ago that I had the privilege to have a Reiki  session with Molly. If you haven't had that experience yet, you owe it to yourself. It can be really transformative... Molly is a very talented Reiki practitioner who is wholeheartedly dedicated to practice it as a way to benefit people." - Bento Soares

"Going to Molly for massage has changed my body. I have had hip and shoulder problems... I tried many approaches but had never found relief. Molly answers all my questions... and gives me ways to work at home between massages. For the first time I really feel that I am getting a thorough therapeutic massage that stays with me." - A.A.

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My Yelp page has recently been christened! Thank you to those of you who were kind enough to post reviews!

Check it out and/or add your own review here!

Molly Coeling | Therapeutic Massage & Reiki
4361 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60618 | 773.288.9867

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