One or Three Reiki and Reflexology Sessions at Holistic Heaven Therapy (Up to 53% Off)

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  • $39 for one reiki and reflexology session ($80 value)
  • $85 for three reiki and reflexology sessions ($180 value)

A reiki master uses a gentle touch to recharge patrons' depleted energy levels, promoting balance of the body's chakras to help ease ailments. Clients lie fully clothed on a treatment table, calculating the half-life of stress as the master's hands channel chi. For the reflexology portion, she kneads reflex points on the feet to help relieve tension and pain throughout the body. Reflexology aims to soothe specific organ systems and promote overall wellness.

Reflexology: Tracking Energy from Head to Toe

Though reflexology shares much in common with acupuncture, it has its own unique properties and origins. Read on to learn more about the practice.

In the early 20th century, you might have been able to identify patients coming from a reflexology appointment by the clothespins on their fingertips. Today’s reflexologists generally carry out their treatments by hand in a wellness clinic or a massage studio, but the principle remains the same: apply pressure to specific points on the hands, feet, or ears, prompting responses in organs throughout the body.

Similar to acupuncture and acupressure, the practice posits that energy pathways run throughout the body. Reflexology’s system, however, is a bit simpler than Chinese medicine’s complex map of meridians. Envision vertical lines running from each toe up through the leg, joining lines running from each finger up the arm toward the neck and coming together in the head, and you have the body divided into 10 attractively slimming reflexology zones. Within each zone on the palm or—most common in reflexology sessions today—the sole, certain pressure points are thought to correspond to organs, joints, or other tissues elsewhere in the same zone.

Dr. William Fitzgerald—originator of the clothespin technique—began practicing what he called “zone therapy” in 1915. While research has yet to find a concrete link between modern medical thought and the millennia-old idea of imperceptible bodily energy, that doesn't mean reflexology can't be relaxing. Patients can expect the benefits of a treatment to include at least those of a good foot massage: increased circulation, relieved muscle tension, and decreased stress and susceptibility to tickle attacks. Even early proponents of the technique accepted that results might vary from person to person. Writing in 1928, physician Bernard Lust was content with claiming that “the adoption of the method is attended with absolutely no danger or disagreeable results, and may be the means of lengthening short lives and making good health catching.”

Holistic Heaven Therapy

Established: 2013
Reservations/Appointments: Required
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular service: Reiki Classes
Brands Used: Crystals, Meditative CDs, Insence,
Pro Tip: Best hands-on Reiki practicing, relaxing, healing atmosphere

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    Palatine

    1461 East Winslowe Drive

    Palatine, Illinois 60074

    224-250-4585

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In a Nutshell

Reiki incorporates crystal healing and chakra balancing; reflexology targets stress and imbalances in the body through massaging of the feet

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Appointment required, please call (224) 250-4585. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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