What is Reiki and what is it good for?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means “universal life energy” in Japanese, and it originated in Japan with a man by the name of Mikao Usui in the late 1800s. Reiki is a gentle modality that promotes the body’s natural ability to heal. The client remains fully clothed, and may recline or sit comfortably while the Reiki practitioner works either off the body in the aura or with a light, non-intrusive touch. Clearing and balancing are the main goals – to achieve harmony in all levels of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. On the physical level, Reiki enhances immunity and goes along with all regular medical care. Reiki can speed post-surgical, post-trauma healing, and is an excellent preparation before surgery as well. Learning Reiki for self-treatment is encouraged, empowering the individual for his or her own self-care and self-comfort. Reiki sessions and training are available at Heartwood with these competent, compassionate and caring practitioners.

To Schedule Your Appointment
Appointments are made by contacting practitioners directly at the numbers or email addresses listed.

Karen Daughtry

Karen Daughtry is the co-author and illustrator of the children’s book entitled My Helpful Healing Touch, published by the Healing Touch Program. Longtime Healing Touch Certified Practitioner, Karen is also a Reiki Master/Teacher since the mid-1990s, training students in traditional Usui Reiki, and practitioner of The Reconnection® (axiatonal alignment). With a wide knowledge of energy tools, sessions are tailored to each client’s specific area of concern. You are invited to restore, rebalance and reconnect . . . It’s all about the vibration.

Credentials: MA, HTCP, RMT

847.338.2030 | Email | Website

Fran Hammon

Fran has been a clinical social worker for more than twenty years in the health care field, and is a Reiki practitioner of the Usui method. Fran specializes in helping individuals experiencing health care issues with an emphasis on pain reduction, chronic illness and disability, grief and loss, and anxiety. Fran integrates many therapeutic and healing modalities, such as, mindfulness meditation, body-centered therapy, guided imagery, Focusing, and has a solid foundation in twelve step programs. Fran also uses Tibetan bowls to balance and promote mind-body health. With a collaborative and compassionate approach, Fran embraces a holistic, mind-body philosophy to assist clients to achieve balance and maximum health benefits as one navigates through daily life challenges.

Credentials: LCSW

773.206.8750 | Email

Colleen Hubbard

Colleen, with intention and compassion, joyfully blends Reiki, Hypnotherapy, RoHun®, aromatherapy, subtle energy healing (e.g., soul retrieval), past life therapy, yoga and HypnoBirthing® (for moms-to-be) to assist you in discovering your innate, unique ability to bring healing and growth into your life emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Credentials: MSW, Rev, CCHT, Soul-Light Counselor

847.491.1122 x20

Paige Temple

Imagine a strong, gentle wave of energy moving slowly through your body.  It may relax you.  It may energize you.  You feel peaceful and light.  Reiki can do this, and more.  Every person responds differently.   Sometimes pain disappears.  Sometimes hope re-appears. Reiki is a non-intrusive energy practice involving gentle laying-on of hands.  The client, fully clothed, is lying down or reclining. Reiki is an ancient healing practice that was rediscovered in the early twentieth century in Japan. As a breast cancer survivor, I have a special interest in cancer survivors (during treatment and after),  and their loved ones.

Credentials: Reiki Master

773.973.7391 | Email