Reiki & Healing Touch

Reiki is a form of alternative medicine and spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. This energy therapy uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands-on-healing. With this technique, practitioners believe they are transferring universal energy, Reiki, in the form of qi through the palms resulting in a state of equilibrium.

Healing Touch (HT), founded in 1989 by a registered nurse, Janet Mentgen, is an energy therapy where the practitioner uses his or hands to promote health and healing. HT uses a light or near-body touch to influence the energy field that penetrates and surrounds the body. This type of treatment is used to treat many ailments. Most common are chronic pain, headaches, migraines, anxiety and sleep disturbances.

Essex Wellness Center would like to introduce Reiki practitioners Betty Hamilton and Kate Hollister:

Energy Medicine Practitioner Debbie Sodergren, R.M.T, IPCT  is a Reiki Master Teacher having received the necessary training, attunement and knowledge at the Master Level of the Usui natural system of healing from The Center of Reiki Training.   With this certification, she has met all the requirements to teach all levels of Reiki as an independent Reiki Master Teacher. Debbie is a registered member with the International Association of Reiki Practitioners.

Debbie provides professional, relaxing therapeutic energy work in order to provide the client with a variety of benefits. Some of the more common benefits my clients experience are:

  • physical body reduced pain, promote own healing process, balances the energy fields
  • mental body reduced anxiety and emotional stress
  • increased energy level, increased sense of well-being and calmness
  • spiritual body enhanced peacefulness and awareness

Debbie teaches classes in Reiki training, meditation & awareness and infinite possibilities and I mentor clients in finding balance and contentment in daily living of the life they want to create.

Betty Hamilton is a registered nurse, has her Master of Arts in Experiential Health and Healing and is a certified hypnotherapist.  Betty has spent 40 years as a registered nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital.  Betty became interested in complementary healing while getting her Master’s Degree in Experiential Health and Healing from the Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. Her passion and results for hypnosis and Reiki inspired her to open her private practice dedicated to helping and healing people through hypnosis and Reiki.

Kate is a licensed massage therapist with a well-developed and highly evolved touch. Specializing in deep tissue massage, Kate excels in working with injuries as well as providing a therapeutic but non-invasive massage that allows clients to relax. Continuing education in Craniosacral Therapy and Reiki provide the foundation for a practice integrating therapeutic massage with energetic healing.

Kate’s treatment style is focused on delivering an effective massage that includes both deep tissue work and relaxation to her clients. Having a Medical Massage Therapy degree and becoming nationally certified in 2004, Kate has worked and trained on both coasts of the US and developed training curriculums for massage therapy students in an academic environment.  She is the owner of The Spring in Old Saybrook, CT.