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Steps Recovery Center recognizes how vital the mind, body, and spirit are in their connection to the whole person. We take a holistic approach to treating addiction and mental health disorders that includes treating the whole person, and find that it tends to be more successful, especially since addiction affects every aspect of a person’s life. With a customized and individualized program that includes Reiki therapy, a holistic approach just makes sense. It affords an opportunity to meet the patient’s physical and psychological needs and allows them to engage physically, emotionally, and mentally.

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What is Reiki?

Reiki has been around for thousands of years, but the current form only since the late 1800s. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It works by “laying on hands” and based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through everyone, thus causing us to be alive. If someone’s life force is low, then it increases the chances of illness and decreases the ability to handle stress. The higher the life force, the more happy and healthy a person is.

When in addiction recovery or treatment for mental health disorders, Reiki can be especially beneficial, as it allows the body to relax and lose tension. It also awakens the soul to receive spiritual guidance. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei, meaning “God’s Wisdom” or the “High Power” and Ki, meaning “life force energy.” So, in essence, it means spiritually guided life force energy.

Facts on Reiki

Here are some facts about Reiki that’s helpful to know.
  • Reiki is a form of energy therapy
  • It’s growing in popularity
  • It can treat many conditions and emotional states
  • Involves the transfer of energy by laying on hands
  • Studies show Reiki can reduce pain
  • Some hospitals in the U.S. offer Reiki
  • Addiction recovery centers use it as part of a holistic program
According to practitioners, energy can be stagnant in the body—from trauma or emotional pain. These blocks can, therefore, cause illness and disease, both mentally and physically.

What Happens in Reiki Therapy?

Practiced in a peaceful setting, a reiki practitioner sits in a comfortable chair or lies on a table, fully clothed. Music may be played, depending on the person’s preference. The practitioner then places their hands lightly on or over specific areas of the body, including the head, limbs, and torso for about 2 to 5 minutes. The hands can be placed over twenty different areas of the body but focus specifically on a particular area that’s been injured.

While the practitioner holds their hands lightly on or over an area, the transfer of energy takes place. It’s during this time that their hands become warm and tingly and are held in place until the practitioner senses the energy has stopped flowing. Once they feel the heat or energy in their hands dissipate, they remove their hands and place them in a different part of the body.

Some of Reiki techniques include:
  • Beaming
  • Clearing
  • Centering
  • Extracting harmful energies
  • Infusing
  • Smoothing and raking the aura
Also, some Reiki practitioners use crystals and chakra healing wands since they find them to enable healing or protect a home from harmful energy. This is still a controversial subject, though. Still, there is a benefit to someone from a distance, as the practitioner can use distance healing from several miles away using crystals to aid in the energy vibrations.

Health Benefits

According to practitioners, Reiki has various benefits for healing that is mediated by channeling the universal energy known as qi, pronounced as “chi.” Indians know this as “prana.” This is the same energy as found in tai chi.

The health benefits derived from using Reiki may help the following conditions:
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Chronic pain
  • Heart disease
  • Infertility
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Autism
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Fatigue syndromes
When used in conjunction with other holistic therapies, Reiki can help people going through withdrawal and help in their healing. It can also assist in those with trauma, helping to heal emotional pain associated with the event.
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Joy Downen

10 weeks ago

This place is so wonderful and all of the staff care so very much! They are very professional and they know what they are doing. Absolutely amazing facility and staff!!!
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Nathan Frame

28 weeks ago

Steps Recovery is the place you go if you want a caring and understanding program. They have helped me gain knowledge about myself and what I want/need to do. The staff there can relate and help you through core issues and they push you to do better because being in this program you know you can do big and amazing things. Also the therapists there are awesome and walk with you through struggles of life and give you the tools you truly need. Overall this place is an amazing opportunity and you’d be missing out on a lot if you chose to not at least try this program.
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Shaylesa Stulce

46 weeks ago

Steps Recovery in St. George has been amazing! I’m so excited to use the tools that I’ve learned here! The staff is amazing, and very understanding! I would recommend them to anyone struggling with addiction!
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Adam Kelly

47 weeks ago

What I liked most about my time at Steps is the atmosphere that was presented during my whole stay. I have done a lot of treatment centers and this one is by far the one I have felt I gained the most from. I would highly recommend Steps to anybody struggling with addiction!
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47 weeks ago

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Natalie Painter

Jan 1, 2019

The staff and facility is amazing- Couldn’t ask for anything better. The program is well rounded with rec activities, equine therapy, gender therapy, group therapy, individual and couples therapy, and also attends various 12 Step support groups such as AA or NA. They also have family therapy and processing with options for individual settings or in a group. These help families understand what their loved ones who suffer from addiction is going through and how to support them, and also gives them their own support system.
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Nov 13, 2018

This place saved my life! The therapists were very helpful, friendly and really cared about the clients wellbeing. The tech’s were alway helpful with meds and anything that was needed. House manager was amazing, had high expectations on job duties, and kept a very clean organized atmosphere. Food was always amazing. I never went hungry! The information and skills that I have learned and applied to my life are priceless. If you’re not willing to put forth the work to change your life this is not your place, but if you are this is the first Step to take. I Love everyone at Steps. Thank you for all your help
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Matthew Cromar

Aug 10, 2018

I’d been to other recovery centers before but this one was the best, it stuck because I was willing to do the work, and with the help I received from staff I am now celebrating a year of sobriety in a couple of days. Update; I’m now 18 months sober as of yesterday and I still keep in touch with my steps family. The lessons I learned at steps will stick with me for the rest of my life. Thank you for giving me my life back.
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