Energy Work Specialist

A Place To Turn, Inc

Mental Health Practice located in Westlake Village, CA

Energy work has been around for centuries and is a highly effective, noninvasive way to help rebalance the energy fields in your body so you can fight off stress and find inner peace. At A Place to Turn, Inc., Reiki master Cheri McDonald, PhD, LMFT, offers energy work healing services to promote relaxation and boost your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. To learn how Reiki energy work can benefit your life, call the office in Westlake Village, California, today to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online.

Energy Work Q & A

What is energy work?

Energy work, or Reiki, is a safe, noninvasive healing therapy that promotes full-body relaxation, so you can find relief from stress and anxiety.

In Japanese, Reiki means universal (rei) vital life force (ki), which refers to the universal life force that flows through all living things. The goal of Reiki energy work is to help rebalance the energy in your body to promote wellness and improve your physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Energy work has been in use since the early 1900s and is now available in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, to complement other therapies that promote wellness.

Why should I consider energy work?

As a Reiki master, Dr. McDonald can help you find relief from psychological and emotional distress. She takes a whole-person approach to improve your physical wellness, as well as your mind and spirit. Energy work can also help you:

  • Rebalance your physical being
  • Gain inner peace
  • Increase your energy
  • Relieve muscle tension and pain

The energy work available at A Place to Turn, Inc. can also stimulate your natural immunity, boost your healing processes after an injury, and improve your sense of well-being.

What happens during energy work?

During your Reiki session, you sit or lie comfortably on an exam table. You remain fully clothed as Dr. McDonald places her hands over your body. She acts as a channel between you and the source of universal life force energy.

The energy that flows through Dr. McDonald’s hand flows into you. She uses a series of different hand positions through your treatment based on the flow of energy she feels at each location.  

Throughout your treatment, Dr. McDonald’s hands hover over your body. Energy work doesn’t involve massage or any physical manipulation of your muscles or joints.

Everyone experiences a Reiki session differently. You may feel tingling or pulsing sensations during your session. Many people also feel heat from Dr. McDonald’s hands. Some experience a deeper sense of relaxation, and you may even fall asleep during your session.

To learn more about the benefits of energy work, schedule a consultation online or call A Place to Turn, Inc. today.