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Fall is upon us - October 20

Updated: Jun 22, 2022

I don't know about you, but I always feel that Fall is a time of reflection. The year is coming to an end, the sun is low in the sky, the colors of nature around us are at their best and falling at our feet with every bluster of the wind and, there is a chill in the air. For some people, in fact approximately 20% of Americans, the winter blues can cause serious problems and Blue Monday (the 3rd Monday in January) is just one day in a long, dark and dreary season. Season affective disorder, otherwise known as SAD can be very severe during December, January through to March. SAD is a form of depression that affects less than 5% of the U.S. population compounded in states where there is a lack of exposure to sunlight during the winter months, which is why it is 10x more prevalent in Alaska as opposed to Florida. Additionally, anxiety, social withdrawal, and general lack of energy can be among the symptoms, as well as weight gain and cravings.

The current situation surrounding the pandemic and the restrictions in place to reduce interaction with friends, family, and others means that this year could be especially horrendous for those who suffer from SAD or any form of depression. It is therefore especially important to be proactive this year when it comes to your mental wellbeing. The Healing Fountain has many services that are proven to help, both in-person or via the virtual portal.

If you have never tried it, Reiki is a great treatment for improving the flow of energy around the body, it enables relaxation, reduces pain, speeds healing as well as improves many other conditions and emotional states. The word “Reiki” means “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign.” It comes from the Japanese words “rei” (universal) and “ki” (life energy).

The Healing Fountain offers 60 minutes of Reiki, the cost of this treatment is $60. If you think you or a loved one would benefit from Reiki, please contact us to schedule your treatment at 757-486-1807, or buy one of our Gift Cards and give the gift of healing to someone dear to you.

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