Healing Arts

Reiki with Healing Sound Therapy

After years in the making and months of fine-tuning, Lori offers a unique healing experience using Reiki, Singing Bowls and Gong together in her Island Lake, IL studio on weekday afternoons. Individual or couples sessions available.

Although there may be other Reiki, singing bowl or gong practitioners in the Chicagoland area, it is unusual to find someone, like Lori, who combines all three of these healing modalities into a single unique relaxing experience. Call Lori at 847-815-5050 to schedule your session, held now on selected weekday afternoons in Island Lake, Illinois.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a non-invasive healing technique developed in Japan. It promotes relaxation, stress reduction and healing because when we are relaxed, we are able to restore our body’s natural ability to heal. Reiki is both powerful and gentle and has been compared to feeling well rested after sleep or enjoying a hot bath. Reiki is a natural, safe, light-touch method in which the practitioner uses a variety of hand positions. It is based on the principle that an unseen energy, chi (also known as life energy) flows through us. If our life energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

How does it work?

Singing bowls and Gong work like the restart button on your computer. Sometimes, when things aren’t working on the computer, a reboot is all it takes to get it humming along properly. As sound travels from the singing bowl and/or gong through the body, it slows down the chatter in the mind and creates movement that can loosen up tension and tightness. Singing bowls may be placed on or around the body during the session while the gong is usually placed near the head (crown chakra). When the sound stops, the body and life energy reset to their original healthy and harmonious state. This also stimulates the natural, healing response of the body and promotes health and well-being.

What to Expect

A Reiki/singing bowl/gong session can induce an extremely comfortable state of being and some will fall asleep during the session. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits; reduces blood pressure, helps relieve pain, promotes better sleep, boosts the immune system, increases vitality and energy levels and encourages healing as the body and mind experience relaxation.

At the beginning of the session, there may be some brief discussion before laying down on the massage table. You will remain fully clothed for your session (except for shoes), so make sure to wear comfortable clothing. Avoid perfumes, jewelry, belts and constrictive clothing. Lori will also ask for permission to incorporate light touch during the session.

All you need to do during the session is relax! Focusing on your breath is helpful, and sharing your thoughts and feelings is invited though not expected or necessary. Often times Lori’s hands will become hot, and you may feel warmth, tingling or similar sensations. You will hear the singing of the bowls and feel their vibrations with occasional gong sounds or vocalizations.

There will be a 5-10 minute period after the last sound is heard when you are encouraged to rest quietly in place and let the body reset and integrate. Lori will signal the end of the session with 3 rings of chimes. Please allow a total of 75 minutes for your session.

Cost is $60.00 per hour-plus individual session and $75 for 1.5 hours couple session.


“I’ve been getting Reiki/singing bowl treatments from Lori since she started doing the work. Each time I’ve come, she’s added another dimension to her treatments. They were helpful and wonderful from the beginning and they just keep getting better.” — Jane R

“Lori is a friend & associate in the art of Reiki healing. She is the consummate professional with a loving touch. Her wonderful intuitive style & knowledge of Reiki & complementary techniques provide a stress free, peaceful experience that reaches deep. Add to that, the fact that she can reach out in unusual ways to help when it’s least expected! Ask her about that when you see her!” — Nancy G

“Having known and respected Lori Gray Muligano for many years I was so happy to have the opportunity to become one of her first Reiki patients. It was a true gift! I didn’t know what to expect, but soon, Lori was working her Reiki magic on me. What I experienced there so far is many hours peaceful relaxation, Reiki, and a gentle symphony of sound and vibrations from the healing bowls, chimes, Lori’s own vocal soundings and distant gongs … the healing qualities … Lori is so in tune and intuitive that I always seem to leave with a surprising ah-haa moment and lots of sound advice. I recommend Lori’s Reiki practice very highly.” — Helen L

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