CF writes: “I have a question regarding a therapy. A friend of mine briefly talked about a therapy he recently experienced call ‘Somato-Emotional Release (SER) Therapy.’ I have not been able to find any information regarding this therapy from a Catholic perspective. Is this a therapy Catholics should avoid?”
The rich and famous just can’t fine enough ways to waste their money! Now they’re sinking major amounts of cash into the latest New Age snake oil known as “energy adjustments”.
To all those readers out there who have complained to us about the lack New Age “energy-free” massage therapy these days, this e-mail is meant for you!
SM writes: “Many years ago before I knew what Reiki is about I bought a CD of “new age” relaxation music. I bought it on the strength of the sample one could listen to in the store, but the CD was marketed as being good for background music during Reiki massage. It was clearly created with the intention of being used during Reiki, given the packaging and liner notes. Do you recommend that I get rid of it?”
OB writes: Please tell me if the Acculief is okay to use? It’s essentially a clamp placed on the hand that helps alleviate headaches. I ordered it from a catalog. The description however, didn’t say anything about accupressure or energy, etc, unlike the instructions that arrived in the package! The other question: What’s the difference between accupressure and massaging trigger points?
KR writes: “A friend has recently been promoting [color therapy] as a method of healing. A quick google shows some red flags. Also known a chromotherapy. Do you have any information? Is this dangerous new age?”