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Reiki Master Opens Healing Center in Dover Plains: Lia Russ offers discount for first-time students and clients

Lia Russ

Lia Russ, a Reiki master and teacher, has opened a new healing center at 2277 Route 22 in Dover Plains. It includes a dedicated herbal kitchen available for herbalists looking to create their own line of products, massage and healing space, and workshop and art space, all overlooking a pond. 

Russ, who has been working in holistic healing for more than 30 years, brings many modalities to her healing sessions, including self-discovery thru clay play, collage, writing and other creative means. She is a practitioner of Reiki and shamanism, modalities that complement each other, she says.

“Both work with source energy, recognizing that source is not polar. Both seek to bring balance to the entire person. Shamanism works in nature, as a part of it, understanding that we all have parts of us in shadow. Using breath, stones, fire or smoke, and water, shamanism reconnects a person to him- or herself and to the natural world. Shamanism seeks to remember—to bring back together—all parts of ourselves, reintegrating into a holistic connection with the natural world. Reiki’s source energy loosens and lifts energy blocks, thus enabling deep relaxation and healing. If you want to develop your intuition and awareness of energy, taking Reiki 1 is a great beginning.”   

Through December, Russ is offering a 10 percent discount for first-time students and clients. For more info, call 914.329.3325 or visit