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Why Is Phaedra Parks Joining Married to Medicine Season 10?

The RHOA Alum opened up about pursuing Reiki and musical therapy.  

By Stephanie Gomulka

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks is ready to take on joining a new Bravo cast and a new part of her career. The high-profile attorney, funeral director, and author is adding holistic healer to her resume in Married to Medicine for Season 10. 

Why is Phaedra Parks on Married to Medicine

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The southern belle is setting her sights on holistic health as the next chapter in her expansive career. Still, it's not her only connection to the Married to Medicine world. The mother of two told she has known Married to Medicine cast members for years and she’s also dating a doctor. 

“That is also something I had in common with the ladies,” Parks told “They’re married, but I snuggle up to a physician as well.” 

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When it comes to her love life, Parks said viewers will have to tune in the show to see any more updates. 

“My love life, oh it takes a few curveballs and turns, but it’s in a good place,” Parks said. “I’m not married yet, but I really don’t have a desire to be married, you know, I want to keep all my money in the bank.” 

How Did Phaedra Parks Get into Reiki Therapy?  

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Parks was a staple on RHOA for six seasons. Although she later made appearances on Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip and Real Housewives of Dubai, Parks told after leaving housewives and going through a divorce she “went through a very deep depression.” 

She wanted to look into alternative medicine and began researching musical therapy, meditation techniques, and Reiki, which is described as harnessing energy in the body with gentle touches to promote healing. 

“It gave me peace, and, of course, it sounds a little hokey, and I was like ugh will this really work, but I mean I’m always my own test dummy,” Parks said. “If I test it on myself and it works, I will unleash it on the world and I am a believer. I know it works.” 

Parks is now a certified level Reiki master

“Now, I do believe in medicine," Parks said. "I might get a headache and I will take a good old Ibuprofen, but I think when it comes to your mind, it’s such a powerful instrument that if you can teach your mind how to center itself through different techniques, I mean, you will change your whole life." 

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Parks even learned how to play a healing flute. 

“Medicine obviously heals you for a moment, but when you do things like music therapy, learning how to breathe, learning how to center yourself, it changes you for a lifetime,” Parks said. “You're not teaching yourself how to take something, you’re teaching yourself how to do something and so I love holistic health.” 

Parks is looking into opening a holistic wellness center, according to a press release about the new season.  

Married to Medicine Season 10 premieres Sunday, November 5 at 9:15 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo. Stream new episodes the next day on Peacock

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