REIKI - What is Reiki? It is a hands on form of energy healing, although a hands off approach can also be used if that is your preference. The word “healing” is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – rei and ki. In spiritual terms they mean a “higher intelligence” and “energy” so Reiki can be described as “universal life force energy”, or more simply spiritual energy. I practice the Usui system which was developed in Japan by Mikao Usui in the late 19th/early 20th century. The Usui system is a way of working with Reiki for the healing of yourself and others.
How does it work? Reiki is a therapy in which the “spiritual energy” is channelled through a therapist into the client by the gentle laying on of hands. It activates the natural healing processes of the client’s body to balance their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. The “healing” is safe and gentle and can also be very powerful. It will help your body to self-heal and also works on every level to balance your mind, body and spirit. Clients often describe their healing session as being wonderfully relaxing. Reiki works in conjunction with the meridian energy lines and chakras through the hand positions that are used.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE - What is Indian Head Massage? It is an ancient therapy that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a very relaxing, deep massage which focuses on your upper back, shoulders, upper arms, neck, face and scalp while you sit in an upright position. It involves a variety of pressures and techniques that tap into your body’s energies to encourage healing and balance.
How does it work? This form of massage focuses on the three higher energy centres/chakras – the crown, third eye and throat. A good Indian Head Massage should relax you and make you feel calmer and happier. Even if you don't experience this level of relaxation, this massage therapy gives many other benefits. It will help relieve aches, pains and tension in your neck, back and shoulders. It stimulates the flow of blood, lymph and oxygen in your upper body which may help to clear your sinuses, relieve stress and help you sleep better. It can help headaches, eye strain, anxiety and may help you with better concentration at work. Toxins and tensions are dispersed.
CRYSTAL HEALING THERAPY - What is Crystal Healing Therapy? Crystal healing therapy addresses the patient as a whole, paying as much attention to your spiritual and emotional well-being as well as to your physical health. It is a holistic approach. Although there may be little scientific evidence to support the effectiveness of crystal healing, crystals have been used, revered and enjoyed for thousands of years. This therapy is non-invasive and extremely relaxing. Crystals are placed on the body and in the surrounding area to create a sense of calm, stillness and well-being in a relaxed environment. It is not unusual to feel sensations such as tingling or a temperature change as the body’s energy starts to realign itself. Whether or not you believe in the physical healing properties of crystals, the therapy will give you a chance to lie back and relax so you feel refreshed and de-stressed.
How does it work? Crystal healing therapy is based on the premise that crystals work with the energies flowing around the human body. Each crystal has its own unique electromagnetic charge. These charges (or “healing vibrations”) interact with the body's energy centres or chakras to remove blockages and restore a healthy energy flow through the mind, body and spirit. Crystals are chosen carefully for each individual patient as each one is believed to have a unique healing power. They are then placed on different areas of the body which links to the body’s energy centres (chakras) and correspond with the colour of each energy point on the body.
I am trained as a Usui Reiki Master and am happy to run my courses on a group or individual basis. My aim is to keep the courses as simple as possible and not to over-complicate them. I can supply further details of the content of each course if you contact me.
Reiki I – First Degree Course
Duration : one day
You will receive an attunement which will open you to the Reiki energy – an energy you can use for the rest of your life. The energy flows through your hands and is safe to use with other therapies.
Reiki II – Second Degree Course
Duration : one day
You will receive a further attunement and this will enable you to practise Reiki on a professional basis. This attunement, where you are given 3 sacred symbols, will strengthen the flow of Reiki and you will also be trained to do distance work.
Reiki III - Master Practitioner - Third Degree Course
Duration : one day
This course will increase the scope and effectiveness of your Reiki practice. It is a course for you if you are not sure you wish to teach Reiki and one where you where you will learn a lot of new techniques. It is also a course for those who do know they do wish to progress to a Master Teacher level. You will be attuned to the Usui Master symbol which will enable you to release any energy blocks in yourself and others. It will accelerate your spiritual growth and your healing and intuitive abilities. It is helpful for you if you who would like more tools to work at deeper levels.
Master Teacher Course
Duration : one day
You will be taught how to initiate others so they can channel Reiki energy. You will be able to teach classes and attune your students. To do this course, you have to have taken all levels of Usui Reiki training.
MEDITATION - is a simple, effective way of enhancing your personal growth and spiritual development. It can be extremely beneficial when incorporated into your daily routine.
You may worry that you won't be able to meditate because you find it impossible to empty your mind - or you think it has to be done in certain positions. None of this is true.
Firstly all have us have busy minds with thousands of thoughts running through them!!! I believe it is possible to quieten your mind, even if this is only for five minutes a day. It will be beneficial to you!! Secondly, you can meditate in a position that is comfortable to you, whether that be lying down on a bed, on the floor - or sitting upright in a chair or cross legged on the floor. Nothing is a requirement.
There are different ways to meditate - chanting or singing using a mantra (or simple phrase); meditations on the four elements of earth, air, fire, water; sound meditation with gongs, cymbals or sounds of nature; candle meditations; guided meditations (also known as visualisations); relaxation meditations.
My aim is to start you on your meditation journey, by helping you focus on your breathing and relaxing your whole body. We can develop from there if you wish.
SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT - I believe we are all here to aspire to reach our spiritual potential, whatever that may be. For me, that is about reconnecting with the nature, our ancestors and spiritual energy. Many of us feel disconnected from the natural world and by seeking a spiritual path, find that connection again.
What I believe in has nothing to do with “black magic”.
On this journey, you will become more aware that every living thing is a part of you and you are a part of it - and that everything is part of the divine, spirit, source, she, god, goddess - or whatever you choose to call "it". We are all part of the whole, all one.
If you would like to join me on this journey and this is an area in which you are interested and want to learn more about it, I can help you progress this interest. We will work with the phases of the moon, the Wheel of the Year, using visualisation and meditation techniques as well as divination tools (such as pendulums and oracle cards).