Reiki is a simple and natural form of hands-on healing, brought across to the west from Japan in 1938. Reiki roughly translates as 'universal energy', also called 'Ki', 'Chi' or 'Prana' in other traditions. We are simply directing this energy, which is omnipresent and infinite, for specific healing. Suitable for everyone, it addresses mind, body and spirit and the healing always goes to where it is truly needed. Reiki takes you back to your true self.
The treatment is given on a massage table (or in a chair if that's preferred) and you remain fully clothed throughout. The hands are laid gently on the body in various non-intrusive positions and each position is held for at least five minutes. This way, the whole body is covered by the reiki, which will always go to where it's most needed anyway.
The treatment takes around one hour, with extra time given before and afterwards for a chat, to check-in and integrate the session.
It is worth saying that a 'potency' builds the longer we work together, as our energetic connection naturally deepens with time. However, one-off sessions can sometimes be all that's needed too. Always follow your own intuition on this.
Please visit the contact page to get in touch about arranging a treatment or to find out more information. Sessions are offered from my dedicated healing space in central Portugal, close to Fornos de Algodres. I can also do home visits where necessary, within the local area.
Sessions are offered on a sliding scale of £20/£40/£60 for around 90 minutes, which includes time for discussion before and afterwards.
After having been drawn to reiki for some time, I took the plunge in 2014 and had a series of reiki treatments from Sally Pickard, an experienced reiki master of Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui system of natural healing) in Warwick. The sessions were deeply relaxing and the positive results were profound - not only did it help physically (for example I burnt my leg badly that summer, and the doctors couldn't believe how well and quickly it healed), but I also found it helped me on an emotional level, allowing me to let go of some tiresome old demons. In order to keep on treating myself on my travels, and to introduce others to this wonderful, gentle form of healing, I took my first degree training with Sally in October 2014 and my second degree, also with Sally, in 2016 and have been providing reiki treatments to the public since then.