Reiki is an ancient healing system redeveloped in Japan in the late 19th century by Dr.Mikao Usui. It translates as Universal (Rei) Life Force, Life Energy (Ki). It is this energy or Ki, the energy found in all matter and all beings, that is directed through the practitioner’s hands to produce healing effects, in a safe and non-intrusive way. It is gentle yet powerful without using pressure, manipulation or massage; it provides the recipient with whatever energy he or she needs to aid recovery – or simply to promote harmony in mind, body and spirit, helping recharge, realign, and rebalance their energy.
Please note that there are no religious connotations within Reiki.
What happens during a treatment?
The session can last up to one hour. Reiki treatments are received fully clothed. The practitioner will place their hands on different parts of the body or just above it, to direct the healing energy to all the vital organs. The whole body is treated, with emphasis on specific problem areas.
What are the benefits of Reiki Healing?
Reiki can be very effective for treating pain, depression, anxiety and emotional problems. After a Reiki healing session, a feeling of deep relaxation and peace is commonly experienced. It can also have an immediate effect in energy levels, immune response and pain relief. Because it is gentle and non-invasive, it can be used on people of any age and medical condition and alongside any other type of therapy; this is why Reiki is invaluable in particular in the improvement of the quality of life and the ability to cope in sufferers of chronic and terminal diseases. You do not need to feel unwell to receive this treatment, however, as it is a means of maintaining harmony within the whole body.
- Kat DayLife coaching | Reiki
- Sandra ArbelaezAcupuncture | Chinese Herbal Medicine | Massage | Reiki
- Sarah HoareHypnotherapy | Massage | Reiki
Kat healed herself from chronic illness in 2010 using the Lightning Process (involving NLP, life coaching and hypnotherapy). Whilst enjoying her new-found sense of positive health and well-being, she began to question the purpose of life including the role of illness/disease within our lives. She developed a strong desire to help others make positive changes in their lives too, which led her to train in Reiki Healing Levels 1, 2 & 3 enabling her to qualify as a Reiki Master Practitioner. From here, she then went on to further qualify in Life Coaching, Colour Therapy, Meditation and Hypnotherapy. She has combined the essence of each of these therapies to form her Intuitive Reiki Healing & Life Coaching 1:1 sessions.
An Intuitive Reiki Healing & Life Coaching session reveals where you are feeling “stuck” in your life on whatever level (including physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual) and Kat will work with you to find the most effective ways to get your energy moving. She will assist you in discovering why you are experiencing symptoms of illness or dis-ease, seemingly lacking resources, feeling victimised, etc., and how this is being mirrored in your life. Kat offers simple but effective tools and techniques to enable you to change these patterns, for only with change will current problems be resolved. Even a small shift in consciousness will have a huge impact on your health and your life. The energy work that Kat does is a powerful yet very gentle process, moving as slowly or as quickly as you are equipped to handle.
And for those of you wishing to fully embrace your creative genius, and fulfil your Soul Purpose and Life Mission, Kat can take you even further and guide you effortlessly to journey beyond your past limitations, to ignite the Light within, shifting you into the realm of infinite possibilities where your life has the unbridled potential to flourish beyond your wildest dreams!
Alternatively, if you wish to simply relax and be immersed in the Reiki healing energies for an hour’s full body Reiki treatment alone then this is absolutely fine too.
The cost of a session with Kat is £50 per hour. This price includes a written summary highlighting the key points of your session, sent by email afterwards, plus 30 minutes additional telephone or email support if required in between sessions.
To discuss and to book a session, please telephone/text, or email Kat using the details below.
Sandra trained as a classical harpist both in Colombia and England and was involved with music for over 15 years. In 1998, she started to explore touch and other healing techniques to overcome illness. Her search for self-healing led her to completely change her lifestyle and try different disciplines that not only helped her restore her health but made her passionate about sharing what she had learned with others. She later decided to abandon her music career and devote herself to working as a therapist.
Sandra now practises Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and she is also trained in herapeutic massage and Reiki healing. Since 2000, she has worked as a therapist with victims of domestic violence, terminally ill patients, cancer patients, and with people trying to overcome addictions as well as treating a variety of common ailments in clinics in Bristol and London.
Sandra has done additional training in ear Acupuncture which is an essential tool during the drug, alcohol, and tobacco detoxification process; and also holds a certificate on the practise of Complementary therapies on people with Cancer from the Penny Brohn Cancer Care centre, formerly known as Bristol Cancer Help Centre.
In 2011, she was awarded a Master’s in Science with merit by the University of East London for a research project using Chinese Herbal Medicine for the treatment of M.E/CFS. In 2013, Sandra was awarded a scholarship to study at the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine in China where she spent two months deepening her knowledge of Chinese medicine and learning specialised scalp Acupuncture techniques to treat neurological illnesses.
Sandra is now training in the Jing Fang system of Chinese herbal medicine which is becoming known worldwide for its effectiveness. Sandra tends to use all the skills she considers necessary to achieve the best results. You may have an acupuncture treatment that also involves Reiki or massage, or both, or you may be offered herbs if your condition is chronic or deep-seated. Sandra considers diet, relaxation and emotional balance integral parts of the healing process and always includes them in the picture. In her view, illness can become an unique opportunity for learning and growth, in which treatment can be not the cause but the
catalyst for true life changes and healing.
Sandra is a member of the Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Register of Chinese Herbal medicine and the Complementary Therapists Association. She has run practices in London and Bristol, worked for four years at the St Peter’s Hospice and for seven years at the CAAAD project for alcohol and drug recovery. She currently works at the West of England Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre and in private practices in Bristol.
For further information about Sandra, the therapies her offers and treatment prices please visit her website at chinesemedicinebristol.com.
For more information or to book an appointment:
Phone: 07947 808 484.
Website at chinesemedicinebristol.com
Hypnotherapy with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a particular interest in helping people get the best out of themselves when it comes to relationships, work and daily life.
She says, “When life throws challenges and difficulties our way, it’s easy to get into a pickle and react with anger, stress, anxiety or depression. When
we learn how to respond calmly, with clarity and confidence, we can turn our lives around and get back in control. Hypnotherapy is the best tool I’ve found to equip us for success in our daily lives.”
Massage with Sarah Hoare
Sarah offers slow, spacious massage treatments as a powerful antidote to our fast, busy world.
She says, “Massage is such a powerful way to help cultivate ease and comfort in body and mind. Treatments can be like pressing a reset button,
leaving us ready to take life in our stride once again.”
Reiki with Sarah Hoare
Sarah has a special interest in Reiki to help soothe a busy mind, a challenged body or a troubled soul.
She says, “Reiki is the ultimate in relaxation – no need to undress, no need to even listen to the sound of my voice, simply lay down comfortably, rest and let the healing energy do its work.”
For more information or to book an appointment, please give Sarah a call on 07976 710368, or visit her website sarahhoare.co.uk. You can also visit Sarah’s Facebook page for additional information and latest news.