Q: I’m Christian and would like to receive a Reiki treatment, but I was told that it could be dangerous. Is this true?
A: Absolutely not. Reiki is a manifestation of the Holy Spirit in energy form. The negative connotations associated with Reiki amongst most Christians comes from a lack of information about what Reiki really is. I invite you to read my blog post about Christianity and Reiki where you will find testimonials from Christian Reiki practitioners, some of whom are priests and nuns, and references from the Holy Bible that explain how practitioners of Reiki are following Jesus’ example.
Q: You put a lot of emphasis on Reiki for Christians. I am Pagan and was wondering if I would be welcome to have a treatment with you?
A: Yes, of course! I identify as a Pagan myself! My mission to encourage Christians to be more open minded and explore Reiki is to help them to understand that Reiki is not bad or evil, and can be seen as a holy gift from God. I grew up Roman Catholic, so the need to share Reiki with Christians is a personal matter too as I want my friends to experience this wonderful healing modality.
Q: Can I pray the rosary during a Reiki treatment?
A: If this will help you to feel more reassured, relaxed and connected to God then I encourage it. I ask that you either use one hand by your side or place both hands on your tummy so that you remain comfortable and I have room to manoeuvre around.
Q: What sort of music do you play during your Reiki treatments?
A: I usually play either soft ‘spa’ type music or nature sounds. However, clients may request music or audio books of their choice. I have The Holy Bible, the Quran (in Arabic) and monks chanting as a few options. I tend not to play radio or pop music. I ask that requests be made at the time of booking so that I can prepare before the client arrives.
Q: How many Reiki sessions do I need?
A: This will always depend on your personal situation and circumstances, and will differ from person to person. Like all modalities of healing, whether traditional medication or holistic/spiritual, a course of treatments is usually required. For issues such as insomnia or aches and pains, perhaps four sessions will suffice. For more serious illnesses, multiple sessions per week for a few months may be required.
Hawayo Takata, the woman responsible for bringing Reiki to the west and keeping it alive was diagnosed with a tumour in her tummy. She recovered fully after two months of daily treatments. I offer a special plan for people in similar situations, please see the question below.
For legal reasons I can not state that Reiki will heal you, however I would not be a Reiki practitioner if I did not believe in its power. Used as a complimentary therapy it can be beneficial, but I will always advise the client to seek medical advice from their GP also. If the client wishes to use Reiki on its own without any other medical treatment, the client does so at their own risk.
Q: I have a terminal/chronic/serious illness and would like regular/daily treatments. Do you offer any special treatment plans for people in my position?
A: I am sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time. As you will see on my Book a Treatment page, I offer a course of 12 sessions for a reduced price.
However, if you are seriously ill and considering daily treatments, I do have a special package available. It is a four week plan (you can purchase additional weekly plans after the initial four), for £700. The plan is one 50 minute session Monday to Friday for four consecutive weeks, plus the option for you and one friend or family member to take a 1 day Reiki training course and attunement with me, so that you can give yourself self-treatments and they can give you additional treatments. This works out to £35 per treatment with me (saving you £15 per session) and free attunements for you and one other person. Additional weekly packages can be purchased for £175. This option is only available to very sick clients. To discuss your needs, please contact me directly.
As far as I am aware, no other Reiki practitioner offers this. (Please note, although the training course gives you basic knowledge of Reiki and the ability to use it on yourself and others, it does not equate to a Reiki Level 1 training.)
Q: Do you always bless your therapy couch with the sign of the cross and Christian Holy Water?
A: No, I only do this before a Christian client. My usual method of blessing and cleansing the therapy couch is using a homemade spray containing rose water, Chalice Well Gardens water from Glastonbury, and a combination of essential oils.
Q: Do you treat children and animals?
A: Currently I am not treating animals, but I do treat children. If the child is under 16 years old, a parent or guardian must be present in the therapy room. You can relax in one of my chairs with a cup of tea or a glass of Reiki water.