The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usui in Japan early in the 20th century. The word Reiki means ‘Universal Energy’. Eastern medicine has always recognized and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to well being. The energy is known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘chi’ in China, and ‘prana’ in India. Acupuncture, tai chi and yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.
Reiki may be helpful in providing a peaceful and calm sense of well being due to deep relaxation and balancing of the body as a whole, even during illness.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
It may bring about a positive personal outlook to improve many aspects of life in areas of diet, exercise, leisure activities and also work. Reiki restores energy and vitality.
About Your Therapists
In Cape Town, South Africa, I trained as a Beauty Therapist. I moved to Durban where I studied Holistic Massage Therapy and opened my own salon. I later moved to Port Elizabeth where I re-opened my salon and incorporated a make-up studio where I also did make-ups for weddings.
In England I qualified in Swedish Therapeutic body massage at the Maitri Foundation, a leading school of massage therapy where I further studied anatomy, physiology and pathology. I have been doing massage since 1994 and am a recognized member of the Association of Physical and Natural Therapists (APNT) and of the British Complimentary Medicine Association (BCMA).
In order to bring complete balance to the body, mind and spirit, I further trained in Reiki
and am now a Reiki Master.
To contact Cheryl, call 07792 454 114 or visit her website: www.avalon-therapeutics.co.uk
Sally has trained under the traditional Japanese system of Reiki devised by Mikai Usui and passed down directly by Master to Master to Sally. She had been drawn to Reiki whilst trying to heal her son of a sudden immune reaction and was amazed by the benefits the treatment brought him.
Sally is a qualified Reiki Master and loves to help others with the deep relaxation and rebalancing effects of Reiki. Reiki is suitable for all ages and ailments, whether you are suffering from stress, anxiety, sleep problems, recovering from injuries and operations or undergoing medical treatments. It can clear emotional and energetic blocks and relieve depression, grief and the effects of traumatic and past life events. A Reiki treatment can also just be a thoroughly relaxing chance to unwind!
She has also trained on an ITEC Holistic Massage Course, studying Anatomy and Physiology and Holistic Massage, passing with Distinction. Where required she is able to incorporate her Reiki Skills into Massage treatments to the benefit of her clients.
More recently she has qualified in FHT Indian Head Massage and Deep Tissue Massage, offering massage treatments that are wonderfully relaxing whilst working on the tensions and tightness for beneficial results.
She is delighted to be associated with Holly Blue Holistics, a charity set up to provide holistic therapies to Gloucestershire residents who would normally not have access to treatments.
Sally can be contacted via her website where you can also check out her prices: sallypeacheyreiki.co.uk or you can call her on 07905 236916.
Sally's work within hospices:
For some time I have had the privilege of joining other volunteer therapists offering Holistic therapies to in-patients and day patients at the Prospect Hospice in Wroughton.
The Hospice serves a population of 300,000 people in the Swindon area and includes Fairford and Lechlade in its boundaries. Partly supported by local health funds the Hospice and her volunteers need to fundraise in countless ways from charity shops and collection boxes to Christmas fairs, Music festivals and 10k runs to adventures along the Great China Wall or up the Three Peaks as well as being the beneficiary of legacies and funeral collections.
All this is fairly well known by locals to the area but did you know that the Hospice does not just provide end of life care and respite care for the terminally ill? The majority of people I see come in for regular day patient clinics where they meet others, have a chat with nurses, do some creative artwork, go out in the garden, be given a delicious lunch and as much tea and cake as they can stand as well as come into the therapy room for some deeply relaxing and restorative therapies such as Reflexology, Reiki and Massage.
It is encouraging that the value and benefits of Holistic therapies such are these are being acknowledged and embraced by those caring for patients with long term and life-limiting illness.
It has also been wonderful to see how people with many worries, stresses and aches and pains can forget them for a while and relax so much that they are often asleep during the treatment.
We also sometimes see family carers of patients who are very much in need of these benefits; they can so often suffer themselves with the trials of caring and don’t (or can’t) allow themselves time for rest and recuperation both physically and emotionally.
Sally Peachey Reiki Master and Massage Therapist
As with all our complementary therapies, you should seek advice from your GP if you feel you have a medical condition.