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  • What is Reiki?
    Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that involves the transfer of energy thought the practitioner's hands to promote relaxation and overall well being.
  • What is Distance Reiki?
    Distance Reiki is a form of Reiki where the Practitioner sends healing energy to the recipient, regardless of their physical location. Reiki is not bound by physical space and can be directed through intention, meditation and focus.
  • Does a Reiki Practitioner need to be qualified and insured?
    Yes. I am fully qualified and have full insurance. My certificates are available on request. I am also a member of the UK Reiki Federation.
  • How does Distance Reiki work if the Practitioner is not in the same room?
    Energy knows no bounds or obstacles. Reiki is a way of channelling energy, from a higher source, through the Practitioner as the vessel, to the person. The energy manifests itself as intellectual healing, targeting where it needs to heal for the highest good of the person. Distance Reiki may also be sent to more than one person, objects, plants, a past or future scenario! Everything is energy - including the chair you sit on, literally everything you see, feel, touch and every living being.
  • What can I expect at a Reiki session with you?
    Reiki - in person at MSCM Natural Therapy Centre, West Harrow: As a practice of respect and honour of the treatment space, we ask all clients to take their shoes off when they first enter the clinic. Before we begin a session, I ask my clients for their intention of the healing session. It's ok not to have one; being open to receiving Reiki is enough. During a Reiki session, you will lay or sit down, fully clothed on a treatment table. It is advisable to wear loose fitting clothes for comfortability. You will have a choice whether hands may be lightly placed on or near to the body, usually a few inches above or away). I completely understand that not everyone is comfortable with any physical contact, therefore you may also let me know at your consultation too. I will begin to channel Reiki, for 50 minutes and during the treatment, there will be relaxing music in the background - this aids the relaxing surroundings of the session. It's quite common to doze off or fall completely asleep. If you start snoring, I'll find that a huge compliment, so snore away too! Once the hour of Reiki is complete, you are welcome to share any experiences on how you felt. Distance Reiki via Zoom: Before we begin a session, I ask my clients for their intention of the healing session. It's ok not to have one; being open to receiving Reiki is enough. During the session, you may sit or lay down on your chosen surface. This could be a comfortable armchair, sofa or bed, for example. I will play relaxing music during the session and connect to Reiki from my sacred space, and begin to channel the energy to you. Once the hour of Reiki is complete, you are welcome to share any experiences on how they felt. There may be times my cat joins me in the room, so if you like cats but are allergic to them, Zoom Reiki is perfect for you too : ) Distance Reiki: Scheduled: Preparation is the same as Distance Reiki via Zoom, except with this service you may schedule a time that you would like Reiki. If the time booked is within my working hours, then I will message you before I start the session and when I have completed. If the time you have booked is not within my usual working hours, I can practice Reiki and schedule it so it reaches you at your chosen time. Please note: Reiki is not a form of any massage techniques. There will be no diagnosis after your treatment/s. Reiki is a purely holistic, complementary treatment and not a replacement for medical care.
  • What will I experience during a Reiki session?
    Everybody is different and therefore there are so many different experiences! To name a few though, many people feel very relaxed and some fall asleep (which is quite normal and ok to do!) You may feel hot or cold on different parts of the body, you may see vivid colours or sometimes feel a little uncomfortable or slight pain or even tingling on particular areas of your body. Sometimes the mind works over time. Just as many people feel emotional as they lay on their Yoga mat in savasana, they may also do so in a Reiki session. I advise to allow the tears and emotions to flow, allowing them to release from your body. For some, they don't feel anything, but that doesn't mean the Reiki has not reached you. Each session will most likely feel different to the next. If you feel comfortable, writing your thoughts, emotions and experiences straight after a session lends itself to be cathartic. As Reiki works to balance the Chakras (energy points of our body) this may release many noticeable emotions and physical feelings.
  • How long does a Distance Reiki session with you take?
    I ask clients to keep 1.5 hours uninterrupted time free, especially for the first session. This way we may talk prior and post the energy work. The actual Reiki healing takes up to one hour. Of course, we can shorten the time as per your needs and after the first session, a lot of clients just love getting straight into relax mode!
  • Why do I need to drink water after a Reiki session?
    Hydrating with a glass of water straight after a session and for the next few days after a Reiki session flushes out any toxins in the body. The Reiki is activated for 72 hours after a session, so it's an important part of the process. It is important to take it easy that day - it is advisory to not partake in any strenuous exercise or consume any alcohol or recreational drugs.
  • Are there any side effects from receiving Reiki?
    Reiki is a very gentle healing practice. Many people feel like a weight has been lifted and relaxed after a session. Many people experience a great sleep that night, which is so nourishing. However, in some cases, people find things get worse before they get better, temporarily, and it is believed that the elimination of toxins is the cause. This is known as a ‘healing crisis’. Mild headaches, nausea or cold/flu like symptoms may also occur a day or so after the treatment. Again, this is temporary as the body brings itself back to balance.
  • Does the Reiki Practitioner take on my energy or get exhausted from giving Reiki?
    Absolutely not. Your Practitioner is the vessel for which Reiki travels to the client, therefore they do not draw energy from you. Similarly, no personal energy is transferred from Practitioner to client.
  • I feel great after one session, does that mean I don’t need any more sessions?
    This is dependent on why you would like Reiki. I can advise you on how many sessions you may want to book to begin with after your free consultation and for the most part, the client knows themselves. Reiki works on balancing Chakras (energy points in the body), physical and emotional ailments - therefore, like with any journey, it would be for your benefit if you complete the course. A starting point, dependant on your reason, would be three to six sessions. And sometimes, one session, once in a while is perfect- especially for those who would like Reiki for relaxation, just like you would if you book yourself a massage, spa, facial etc. Self care and self love is the kindness we show ourselves, so being open to treating yourself with a Reiki session is wonderful!
  • Is Reiki a religion?
    No, Reiki is a spiritual, holistic healing practice. You don't need to be spiritual either. As a Practitioner, I do not include any religious belief systems.
  • Are there any dietary requirements before or after a Reiki session?
    In general, it would be ideal if you could eat healthy as possible, but of course, that isn't always possible! An excess of sugar, salt and caffeine are energy blockers, so it advisory to try to limit or avoid these before and after your session. Herbal teas or warm water would be ideal but not mandatory! It is advisory you do not drink alcohol or take recreational drugs 24 hours prior and post session. It's important you let me know if you have and if you are concerned, we can reschedule. (as per T&C's sent to you before a booked session).
  • Are there conditions or situations I shouldn't receive Reiki?
    Reiki is such a gentle, invasive practice, most people can enjoy the healing benefits. However, there are a few circumstances that should be avoided or seek advice from your medical professional contact first. It is imperative to disclose the following with your Reiki Practitioner during your consultation. Here are some conditions: Avoid receiving Reiki if you are intoxicated - be it alcohol or drugs Open wounds or infections Psychotic disorders, Schizophrenia or severe bipolar disorder (You can discuss with your mental health professional first) If you have broken bones, please wait until you have healed Post surgery reiki is fine, but not when a person is in actual surgery (it can affect the anaesthesia) If you have a pacemaker, a Reiki Practitioner can work around it, however it is best practice to seek advice from your Doctor first Epilepsy, although Reiki would relax a person, it could trigger seizures, so best practice is to ask your Neurologist before booking Infectious diseases or conditions (to protect the practitioner and anyone you may be in contact with) Chronic pain - Reiki can be used for chronic pain, however, it's essential to communicate with your doctor to make sure that it compliments your pain management plan If in doubt, with any past or present conditions, please seek advice from your doctor. Please note: All medical conditions must be disclosed before a Reiki treatment, which you will be asked for at time of booking.
  • Will my medical treatment interfere with Reiki?
    Reiki is a holistic, complementary therapy. It does not replace medical treatment or medication. Therefore, it is advisable you seek advice from your Doctor if you have any queries regarding introducing Reiki to support your condition or existing medication you are taking. I, as your practitioner, do not diagnose any conditions or advise on any past, present or possible future conditions. The client form I provide before a treatment includes asking for your conditions and your Doctor's and next of kin contact details. I, as your Practitioner, will only use these details if I consider it necessary to contact them, on an emergency basis only.
  • Why can't I directly book a Reiki session on your website?
    If you are a first time client, then I ask you to book a free 30 minute consultation. This way, we can meet on Zoom and discuss why you are interested in having a treatment. Your comfortability is my priority, therefore the consultation gives us both a chance to get to know one another a little first. I will then send a client form and payment details once you let me know what day you would like to book your first session. Book your free consultation here: For returning clients, please continue to contact me directly via the contact details I provide you after your first session. I look forward to connecting with you and being part of your healing journey.
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