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‘Holistic’ comes from the Greek word holos, meaning ‘whole’

‘Holistic therapies, natural and non-invasive,  that addresses the whole person

- body, mind & spirit.’

Astrid Blake intuition

Scroll down the page to read more about my personal Reiki journey and experience. 


Reiki is an ancient yet simple healing technique. It has been found to produce profound results through gentle touch and energy transfer. Reiki energy is channelled through the practitioner, healing on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki naturally helps improve the ability to cope with life challenges by treating body and mind.

  • Promotes harmony & balance

  • Relaxes and releases tension from the body

  • Cleanses body of toxins and supports immune system

  • Helps you sleep better

  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing

  • Breaks down energy blocks and balances the Mind, Body, and Spirit

  • Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability

  • Reduction in anxiety

  • Improves mental clarity


‘Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state’. Wikipedia


Simple Meditation facts

  • Meditation is our natural human behaviour

  • It is accessible to all 

  • There are various gateways to enter

  • Once inside there are many practices to use

  • Amazingly it is the universal core state

  • It wasn’t invented by anyone

  • Does not belong to any particular tradition

  • Is not connected to religion

my reiki journey 

I first became interested in Reiki in 1994 when I had treatment with very powerful results, which lead me to finding out more and then to take the first degree in Usui system of Natural Healing in Sept 1999 with the Reiki Master Margaret Anne Pauffley, it is a wonderful art which is open for anyone to learn or experience. 

Using Reiki on family, friends, pets and myself first, I soon realised the immense benefits that it could give.

After 21 years of my first initiation to Reiki, my connection to Reiki was deepened, I took the Shoden level training in 2020 with the teacher Carole Dawson who trained with Tadao Yamaguchi, the co-founder of Jikiden Reiki.  This is the style of Reiki I practice.

Jikiden Reiki

Jikiden Reiki, which is practiced and taught in the authentic Japanese way as it was originally taught by Chujiro Hayashi in the 1930s (one of the first teachers created by Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki). You can read more about the history on the UK Jikiden website. 

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of healing, it is a simple and practical way to help us use more of and connect more deeply with our own source and essence. This can make a difference to all areas of our lives, the stresses and strains and to the profound mysteries of our souls. Reiki can be used as a tool for personal growth and as a healing technique.  A treatment activates and enhances your innate healing intelligence, so healing occurs wherever it is most needed. This includes the heart, mind and soul as well as the body. The person giving the treatment does not diagnose or try and control what happens. 


Much of my experience with Reiki goes beyond explanations. I don’t feel the need to understand it, it is something that I just ‘know’. When I share Reiki with others through treatments, I connect with the part of them that ‘knows’. It is incredibly beautiful and infinitely lovely. It has given me the motivation and courage to go deeper into my own healing and support others to do the same.

It has helped me with the recovery process of some major physical and emotional trauma and has also acted as a bridge to my own meditation practice and creativity. You may wish to read more about my experience and journey on my blog

Allow me to treat you so that you can have the benefit of increased wellbeing.

Beautiful words as written by Mikao Usui 

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