I discovered Reiki in 2002 at a Healing Arts fair in Warwickshire after receiving a complementary treatment. I felt extremely relaxed, calm and immediately energised. This feeling stayed with me for some weeks after my initial reiki treatment.
Reiki then found me again in 2007 when I was visiting my mother in University College Hospital in London. My mum was undergoing intensive treatment for cancer and spent many weeks in hospital. When visiting my mum one day she told me that there was a girl who regularly attended the cancer wards offering patients complementary Reiki treatments. She used to have regular treatments and used to say how beneficial she found them and how they really helped her to come to terms with the emotional and psychological aspects of her terminal illness.
Mum sadly passed away on the 22nd April 2008. On the day that she passed over, she was in a deep coma and she was offered a treatment which I gratefully accepted on her behalf. I could see my mum’s whole body relax despite being in a coma. I feel very strongly Reiki helped my mum’s transition over to the other side. This has had a huge impact on my belief in Reiki as I had experienced it first hand.
After Mum passed away, I decided to train in this gentle yet effective therapy, which enabled me to become a Reiki Master Practitioner after a period of practice. I was attuned under the traditional Usui System of Natural Healing which includes many Japanese techniques.
Through this practice I learned of the power of this gentle therapy. The main things I noticed were that my clients felt immediate and enduring benefits in a range of health conditions. Reiki also helped on emotional levels, improving ability to cope.
I am now carrying out treatments at my home just outside Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire.