There are not many treatments in one form or another that I haven’t been lucky enough to experience, so it may surprise you to learn that there is one that has managed to escape me – Reiki. An alternative healing treatment, which helps calm the mind and emotions, promoting healing for both body and spirit. A gentle hands-on healing that works on a higher vibration, re-balancing your energy, which is something we all need in our lives at one point or another.
It sounded wonderful and just the type of treatment that I needed with such a busy lifestyle. I paid a visit to Holistic Healing by Jo at her treatment room in Ampthill (she also offers treatments from a salon in Kempston), a tranquil room within Vanity Beauty, offering serenity and calm before you have even slipped on the couch.
The philosophy of Reiki is that we are all surrounded by a vast pool of cosmic energy, which, although invisible, can be summoned and directed by a trained healer and funnelled into the body through entry points called chakras. The “massage” consists of placing the hands lightly on the chakras, or simply holding them over the body to guide the energy in, with the purpose being to relieve stress and pain, induce relaxation, release emotional blockages, accelerate natural healing and balance subtle bodies.
Lying on the treatment couch fully clothed, with a blanket draped over me (Reiki is one of the few treatment that doesn’t require you to undress), Jo began – the heat from her hands (this is the energy transferring), gentle touch, and soft music in the background had me feeling an extreme sense of calm. Her hands went over my body from head to toe concentrating on some areas longer than others, I was in a complete semi sleep like trance, that had me feel like I was floating. Afterwards Jo told me that I had quite a balanced body and mind, something she didn’t expect with the job that I do -, she did pick up on an issue with my chest which I was amazed at as I do have a problem with my lungs (something not many people are aware of). The treatment was truly amazing and left me feeling as if I didn’t have a care in the world, I felt lighter and brighter and any worries I’d had, had completely disappeared leaving me feeling, calm, energised and relaxed.
If you’ve never experience Reiki before– I urge you to try it at least once, I guarantee you’ll be taken aback with how it makes you feel and you’ll find yourself returning on a regular basis just as I plan to do!
Holistic Healing by Jo
Reiki Treatment (45 minutes) – £30