While massage works primarily with the physical body (muscles, tendons, ligaments), energy healing works with the subtler energy systems within and around our physical bodies. There are many different forms of energy healing, acupuncture and reiki being two of the best known.
I am trained in an energy healing technique that focuses on the main energy centres in the body (chakras). There are major and minor chakras with energy channels running between them and connecting all of these centres – think of it like the London Underground with the chakras being the stations, and the energy channels the lines between the stations. Thus the whole body is mapped with energy hubs and channels. These energy maps have been recognised by medical models throughout the world for thousands of years, particularly those in the far east.
Acupuncture follows an ancient and very detailed map of the energy body (there are literally hundreds of points in acupuncture and the channels running between them are called meridians). I follow a simpler but equally effective system focussing on the 7 major chakras, which are located along the length of the spine, and some of the minor chakras, especially those located at the main joints in the body. Each of the major chakras regulate the organs and systems found in that area of the body. Each chakra also regulates particular aspects of our mental and emotional wellbeing.
By touching these points with my hands, I can assist your body in unblocking and rebalancing each of these centres. A free-flowing, unblocked and balanced energy moving throughout our body promotes health on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
This treatment can be particularly good for stress, anxiety, depression and insomnia. Energy healing can help to balance our mind and emotions, reconnecting us with a deeper, stiller part of ourselves. This rebalancing can have a profound effect on both our physical and mental wellbeing and clients often report a deep sense of peace and stillness following a treatment.
What happens during a treatment?
We will start by having a short chat : an opportunity for us to connect, for you to ask any questions, and to see if there are any particular issues – physical, mental or emotional – that you would like the healing to address. Then you will lie down for the healing itself (clients remain fully clothed for the treatment). During this time you simply relax, gently noting any thoughts, feelings, sensations, images or memories that arise. When the healing is complete we will have time for another short chat to discuss anything that arose, either for yourself, or anything that I noticed, during the treatment.
Please feel free to contact me with any queries (see appointments page).