Reiki for beginners
I can barely pronounce it let alone tell you what it is, but I’m a sucker for trying new treatments so Reiki, here I come. According to my Reiki healer Michael Barthaund from The Lifehouse Spa & Hotel in Essex, Reiki is ‘an ancient healing art, that was re-discovered in 100 years ago.’ He describes it as a simple hands on healing technique, that helps to restore balance, harmony and wellbeing to the recipient. Michael, there’s nothing I don’t love about everything you’ve just said. As I lay down (face up, clothes on FYI) it feels like the start of a massage only instead of aromatic oil being poured all over me, a set of quantum chakra balancing disks are placed across my chest and legs. What’s that you say? Oh yes, quantum chakra balancing disks are widely used in Reiki to harmonise and balance individual energies. I wasn’t too sure what this meant but I felt instantly relaxed – a feeling which continued to overwhelm me as the treatment continued.