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Sunshine Holistics Reiki Hertford

Reiki treatments at Sunshine Holistics in Hertford are carried out by professional therapist Nikki Hastings who is a member of the UK Reiki Federation.  Nikki discovered Reiki in 2001 whilst in a stressful job and she has been hooked ever since!  She became a qualified Reiki Master/Teacher in 2006 and is passionate about introducing people to its many benefits.  As well as offering Reiki treatments, Nikki also runs Reiki courses throughout the year for anyone wishing to learn Reiki.

What is Reiki?

Reiki Hertford with Nikki Hastings Sunshine HolisticsReiki (pronounced ‘ray-kee’) is a Japanese form of healing which activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.  It is a holistic therapy that treats each person as a ‘whole’. It works on many levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual - to restore balance and harmony in mind, body and spirit.

Reiki is entirely safe and can be experienced by anyone, of any age.  Reiki is not a religion and you don’t have to have any particular beliefs in order for it to work.  All that is needed is an open mind!

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki can indeed help with physical ailments and reduce pain but you don’t have to be ill to enjoy the positive effects of Reiki!  It has many benefits and helps to restore balance on all levels.  Some of the ways in which Reiki can help include:
  • Instilling deep relaxation & calm
  • Easing stress, anxiety & depression
  • Accelerating the body’s self-healing process
  • Helping in the management of pain
  • Releasing negative thoughts & emotions
  • Increasing focus & clarity of mind
  • Improving sleep patterns
  • Boosting energy levels
  • Promoting a positive outlook and sense of wellbeing
Reiki is a complementary therapy that works effectively alongside conventional healthcare treatment and medication.  In fact, Reiki has become much more mainstream over recent years and is now commonly used in hospitals and hospices. Please note, medical advice should always be sought from a GP if you have any health concerns.

What to expect from a Reiki treatment?

Sunshine Holistics Reiki Hertford: Appointments take place in the tranquil surroundings of my home-based treatment room in Hertford.  Before the treatment there will be a short confidential consultation to establish the reason for your visit and give you a chance to ask any questions.  During the Reiki healing you will remain fully clothed and lie on your back on a treatment couch.  Soft music is played to aid relaxation.  My hands are placed above your body to allow the Reiki energy to flow.  I slowly work through various hand positions starting at your head and finishing at your feet.  The Reiki session lasts approximately 1 hour.  
Although no two clients are the same, it is common to experience a sense of deep relaxation during a Reiki treatment and you may even find yourself drifting off to sleep. Don’t worry if you do, as the Reiki energy will work regardless.  Some people may feel warmth or coolness from my hands whilst others may see colours or feel tingly.  You may enjoy a sense of peace and inner calm. It really is a unique experience and can differ each time you have a treatment. 

How does Reiki work? Reiki Hertford chakra chart

Reiki works on the principle that there are 7 main energy centres in the body known as ‘chakras’ which can become imbalanced or blocked due to the strains and stresses of everyday life.  This can prevent the natural energy that runs through our bodies to flow freely.  If our energy is blocked or low, then we may feel out of sorts, stressed or ill.  On the other hand, if our energy is strong and free-flowing we are more likely to feel balanced, healthy and a sense of wellbeing.   This energy is sometimes referred to as ‘lifeforce energy’ or ‘prana’ or ‘chi.’

A Reiki practitioner channels the healing energy by placing their hands in various positions on or above the client’s body.  Reiki flows from the practitioner’s hands to re-align and balance these energy centres in order to restore harmony in mind, body and spirit.  

How often should I have Reiki?

Some people enjoy occasional Reiki treatments whilst others prefer a course of weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions to help with a particular condition or maintain a sense of wellbeing. It really is an individual choice and we can discuss your needs at your appointment. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions or you would like to book a Reiki appointment.