"I believe that Sarah has such a way with her that completely relaxes the patient and that goes a long way in helping the reflexology treatment" - Jean B, Amersham


Sarah Pluves Holistic Therapies on Wahanda


What is Reiki

Reiki is a simple hands-on technique of healing the body, mind and spirit.  This system of healing evolved in Japan in the early 1900s through the dedication and experience of Dr Mikao Usui.

Rei means 'universal' and ki (or chi) means 'life force energy'.  Thus Reiki is delivering the universal force energy to you, the same energy that flows through everything around us.  Reiki works to heal energy blockages within the body and so restore the body's physical, emotional or spiritual health.  However, it is more than just a treatment to heal - it also helps you to grow personally and spiritually, allowing you to find true enlightenment.

What happens during a treatment?

A treatment is non-instrusive, you are not required to remove any clothes and no pressure is applied to the body.  Indeed, Reiki energy can be channelled with the therapist's hands just above your body within your aura.  Reiki can help a wide variety of conditions, whether physical or emotional, and the therapist's hands will direct energy to the part of the body requiring healing.  A sequence of hand positions can also used to cover the body in order to channel healing energy throughout the treatment, giving a general tonic and ideal if just total relaxation is required.  A standard treatment takes about one hour, although it very much depends on your own requirements. 

During the treatment, you lie on a couch, close your eyes and relax whilst the therapist works around the areas requiring healing.  If you are unable to lie flat then healing can be done whilst you are seated.  You may feel sensations such as warmth, a breeze around the body or tingling.  You may sigh, laugh, release emotions or shiver:  all signs that negative energy is being released.  After a treatment, many people feel a sense of peace, making Reiki a wonderful treatment for stress and anxiety.

Is Reiki suitable for everyone?

Reiki is a simple, safe, yet powerful form of healing, suitable for everyone, including children and the elderly.

Acute conditions can be healed quickly whilst chronic conditions may take a little longer.  Reiki can be used for terminal illnesses to provide a sense of calm and acceptance during the time remaining.