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Relaxed, rejuvenated, revitalised, energised – all this from reiki!

Take advantage of £10 off your first reiki treatment at The Natural Health Hub Lymington and find out for yourself...

Katherine O'Callaghan demystifies reiki for the Natural Health Hub LymingtonThe Natural Health Hub’s reiki practitioner Katharine O’Callaghan is fed up with hearing people dismiss reiki as "out there"!  (And having recently tried reiki myself I can confirm that it did not seem at all whacky but rather a very relaxing and entirely pleasant experience.)

Reiki and its benefits demystified - for the benefit of us all

So Katharine has written a down-to-earth, straightforward explanation of what exactly reiki is and what her treatments entail.

For a limited period and to tempt you to give it a go, she is offering £10 off your first reiki treatment at the Hub - making it just £35 for a whole hour. You can book online here or call the Hub on 01590 670955.

What is reiki, how does it work, why would I want it...

As Katharine says....

"Reiki is quite difficult to describe to people without sounding a bit ‘woo woo’. But I’m going to try to answer some of the most common questions I’m asked about reiki treatnent.

The Natural Health Hub offers reiki treatments with Katharine O CallaghanQ: What is reiki? 

A: Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-kee’) is a completely natural, ancient Japanese relaxation technique based on the transfer of energy through the practitioner's hands to treat the whole person on a physical, emotional and spiritual level, promoting the body’s own relaxation response and natural healing abilities.

Reiki is a completely non-invasive holistic treatment that can do no harm, only good.  

Q: How does it work?

A: The treatment is carried out either lying down or seated. The reiki practitioner first scans the body for any areas need attention, working through the ‘chakras’ – the body’s energy centres which can be likened to depleted batteries that need charging. These range from the top of the head (crown), to the middle of the forehead (called the third eye), to the throat, heart and solar plexus (around the stomach, kidneys and liver), to around the navel (sacrum), to the base of the spine (known as the root or base).

The practitioner uses a series of hand positions and intention to channel positive energy to the chakras to help rebalance and revitalise them. The word ‘chakra’ means ‘wheel’ in Sanskrit and the practitioner aims to help all the ‘wheels’ spin smoothly. A positive, soothing energy flows from the hands, promoting relaxation, releasing tension and helping the body to rebalance itself.

Q: Do I have to take my clothes off? 

A: No! Just wear loose, comfortable clothing and all you need to do is lie down and relax. Reiki is practised either hands-on or hands-off, depending on the client’s preference. It works just as well either way.

Q: How will I feel after my treatment?

A: Benefits reported by clients vary widely but include feeling deeply relaxed, nurtured, rejuvenated, revitalised, more balanced physically and emotionally, energised, less tense/stressed and more positive and able to cope with life. Reiki continues to work on the body in the days and weeks following treatment.

Q: Why would I book a reiki treatment? 

A: Reiki is very simple but extremely effective and powerful. Here are some of the reasons people come to me for reiki treatments:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Lack of energy
  • Inability to relax and switch off
  • Recuperation from illness
  • Bereavement (recent or past)
  • Headaches
  • Feeling ‘out of balance’ and depleted
  • Low immune system
  • Poor digestion
  • To complement medical treatment and other alternative therapies
  • Anger management

Q: How often should I have reiki?

A: Ideally, once every 4-6 weeks to keep your body’s chakras in balance and to encourage your own body to restore itself.

Q: What should I do after my reiki treatment?

A: It’s important to drink plenty of water after your treatment and to avoid alcohol and caffeine. Ideally, you should rest as much as possible afterwards.

Katharine offers reiki treatments at The Natural Health Hub 11.30am- 3.30pm on Thursdays. You can book online or call The Hub on 01590 670955.

About The Natural Health Hub

The Natural Health Hub is Lymington’s health and well-being centre offering an extensive selection of complementary therapies.

The Hub specialises in gut health, intolerances, natural pain relief, women’s hormonal issues and stress. Services include acupuncture, homeopathy, NLP life coaching, reflexology, hypnotherapy, weight loss coaching/mentoring, NIS, polarity therapy, reiki and reflexology (including facial reflexology), all-natural manicures and pedicures, plus the ever-popular monthly sound baths. The shop at The Hub stocks supplements, probiotics and all-natural non-toxic products. Book online at www.TheNaturalHealthHub.co.uk or call 01590 670955.

The Natural Health Hub is tucked behind the high street in Lymington, down the passageway between Halifax and Dogs Trust

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