Clare Powell Reiki

REIKI Holistic Therapy

Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into their client by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the client's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

I'm Clare Powell, a Reiki therapist, qualified to Level 3 Master status,
working out of Tamworth and Mere Green/Four Oaks in Sutton Coldfield

Reiki Energy Healing

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe ancient form of hands on healing. Reiki treats you as a whole person including your body, emotions, mind and spirit. It helps to promote relaxation, inner peace and well-being.

A Reiki therapist channels Ki (Japanese) or Chi (China) to rebalance a person’s own healing ability. Here in the West this idea is regarded with skepticism, though vitalism was practiced right up until the 20th century, in the East, however, such treatment is still practiced. In India the concept of 'Prana' is well regarded, as is Animism in Africa and, as already mentioned, Chi in China and Ki in Japan, where balance and harmony with nature are well understood and cherished, something we in the West are the poorer for having forgotten.

Will Reiki grow back lost limbs or cure severe illness? No, it won't. It can help you cope with those conditions, alleviate the pain and fatigue that you have when coping with them and it can help you heal. Reiki is a complimentary therapy it is not a replacement to or alternative to science based medicine or surgery.

What can you expect

In a typical Reiki session the therapist or practitioner will, through a series of exercises, sense where your energy is out of alignment, rechanneling it to serve any areas where you are suffering pain or discomfort. The treatment is started with a questionnaire to ensure that the client has no contraindications (for example, a person with Type 1 Diabetes would need to ensure they had completed a BG check pre and post treatment. A client with a pacemaker would have to have written clearance from their doctor). Once this questionnaire has been completed, the client relaxes on the treatment table while the therapist performs the Reiki treatment. After the treatment, the therapist and client will discuss the client's experience, thus ensuring the client understands their Reiki treatment.

After care

Please be kind to yourself after a Reiki session, it is recommended that you drink plenty of water following a Reiki session to help flush toxins (which may have been released) from your system.
Aim for a gentle soothing day, where you can relax after the treatment, and aim for an early night’s sleep so that the Reiki treatment can keep healing through the night.
Please do not schedule exercise or keep-fit classes after a treatment, try to do your fitness classes prior to your Reiki treatment, if they are scheduled for the same day as your Reiki treatment.

In fact, it may be wise at this point to reflect on the Reiki principles, as laid down by Dr. Mikao Usui

Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage is based on the Ayurveda system of healing which has been practiced in India for over a thousand years.

How does it work? The aim of Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. It is traditional to use essential oils with an Indian Head Massage but some clients prefer the treatment without oils - just make your choice known to your therapist at the questionnaire stage.

The therapist uses a range of different movements including application of deep kneading and compression movements over the neck, shoulder and scalp areas and gently stimulate pressure points on the face.

Each session usually lasts fifty minutes; this incorporates a 10 minute conversation at the beginning of the session, to ensure that there are no contraindications.

The client is encouraged to sit quietly at the end of the session for ten minutes once the massage has been completed.