One to One

dominic-houstonA 1:1 Reiki treatment promotes a deep state of relaxation at all levels and so is an excellent way to let go of stress. As Reiki supports your body’s natural healing ability, a Reiki treatment is also an excellent complement to traditional medicine and therapies. For example, in preparing or recovering from surgery, or supporting someone working through difficult emotional issues.

If you want to find out more about Reiki or your energy system, then look through these articles.

If you want to make an appointment for a Reiki treatment, then please contact me directly by phone on 0207 129 8146 or by email at dominic@ourenergymatters.com. If I am unable to take your call or you contact me by email, please provide your name, a contact telephone number and the best time to contact you. I will contact you within 24 hours to book the appointment.

1. Duration

The session will last approximately 60 minutes in total. This includes some time to talk before and afterwards, and some time to prepare the space where the session will take place (more relevant if I am visiting you).

2. Venue

I can visit you at home or you can visit me a treatment centre. I also visit offices in the London area as part of my corporate work.

3. Charges

For 1:1 treatments I charge £70 for an hour’s appointment. Corporate rates vary according to the requirements of the client. Please contact me at dominic@ourenergymatters.com to discuss corporate rates.

4. Before the Session

I recommend avoiding alcohol and excessive caffeine in the 24 hours before and after the session. The session will dramatically increase the amount of energy flowing through your system and this can speed up the body’s natural detoxification process. The best way to support your system during this time is to be well hydrated, to make sure you get a good night’s sleep, and to eat food that is easy for you to digest (whatever that means for you – no hard and fast rules).

5. Intention

You may have heard people talk about intention – in the context of healing, this is about what you want to address or accomplish through the session. It is possible to just turn up and see what happens. However, it is also possible to set a specific intention (when you make the appointment and at the session itself) to address a particular issue. For example, recurring headaches, stress, or anxiety.

6. During the Session

You will remain fully clothed during the treatment. Loose comfortable clothing is recommended. Most people lie on the treatment table. This is the most comfortable position because people usually drift off to sleep or become drowsy. The alternative position is to sit in a chair, but I do not recommend this unless someone has (for instance) a back problem that prevents them lying down.

A treatment involves directing energy through the hands to the body’s energy system. This can be done either by laying hands direct onto the body or holding the hands off the body.

I work with a minimum of touch and usually start with my hands resting on the person’s shoulders for the first 5 minutes or so. Sometimes I place my hands on someone’s head or feet. Occasionally I will ask someone to turn over half way through the session.

7. After the Session

As above, it is best to avoid alcohol and excessive caffeine for the 24 hour period after the session. The effects of the session may take longer than that to work through your system, and if that is the case I recommend keeping an eye on how your body is feeling and listening to what it needs (sleep? water? chocolate? etc). Be aware of how you are feeling emotionally, and where your thoughts are during this time. These can be signposts for what is working through your system after the session.

8. Record Keeping

I keep a basic record of your name, contact details, appointments, and some notes about the session itself. If you wish to view this information please send me an email at dominic@ourenergymatters.com and I will provide you with an electronic copy within 5 working days of your request.

9. Insurance / Qualifications

I am insured with Balens, a firm of insurance brokers specializing in complementary health.

I am registered with the Healer Foundation, a trade association representing people working in healing and complementary health.

I have trained in Usui Reiki, Angelic Reiki and Shamballa. I am a Master Practioner in each of these.

To check my training & qualifications, please refer to these Teachers and their websites: Chris Parkes (Usui Reiki) at The Reiki School, Altrincham, Manchester www.thereikischool.co.uk; Christine Core (Angelic Reiki; Shamballa) c/o www.angelicreikimagic.com & www.newshamballa.com.

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