Reiki Surry Hills in the news!

I’m very happy that Reiki Surry Hills has been featured in an article in the Femail section of the Australian edition of the MailOnline. The MailOnline is the online version of Britain’s Daily Mail, and is the most visited English-language newspaper website in the world! It has homepages for the UK, USA, India and Australia. Check out the article here:

Is natural energy healing the secret to relieving stress for good? I tried Reiki for the first time – with surprising results

It came about when a wonderful Irish journalist named Alice Murphy put out a request to come for three reiki treatments and then write about it. While originally the article was meant to be matched with another story about another form of energy healing, that one got delayed, so I get a whole feature article myself!

I think it’s great, clearly written and features Reiki Surry Hills nicely. I like that the article is just a straightforward look at her experiences. She sets out the possible problem, and how she felt before, and then, along with a useful overall explanation of reiki, she talks about how she felt after the treatment. Some of my reviews are included from the website, a photo of me, and my husband even sneaks into the article (posing as a client).

I’m curious how many more treatments this will translate into, though this week (the article was first posted in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday), I have had a lot of bookings and as of the Friday, the page says there have been 1,200 shares!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.

Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

More reviews of Reiki Surry Hills


It’s always such a pleasure to share feedback with you, and I’m so grateful to my clients who took the time to write these words:

Reviews from Bookwell (the online booking service):

Greta – 5 stars – visited September 2018

Thank you, Andy, I instantly felt comfortable with you in your lovely place. After walking in stressed and rushed and not in a great place emotionally I walked out feeling much calmer and peaceful. During my reiki session I was able to think about some things that cause me worry in a more positive and calm way. G x

Scott – 5 stars – visited September 2018<

Holly – 5 stars – visited August 2018<
Andy is a miracle worker. Very professional and kind and clearly committed to delivering quality service. 🙂

Steven – 5 stars – visited August 2018
Andy provides a very professional service and the treatment was both powerful and nourishing.

Reviews on the Reiki Surry Hills Facebook page:

Betty, August 29, Amazingly healing. Andy is very talented and a calming energy. Highly recommended.

Anthony, August 28, I recently had a Reiki session with Andy and the entire experience was very positive. He was courteous and attentive throughout the session, listening to my concerns and explaining the Reiki process to me… The treatment itself was relaxing and I have felt more balanced and aligned within myself since. I will likely return to see Andy again in the future.

Amritha, August 9, I had an amazing reiki session with Andy, and would highly recommend him!

Reviews from Google

I currently have a 5-star rating on Google from 19 reviews! The latest:

Ciara, September 2018: It’s so hard to describe the positive benefits of reiki with Andy but they are 100%. I thoroughly enjoy my sessions and always feel uplifted and energised after. I would highly recommend!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

More feedback from clients

Sharing feedback from clients is important to me, as it gives you an idea in their words, not mine, what you might experience. Of course this selection of words is mostly positive. My clients don’t always report in, and some simply ask specific questions about how they are feeling.

But this range of comments shows honestly some of the ways people feel after a treatment. If you haven’t tried reiki, perhaps it will encourage you to come and give it a go.

Here is some feedback from earlier this year:

“I did feel different over the weekend, I would say I felt slightly with my head in the clouds almost, spacing out in a nice way on Friday night. I felt significantly better on Saturday evening and Sunday.”

“The session gave me the opportunity to relax and think of the present moment which I don’t do often enough.”

“Thanks for the treatment and the follow-up, it was a great experience leaving me calmer and less rushed for the next few days, and still going!”

“I was sceptical in the beginning, but I have felt far happier since I met with you.”

“Following our session, similar to a very good meditation session, I felt very present. My senses feel heightened and I’m enjoying sensations which I previously took no notice of. I think this has in turn lowered my anxiety and allowed me to see what I want a bit clearer.”

“About a week after the treatment I got this sudden energy that stayed for day and night non-stop wouldn’t allow me to sleep but even when I got up in the mornings I felt great, and then in the last week I had a night where I just felt like current going through my whole body that’s felt amazing”

“I have been happy and positive since… Thank you again for your help, Andy. You are really skilled/gifted :)”

“Thank you for the session, I started off struggling to clear my mind, then slowly as you moved over my body I could feel myself relaxing as you said primarily when moving over my face and neck. Eventual I would say I feel into a meditative state – deeply relaxed and aware of my breath and body. I  thoroughly enjoyed it and found it deeply brought me some much needed peace. Leaving the appointment I spent the afternoon feeling at peace, and far more joyous that I have for a significant period. I also noticed I was far more observant of my surroundings and sense – colours, temperature and wind on my skin.”

“Since the session I’ve felt extremely calm and much more positive and well, but I also feel revitalised.”

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Reviews on Bookwell

My clients are still enjoying making bookings through Bookwell. You can access other alternative medicine, health and beauty businesses through Bookwell, and you can also find my listing for Reiki Surry Hills.

It makes sense to me: I like online booking services. It allows clients to see when I’m available, make an appointment that suits them, and if they want, pay in advance with a credit card.

Here are some of the latest reviews!

One of the reasons that I think I’m getting bookings from Bookwell is that I seem to be the only person who just gives reiki in Sydney. Other folks also offer other types of therapies.

And another reason I’m getting bookings from Bookwell is that I have great reviews!

I don’t have a way of automatically featuring them anywhere else though, so I thought I’d copy them over to a blog post! I’m really honoured that these clients have taken to give me a rating and take the time to talk about their experiences of the treatment positively.

Alison
***** (5 stars out of 5) visited March 2018
“Professional and high quality service”

Lara
***** visited January 2018
“As I have never had reiki before and really didn’t know much about it, I had no expectations. I have been weighed down for a couple of years with health issues because of a bad event. I thought I had moved on lately from this but was interested in learning more about energy work for my health. Once I was on the table, only a few minutes had gone by when all the tears I had been holding back came up, all the thoughts on this event also. I was very surprised by this but I knew that this event was the cause of my frail health. That same afternoon I felt a pleasant lightening of spirit and started to play music again. It is as though Andy’s reiki treatment has gifted me with the blessings of the devas! I now have clarity and resolution. I would put reiki way up the top of therapies to help us get through this life and shine :)”

Paige
***** visited October 2017

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Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Various feedback and reviews

It’s always interesting for me to get feedback from my clients after their treatments. It can give you an idea of the range of results you might experience after a treatment, though at the same time, I hope it doesn’t set up particular expectations. Everyone’s experience is different!

Here’s a recent sampling:

“I feel like I am floating at the moment”

“In the days after the session, I felt kind of tired. I slept well. During the day I had some strong emotions… After a few days, I did feel more balanced. Doing well now!”

“Feeling great today!!”

“It was definitely a meditative experience. That feeling stayed with me for one to two days but has left now… but hopefully, one day I would like to feel the energy and other sensations friends report experiencing.”

“After the reiki, I felt like my body was waking up after a very long sleep”

“The session achieved the ‘re-set’ I was hoping for, so I’ve been feeling and sleeping better since.”

“I felt very much more centred and slower today. I have more clarity.”

“I find Reiki very magical, I am a strong believer that we all have the power to heal ourselves and each other, sometimes we just need a helping hand.”

“Despite it being a hectic week with a fair amount of travel and disrupted routine my energy levels feel good. I don’t seem to have the same sluggish energy level at the moment that I was experiencing.”

“I definitely felt a lightening up and good feeling.”

 

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

 

I can’t sleep!

A common theme for my clients is sleeping…

Quite a few people have trouble sleeping, or the particular problem that they have relating to their anxiety or stress is causing sleep problems.

I’ve had some good success reported back to me.

Sandra, a mother of a young baby, said that she is often tossing and turning and has issues with insomnia, but after the treatment she said ‘had the best night’s sleep I’ve had in ages’. She described that even though she was woken up a few times by the noises of her baby, she went ‘immediately back to sleep rather than staring at the ceiling for an hour’.

Another client, who didn’t come for sleeping issues, reported ‘I’ve been sleeping like a baby for a week’.

For another client, the first treatment helped with her sleep but not the second treatment.

In any case, I can’t guarantee that reiki will help address insomnia, but it might. It certainly can help people with relaxation, and to shift their energy to feel better overall, which might include sleeping better.

As I tell all my clients, if you have an issue that’s been longstanding, reiki may be part of the solution but not the whole one; it might give you some insights on a direction to take, and some relief for a few days, or longer. But it’s always necessary to look at the bigger picture, to see whether sleep problems are related to a physical issue (like sleep apnea), emotional issues (like stress in a relationship or work) or something else.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Reviews from Facebook

Reviews on Reiki Surry Hills are scattered all over the net, though I try to gather them here as the main library. Some clients leave reviews at my Bookwell listing (I suspect after a treatment, Bookwell asks them for a rating); others on my Google listing; and still more on my Facebook page.

Here are the latest from my Facebook page:

“First experience with Reiki today – wow – that was awesome! Can’t explain it – you just have to try it out for yourself!”

“Andy was a wonderful practitioner, explained what would happen during treatment. Made me feel comfortable and had an immediate calming effect. I would recommend Andy to friends and look forward to returning for another session.”

“I just had a wonderful experience with Andy today. The session made me feel very calm and relaxed and I felt the energy as heat and tingles. Especially as the session progressed I felt these sensations increase. It is hard to describe and something one needs to experience first hand to understand the feeling of relaxation and healing that Andy is able to create for you. I will definitely come back again.”

“I had a beautiful, relaxing experience with my treatment. On a personal level was very important to understand some things. Thank you.”

And then when I drew attention to these reviews on my Facebook page, a client sent me a message right away to tell me to add: “I’ve been sleeping like a baby for a week.”

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

September feedback: ‘like I was on a cloud’.

I’ve had lots of interesting feedback from clients in September. I thought it would be useful to include pretty much something from everyone, so you can see the range of effects and that while some people had great treatments, a few people were also disappointed:

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‘I actually feel a lot less overwhelmed with everything that’s going on at the moment. Post the session I’ve been able to let a few things go and have stopped worrying about certain things that I can’t control. Great outcome.’

‘I do feel the treatment is still working today, chi has increased & am on the mend.’

‘The treatment was great, thank you. I felt very “outside myself”‘.

Another client who had problems sleeping felt after a first treatment ‘very relaxed’ and had ‘a deeper cleep than usual’ but after the second treatment ‘didn’t sleep well at all’ and the treatment ‘didn’t seem to help my sleep like last time’.

‘All in all it was a super fantastic experience for me.  The days since have been the best I’ve felt since last year, so I have to attribute some of that to the Reiki.’

‘I did love the treatment – I felt lighter after the treatment and have been sleeping better’

‘I felt fine after the treatment. I haven’t really noticed a difference.’

‘I actually felt a shift almost straight away. Overall I felt more calm and clear and also more love and understanding…I think I’ve been a lot less reactive and I’m paying close attention to my thoughts and feelings.’

‘I may come back for a future session – it was enjoyable but i’m not sure of the benefits yet.’

‘Walking out of your apartment I definitely felt lighter, it was a bit like I was on a cloud.’

Another client wrote ‘after my first session I felt quite clear minded and calm’ but the reported ‘my rest of the week wasn’t too good’.

‘It was the most amazing experience, you’ve worked wonders! Pre-reiki i was all sorts of anxious and wasn’t really coping. Now i’m feeling much more level headed and able to accomplish tasks in my day to day routine, i feel much more centered and calm! i look forward to my next appointment.’

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I guess the important thing here is to note the range of experiences, and that a reiki treatment may not always provide what is expected or hoped for, but that it can also provide clients with really positive results that last longer than just during the treatment itself.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Reviews from Bookwell

Many of my clients are enjoying making bookings through Bookwell.

You can access other alternative medicine, health and beauty businesses, and you can also find my listing for Reiki Surry Hills.

One of the reasons that I think I’m getting bookings from Bookwell is that I seem to be the only person who just gives reiki in Sydney. Other folks also offer other types of therapies.

And another reason I’m getting bookings from Bookwell is that I have great reviews!

I don’t have a way of automatically featuring them anywhere else though, so I thought I’d copy them over to a blog post! I’m really honoured that these clients have taken to give me a rating and take the time to talk about their experiences of the treatment positively.

Leanne ***** visited September 2017

Maya ***** visited September 2017
Very clarifying experience. I will definitely come back. Thanks Andy

Teresa **** visited September 2017
I wanted to do it so badly that i got a little nervous! But a few minutes after the session began it’s impossible not to feel relaxed and i’m still feeling something half day after! We are energetic beings i believe for that reason everyone should do it! And I totally recomend Andy, very professional, and the room has a very welcoming energie! To repeat…

Kamila ***** visited July 2017

Maria ***** visited July 2017
I’m so glad to find you in Surry Hills. After the session I feel so energetic, and more focused. Beautiful place, highly recommend. Thanks Andy 🙏

Jessica ***** visited July 2017
My Reiki session with Andy was excellent. Andy is a wonderful practitioner. Andy’s professional warmth makes you feel at home. His clinic is perfect. I would highly recommend anyone wanting to try Reiki, see Andy first! I came out feeling relaxed and clear with the kinks I came in with, having disappeared. Thanks Andy for introducing me to something I will now add to my health routine.

Katie ***** visited June 2017
Extremely relaxing and energising treatment within a welcoming, calm space.

Steven ***** visited May 2017
Andy provides a very calm and professional atmosphere, with a good pre-reiki chat, post-reiki de-brief, and later follow-up. Highly recommended.

Kamila ***** visited May 2017
Andy is super nice, patient and caring. He explains the treatment, he communicates really well and demonstrates a lot of interest in the patient’s needs, thoughts and feelings. It’s like sharing with a friend, a really helpful friend that makes things flow more, brings more clarity and strength!

Nancy ***** visited May 2017
Words can’t describe how i felt after having Reiki with Andy. I have never felt such a shift after my treatment. A+ service

Veronica ***** visited April 2017
The place was easy to get to and I felt immediately comfortable when I arrived. Andy explained about Reiki and what he does. It was an incredible experience and I felt better straight away and have continued to do so. I have already booked my next session in.

Ana ***** visited January 2017
I am coming from dealing with long term issues in my life. It was hard all those years to take a decision and this treatment is helping me to focus more in what it is more important to decide. I hope to improve my clarity.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Reiki didn’t work!

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As you’ve seen, I often post the very positive reviews that I receive from clients.

But have I posted any of the negative feedback? Not until today.

One client came with a strained lower back and butt, so painful that it was hard for him to sit down. His friend had had success with reiki for two physical issues, so he was convinced to come try it. But a few days after the treatment when I asked if the treatment helped, he replied:

‘No, mate. No difference whatsoever’.

Another client has had real problems with energy lately, and we were hoping that a reiki treatment might give him a lift. But a few days after the treatment, he said:

‘I’m still pretty low on energy.  Meh.’

I think in November of last year, a client came for some long-term issues of anxiety but reported after:

‘Unfortunately, I really don’t feel a difference.’

And before that, someone who was fighting flu-like symptoms and some sore body parts:

‘ Unfortunately I feel no better or worse than on Thursday. Everything remains about the same without going anywhere.’

I think most marketers would think it’s a bad idea to post one’s negative reviews, but I think it’s useful to present a balance to the positive reviews.

There are many reasons why a reiki treatment might not help someone. It might not be the right kind of treatment for them. It might help them but in ways too subtle to notice.

The particular issue may need more help than one treatment can give. For example, for physical issues like a bad back or a muscle sprain, I’d recommend going to a good physiotherapist, for example, the great team at Active Physiotherapy in Newtown. For long-term mental health and well-being issues, I’ve been recommending lately for people to check out the Indigo Project. For serious health issues, I’d want to make sure that clients are seeing their doctors, and using reiki to complement other medicine, treatments and therapy.

I also think that clients have more success when their intentions are broad (wanting to feel more relaxed or calm, or to develop their spirituality) rather than specific (to fix a cold, to get pregnant). Then again, some clients have come in to address specific emotional issues, and have come away with resolution and resolve.

I’m lucky and hear back from probably over half of my clients. Of those who don’t write in, I’m not sure whether some of them might have not been happy with the resuts, or whether they are too busy to reply (or my followup email goes to their spam). All of these are possible and likely options.

In any case, my message for you is that your reiki treatment may not work. But then again, maybe it will!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment.
Clients come from all over Sydney to see me, and I’ve also had clients who are visiting Sydney from Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast come and see me while they’re here for business, conferences or meeting families. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.