Three of my favourite things: kittens, desserts and great reviews

Two of my favourite things in one photo: a kitten (an adorable Scotch-fold kitten named Bishop) and dessert. And I’ll add another favourite thing in this blog post: lovely reviews from my clients. It’s been a while since I posted any!

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Two recent reviews on my Google listing:

Hannah Nissen-Ellison

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a month ago
Hannah: Highly recommend Andy, great reiki practitioner and a truly wonderful experience. I’m just booking my third session and will definitely continue going back!

Danielle Beazley

a month ago
Danielle: I felt lighter and more relaxed after my appointment with Andy – he truly has a gift. I will be returning!
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Kym updated his review on my Facebook page (he left a lovely one after his first treatment:
I have had 5 sessions with Andy.

My intention was to overcome a block in my path to achieve some personal goals.

Peace, Clarity, Calm and Presence is where I find myself – I could not ask for more.

Reiki is perhaps like a compass – keeping me on track.

Thanks Andy

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From Bookwell, I’ve mostly got stars rather than words, but I’m happy with that too!

Kedsara
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visited May 2019
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Fatemeh
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visited May 2019
I loved the session and I am going to repeat it. Also I would like from time to time get this treatment
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Noora
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visited April 2019
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Lornelle
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visited April 2019
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Jenna
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visited March 2019
Andy was fantastic and I had such fantastic results. I would highly recommend him.
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Corinne
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visited March 2019
My session of Reiki with Andy was a gift from my daughter during my travels in Sydney. She has been regularly receiving treatments with him and highly recommended it. It was an incredible experience. The treatment was intense for me but very liberating. It gave me clarity and insights about situations of my life, as well as a feeling of peace and inner calm following the treatment. I am thankful to Andy for his kindness and professionalism. Grateful to have discovered his practise of reiki that I wish to continue in France. Hautement recommandé Andy. Merci de tout cœur pour cette unique expérience avec vous. Bien amicalement Corinne

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Thanks to all my clients who have taken time to make a review or share their experiences. I really appreciate it! And it definitely helps new clients to decide to come for a visit.

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. Since 2011, I’ve given over 1,100 reiki treatments.

Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. 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.

The latest reviews

It’s so easy to fall out of the routine of blogging … and I was doing so well!

Ah well. Let me get back into the swing of things by sharing some of my latest reviews with you.

The lovely Katerina on Facebook posted:

I’ve had two healing Reiki sessions with Andy and I have to say these have been lifechanging experiences for me as an empath who usually absorbs everyone’s emotions and loses herself in this overwhelming energetic puzzle … After each session I feel this incredible connection to my higher self, all worries are gone and everything is suddenly clear. It’s all about the balance and care that we need to take of ourselves first, even if we feel drawn to helping others … Reiki has given me my power back in so many ways, just have to learn how to maintain it now … Also I have to say I admire Andy’s personal approach and guidance after each session via email, it gives me more clarity and peace in my current life situation.
Thank you!🙏🌿

And Kym shared his experience:

I had my first appointment with Andy today. I have been exposed to Reiki a little previously. Andy listened intently to what bought me to his Practice – I guess my intention is to really find real Forgiveness – my past tends to Boil up every now and then. The process started and I was quickly taken to a place of calm. Post treatment I feel both Calm and Clarity. I will be back. Thanks Andy.

Some clients posted wonderful reviews on my Google listing, all five-star reviews:

Vanessa S: I had a wonderful powerful reiki session with Andy and highly recommend him. I have done Reiki myself but not for many years and came to Andy asking for a reiki boost and I just felt so great during and after our session.

Kerrie-Anne: I really enjoyed my reiki session and would highly recommend Andy. Lots of my friends have been seeing him for a few years and we all think he’s fantastic.

Oliver: Thank you Andy for the treatments and sharing your knowledge and wisdom on this incredible, transformational practice.

And finally, two reviews on Bookwell that I haven’t posted:

Carl: Andy is top notch at his art, helped click a broken heart back together, highly recommende.

Pearl: Andy is a fantastic practitioner. I managed to reach deep levels of relaxation that meant I could process my thoughts calmly and effectively, so the positive effects have been ongoing. Physically I felt a lot of bodily stresses and strains melt away during the session in a way that is even more relaxing than you get from a massage. I highly recommend you see Andy!

As always, I am so GRATEFUL for my clients to take the time to share their experiences. It makes a huge difference to my practice, as people read these reviews, can feel that they are true and authentic, and get an idea of what they might experience. THANK YOU ALL.

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. Since 2011, I’ve given 1,000 reiki treatments.

Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. 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.

End of the year reviews

No, this isn’t a review at the end of the year of the year that came before it. It’s just a few reviews, that I’ve been meaning to post, at the end of the year. I’m going to get in trouble for this word play some day…

In any case, it’s been ages since I’ve posted up some reviews. Which is silly, because it’s such a pleasure to share them. And I think it helps give potential clients (like you?) an idea of the range of outcomes they might have from a treatment.

These are from my online booking site, Bookwell (which you can get to by clicking on the blue button on my front page, or the contact page):

Cecile – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited November 2018
Andy is very listening and welcoming. I felt very good during and a few days after the session. He knows what he is doing and makes you feel comfortable straight from the beginning. I highly recommend him!
Mimi – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited November 2018
This was my first proper, full reiki session and I had high expectations that it would be effective but didn’t actually know how I would feel within the session or after. I thought that it might actually make me feel worse initially, rather than better, as part of the ‘cleansing’ process (I’ve heard that this can happen). But I was pleasantly surprised, I left feeling about 3kg lighter – physically and emotionally! It was the reset I needed to start my journey to feeling ‘well’ again. I will definitely be back next time i’m in Sydney.
Jayde – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited October 2018
Andy was great, very professional. This was a new experience for me and I could feel the heat radiating off Andy’s hands. It was very surreal! The space is beautiful and I left feeling very calm and relaxed. I would definitely go back.
Gwenaelle – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited October 2018
Reiki was for me an incredible experience. I have been suffering of an IBS for a couple of years and have had stomach issues from a very young age. While modern western medicine did not bring me any help, I started to understand we are energetic beings. My first reiki treatment brought to my awareness that I was repressing and holding on a lot of emotions in my body. I believe Reiki is an incredible help for healing. I am very grateful to Andy and I highly recommend to visit him.
Adria – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited October 2018
Nicole – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – visited October 2018

I also received two nice reviews on my Facebook page that I haven’t reposted yet:

Andreea: Andy was amazing! He really listened to my concerns and provided the helping aid that I needed. The treatment was relaxing. I felt much more lighter and was in a better headspace after our session. I had issues with my ear and a muscle spasm on my back. After our session, I was super pleased that my body healed and everything went back to normal again. Definitely going back for another session! 🙌💗

Jess: This is such a special experience! Andy can work magic in many areas of life. Highly recommended 5 stars.

🙏 I’m very grateful to my clients who have taken the time to share their experiences and kind words 🙏🙏🙏

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. Since 2011, I’ve given over 900 reiki treatments.

Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. 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.

Reports on a few clients

I always find it interesting and useful to hear back from clients, and I think it’s a good thing to be able to share this with you. It gives people an idea of what they might experience or moreso the different range of experiences, and everyone has different sensations and outcomes from treatments, and individuals might have different experiences from each treatment!

A few clients report only positive experiences. One client reported recently that after she left the treatment:

“I felt peace. Peace during all the rest of the day and next day as well. I could say that it helped me to be balanced. That peace is found today as well, and It helps me to not rush into things, and to be patient with myself, time and cycles.”

Another client said he got “exactly what I needed from the last reiki session. It cleared my mind from the troubles I had.”

Other clients report some negative feelings, sometimes after positive ones, but accepting that this is part of the healing process. One reported being on a “big high on the day” of the treatment, but needing to deal with “really strong emotions” the next day.

Another client felt emotional, really tired, unmotivated and drained! But she also believed that these were energies, following the treatment, that she needed to go through, and that she’ll definitely have another reiki session at some time.

And another client had a really interesting experience during the treatment, feeling the different kinds of energy throughout his body, but then felt afterwards a mild headache and sluggish before feeling better the next day.

I had two interesting reports from clients about physical issues. One is a regular client, and for the first time, during the treatment and after, she felt immense pain at her knee. Even though she had had minor problems with her knee before, it wasn’t so painful (and she hadn’t come to reiki for her knee problem). After the treatment, with the pain continuing, she went to her doctor who diagnosed that she had torn her meniscus and needed surgery. So, while it wasn’t pleasant, it seems like the treatment allowed her inner light to be brighter and shine a light on this problem so that it could get fixed. Reiki couldn’t repair her meniscus but it did push her towards action that was needed.

Another client came specifically because of long-term hip issues. For at least two days afterwards, his hips felt worse. I’m not sure if he’s found a solution, but I would guess that the same thing happened. The treatment was pointing out an issue that needs to be solved. Healing isn’t always relaxing and pleasant. I hope he can find some way to resolve the issues!

Finally, I thought I would report on another long-term client, who has been coming for the last 10 months, about every 3 weeks. Coming for a first treatment in the midst of much personal turmoil and problems, and not something that was going to be easily or quickly resolved, she found that the treatments helped her, on a regular basis to deal with the stress of the situation. She often receives messages during the treatments, phrases or words that give her strength or reassurance. She described at her last treatment feeling more grounded and less frantic, and I’ve seen it too, a wonderful progression to being happier and calmer (particularly as the situation resolved).

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 or call me 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.

Some reviews from Facebook and Google

It’s always great to share feedback with you from clients. Here’s the latest:

From Facebook

Vanessa, July 2018: “I really enjoyed my session. I felt relaxed and floated out of the building, feeling calm & more settled than I had been for a long time. Thank you Andy!”

Mike, July 2018: “Had my first session with Andy when he was just commencing his Reiki journey. His skills & healing energy have increased greatly over the years & a recent session proves his powerful understanding of universal energy & impact. I highly recommend Andy and his professional approach to stress, pain & mental clarity!”

Jenan, June 2018: “I had my first reiki experience last week . I was very surprised how good and relaxing it was. It definitely helped me to clear my head as I felt like I was stuck with my own negative thoughts for a while to a point that it affects my studies and my concentration. Now I feel like I’m back on track with everything, I’m more energized and simply happy and balanced!! Thank you Andy

Adrian, April 2018: “Andy was amazing! My first session was very relaxing and I could feel the treatment help my stress around my chest and head. I highly recommend Andy’s work.”

From Google

Janne:I’m so grateful for having my first reiki session done by Andy. The whole experience during and after the treatment is beyond what I had imagined. The level of peace , connectedness and balance is something that puts me in awe. I recommend Andy to everyone and I’m definitely going back for more!”

Alexis: “My treatment with Andy left me feeling more calm and peaceful than I ever remember feeling. One day on and I’m far more relaxed, positive and energised. 100% recommended.”

Vien:Magical experience. As sufferer of anxiety and depression Reiki has done wonders. My advice is to stay relax and mentally allow yourself to heal.”

Alexandra:I had my first Reiki session with Andy a week ago and it had a profoundly positive impact. I highly recommend him. Thank you Andy!”

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.