Reiki

  • So, is the Reiki Practitioner medically qualified, and is he a healer?
    • Some Reiki practitioners are medically qualified, and work in the field of traditional medicine, as well as with Reiki. However, others are not. It makes no difference whether a Reiki practitioner is medically qualified or not, as the energy will flow where it is required, when it is required! The practitioner is also not really a healer. He is merely a channel for the energy to flow through from him to you. It is you who draws the energy through the Reiki practitioner; he is simply a necessary bystander in the process. The treatments are carried out with no pre conceptions of what the outcome will be, other than for the highest good of the individual that is being treated. The practitioner WILL NOT diagnose or recommend any form of treatment (other than Reiki).

  • Will Reiki work for me?
    • YES. Reiki works for everyone on some level. Regardless of age, sex, religion or state of health. The energy flows during a treatment (and continues afterwards) where it is required for the highest good of the individual at that time. This may be different to what you feel is of the highest good! This is a strange concept, as you may seek out Reiki to treat a painful knee. Whilst the pain in your knee may be reduced or eradicated, it may be that the Reiki energy has found something else that it needs to focus upon first, and will deal with that particular area/problem, rather than your knee!

  • Do I need to have regular treatments?
    • This is entirely up to you, and not always necessary. A one off treatment will always do something beneficial for you, bringing a sense of calm and peacefulness, and maybe produce some short term physical benefit too. The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively and having a course of treatments helps to produce long term beneficial changes for you on many levels. The best results are usually achieved by having a course of treatments, maybe 4 – 6 sessions at weekly intervals.

      If you have deep seated or severe problems, then a having a course of treatments will always be the most beneficial. However, there is no pressure placed upon you to have more than one treatment. This is offered to you, and then you decide what is right for you. One off treatments are good for a “quick fix” a “lift” or a “boost”.

  • Some people have told me that when they have a Reiki treatment, their symptoms get worse. Is this true?
    • It is true that sometimes, for a short period after receiving a Reiki treatment that aches and pains that you may have can become more exaggerated. However, this is only temporary and often you will notice that after this initial “worsening”, the aches and pains will actually be less than they were before you had Reiki.

  • What am I likely to feel during a treatment?
    • This varies enormously from person to person. Some common experiences that you may feel are sensations of heat or cold coming from the practitioners hands. A slight tingling, emotional release, a heavy/weighty feeling in some of your limbs, a sensation of floating or a little light headiness. You may see vibrant colours, or you may simply feel very little in the way of actual sensations. However, Reiki always works in one way or another, and you will certainly benefit from it on some level. It may not always be at first apparent, for example ,you may have a pain in your knee, and still go away with a pain in your knee, but the Reiki energy may have found something else that needs to be balanced first, and will work on the highest good and need at the time.

  • Will Reiki cure my medical condition or long standing problem?
    • It is very important to remember at all times that Reiki IS NOT a replacement to receiving professional conventional medical care, advice and treatment under any circumstances. Reiki is a complimentary therapy that restores and balances energy levels thus contributing to a persons general well being. Whilst there are no guarantees given to any client receiving Reiki treatments, many people do claim that their symptoms are dramatically improved, or sometimes even eradicated! Often clients will report that their chronic aches and pains are much better tolerated and that they feel in general much more rested and calm and able to get on with life much easier. Reiki works on many levels including spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. It is an all embracing form of treatment.

  • I have a medical condition; will this affect my ability to have Reiki treatments?
    • There are no contra indications for any medical conditions where Reiki is concerned. The treatments are purely non invasive and no medications or drugs are ever used. However, if you feel that you would like to be reassured by your own GP prior to commencing any Reiki treatments, then please discuss it with him/her.

  • Will I be able to drive after my treatment?
    • Yes, there is no reason why you should not drive after a Reiki treatment. You will be able to do all of the things that you usually do in your day to day life and possibly even more! You may be a little sleepy when your treatment first ends, due to your body being so relaxed and all of the Reiki energy that you have absorbed. However, this is very temporary, and before you leave, the practitioner will ensure that you feel fine.

  • What if I fall asleep during the treatment?
    • Do not worry. This often happens within the first 10 to 15 minutes of a treatment. People tend to drift in and out of sleep, or sleep throughout the whole session because Reiki is such a relaxing experience. It is not necessary for you to be awake to receive the full beneficial effects of Reiki, so just go with the flow, and allow your body to react in its own way.

  • Does the practitioner talk to me throughout the treatment?
    • Prior to the treatment commencing, the practitioner will chat through the planned treatment with you, and answer any questions, concerns or anxieties that you may have. Once the treatment begins, whilst it is not essential, it is usually carried out in silence, with your eyes closed. There will be meditative soft music playing in the background throughout the session to help create a very relaxing and calm atmosphere.

  • Will I be touched intimately?
    • NO. Please do not worry. The practitioner is very careful and mindful to ensure that there is no placing of hands upon any intimate area. You can rest fully assured that your privacy, respect and dignity will be maintained throughout your treatment session.

  • Where does the practitioner place his hands?
    • There are various points along your head, torso and legs that the practitioner places his hands. This usually starts with the shoulders, moving to the crown of your head, your temples, forehead, back of your head, neck area, heart area, your tummy, thighs, calves and ankles. Some or all of these positions will be used throughout your treatment, and possibly additional positions.

  • Is Reiki like Massage?
    • No, Reiki is NOT massage. You may feel feather light touches from the practitioners hands at various points on the head, torso and legs. There is no massaging, no rubbing or pounding. You may get the feeling of pressure at some points even though the practitioner is not pressing heavily onto you. This is as a result of the energy flowing strongly.

  • Will I be laid down for the treatment?
    • Yes, you will lie down on a treatment couch. Usually with a pillow underneath your head and your knees for added comfort. You will remain on your back throughout the course of the whole treatment. However, under certain circumstances, and where it is difficult or painful for you to lie down, you may, if you wish be treated whilst sat up, lying on your side or on your front.
      If it is uncomfortable for you to lie on your back, please notify the practitioner before the treatment commences.

  • How long does a Reiki treatment last?
    • Typically, a treatment will last for one hour. However the first session usually will last for 1½ hours due to the initial discussion/introduction.

Hopi Ear Candles

  • Do I have to have more than one treatment?
    • That depends on the reason why you wanted the treatment in the first place and the results gained from your initial treatment. It may be advised to have a number of treatments over a few months.

  • Is this a relatively new treatment?
    • The treatment an be traced back centuries, practised by ancient Indian tribes.

  • Are the candles like a normal candle?
    • NO, definitely not. They are very carefully manufactured and inspected, and they are classified as Medical Products, class IIa according to the medical device directive 93/42/EEC

  • Why do you use only BIOSUN Ear Candles?
    • These candles are of an industry standard, and are endorsed by many Beauty & Holistic Therapy governing bodies – often if other candles are used, the therapists insurance would not cover this therapy.

      They are hand made, using only the finest natural materials e.g Pure Beeswax, honey extract, and traditional herbs.

  • What are the advantages/benefits of treatment?
    • They can help alleviate the following:

      * Excess ear Wax
      * Glue Ear
      * Sore Throats & Hayfever Sinusitis
      * Rhinitis
      * Catarrh and Asthma
      * Tinnitus
      * Ear Popping when on flights

  • When should I NOT have a Hopi Ear Candling Treatment?
    • If you suffer from any of the following conditions or symptoms, you should avoid this treatment;

      1. Perforated Eardrum
      2. Tympanostomy Tube Implants (Grommets)
      3. Inflammation or Infection of the ear or skin disease in and around the ear
      4. If within first 3 months of pregnancy
      5. Cancer
      6. Certain Contraception medication – implant in arm

  • How do Hopi Ear Candles work?
    • A light suction action (Chimney Effect) and the movement of the flame create a vibration of air in the Ear Candle, generating a massage like effect on the eardrum. This induces a pleasant feeling of warmth in the ears, forehead and sinuses. Any impurities are drawn to the surface where they can be gently removed. They equalise the pressure in the head and ears, making them suitable for most conditions. Secretion flow is gently stimulated and the vapour collects and removes impurities or deposits. Most of these are carried away through the candle “chimney”, although some of them can be found in the condensed candle wax residue after removal from the ear, or could even work their way up to the surface 24-48 hours after.

  • What are Hopi Ear Candles?
    • Thermal Auricular Therapy (also known as Hopi Ear Candles) is a pleasant and non-invasive treatment of the ears, used to treat a variety of conditions. These ear candles induce a revitalising heat upon the head and ears, which soothes, relieves and relaxes.

Massage

  • Do you offer naturist massage?
    • I’m afraid I don’t offer a naturist massage. I am perfectly happy to Massage without draping, that’s not a problem at all, but I work in a polo shirt and trousers at all times.

       

  • Do I need to bring clean underwear to change into after a naked, undraped massage?
    • The wearing of underwear is absolutely personal choice. If you normally wear underwear, then there is no reason why you wouldn’t after a massage. It would be unusual to bring a different pair of underwear to change into after a massage, as the ones you arrive in would be the ones you wear when you leave

  • Do you do Tantric Massage?
    • At this moment in time, I do not provide Tantric massage.

  • What massage medium do you use?
    • We use only high quality massage oils – usually Sweet Almond, or Grapeseed. It is important that yu let us know if you have a Nut allergy, as we can then avoid using Sweet Almond Oil. Other mediums are available, upon prior request – e.g. Massage Cream or Talc.

  • When should I NOT get a massage?
    • Fever: When you have a fever, your body is trying to isolate and expel an invader of some kind. Massage increases overall circulation and could therefore work against your body’s natural defenses.

      Inflammation: Massage can further irritate an area of inflammation, so you should not administer it. Inflamed conditions include anything that ends in –itis, such as phlebitis (inflammation of a vein), dermatitis (inflammation of the skin), arthritis (inflammation of the joints), and so on. In the case of localized problems, you can still massage around them, however, avoiding the inflammation itself.

      High blood pressure: High blood pressure means excessive pressure against blood vessel walls. Massage affects the blood vessels, and so people with high blood pressure or a heart condition should receive light, sedating massages, if at all.

      Infectious diseases: Massage is not a good idea for someone coming down with the flu or diphtheria, for example, and to make matters worse, you expose yourself to the virus as well.

      Hernia: Hernias are protrusions of part of an organ (such as the intestines) through a muscular wall. It’s not a good idea to try to push these organs back inside. Surgery works better.

      Osteoporosis: Elderly people with a severe stoop to the shoulders often have this condition, in which

      Varicose veins: Massage directly over varicose veins can worsen the problem. However, if you apply a very light massage next to the problem, always in a direction toward the heart, it can be very beneficial.

      Broken bones: Stay away from an area of mending bones. A little light massage to the surrounding areas, though, can improve circulation and be quite helpful.

      Skin problems: You should avoid anything that looks like it shouldn’t be there, such as rashes, wounds, bruises, burns, boils, and blisters, for example. Usually these problems are local, so you can still massage in other areas.

      Cancer: Cancer can spread through the lymphatic system, and because massage increases lymphatic circulation, it may potentially spread the disease as well. Simple, caring touch is fine, but massage strokes that stimulate circulation are not. Always check with a doctor first.

      Other conditions and diseases: Diabetes, asthma, and other serious conditions each has its own precautions, and you should seek a doctor’s opinion before administering massage.

  • Is your service confidential?
    • Your discretion and confidentiality is respected and maintained AT ALL TIMES.

  • How should I prepare for my massage?
    • To ensure your own comfort, as well as that of your therapist, you should shower prior to arriving for your massage. You do not need to bring anything with you, except underwear if you wish to wear it, and clean underwear to change into after your massage.

  • What if I get aroused during my massage?
    • Your therapist will not be offended or put off by this, and will work around it. It does happen during massage sometimes, and is just an effect of certain areas being massaged. Usually it comes and goes. It is nothing to be worried about. Your therapist is there to provide you with a great relaxing massage, nothing more.

  • What should I wear for my massage?
    • It is recommended that you wear as little as you feel comfortable wearing. Some people prefer to keep their underwear on (If you decide to do this, some areas e.g. Buttocks may not be able to be massaged properly) If you choose to wear underwear throughout your massage, it is recommended to wear a pair of brief style , or a jock strap. Remember, they may also get some massage oil on them. Many clients choose to be massaged naked, either with a towel covering them or without any towels at all. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. Do not undress beyond your own comfort level.

  • What is the difference between Draped and UnDraped?
    • Draping is the use of towels throughout your massage. You are covered, usually with two or three towels, and only the part of your body to be massaged is exposed at any one time. When that area has been massaged, the towel is carefully placed back over the area, and the next area is exposed. The disadvantage of this is that proper draping takes away approximately 10% of your massage time, covering and uncovering areas. Also, some clients find towels restrictive and the constant movement a hindrance.

Facials

  • How long does the treatment take?
    • The treatment is never rushed. However, as a guide, the standard facial takes approximately 40 minutes and the Executive approximately one to one and a quarter hours.

  • What will I wear whilst having my facial?
    • For your comfort, and to protect your clothing, you should remove your shoes, and your shirt. You will be laid down on a treatment couch, and your top half will be covered with a soft towel to keep you snug. The towel will be lowered slightly if you are having a neck and shoulder massage.

  • How often should I have a facial?
    • This is entirely up to you, dependant upon your available time and budget. Weekly facials are wonderful. However once or twice a month is usual.

  • Isn’t a facial a Girly treatment?
    • Not at all. Many men are realising the benefits to good skincare and enjoy the treatments relaxation benefits also.

  • Are there any conditions that could prevent or restrict me having a facial treatment?
      • Some skin conditions such as impetigo, or inflamed acne
      • Facial swelling or inflammation
      • Some Eye disorders
      • Recent operations or facial injuries
      • Allergies to the products used
      • Recent scar tissue
      • Use of some medications (e.g. Roaccutane, Blood thinning agents etc)

      If in doubt, ask. However, a consultation will be carried out before ANY TJBodyRocks treatment to determine your fitness to receive the treatment.

  • What are the main benefits of a facial?
      • To maintain a specific skin condition
      • As a relaxation and stress relief treatment
      • Preparation for a special event
      • To keep the skin healthy and looking good