At Bennu Therapy Garden we provide a wide variety of Holistic Therapies. From Reiki to Reflexology there’s something for everybody to enjoy.
What is Reiki?
Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.
We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being.
There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.
Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.
The practice is taught by Reiki masters / teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.
The method of receiving Reiki is simple. The recipient remains clothed and lies on a couch or sits on a chair and relaxes. The practitioner gently places their hands in a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. There is no massage or manipulation. The whole person is treated rather than specific areas. Sessions can take 45 minutes to an hour-and-a-half, depending on the client’s needs.
Reiki practitioners are not trained in diagnosis and will not predict any specific outcome from treatment. If people are concerned about their symptoms they should see a doctor.
What do Reiki treatments feel like?
Each person experiences Reiki differently depending on their individual needs at the time.
Clients may or may not feel sensations during a Reiki treatment. Benefits reported by recipients include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well being on all levels. Some people feel sensations of heat, tingling, or experience seeing colours, whilst others can have an emotional response, indicating that shifts are taking place, allowing harmony to be restored.
What do Reiki treatments do?
Reiki is a safe and soothing treatment that can be:
~ Comforting when life is tough
The relaxing nature of Reiki can be very helpful to people especially at difficult times in our lives. We can all feel overwhelmed or disconnected, sometimes there is a real sense of isolation, both emotionally and spiritually. Reiki treatments can bring feelings of peace, centeredness and an ability to cope better with the challenges of life.
Reiki can be beneficial in circumstances that are short term, but can also support people dealing with long-standing conditions, helping to bring comfort, acceptance and a more positive outlook.
~ Supportive during pregnancy
Reiki can be wonderful for pregnant women. Treatments can be very relaxing and enjoyable for the mother.
What is reflexology?
Reflexology – many people know the name, but what is it?
With roots that can be traced back as far as Ancient Egypt, reflexology as we know it today was founded by Dr William Fitzgerald, an American ear nose and throat surgeon. Fitzgerald noticed that pressure on specific areas of the body produced an anaesthetising effect on a related area. His work was further developed in the 1930s by massage therapist Eunice Ingham.
So what is it?
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is based on Ingham and Fitzgerald’s observation that congestion or tension in a part of the foot will mirror congestion or tension in a related part of the body. Thus, by treating particular areas of the feet, you can heal organs and tissues throughout the body. When you seek treatment from a reflexologist, they use specialised massage techniques to stimulate nerve endings in the feet – these can effect changes in other parts of the body, healing and relaxing you.
Reflexology is considered an alternative or complementary therapy, because it uses gentle treatment to help the body activate its own healing systems. It works on underlying problems to hep the person achieve health and well-being throughout their body.
Reflexologists believe that they can feel build ups of substances like crystallised lactic acid in the foot – by gently massaging and breaking these down, they can be reabsorbed and then eliminated by the lymph system, improving health.
Indian Head Massage
Indian Head Massage is a therapeutic seated massage of the shoulders, neck, scalp & face, without the use of oil or expensive massage chairs.
Benefits of Indian Head Massage:
Relieves tension and headaches, neck and back pain
Alleviates stress, promotes relaxation a popular massage often requested for general well-being
Stimulates lymphatic drainage, helping to remove toxins and boost the immune system
Restores joint mobility, improving circulation which lifts energy improving concentration
Indian Head Massage reaches all energy centres where tension accumulates.
A gentle & highly effective treatment, this relaxing massage has been practised in Ancient India and other Asian countries over 5000 years.
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