1. How does it work?

Reiki clears, strengthens and helps to heal the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way wherever is needed.

2. What does it feel like?

Some experience Reiki as heat or tingling, others feel cold sensation or a subtle calmness.

3. When should I use Reiki?

Reiki is good for everyday balancing and also for extreme situations such as pre and post surgery and hospice. Use Reiki when you want to tap into more energy for yourself or to give energy to others. The more you use Reiki the quicker you can tap into the energy

4. What can be treated?

Reiki balances the body's energies, and by doing so the body repairs itself.

5. Who can do it?

Anyone can do it, anyone can be a Reiki practitioner by taking a class with a qualified Reiki Master / Teacher.

6. Is it a religion?

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion or cult. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe to learn to use Reiki. Reiki works with all religions and beliefs. Reiki is purely spiritual and universal. It does not contradict anyone's sincere faith.

Aromatherapy and Essential Oils

7. What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils of plant materials for health and beauty. The early civilizations -Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Indian- made use of aromatic plant materials in religious ritual, for healing and to promote physical and mental well-being. Throughout the centuries essential oils were used for their healing applications in the herbal tradition as well as several European doctors and biochemists integrated their essential oil research into their work. Aromatherapy when properly practiced has shown successful results in the treatment of muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive and reproductive problems, as well as skin disorders and stress related conditions.

8. What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are considered to be the 'essential' part of the plant, the fragrance component, which is present only in small quantities in the living plant organism. They are found in the leaves, twigs, flowers, roots and bark of plants, as well as in spices and in the rinds of citrus fruits. Their quality is determined by the place of origin, , cultivation methods, weather changes, distillation techniques and socio-economic issues affecting the place of origin. There are many levels of quality for essential oils, the best essential oils are not rectified, purified or chemically altered in any way and are not prediluted with oils, alcohol or any other additives.

9. How are Essential Oils Produced?

Most of essential oils are obtained from plants by steam distillation producing a volatile oil. Citrus oils are obtained by 'expression' -cold pressing the fruit peel mechanically or by hand. Aromatic materials are also obtained from natural gums, resins and woods.

10. Seven Essential Oils?

1. Lavender- Apply to vita flex points; anti-inflammatory, anti-histamine, anti-toxic, analgesic, regenerative and sedative. Blends with all oils !!!

2. Grapefruit- Apply to vita flex points, antiseptic, disinfectant. Blends with peppermint, lavender, geranium, cedarwood.

3. Pine- Diffuse and apply to vita flex points sparingly. Anti-bacterial, anti-fungal anti-infectious, antiseptic and antiviral and expectorant.

4. Peppermint- Purifying and stimulating and reduces fever apply to nap of neck and vita flex points. Antispasmodic and invigorating !!!

5. Geranium- Anti-depressant, diuretic ,insect repellent, relaxing sedative and tonic. Apply to vita flex points and diffuse improves blood flow, digestion, hormonal imbalance, insomnia & neuralgia. Blends with all oils !!!

6. Birch- Apply to vita flex points and area of concern...avoid contact near mucus membranes and near eyes . Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use with epilepsy. Skin sensitive :Test for allergy reaction by placing on a small area of skin !!! Blends with basil, chamomile, geranium, lavender, lemongrass marjoram and peppermint.

7. Tea Tree- Diffuse and apply sparingly to vita flex points, analgesic, decongestant, antiviral, anti-fungal anti-bacterial, antiseptic, immune-stimulant, insecticide. Blends with cypress, lavender, eucalyptus, rosemary and thyme.