“Sattvic” is a Sanskrit term to describe a state of harmony or balance, purity and peace. Through the practices of Ayurveda, we look to cultivate a sattvic state or sattva in our body (meaning: to create a healthy, steady physical balance – homeostasis) and our mind (meaning: serenity, clarity and focus). Through the practices of yoga, we look to foster sattva through our spiritual body, through our connection to and understanding of our “true essence”, our spirit, and the “greater consciousness”; an acknowledgement that we are part of something much bigger than our individual selves – drops in the great ocean of consciousness.
Over the course of a one-to-one session I will work through a series of techniques to help cultivate serenity from within. This is always accompanied with a dose of sattvic touch therapy. A potent blend of body and energy work that I have developed over the course of my practice, my technique draws on Traditional Thai Massage, Marma therapy, Reiki and other creative modalities. I pay particular attention to the shoulders, neck and head, as well as the feet and calves. Trust me – it’s the ultimate bliss out zone! The goal of each session is to release physical tension, rebalance prana (our life force) and stabilise the nervous system to bring the body closer to a state of (yup you’ve guessed it) SATTVA!
The three healing arts that I reference above are the key components for the sattvic touch therapy I have developed. In 2011 I trained in Traditional Thai Massage in Nevada City, California (80 hours). I went on to study Marma in 2012 with renowned practitioner Alan Finger, and Krstin Leal. Marma is best described as Indian acupressure. My mother has been a Reiki practitioner for 20 years, and having received Reiki from her for most of my life, I became attuned to the channelling of energy from an early age. It was her teacher Nicholas Bristow who finally initiated me in Reiki Seichim in 2012.
And what is Rei-Ki?
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy” (like Prana in Yoga philosophy). So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
In a treatment I place my hands lightly on you or hovering above. You might feel like a wonderful glowing charge that flows through and around you. Some people feel warmth, some people a cooling air… some feel nothing at all! One thing for sure you will come away feeling embalmed in calm. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. It’s all part of bringing you closer to the place of SATTVA.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of subtle body work. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.