Reiki for sciatica?!

July 19, 2017



Reiki never fails to amaze me.

Considering many people think this is some weird hocus-pocus, witchcraft or something like that - to me Reiki part of my daily life and I couldn't do without it.


For those of you who don't know what Reiki is:

Reiki is a gentle and effective system of energy work which activates the body's own natural ability to heal itself.

Reiki originates from the Japanese words 'rei' meaning universal and 'ki' meaning energy. 

Reiki treatments can reduce stress within the body, thereby inducing a state of relaxation and allowing the body to realign itself. This can have a very positive effect on the immune system, amongst many other benefits.


As a holistic therapist it's important to me to offer a whole body treatment for mind, body and spirit to achieve the best possible result.

In some cases like the following, Reiki is a true miracle and it goes to show that this 'hocus-pocus' does work and is real.


I was asked to treat someone with severe sciatica.

Sciatica, when severe, can be really debilitating for us to the point where we can barely move.

I've treated many cases of sciatica before but nothing like this. The severity became apparent when I arrived at the client's home.


I saw the client stooped over a Walking aid trying to walk in the the room I was setting up in. It was clear by her face and the way she was holding herself, she was in excruciating pain.

During the consultation I discovered she had been through various treatments following a bad fall many years ago and also had been rejected for surgery twice. Her sciatica was put down to wear and tear?! And this client lives on strong painkillers.


I was initially asked to do a Dornmethod/massage combination treatment to help her. Once I started touching my client it became obvious a Dornmethod treatment would not be suitable at this stage as she was in too much pain.

I managed to lie her on her side in 'the most comfortable position possible' to try and provide a gentle massage yet discovered quickly that even with the pressure off her feet she would not sustain touch without being in pain.

Her back was in complete spasm which made it hard for her to even catch her breath.


I advised my client to try a Reiki treatment to help her relax. My intuition was quite strong about this. She agreed and I proceeded with Reiki.


- Before I went to see this client I asked my crystals which ones would be needed most and it was the grounding/root chakra crystals which spoke up. -


During the Reiki treatment I quickly established the need to focus on her lower back/pelvic area and her feet (the crystals were correct).

I asked her about her feet as they felt freezing cold during the Reiki treatment and she mentioned she often feels her right foot as if it's curling up and she can't balance.


I continued with the treatment and noticed a complete disconnect between the front and back of her body. I felt lots of darkness, heaviness and the need to draw out negative energy.


I facilitated Reiki for 45mins and my client kept saying that she started to feel more relaxed during the treatment and at one point even fell asleep.


After I finished the treatment I asked her how she felt. My client said she feels like she's had a night's sleep and felt the most relaxed in over a week. She's able to breathe again.


I helped her sit up and I was astounded by her transformation.

In front of me sat a woman I hardly recognised, her eyes bright and lively, full of energy and love.


I helped her stand up and asked her about her feet.

She said it's the first time she could feel her feet properly on the ground and was amazed.

This woman now stood upright and was no longer stooped over.

Her pain vanished from the rest of her body and now was only present local in her lumbar region (lower back). 

She (and I to some extend) could not believe the transformation and relief it has brought. 

All I could see was a different woman in front of me. 

She was walking so much better and faster and felt alive.

She hugged and thanked me many times.

I felt a huge sense of relief, pride and was very emotional.

I really wanted to help her.

Even her dog thanked me for making her owner feel better.


My client is looking forward to her next treatment.


Reiki taught me a lesson today.....Always trust and it will deliver. 

Reiki is real! 


Best wishes,



Whitessence (Fitness & Wellbeing)

Tel 07875366298


PS: If you would like to try a Reiki treatment please get in touch. I offer taster treatments in person and distance healing (if you don't live close by or can't travel).







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