On any given Saturday at Citizen’s House on Station Road, you can head along and experience a new and completely natural Reiki and Holistic Healingmethod of healing and relaxation which involves no medication or painful procedures. Holistic healing and Reiki are two different ways which natural energy can be used to help alleviate pain and reduce symptoms of medical conditions. I went along to the Derwentside Centre For Wellbeing to see exactly what these forms of treatment entail and how they could help a lot of people in the local area coping with illness.

First off I went to see Alan to get a taste of his holistic healing methods. Lying on a bed with soothing music playing in the background, Alan set away with transferring his energy to various parts of my body. As he was working a distinct heat could be felt on the areas being focused as I fell into an almost meditative state. Holistic healing works by promoting self healing through relaxing the body and attempting to strengthen the immune system.

After a half hour session with Alan, I proceeded to visit Jennifer who also works out of the Derwentside Centre for Wellbeing. Unlike Alan, Jennifer specialises in the use of Reiki which roughly translates to “universal life force”. Rather than transferring energy from healer to patient, Reiki works through the practitioner drawing the natural energy from the environment. This method of treatment is again a great way to relieve stress and relax in what is a busy, fast paced world.

The Derwentside Centre for Wellbeing operate on a non-profit basis and suggest a donation of £5 for each visit. This money is used to keep the centre open providing treatments for those who need them. I spoke with a long term fan of holistic healing who talked about the feeling of peace and calm the treatment can bring about making it a great option to relieve stress.

If you are interested in either Holistic Healing or Reiki, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the respective practitioners.

Holistic Healing – Alan – 01207 506987

Reiki – Jennifer – 01207 500602

I’d like to thank both Alan and Jennifer for giving me a short taster of what holistic healing and reiki treatment can do to heal and relax.

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Chris Brown
Christopher Brown is Consett Magazine's lead journalist. Chris enjoys meeting with a whole host of different people to report on what's happening in Consett, Co.Durham.


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