I first tried Reiki treatments a couple of years ago when I was feeling particularly fed up with life. I can honestly say that it has been a real benefit to me. It has totally changed my outlook on life and this is what prompted me to take the level one training. Every treatment tends to produce different results, whether physical, mental or emotional, and sometimes the effects are more obvious than others. However, I have never come away from a treatment without feeling refreshed and like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders. What has really turned my life around is the spiritual aspect of the energy. It sounds like a cliché but I had long lost all faith in conventional religion when Reiki opened up the world of spirituality to me. I feel so much happier and calmer now in the knowledge that none of us are alone in the world and that there is definitely something bigger than us out there. However, there is no judgement involved, no prescribed thinking or dogma; each person can take what they want out of their treatments. I would say that a lot of my friends and colleagues are still a little cynical or wary of Reiki as they think it sounds a bit too airy fairy. However, when asked, they would definitely say that I cope with life a lot better than I used to, as I am more content and optimistic. I reckon there’s nothing to lose, why not give it a chance and try at least one treatment? And the beauty is that if you do feel it’s for you, there’s nothing to stop you becoming a practitioner yourself, even if only for your own use. I really can’t recommend it enough!