Reiki can be understood as an invisible “universal energy” that feels a bit like an energetic sping clean. By clearing away noise and clutter, our vision becomes clearer and we can move forward on our path with more ease.

Receiving Reiki is usually a relaxing experience, is enoyed fully clothed and involves minimal physical contact.

What To Expect

Reiki is received fully clothed on a massage table, covered in blankets if needed. I may place my hands lightly on areas such as the head, feet and legs – but it can be completely “hands off” if you prefer.

“Receiving Reiki was as relaxing as lying in a warm bath, while being cleansed by an etch-a-sketch. All the stress I was carrying felt like it became washed off me.”

“I’ve no idea how it works, but it doesn’t really matter – the experience of the Reiki energy felt so nice, and that’s all I need to know!”

Rob Holtom

Narrative Coach and Novelist

What people are saying

“Thank you Sarah for the great Reiki and Shiatsu sessions this past week! I look look forward to more in the future and highly recommend these treatments to help find relaxing healing energy.”


Construction Entrepreneur

“I highly recommend Sarah’s treatments and she has such passion when it comes to the Reiki and Shiatsu. If you are sceptical about distance healing I would say where attention goes energy flows and that is my way of explaining how it works.”


“I have had one of the best restorative and energising Reiki treatments with Sarah. I came in exhausted after yet another bad night sleep and emerged vibrant and full of energy and joy.”


Shiatsu Therapist and Qi Gong Instructor

Reiki Explained

Founded in Japan in the early twentieth century by Dr Usui, Usui Reiki is a energy healing system that helps to relieve physical, mental and emotional challenges. Reiki is particularly effective for people who find it hard to relax and who want to feel calmer and clearer.

In a meditative state, I channel different energy frequencies, intuitively working with the energy according to how the receiver reacts to the frequency. Some people experience the frequencies as physical sensations such as a warm buzzing in the body, and the Ki may also manifest as colours or light static in specific areas of the body.

My Journey

I first qualified in Usui Reiki in 2009, and then spent several years using Reiki to self-treat, reflecting on the Reiki precepts, and cleansing my energy body daily with Hatsurei Ho. These are the basic essentials of any Reiki practice.

I progressed to Second Degree in 2014, and then to Master Level, with Usui Reiki teacher Tina Shaw. Tina has received attunements and empowerments from more than one teacher which means I have both a ‘Japanese Lineage’ and a ‘Western Lineage’.

For the last decade, I have developed a regular self-treatment Reiki practice. I am constantly fascinated by the power and simplicity of Reiki to bring calm and clarity, in particular through painful life episodes such as bereavement, changing jobs, relationship challenges, redundancy, burnout and many more things!

A few times each month, I swap Reiki with a Reiki Master Practitioner friend in the UK. Remote healing with Reiki works on the Buddhist understanding of Oneness and I find it mind-blowingly powerful! I also love the feeling of being connected to friends from afar, and knowing that I can support my friends and clients around the world, regardless of the distance.

About Me

I founded SJA Holistics to help people get well, feel great, and stay well using the power of practices derived from Eastern Medicine including Shiatsu, Reiki, Acupressure and Qi Gong.

For over a decade I’ve worked with Ki and have first-hand experience of how energy- and body-work can lead to positive health. Working with the energy body as well as the physical can bring profound changes to mental, emotional and physical issues.

After completing three years of study for the Professional Shiatsu Diploma, I honed my experience working voluntarily for six months in a national UK charity giving Shiatsu to people recovering from substance misuse.

It is my mission to help you recognise your own self-healing ability and to empower you with the skills and knowledge you need to dramatically improve your self-care.

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My Approach

We create your current health picture. Then we get clear on your goals so that we are aligned from the outset. This makes it easier to monitor progress.

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Intelligent Energy

Every one of us has a universal energy, also known as lifeforce, chi, prana and Ki, that underpins our whole existence, and within that, our health. Stimulating the flow of Ki is how you can get well, feel great and stay well.

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Repost from @repairing_the_nervous_system 
It's so spot on....

I pick up my trainings interchangeably, as I need them:

Shiatsu (Zen, Multidimensional, Movement)
Usui Reiki
Physical exercise
Nature time

There is no specific pattern.

A daily Qigong practice probably means Qigong is the most frequent.

If you're a holistic Practitioner, how does your self-care vary? What practices are your go-to's?

Though recently with Covid, I had no energy for it. 
Do-In was too much for my body to receive (tapping along energy meridians)

As I was just discussing with @dawnoei, mostly for 10 days all I could do was place hands on chest and bring awareness to the pathogen, breathe in healing light and visualise a pathway for the pathogen to leave along the Large Intestine meridian. Sometimes I worked LI4.
(This approach was inspired by @malikameddings from #newenergyworkntrainings)

I started taking homeopathic remedies from @family_homeopath_zoescanlan last Thursday.  It feels good to notice their subtle yet powerful effects.

I'm back to morning Qigong - how could I not practice, with these kind of jungle views!? 

So many different colourful birds flitting around, and birds of prey looming. It's jaw droppingly beautiful.



A whirlwind week in Goa ...

A brief summary!

Landed in Goa, exhausted from the tail end of Covid. Quickly caught a cold.

Rescued my precious moped (thanks James, Nat and Dave) and my possessions (gracias @inma_marmol)

Moved into a new apartment, with unexpectedly stunning views of the Ghats. The tranquil Haven I always need.

Ate my fav pumpkin thali 🤟
And the best sushi from

Hung out with cows on the beach.

Got moped spruced up. Took old girl for a ride today down to Galgibag. 

Celebrated a birthday in the revamped Love Bites. Caught up with some fab faces.

Got published in Australian media for the first time, writing about Shiatsu and longevity. The topic has been on my mind - it's now 7 years since I found Shiatsu (or did it find me?!). ☯️

And resumed my space on the beach, absorbing some much needed rays while slipping into a more receptive vibe, after the doing-ness of the week.


Get your tkt booked!!! 


Goa is waiting for you!


One year on.....

Safely landed in Goa. Sleeping, settling into the land, and trying to recover from the tail end of a month of illness thanks to My First Cvid! Finally, it took me down!

And today, taking it very easy with beach and sea time, as I reflect on the horrendous experience that unfolded this day last year on Koh Pan Ghan  by a so-called friend.

A year on and things are somehow still hard. 
Just forget about it and move on.....yep, I'm trying. Unfortunately it's not that easy. Triggers pop up in the most unexpected ways.

But for every vile unhinged manipulative narc, there are thankfully many good eggs. Though i suspect some haven't been able to see past his smear campaign - there are plenty who know the real story and what I went through last December.

It's difficult events that highlight who the real friends are - the ones who check in, whose concern is genuine, whose actions say it all.

Being a human isn't easy, but consistent authentic kindness really does help to smooth the ride.

If you know, you know. Or perhaps it's easier to look the other way and make your own excuses.


My Shiatsu, Reiki and Qigong practices have taken on new forms - like reassuring presences that I can "just do" when my head hurts too much to think.


To all those I only caught glimpses of this summer, or who I didn't get to see though we tried (!), I'm sorry and really looking forward to seeing you next year. I hope to be more sociable.


More incoming on my plans for this Goa season. 

It's easy to get swept up in the greasy frenetic wheels of the "wellness" world here.

Spirituality is Big Business. And what perfect place to study: in an authentic Eastern setting. Hmmmm.

Once again, there is little on offer that resonates with me.

Im going to be discovering Winter, the season of introspection. The essential piece of the annual cycle that asks us to be slower, still, to look inward.

Searching within is perhaps the perfect antidote to Goa's very externally focused 'buy your quick fix path to peace and contentment'.


Pls get in touch if you're coming to Goa and I'll make an effort to meet. Great to hear from a few already ...

Shiatsu swapping....

Much needed compassionate touch, and on a Friday evening too. Perfect end of week relax!

Thank you @tanyapriceshiatsu really enjoyed being able to let go of everything for an hour and reconnect within.

More on @practitionersgarden about setting up a swap and why to do so! (So many reasons!) Find the story in the Highlights on that channel, see Substack.

Tanya is based at BodyMatters in Steyning.



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