Welcome to Helena's Healing!
My name is Helena Rowan Varley and I am a qualified Reiki Practitioner working in North London. Here is a short introduction into what Reiki is, who I am and why I do what I do.
In my experience of Reiki, there are 3 key components to it. It is most well-known for the deep relaxation and stress reduction felt during and after a session. More and more people are beginning to seek it out with rising awareness of the importance of mindfulness and caring for our mental health. The second component is of course its ability to heal you physically, mentally and emotionally by clearing out energetic blockages and bringing beautiful healing energy into the body. I have had some wonderful results with clients, particularly with pain relief and reducing inflammation. The last component is the spiritual component. Anyone that comes for Reiki is hugely nourishing their spiritual development. Learning Reiki can open you up to so much more of what the universe has to offer.
Reiki works with your universal life force energy, known in Chinese Medicine as Chi. It began in Japan in the 1800’s by Dr Mikao Usui and was brought to the west in the 1930’s. It is an extremely gentle practice of laying hands on or over the body. As it is possible to work with hands completely off the body it means it can be used for almost any medical condition. It is totally non-invasive, and you remain fully clothed. The aim is to work with the energy of the client to clear their energetic blockages and bring in an abundance of pure light energy to them to raise their vibration.
I first encountered Reiki when I made the move from Devon to London. Overwhelmed by crazy city life and rather unwell I returned to Devon and started having regular sessions.
Reiki was explained to me as energy. A universal life force energy that can be accessed, transferred and utilised to heal. My interest was piqued. As someone with a keen interest in Science, perfectly used to explaining the universe in terms of “energy”, this made complete sense to me. 99.9% of an atom is empty space. Therefore 99.9% of our bodies is empty space. Within that exists only energy, and the energy within the rest of the universe can be channelled to heal the energy within ourselves. This was a healing technique based on accessing something so pure and fundamental that makes up not only ourselves but the whole universe. It was incredibly grounding and humbling to feel so interconnected with everything and everyone.
What started as something to help me feel calm and strong in an unfamiliar place exploded into something I’m blessed to be sharing with the world. I have since qualified from the Devon School of Reiki as a Reiki Practitioner and I’ve been absolutely loving working with people across North London.
The beauty of Reiki is its simplicity. So instinctually we will lay our hands over an area to relieve pain or discomfort. I feel so privileged to be practicing it and I can truly say it has transformed my life. I currently have practices in Primrose Hill and Crouch End. I am passionate about Reiki and I endeavour to make my clients feel the same way!
This blog will be a space for me to share information about not only Reiki but also mindfulness and spirituality more generally. I also plan to write some pieces on Reiki explained through science, a big passion of mine! Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions!