Reviews from Google

I always like sharing my reviews! It’s a way for potential clients to understand what a reiki experience might be like, and decide whether they want to come visit me. I think when my clients started leaving Google reviews (and later on Bookwell and Facebook) was when my practice really took off! As always, THANK YOU to my clients for these reviews.

Here are reviews from Google that I haven’t posted here on my website:

🌟 Niamh left me five stars!

🌟 Rafael said: Very comfortable environment, pleasant conversation with tea before and after, and most importantly, Andy is great at what he does. I had a strong sensation on my solar plexus that successfully disappeared after the session.

🌟 Haydn said: I instantly felt comfortable in Andy’s presence, the moment I stepped through the door. He has create a beautiful and calm space for his clients. The treatment with Andy was more than I expected, I left feeling calm with an incredible sense of clarity! I can’t thank him enough for the experience and hope to return again very soon. Thank you Andy!!

🌟 Céline said: J’ai eu ma première expérience de Reiki avec Andy, je me suis sentie très calme, en paix et relaxée, et l’environnement est très agréable également. Merci encore!

🌟 Zoe said: I highly recommend seeing Andy for Reiki, and I will definitely be booking in for more sessions myself. I was amazed at what I felt during the session, his attentiveness to what I was asking for, and for what followed after the session. Thank you Andy.

🌟 Cailin said: I am very satisfied with my reiki treatment with Andy. He has a very calm energy about him and creates a very comfortable environment. I left the treatment feeling very light and relaxed for several days. Would definitely recommend him and will definitely go back!

🌟 Kirsty said: I had an amazing reiki session with Andy. He was very professional and carried a very calm energy, which put me at ease instantly.

🌟 Lisa said: My experience with Andy was very pleasent. His calm and attentive nature helped guide me through experiencing something new. And after my session, I felt extremely calm and at peace. Thank you for the beautiful session.

🌟 Will said: Had a fantastic reiki experience with Andy. He is a master with his work, I have felt so much lighter since the treatment. Highly recommend!

🌟 Norah left me five stars!

🌟 Sanjan said: I wish I could give Andy’s practice 10 stars. Absolutely love the approach and how Andy guides you through the journey. I feel a minimum of 3 sessions are needed to understand the actual power of reiki on your lifestyle – you can point changes immediately after each session too but 3 helped cement it to me that it just absolutely does wonders. I’d highly recommend trying it. Andy is very down to earth, humble and an overall great person. He’s very experienced, knowledgeable and an amazing reiki master. Andy always checks in after each session too, despite his busy schedule. The 1st and 3rd sessions were similar in terms of giving me a massive load of energy, I was motoring thru work and felt really good in general. The 2nd session was quite interesting as well and brought out a lot of insights that have massively helped me manage close relationships, work/life balance etc.

🌟 Fatima said: Amazing experience. I went there not really knowing what to expect. My goal was to work on my ability to relax and switch off. Andy has an amazing aura and he really helped me with going into a deeper meditation state. I never felt so relaxed and light. Definitely recommend it

🌟 Hannah said: Highly recommend Andy, great reiki practitioner and a truly wonderful experience. I’m just booking my third session and will definitely continue going back!

🌟 Danielle said: I felt lighter and more relaxed after my appointment with Andy – he truly has a gift. I will be returning!

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment. Since 2011, I’ve given over 1,600 reiki treatments.
Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

Home sweet home

If you’ve come for a treatment with me, you’ll know that Reiki Surry Hills operates from a room in our apartment, where I live with my husband and two cats!

Some people are surprised. They think that the treatment will be in a clinic or office, perhaps shared with other practitioners.

But I don’t think there are many therapists that can afford to have their own offices and therapy spaces. Some practices like chiropractry, osteopathy and acupuncture would be busy enough to run as full-time businesses from a clinic. I know a lot of masseurs work from home, and some from clinics and studios. For reiki, I think there are a few shared spaces in Sydney where you can find reiki practitioners on certain days, but I’m not sure that anyone can afford to rent a clinic from which to operate on a full-time basis.

A reiki treatment from my home has its advantages and disadvantages. I know that occasionally, clients don’t feel comfortable coming to a stranger’s home, and that of a male practitioner. I hope that through my reviews, and the personal voice of my website, that clients will be able to feel that they know me enough to decide whether to come for a treatment.

As this is my home, in a central part of Sydney, there can sometimes be noise from construction in the neighbourhood (there has been a lot over the last years in Surry Hills), and noise from garbage and recycling trucks, and from traffic. There is a small park nearby which at certain times of days you can hear dogs playing. During the summer months, at the end of a day, our neighbours downstairs sometimes like to chat with each other or have drinks.

Also, I might need to answer the door for deliveries if my husband isn’t home, or you might hear the washing machine when you come in, or the sounds of my husband giving counselling sessions by Zoom, or other sounds of daily activity. One client was disappointed that I couldn’t replicate the experience of her receiving a reiki treatment at a spa in Bali, in a perfectly quiet and dark room. Also, because there are stairs to the apartment, there have been one or two clients that I have not been able to accommodate because a lack of accessibility in the building.

On the other hand, most of the time, the room is very quiet, and clients don’t have problems relaxing, even if there is some background noise. It is a useful challenge, I think, to have a treatment and know you can benefit from one that is a part of your regular life rather than only having a treatment while on holidays or at a spa or clinic. During a particularly noisy treatment once, one client felt that the construction actually felt like it was chipping away at things she didn’t need in her life. And another client said she liked hearing a bit of noise on the street from the neighbours, because it felt like real life, like a community.

Giving treatments from home means that I don’t have to cover the expenses of renting a studio in my charges, which I’ve been told are very reasonable. I also think that there’s a pretty great vibration in the room, from giving over 1,600 treatments. And, you might get to meet my cats, which most clients think is a bonus! Home sweet home: if you come for a treatment, I will welcome you here.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment. Since 2011, I’ve given more than 1,600 reiki treatments.
Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

The latest reviews

 

What a strange period in the world, which none of us expected.

I had to close down Reiki Surry Hills for three months, and when I opened again, I could see that we’re all taking it slowly and cautiously in the ways we re-engage with the world. Even though I had a list of people who said to contact them to tell them when I reopened, most of them haven’t come back yet.

On the other hand, I sent out a newsletter around that time, and so it was nice to see clients from a long time ago, who were reminded of reiki by the newsletter, and decided it was time for another treatment.

It’s been a long time since I’ve shared my latest reviews with you. I’m always grateful when clients leave me reviews. I believe it helps others to understand what a reiki experience might be like, and I know people can feel from the reviews that they are honest and authentic (unlike some other reviews up on the internet).

So, as before, THANK YOU, to my clients for these reviews. Here are some from Facebook:

In February, Ila shared:

🌟 Andy is very professional and makes you feel totally at ease. The treatment was amazing, very healing and is highly recommended!

And Basel said:

🌟 I have done Reiki before many times around the world with different Reiki practitioners and my session with Andy was the most powerful session I had ever experienced. I look forward to my next session and seeing how the next few days unfold. Thank you Andy, I am grateful for our session.

Akshata, in July (actually, she posted this on my birthday, which was a nice gift!), wrote:

🌟 Andy is very professional, thorough in communications and very calm composed during the session. He advises well and also follows up after the session. The place has a nice soothing positive aura. The treatment/session and music was very relaxing. Thank you SO much, Andy! Definitely Recommended!

On Bookwell, my booking service, clients shared the following:

Samantha Visited July 2020

What a beautiful experience. This was my first time for Reiki and I now understand why I was drawn to Andy. The beautiful and pure energy I experienced was something out of this world. I felt so safe and finally surrendered to the present moment, and was able to succumb to such a deep meditation with an array of feelings and new sensations. The deep internal peace, serenity and calm I feel after my session, I simply cannot put into words because I have never experienced such oneness with myself. Thank You Andy for sharing your gifts with the world and guiding me within. I truly look forward to returning to your divine space.

Madeleine Visited July 2020

Andy is wonderful. His space is lovely, calming and very soothing. I look forward to coming again 🙂

Beatriz Visited February 2020

Amazing! I feel really good after the treatment, simply recommended

Tim Visited February 2020

My reiki session with Andy was my first ever reiki experience and it was truly wonderful. I became so relaxed during the session that afterwards I felt as though I had sunken into the table. I had a profound experience midway through the session where I felt as though my body had dissolved and merged with all of the other energy in the room – the furniture, the music, the ceiling fan, even Andy himself. It was an incredible feeling of oneness. I was overwhelmed by feelings of peace and gratitude. In the hours following the session, I felt a bit physically/emotionally drained, however that night I slept incredibly well and in the days following my session I felt a renewed sense of balance, inner peace, and joy. I believe reiki has incredible healing potential and I highly recommend it to anyone considering giving it a try. Andy’s reiki treatment in Surry Hills is the perfect way to start (or continue) your healing journey.

Ibtissem Visited January 2020

After this Reiki session, I am feeling so good and centres with myself 😊 I went to help with sleeping issues and I have been sleeping deeply, and feeling fresh when waking up since. Andy is really nice and answered all my questions about Reiki. I recommended him to my friend, as I think he is a great Reiki Master.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment. Since 2011, I’ve given over 1,600 reiki treatments.
Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.

This is my front door

 

This is the front door to my apartment building.

If you’re trying to find me for an appointment, this photo might help! You see, the complicated issue is that the building’s address is on Ann Street, but the entrance to the building is all the way around at the back, so it’s actually in a small street (I think of it more as a lane) called Mackey Street.

The other problem is that while the building entrance is near the intersection of Little Riley Street and Mackey Street, there are two parts of Little Riley Street. It stops at the park, the Frog Hollow Reserve, and continues on the OTHER side of Albion Street. And Mackey Street has two parts. There’s the part between Smith Street and Little Riley, and then it completely stops, interrupted by a large apartment building complex, and then it continues for a short stretch above Riley Street.

So I certainly understand why clients get lost, especially if they are unfamiliar with Surry Hills, with its warren of small streets and lanes.

It’s been an adventure to discover how to direct new clients to find me. Every time someone got lost, I’d try to refine the instructions a little more. This is what I currently say:

‘It’s easiest to find me by using Google Maps. Find 36 Mackey Street in Surry Hills and the entrance to my building is right ACROSS from it in the grey, concrete building marked 50-54 Ann Street. Ring up to apartment 10. Call if you get lost or need more instructions.’

Quite a few clients get intimidated by those instructions and worry about finding me. In fact, at least two clients have done reconnaisance missions the day before a treatment, or earlier in the day, to make sure they can find it!

Some clients are not comfortable using Google Maps.

The most common issue is that clients will only read the first part of the instructions, and end up standing outside of 36 Mackey Street and not turning around to find the entrance. So far, I think no one has actually rung their bell, which is good!

The ones who really get lost are those who decide they can figure out how to find me without maps or the instructions and a few whose phones have run out of charge as they were arriving to they couldn’t use the map or find the instructions.

But in the end, my clients find me. While it’s sometimes taken a while, I don’t think anyone’s had to completely give up!

In any case, if you’re coming for a treatment, look for the entrance to the building that matches the photo above. Hope to see you soon.

Discover the gifts and benefits of a session of Japanese reiki therapy, healing energy from an experienced practitioner. Visit my website or Facebook page for more information and SMS, email, call me or book online if you’d like to make an appointment. Since 2011, I’ve given more than 1,600 reiki treatments.
Clients come to relieve stress, anxiety and for many other issues, or to just give reiki a try to see what it does for them. Folks come from all over Sydney and elsewhere to see me. While it’s easiest to get to me from the CBD, Darlinghurst, Paddington, Kings Cross, Redfern and Potts Point, I’m pretty easy to get to from anywhere in Sydney.