“Graham is an amazing therapist who creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere. We had a chat before the treatment started — he is very easy to talk to and interested in where you are in your life. He’s full of empathy, interesting ideas for self-development and with a quiet respect that made me feel comfortable throughout.
The treatment itself was a mixture of a pressure point massage and Reiki. I came for a massage because I had a very sore, stiff right shoulder. He found all the knots (plus a few I hadn’t noticed!) and really worked to get them out. His technique reminded me of a sports massage — so it can feel sharp when he’s breaking up the knots — but it’s effective. Two days on and I have more movement in my shoulders and back and serious relief from pain that had been bugging me for about a month.
He also added elements of Reiki to the massage. I have never had a Reiki treatment before and so wasn’t sure what to expect. What I felt was him quietly placing his hands on various parts of my body — in between my shoulder blades, holding my head. The touch seemed very still but I felt lots of heat at times, some pins-and-needles-like sensations (not unpleasant) and a kind of buzzing in my hands.
At one point Graham held my head to the side and massaged all the tense muscles down the side of my neck — from clenching my jaw, he explained — then just held my head in that position for a time. I felt quite emotional and he encouraged me to take long, deep breaths in and out to help release the tension.
After the treatment, I felt incredibly calm and grounded and floated out the door…It has really done the trick I have a lot more emotional clarity and resilience and my body feels less tense.”