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Diane Walsh

Reiki Client

Diane Walsh

Diane contacted Holistic Healing Hands with a view to booking a Reiki session on the recommendation of one of our clients, Lisa Wilkinson. After suffering severely with a chronic condition Fibromyalgia, for more than four years and finding conventional medicine could do little to relieve her symptoms Diane was looking for a natural, complementary treatment option.

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating condition characterised by  widespread chronic pain, tenderness, fatigue, sleep problems, irritable bowel, chronic headaches, dizziness and difficulty concentrating that can have long-term physical and mental repercussions. It is difficult to diagnose because there are no diagnostic tests or x-rays that can detect it and the symptoms of fibromyalgia mimic symptoms of several other medical conditions.


Complementary therapies such as Reiki and Reflexology are effective, non-invasive treatments for relieving and reducing the symptoms of fibromyalgia, especially when received on a regular basis. They have been shown to reduce pain, improve circulation, release toxins, release tension, and increase energy levels.


A thorough consultation was carried out with Diane looking at her expectations from the session or sessions, past medical history, current state of health, symptoms, physical, mental and emotional well-being, stress levels, sleep patterns, diet and fitness levels. A treatment plan was devised with Diane’s agreement and an initial Reiki session was performed. Over the next few months Diane responded positively to her regular sessions, so much so that she attended our Reiki Level I course, and more recently Level II.

 Although there is currently no known cure for fibromyalgia, only a choice of managing its symptoms Holistic Healing Hands has proven time and time again that regular Reiki and Reflexology sessions make a real difference to the quality of life for not only our fibromyalgia clients but for our Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/ME clients too. 

Diane continues to receive regular Reiki sessions and also performs daily self Reiki at home as well as meditation in order to manage her condition and lesson her symptoms. It has been a pleasure to work with Diane and observe the positive outcomes to the regular Reiki sessions and to see her coping with her fibromyalgia symptoms and sleep issues in a much healthier way.

Diane’s comments:

“After suffering with a chronic condition, Fibromyalgia severely for more than four years, I had almost give up hope of finding anything to help with the symptoms. A friend recommended Holistic Healing Hands for Reiki treatment. I find Reiki a relaxing experience, I realised for the first time in my life I was actually learning to relax. I have discovered many health benefits from regular Reiki sessions; improved sleep, less fatigue, strengthened immune system, uplift in mood and reduction in depression and  just recently a reduction in pain. I decided to  do my training in Reiki, level I and II with Joanne Tinsley at Holistic Healing Hands, this enables me to top myself up daily, by self treating with Reiki. All in all I would say I have a better quality of life than I did before. By far the best outcome has been a massive improvement in my sleep hygiene. I would say 90% of the time I sleep between  6-10 hours per night (without the need of medication). I rarely sleep during the day, this for me is a massive improvement, as I used to swing from being an insomniac to sleeping 16 plus hours a day.”

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We provide a range of Reiki services for our clients.

Reiki Therapy

Reiki is a natural, hands-on energy healing system that works on all levels, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

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