Jikiden Reiki, Holistic Massage and Body Work Therapies
It is always great to have some feedback, but more important than hearing that I have helped you, it is great for others to see if I can help them too. I really appreciate feedback, and in the form of a testimonial means that visitors to my site can get an idea of what to expect from a session with me, and perhaps gain some insight as to how I work with you.
Thank you, Carol
"Carol took a very thorough history and gave me plenty of useful tips to follow, before giving me the most wonderful Reiki session. I left feeling so much better in myself (and about myself). I can wholeheartedly recommend her treatments!"
Lizzie is very aware of the need for self care, and has done a lot of work to make sure that she remains at her best. The reiki really helps her keep on top of her game.
“I came to see Carol, not really sure what it was I needed, but feeling the need for something! I was just recovering from a bout of back pain, the first in a very long time, I was feeling generally tense and ‘out of sorts’ and in need of something different. Carol was recommended to me, but I was also attracted to the flexible nature of the treatments that she offers, as for me this makes sense – tailoring the specific treatment used to what is presented. Sometimes as a customer I don’t always know what is likely to work best for a given issue, so it’s great to know that every time I go, she will sense what’s needed and adapt her treatment accordingly. She is also very careful to make sure you are comfortable, both in terms of your physical comfort, but also that you are feeling OK with the treatments she is doing. I have left every session so far feeling both relaxed and uplifted.”
I see Nicole every 4 to 5 weeks, and with the exercises I have suggested and the work we do in her sessions, she is more able to cope with the demands of every day life as a working mother, approaching life with a sense of calm and physical ease and comfort.
"I just wanted to tell you, whatever you did in my treatment has made one heck of a difference to me! You are AMAZING! I feel more in alignment, definitely more energy, better balance, more space inside me, my foot is comfortable, my tummy has space and I can breathe easier. Thank you Little Miss Magic Hands!"
I have been working with this lady for some time, and she has also been seeing Bronwyn Jones, Alresford Osteopath craniosacral therapist, and Annette Hornby, Kinesiologist. Both therapists had felt that she was short of oxygen, although no sign of problems with her heart or lungs apparent. I was aware that she had been experiencing long standing stress, so having discussed with her my plan, we tried an experimental intuitive treatment on her Psoas muscle which is directly affected by stress, and as it tightens and shortens if pulls on the hips, thighs, spine and diagraphagm, all areas with which she has had restriction. During the session she reported feeling a sense of movement and release deep inside her abdomen and legs. The following day, she felt zingy and springy, but reacted with caution as a small release can often create more energy and vitality, but may require further treatments to add permanence to the treatment. The second day after the treatment she felt even better, with improved balance, greater comfort in her foot (which she had turned over on some months before), greater energy again and a vitality she had not experienced in many years. She has homework to practice yoga, both the Tree Pose and Sun Salutation at home, and we will continue to build on this deep area of treatment.
"I would like to thank Carol Greenwood for an exceptional treatment, never experienced anything like it, it was amazing! Myofascial and massage absolutely brilliant! Carol is exceptionally knowledgeable and intuitive. I cant recommend her highly enough x"
Emma sees a chiropractor averaging once a year when her back gets so sore that she locks up. I saw her just once, for an hour and a half session. When I arrived she had fallen down the stairs a few days before, and was finding even simple tasks like walking difficult and her sleep was suffering due to pain. I could not help the bruising, but she cancelled the appointment for chiropractic treatment and expressed feeling more comfortable after our session than she had in years.
"I have massage every 2 weeks with Carol. I use the sessions in two main ways; as a relaxation; and a conscious awareness of my body. I find that the relaxation and mental space enables me to focus on the muscle groups that Carol is working on, enabling me to release whatever is being held there on both a physical and emotional level. Without it, I feel my body and mind would suffer equally with the pressures of every day life."
Caroline is herself a therapist. She benefits from the gentle touch of Swedish massage following around 45 minutes of myofascial release technique. During our session, we do not talk as she enjoys the tranquillity of silence. I have been seeing her for around 8 months regularly, and she feels that seeing me every 2 weeks is what benefits her for general good health, and if she has any problems, she visits in-between too.
Caroline, Old Alresford
Below are photographs of a client before and after a massage session including Myofascial Release Technique and Hot Stone Massage. I use photography to demonstrate to the client how they hold their body, and how the session may help them re-balance their posture. This client has kindly allowed me to use his shots here. I asked him to stand up straight and tall with his arms in a relaxed position by his side. This session was a 2 hour session, and the first time I saw him. Note not only the position of his head and arms, but also the alteration in his full posture demonstrated around his back and hips in particular.
"Carol in in tune with a river of relaxation that runs through her bones and blood. Once her hands land on skin, its like the kiss of air on water. Everything moves naturally again. Balance is restored."
Mick first saw me when I lived and worked in Godalming and has followed me to Alresford. He enjoys a soothing Swedish massage, and likes gentle music.
"Thank you Carol. A most relaxing massage. The tension just melted away. Everyone should treat themselves to this; there is so little time to stop and relax in modern life...I can highly recommend Carol to anyone. A most professional and intuitive treatment. Many thanks Richard"
Richard has a combination of therapies including Myofascial Release and deep tissue to create space and relaxation in his body, and his mind.
Richard, Bishops Sutton
"Carol provides great deep tissue massage and has helped me on many occasions relieve the aches and tension felt.She has been very helpful in providing post sporting injury massage to my often battered body enabling me to get back active as soon as possible.
I would highly recommend Carol."
Duncan is a keen footballer, and we work hard together to keep him supple and relaxed. When he didn't see me regularly one season, he experienced injury after injury - a mistake he has chosen not to make again! We chat during our sessions, and enjoy friendly banter, as that is how he feels most comfortable.
"Carol provides nothing but the highest standard of professional care in all of her therapies and the depth of her knowledge is second to none. It is my pleasure to recommend her business and to endorse the skills that she offers."
"Incredibly good massage with Hot Stones yesterday with Carol. Feel amazing!
Best massage I have ever had. Thanks so much."
Cathy has enjoyed Swedish massage with me for over 6 months, and was very wary of Hot stones due to a negative past experience at a spa where the stones were too hot and were just placed on her while she was left alone to lie still for half an hour on her own. She has a lot of deep tension in her shoulders in particular, which were so tender I was not able to use more than a mild amount of pressure. The result was that during our sessions, I could only lessen the tension a little. I knew that Hot Stones would make a massive difference to the session, and so worked with her until she was ready to try it. She hasn't gone back to any other form of massage, and has Hot Stones every 2 months to keep the severe painful tension she used to experience at bay.
- Cathy, Bishops Sutton
"I had a fantastic 2 hour Swedish massage with Carol. She was extremely
knowledgeable in the consultation and gave me advice for other types of treatments
which could also help which I hadn't heard before. I have tried a few different
therapists in the local area and she is by far the most personable and easy to get on
with. Highly relaxing and enjoyable experience."
Alex is an Officer with the British Army, so he is frequently pushing his physical ability to the limits. He sees me after exercises (which sound incredibly stressful both mentally and physically). His first session with me was just an hour, but having had longer sessions he now usually enjoys either a 2 or 3 hour appointment every 2 to 3 months depending upon his postings. We usually start with chatting and catching up with what he has been doing since we last met, but soon he drifts off with the relaxing music and massage.
- Alex, Winchester
"Wanted to say thank you so much for the massage on Monday. I really enjoyed it
and have been feeling less tense and more grounded since."
- Caroline, Alresford
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"I cannot recommend Carol enough, she has an intuitive style, which helps her pinpoint and address the underlying cause of the problem. I had been to several different therapists and was becoming resigned to no longer running for any significant length of time without discomfort. Through a mixture of styles Carol has enabled me to run pain free and increase my mileage to a level whereby I have recently run well under two hours for a half marathon."
- Steven, Reigate
"I worked with Carol and knew that she was, and is, a practical and sensible person. When my shoulders got so sore that I was having difficulty walking straight, she asked me what was wrong. I told her about my original injury and she promptly demanded to check it out and see what was going on. I was doubtful, how could massage, following years of treatment from doctors, make a difference? But, because this was Carol and my trust in her was total, I agreed. After a single session I could actually stand up properly, without crooking my neck to avoid pain in upper back and shoulders. The energy Carol uses in deep tissue massage is phenomenal – I felt years younger, my skin glowed for days after and because I was pain free, I was happy. I cannot recommend her highly enough – you have to try it to understand. Don’t hold back – let Carol help you, I promise you will never regret it!"
- Mary, Winchester
"Made an appointment for my 10 year old son to have his back looked at by Carol. My son was his usual skeptical self beforehand but was surprised at how strangely straight his back felt afterwards and he was playing roller hockey later that day for around 2 hours with no problem. Many thanks I am sure we will be seeing you again in the future."
- Pete, Hindhead
"As a long time sufferer of neck pain I was impressed at the relief I got from just one massage from Carol. I will not hesitate at having another one when and if it seems necessary."
- Rosemary, Huddersfield