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Reiki

Reiki is a complimentary therapy and can be a wonderful way to unwind, relax and strengthen your spiritual wellbeing and energy. Reiki is more than just another healing technique. The practice of Reiki can unfold into a spiritual path of great depth and beauty.

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Information about Reiki

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What is Reiki and how does it work?

Reiki was developed in Japan in the 1900's and the name translates to "universal energy". It is an energy healing technique based on the Reiki practitioner helping energise and balance the chakra energy of the person they are working with. There can sometimes be gentle touch involved and the process can often lead to deep relaxation, as well as a reduction in stress and anxiety.

What is a chakra?

The concept of the chakra arose in early Sanskrit texts that speak of them both as meditative visualisations combining flowers and mantras and as physical entities in the body. Chakras are various energy focal points in the body and are used in a variety of ancient meditation practices where it is believed to function at their best, your chakras need to stay open, or balanced. If they get blocked, you may experience physical or emotional symptoms related to a particular chakra.

What are the 7 chakras?

  • Root chakra

    The root chakra (Muladhara), is located at the base of your spine. It represents your foundation, security and stability in life and helps you feel grounded and able to withstand challenges.

  • Sacral chakra

    The sacral chakra (Svadhisthana) is located just below your belly button. This chakra is responsible for your creative and sexual energy as well as how you relate to your emotions and that of others.

  • Solar plexus chakra

    The solar plexus chakra (Manipura) is located in your stomach area. It’s responsible for self-esteem and confidence as well as helping you feel in control of your life.

  • Heart chakra

    The heart chakra (Anahata) is located near your heart, in the center of your chest. This chakra represents our ability to love and show compassion for others.

  • Throat chakra

    The throat chakra (Vishuddha) is located in your throat. This chakra has to do with our ability to communicate verbally.

  • Third eye chakra

    The third eye chakra (Ajna) is located between your eyes. It represents your gut instinct and is responsible for intuition and imagination.

  • Crown chakra

    The crown chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top of the head. It represents your spiritual connection to yourself, others, and the universe. It also plays a role in your life’s purpose.

Our massage reviews

We are very proud of our reviews and hope that the positive comments from our previous clients will encourage you to come and visit us.

Can I add a 6th star please?I had a post natal massage with Fi, and I have to say, it was one of the best massages ever. Very professional and great at what she does.Fi listened to me and focused on the areas that were causing Me discomfort (shoulders and back) and focused on them.Cannot rate her and the place enough. Will certainly be back.Highly recommend her. Thank you for such a relaxing hour 😎
Gaby A.
Gaby A.
I had a fantastic massage appointment this morning with Fi. The whole experience felt safe, professional, relaxing and incredibly helpful for my long covid symptoms. Just what I needed. And I have already booked another appointment. I would highly recommend Fi and Origin massage. Wonderful! 👌🏼
Jen B
Jen B
Fi is wonderful! The best massages I've ever received, and her knowledge of and interest in birth and pregnancy is incredible. I've loved chatting through my thoughts with her, and sharing the experience of lockdown pregnancies. She's been so generous in providing ideas and advice as well as massage therapy.
Emily C B.
Emily C B.
I had the BEST hot stone massage today from Fi. So friendly and great at checking in that everything was just right, which it was. Absolutely 100% recommend I feel all out back together and warm 🥰
Cat R.
Cat R.
Fi is an absolute gem. I had the most relaxing, needed pregnancy massage at 34 weeks. The restless legs were totally soothed. Can’t wait for my next one.
Emelya F.
Emelya F.
Just had the most incredible massage from Fi. Soooo relaxing and I feel amazing afterwards. Can't wait to go back! Thank you so much!
Sarah M.
Sarah M.
I had the most amazing massage from Fi. She really understood what I needed and helped me to feel so relaxed. Professional and responsive, a gorgeous hidden gem! I am booked in already for my next one.
Shona G.
Shona G.
Just had the best pregnancy massage ever 🙌😍 was brilliant n relaxing from beginning to the end 🥰 fi made me feel really welcome and relaxed, I will definitely be returning would highly recommend! thank you so much 🥰 xx
Lauren Leigh C.
Lauren Leigh C.
I want to Fi for a pregnancy massage and it was incredible. I was suffering with painful back and shoulders as well as needing vital relaxation. Fi took the time to listen and understand my needs, was thorough and thoughtful in her approach.Her knowledge and passion around pregnancy and post natal care is incredible. I felt cared for and safe at all times. From giving me the time to get myself together pre massage, to the cleverly placed pillows for additional comfort and the time post massage. Nothing ever felt rushed or hurried.The massage itself was one of the best I've had (and I've had many). My comfort was considered through out and the environment was so cosy. It was exactly what I needed to help me reset and face the oncoming pregnancy challenges in a positive state of mind.I will definately be going back for my post natal care package 🙂
Jo H.
Jo H.
I have had many massages, but this was by far the best! I spoke at length with Fi before the appointment, explaining how I am struggling with migraines during pregnancy. During the massage, I could tell that Fi really took on board my problem and worked hard around the tension areas. It really felt that she knew exactly how to target the problem areas of a migraine-head! I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep a few times! And I left feeling so much better. Fi made sure I was comfortable and offered extra towels for support under my shoulders which I hadn’t had before. She really couldn’t have done any more. The room was lovely and warm and the towels that had been warming on the radiator were heavenly and were even swapped half way through for an extra treat! Can not recommend enough for a pregnancy massage / massage to help with migraines and tension!
sarah B.
sarah B.
I was so relaxed and comfortable in Fi’s company - she clearly knows exactly what she’s doing. Fi went above and beyond to explain different types of massage and asked how much pressure I liked.I never knew how much I needed a massageand I feel so much better and relieved of tension.The space is absolutely beautiful as well, so cosy and gorgeous.
Beth J.
Beth J.
Fi is incredible, she is so skilled in understanding exactly what you need, and delivers this with the utmost care and professionalism. I felt entirely comfortable and knew what was happening at all times. The room was beautifully decorated, with clean covers, warm towels, and perfectly placed cushions, I honestly could have stayed there for the rest of the night! I don't sleep very well generally, but after my relaxation massage I slept like a baby. Real, quality sleep that I didn't think I was capable of any more! And even better, my neck was fully released and my headaches disappeared. Thank you for the care and love you put into your work Fi, I can't wait to come back! ❤️
Gill T.
Gill T.
A wonderful antenatal massage from Fi. Clearly very experienced and took the time to identify problem areas and tailor the massage accordingly. Very relaxing. Will definitely be back and highly recommend to all!
Victoria D.
Victoria D.
Really enjoyed my massage with Fi - very professional and knowledgeable and put me at ease straight away. Felt very relaxed after and will be booking in again before baby arrives! Would recommend 👌
Amy T.
Amy T.
I came to Fi as a first timer to massage and I'll definitely be coming back soon! She was really good at explaining things and clearly knows her stuff. In addition to an excellent massage that loosened up my tight shoulders she also helped loosen my tight injured back up. Fi gave me some good tips and advice on where to seek further help to avoid injuring myself again which I really appreciated. I walked away very happy with my experience and couldn't recommend her more!
Dom W.
Dom W.
What a treat! I had a 90 minute pregnancy massage with Fi and she is just fabulous. I left feeling physically and mentally lighter and very calm and refreshed. She is a true professional and expert at what she does. I will certainly be booking in another massage (or two!) before baby arrives. Having not had a massage for a long time it made me realise that my well-being should certainly be prioritised more often and it was worth every penny. See you again soon Fi! x
Jennifer H.
Jennifer H.
Had a wonderful massage with Lucy. She was warm and professional, and spent time beforehand checking what I was looking for, any areas of tension etc. I felt really comfortable, the room was soothing, the pressure was just right (she checked during the massage, which I always appreciate because too much pressure makes me sore and achey for days after and it's not always easy to pipe up and say so at the time), and as the hour went on I could feel the tension melting away. I went for stress relief and relaxation, and came out feeling like I was floating. I'll definitely be back.
Bemorenannyogg
Bemorenannyogg
Fi was great, she was so welcoming and considerate to your needs and it was the best massage I've had! It was good to completely switch off and relax. I will definitely be back! Thank you
Claire R.
Claire R.
I had never had a hot stone massage before, Fi explained in great detail what it can do for me and how it should feel. Totally made me feel at ease. The treatment totally surpassed all my expectations. The stones glide so well over the body, that combined with the warmth they give out and the expert handling of them made me feel more relaxed then I’ve been in a long time as well as making my aches and pains feel better, relaxing my tense muscles. This is one treatment I will aim to have on a more regular basis. Thank you so much Fi
Emma H.
Emma H.
Just been for a post natal massage. First time having a massage and was made to feel very comfortable. Loved the heated towels.
Rachel S.
Rachel S.
Had a wonderful full body massage with Fi. The whole experience was incredibly relaxing. I felt totally nurtured, with lovely warm towels and felt so comfortable. She is professional, respectful, listens to your needs and gives the appropriate treatment. She has a very special touch and I would highly recommend. Thank you Fi for such a special treat 🤗
Pamela B.
Pamela B.
I had the BEST hot stone massage today from Fi. So friendly and great at checking in that everything was just right, which it was. Absolutely 100% recommend I feel all put back together and warm 🥰
Cat R.
Cat R.
Absolutely incredible massage from Fi today. After having a really difficult week Fi was able to literally reset my nervous system, I left feeling 100x better than when I arrived. Fi has such an intuitive style, I felt like she read what I needed from my body perfectly. At 37 weeks pregnant I didn’t know how massage would feel on my aching limbs and pelvic girdle pain but it was absolutely magic, I feel so incredibly relaxed and the pelvic pain has even improved slightly. Fi also gave me some helpful advice with some things I’ve been struggling with through my pregnancy. Highly recommend this wonderful woman.
Rheanna G.
Rheanna G.
Fi was incredibly respectful and professional and the massage was gorgeous and so relaxing. The space is beautiful and tranquil, I was offered everything I could need, and the obvious focus on boundaries and consent made me feel totally at ease. Couldn’t recommend Fi enough. 🥰

Update - had a hot stone massage with Fi which I was a little apprehensive about as I hadn’t had one before.. and oh my goddd I would never get anything else now!! Fi was communicative and always made sure the stones were the right temperature and that I was comfortable. Amazing experience. Next time I want an Indian head massage. 😍
Sophie A.
Sophie A.
Terrific massage - extremely relaxing. I'm definitely going to make a habit of this!
Erica S.
Erica S.
I've suffered with sciatica and a stiff achy back and shoulders for many years which was considerably worse during and after my pregnancy. I booked in for a postnatal massage with Fi Hennessy who took time asking me about problematic and sensitive areas, welcomed me to the Sheffield Wellness Centre (amazing place!) and made sure I was comfortable and well looked after.Fi is a remarkable lady who exudes warmth and definitely knows her way around a postnatal body. The relief was incredible, I felt relaxed and peaceful and thoroughly enjoyed being pampered. I had a 1hr session and booked my second appointment before leaving - these sessions have now become part of my self care routine. Fi has a way of making you feel body confident regardless of size or wobbly bits which was inspiring. My mind and body are very thankful for these sessions with Fi 🙂
Sarah R.
Sarah R.
Had a lovely relaxing pregnancy massage! I had never had a massage before- Fi made sure I was comfortable and really made me feel at ease. Can't recommend enough and looking forward to coming back soon.
Katy H.
Katy H.
Had an antenatal massage with Fi, was so calm and relaxing, just what I needed. Would highly recommend!
Debbie F.
Debbie F.
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What are the benefits of a Reiki session?

  • Deep relaxation

    Reiki will help you to experience a profound level of relaxation. The meditative practice promotes relaxation and a positive mental state through gentle touch.

  • Emotional tension

    Reiki can support you with emotional, physical and mental distress by allowing you to release your stress and tension through deep relaxation.

  • Anxiety, depression and sleep

    A study found that college students who received six 30 minute Reiki sessions reported greater improvements in stress, mood, and sleep (especially those with higher anxiety and depression).

  • Cancer and other long term illnesses

    Though there is no scientific evidence to show that reiki can prevent, treat or cure cancer, or any other disease, some people with cancer use reiki alongside their treatment, as a complementary therapy. Read more.

What issues could Reiki help address?

Reiki practitioners and those receiving the treatment have claimed to have experienced a diverse range of improvements in physical, mental and emotional health. Some of the issues Reiki has been reported to treat include stress, anxiety, depression, low confidence, depression, pain, infertility and fatigue.

  • Stress reduction

    Reiki can help you to unwind, relax and reduce your stress levels. Your Reiki practitioner will work on your energy centres and help to clear negative energies.

  • Anxiety, depression and low moods

    The deep meditative relaxation effects of Reiki may help to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms and improve your mood and energy.

  • Sleep difficulties

    You can expect to feel very relaxed after a Reiki session. This kind of relaxation helps our bodies to sleep better, to heal better, and to think more clearly. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep entirely during a Reiki session.

  • Reduce pain

    Reiki may help to resolve the emotional aspect of pain by allowing healing energy to flow freely throughout the body, which results in relaxation and reduced pain and tension throughout the body.

Reiki therapists

Katie Challis - Tui Na massage specialist

Katie Challis

Tui Na massage specialist

Katie first became interested in massage 20 years ago during a visit to China and after studying and practicing, she now specialises in offering Chinese energy focused deep tissue massages called Tui Na.

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How do I book a massage session?

When you book a session with Origin Massage, you'll be seen by one of our professionally trained massage therapists at the Sheffield Wellness Centre, a small haven of peace and tranquility to the south of the city centre on Abbeydale Road. To book your massage session, click the "Book a session" button and choose the type of treatment you would like, select your preferred date and time and confirm using the form.
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Your Reiki questions answered

If you have questions about Reiki, we have answers. If there is something you want to know that is not answered here you can contact us directly and we will help in any way we can.

Alternative therapies you might like to consider

If you're looking for something more physically focused then we do have other styles of massage therapies available.

Give the gift of massage

Are you are looking for a present that is sure to be warmly received? Are you looking for the perfect baby shower gift? Would you like to give an experience rather than 'stuff'? When you want to give someone the opportunity to have some time to relax and unwind but you aren't quite sure what kind of massage they would like a gift card is the ideal option!

You can either gift someone a specific massage treatment, a package or a monetary voucher they can redeem on any treatment at Origin Massage.

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Massage therapists

Meet our massage therapists below and find out about the different types of massage treatments and sessions they have available. Click on each page to find more information and book your session.

Fi Hennessy - Pregnancy massage specialist

Fi Hennessy

Pregnancy massage specialist

Fi is the founder of Origin Massage. She specialises in pregnancy massage and post natal massage and really enjoys supporting pregnant people during this special stage of life.

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Elena Jude - Therapeutic massage specialist

Elena Jude

Therapeutic massage specialist

Elena is a highly skilled therapeutic massage therapist with in-depth understanding of the human body and how to help it be at its best. She offers facials, massage and nutritional advice.

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Lucy Woodroffe - Swedish massage specialist

Lucy Woodroffe

Swedish massage specialist

Lucy is a trained counsellor who realised she wanted to help people in a more hands-on kind of way. Her Swedish massage style is incredibly relaxing both physically and mentally.

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Erzsebet Rennie - Swedish massage specialist

Erzsebet Rennie

Swedish massage specialist

With extensive experience and training, Erzsebet is an excellent holistic therapist practiced in a wide variety of techniques. She offers a range of therapies but her passion is for Swedish massage.

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Katie Challis - Tui Na massage specialist

Katie Challis

Tui Na massage specialist

Katie first became interested in massage 20 years ago during a visit to China and after studying and practicing, she now specialises in offering Chinese energy focused deep tissue massages called Tui Na.

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Kannika Hutchinson - Thai massage specialist

Kannika Hutchinson

Thai massage specialist

If you want a deep massage then Kannika is the person to see. She specialises in Thai massage, sometimes known as Thai Yoga and hot bamboo massage, often referred to as bamboo fusion.

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Natalie Dawson - Sports massage therapist

Natalie Dawson

Sports massage specialist

Natalie offers relaxing massages to help you with switching off from the stresses of everyday life. She also works on problematic areas to relieve muscular tensions.

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Olivia Jeffree - Holistic massage therapist

Olivia Jeffree

Holistic massage therapist

With the help and guidance of Olivia, she'll focus on bringing awareness and attention back to your body. This focus can open the gates to powerful healing and acceptance.

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