Reiki with Shaylini

I made my way from Bond Street station and up towards Third Space’s Marylebone branch. I was taken down to the basement of the gym to their serene in-house spa where Shaylini, founder of The Sacred Self and Reiki Master greeted me warmly, embracing me in a hug like old friends.

As a student and master of Reiki, I am aware of how compelling the energy healing modality can be. For those who are unfamiliar, Reiki means ‘universal energy’, with Reiki practitioners tuning into this energy and channeling it through their palms to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body.

Despite knowing what to expect, I still found myself excited with anticipation as this was the first Reiki treatment I would be receiving since my Reiki Level 1 course. Shaylini’s warmth and gentle nature put me completely at ease.

The session started with a 15-minute consultation to discuss what issues there were and if there ware particular physical or emotional ailments that should be focused on and I was assured this would be completely confidential.

To begin, Shaylini instructed me to lie on the comfortable electronic massage table, close my eyes and take deep breaths. She began chanting prayers in English and Sanskrit. As soon as Shaylini put her hands on the crown of my head, I felt myself go into a deep meditative state. The next 30-minutes felt like a blur of rapid movement as Shaylini worked her magic, it was strange not being able to pin down the precise location of where she was in the room.

Before I knew it, Shaylini whispered that the session was over and handed me a cup of water as I sat up slowly. She asked me what I felt during the Reiki session and I replied, “I felt the tension in my throat lighten up, as strange as that sounds.”

Shaylini informed me that my throat, solar plexus and root chakras needed the most work. She said, “It feels as if you don’t say everything you feel – you should get it out of your system whether you say it to someone or to the air.”

It was information that I had already known but to have it said out loud by someone who didn’t know me at all, was a very powerful reminder – Reiki is very effective. Stress and anxiety can manifest in your physical body and energy fields if not dealt with in a healthy manner.

I left Third Space feeling a bit lighter, with tensions in my body having been released and in the process of healing.


Shaylini is a Reiki Master Teacher and Practitioner, Visiting Practitioner for a number of 5* Hotels and Resorts Worldwide including The Four Seasons, Huffington Post Blogger, Columnist and Feature Writer and the inspiring creator of The Sacred Self. She provides Reiki healing, Chakra balancing and energy therapies to help experience freedom from emotional, mental and physical imbalances. Through her heart-centred approach, she provides a unique experience of deep healing which will enable you to let go of what doesn’t serve you, align you to your true potential and help you achieve ultimate inner peace and abundant self-love. The Sacred Self has been created to help you feel nurtured, inspired, balanced, free and most importantly happy. Through Shaylini’s techniques you will naturally experience an alchemical shift in energy leading to peace, joy and freedom. Shaylini leads her healing with a compassionate and heart-centred approach to bring clarity of mind, balance of body, healing of the soul, and nurturing of our Sacred Self.