Thea van der Merwe

Internationally Trained Holistic Therapist

I am Thea van der Merwe, an internationally trained Holistic Therapist that specialises in Reiki, Chakra Healing and Balancing, Life Coaching and Crystal Healing. My primary passion and focus, however, is Reiki and I have trained extensively in this field. I am a certified and experienced Master Reiki Practitioner, qualified in Usui Reiki, Reijukido, Karuna® Reiki and Gendai Reiki. I have also obtained the title of Shihan (full master/teacher), the highest level in Gendai Reiki Ho.

I was first introduced to holistic and complementary therapies in 2005 when I was personally in need of healing and searching for something more than what conventional medicine and therapy could provide. Exposure to holistic healing from such an intimate perspective set me off on a journey of personal discovery, growth and healing… and also a re-evaluation of my goals in life. I had to choose a different path for myself and over a period of two years I was more and more drawn to providing others with the space and support to embark on their individual journeys towards healing and well-being.

There is a Buddhist Proverb that says “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”. This is very appropriate in my case because when I was finally ready, a Reiki teacher appeared. It is with gratitude that I can look back today at the opportunity this serendipitous turn of events provided me with. Reiki is the platform from which my development and growth as a Holistic Therapist took off.

I use Reiki to bring about healing on all levels – body, mind, emotion and spirit.  After their Reiki treatment sessions I am frequently told by my clients how wonderful and vital they feel and that they have an increased sense of wellness and balance.  It is with a profound sense of wonderment and gratitude that I too see and sense the healing brought about by Reiki – it is a remarkable energy that can be tapped into to promote healing on all levels.

I have studied at various schools and individual teachers, amongst these the School of Natural Health Sciences (SNHS) based in the UK. I am currently an International Contact for South Africa for the SNHS and anybody wanting to further their professional development is welcome to contact me for further information.

Finally, I am a registered member of the International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP)which is the professional association of the global Reiki community, working to promote the wide-reaching practice and healing effects of Reiki throughout the world and where the primary philosophy is that together, we can do so much more.

Nikita van der Merwe

Animal & Equine Reiki Therapist

Nikita van der Merwe is latest addition to our team of dedicated Reiki practitioners. Nikita is an animal lover and through the years she has become an intuitive animal communicator and experienced animal trainer and Animal/Equine Reiki therapist.

She constantly works with her own animals and horse and has had excellent results with Reiki during times of stress, distress and illness – not that there have been too many of those as regular Reiki keeps all of them in general good health. Pets and animals of friends and family have also benefited from Nikita’s Reiki “magick”… And now you have the opportunity to involve Nikita in the health and welfare of your pets, animals and horses…

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