Glossary of Terms

The following is a glossary of names and terms used in alternative healing therapies, for your easy reference.


Acupressure makes use of subtle pressure on specific points on the body. It can alleviate conditions such as headaches, migraines, period pains, toothache, insomnia, depression, digestive disorders, dizziness, morning sickness and nausea, stress and exhaustion. Acupressure can be used for general preventative health care.

Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle and non-invasive form of acupressure, using finger tips, which brings about the balance of a persons physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state. It works by unblocking the twenty six energy blocks that nourish life within the body, thus promoting optimal health and well-being.


Acupuncture originated in China over 2000 years ago. The Acupuncturist seeks to restore the flow of Chi (energy) by inserting the finest of needles just under the skin at specific meridian points on the body. Acupuncture can help control pain, ease stress and anxiety, alleviate depression, insomnia, menstrual problems, menopausal problems and is beneficial in treating many diseases.

Age of Aquarius

In astrological terms the planet and it’s inhabitants are shifting from the Age of Pisces into the Age of Aquarius. Each age is based on one of the 12 signs of the Zodiac and last approximately 2 000 years. The Age of Aquarius is considered to be the time for an elevation in the cosmic consciousness of every being on the planet. The exact date of transition is not agreed on but it is accepted to be about now.

Ancient Crystal & Chant Healing

This modality uses ancient chanting and crystal healing from the magick of the ancient Mu to bring about deep renewal. It assists healing in a number of different areas, including: the mind, emotions, physical body, spatial perception (left and right), relationships with time, libido, internal physical problems, empowerment.

The Chanting healing is used to bring about the healing of new and old wounds and for good fortune! This is a profound healing that sends you deep into a theta brain state and you will awake refreshed and joyful to resume life!

Crystal Reading

This is like a ‘psychic reading’ which can help you with your current concerns to help you tap into understanding, solutions and visions for your future!

Crystals are extraordinary energies and they enhance the energies around you so the reader can tap into understanding your past and reading your future. The reading is conducted by a reader who has refrained from using any external methods (cards, stones, other psychics) for over 5 years, and used only meditation methods to tap into the Divine. As such her connection has, through training, become very clear and uncluttered with the personality and beliefs of the reader.

Ancient Crystal Gridding

For Greater Love, Manifestation, Sacredness, God & Goddess Energy, Protection

If you want to take your home to the next level, we can grid your home with crystal grids for a continuous experience of strong, positive energy. The crystals maintain at all times an extremely positive energy. There is a marked difference between a room that has these ancient crystal grids or not. Our clients sometimes choose to grid only certain rooms in the home, perhaps an office, bedroom space or child’s room. The Space is ‘gridded’ with an ancient Sacred Geometrical shape, e.g. the Sputnik, by walking and weaving this sacred geometry together with ancient holy words. This grid is then ‘locked’ into place by a crystal that is secured in the corners of the room. Each sacred geometry grid has a different amount of crystals that are used. The crystals themselves have been cleansed and are stored in a sacred Temple, waiting to be used for your home! The crystals then get wrapped in copper to enhance their energy. The crystals are sacred energies in themselves designed to be of service to hold sacred energy.

Angel Therapy

Angel therapists work with the angelic realm to help patients deal with specific problems or illnesses. Angels form a central part in most of the world’s religions. It is generally accepted that angels will come to the assistance of human beings when called upon. Angel therapies are a type of New Age Therapy based on the overwhelming knowledge that communicating with angels is a major key to healing.

Animal Behaviourist and Animal Communication

Animal Communication is the exchange of intuitive or telepathic information between people and animals. Animal communicators are trained to use their natural abilities to create a link between themselves and both domestic and wild animals. And thus can assist in dealing with both behavioural problems and physical health.

Antaneea Technique

Antaneea Technique is a new vibrational healing technique which was developed in South Africa by Penni du Plessis. Antaneea technique assists in releasing old traumas or emotional blockages. Also known as a ‘time gateways’ which prevent us from growing and reaching our full potential. Antaneea treatment locates these time gateways, releasing the traumatic and emotional memories from your body. This gentle, loving and nurturing massage pampers both the body and acknowledges the soul. The combination of 12 coloured ‘Oils of Transformation’, sound vibrations and energy healing, leaves you feeling safe and supported on all levels. It unlocks your hidden potential by releasing the old baggage. An absolute must if you are ready to transform your life.


Aromatherapy has been used since the dawn of civilisation to benefit the mind and body. It involves using essential oils for there healing and therapeutic qualities. Essential oils are extracted from flower, fruit, stalks, roots, seeds, or bark and specific oils can be used to treat a variety of conditions. Care should be taken by pregnant women and always inform your therapist of any medical condition you may have or medication you may be taking.


It is said that there are two ways to pass from this level of existence, either through death or through ascension. When a person becomes highly evolved and reaches the highest levels of spiritual consciousness they can choose to ascend from this reality. It is the goal of many to eventually ascend, whether it be in this lifetime or a future one.


Astrology is based on the study of the stars and planets and there movements and positions, which effect both events and individuals.
Understanding of the significance and influence of planets in a birth chart can assist a person in understanding challenges and difficulties in their life and also make positive change. It can be beneficial to consult an astrologer before making important decisions.


Attunements are used in Reiki teaching to ‘attune’ a student to the healing energies of Reiki. This opens them as a conduit for healing others. Many people who are energy healers and receive a Reiki Attunement find their ability to transmit healing energy heightened.

Aura Healing Therapy

The Aura is the energy field surrounding a body. Sensitives can see this energy field with their own eyes and it can also be recorded with Kirlian photography. Aura therapists can treat conditions by reading and re-balancing this energy. It can also be used to treat emotional and physical conditions by diagnosing and healing on an energy level. Aura readings look at your spiritual energy system as represented in the seven layers of your aura. Readings can help you identify and release blocks and also get in touch with your own energy, so you can know your own truth and make the highest choices for yourself.
Aura healing heals damage to the Aura, which deminishes or blocks the flow of light. These holes and leaks are usually caused by traumatic experiences. Drugs like alcohol, prescription and recreational drugs, and even caffeine can also blow holes in the aura. The aura is scanned, and the holes and leaks are filled with light and healed. This helps the client release emotional attachments and clear past traumas and start to release the patterns of pain and suffering, moving towards accepting joy and positivity.

Body Stress Release

Body Stress Release is a gentle procedure in which the practitioner assists the body to release tension by applying light but definite pressure to the parts of the body where areas of body stress are located, such as along the spine, in the neck and head, even the buttocks and hips.

Body Talk

Body Talk is an astonishingly simple and effective holistic therapy that allows the body’s energy systems to be re-energised so they can operate as nature intended. Each system, cell, and atom is in constant communication with each other at all times. Through exposure to the stresses of day-to-day life, however, these lines of communication can become compromised or disconnected. Which then leads to a decline in physical, emotional and/or mental well being. Reconnecting these lines of communication enables the body’s internal mechanisms to function at optimal levels. Thus repairing and preventing disease while rapidly accelerating the healing process.

Bowen Technique

The Bowen Technique is a hands-on therapy which uses gentle moves over muscle and connective tissue, allowing the body to re-align, reset and heal itself. It can be used on anyone, from newborn infants to the elderly and can give long lasting relief from pain.


There are several different types of Breathwork including Holotropic and Rebirthing. It can be used for a variety of purposes. From an athlete wanting to increase endurance to an individual experiencing high stress levels. Everyone can benefit a regular routine of deep breathing exercises, whether healthy or ill.


Chakaras are energy centres within the human body. There are seven main chakras: the root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye, chakra, and crown chakra. The word chakra is sanskrit which translates to wheel, vortex, or circle.

Chakra Balancing

Chakras can become unbalanced through stress, physical and emotional traumas, stagnant energy, and unexpressed emotions and feelings. Many holistic practitioners balance a clients chakras through a variety of modalities such as Reiki, Crystal Therapy, Colour Therapy, and Qi Gong.

Colour Therapy

Colour Therapy dates back thousands of years and uses the electromagnetic radiation of the visual spectrum of colours to cure diseases. Each of the seven colour spectrum has a specific radiation which resonates with one of the seven chakra or energy centres of the human body. Colour therapy can balance or stimulate the energy centres in the body thus leading to improved well being. Colour therapy is safe to use with children and animals.

Crystal Healing

Crystal Healing works by using crystals, to interact with the person’s aura (energy field) and energy points known as Chakras. The therapist may use a pendulum and/or a method known as dowsing, to select the appropriate crystals for the client. During a healing session, universal energy is channeled through the healer – the crystals magnifying the energy. It is common to feel physical sensations during a treatment, which may range from tingling, sense of heat or cold, sensations of heaviness etc., when energy blockages are moved.

Distance Healing

When distance healing is offered, the therapist is not limited by time of space, but can send healing energies without having to be in contact with the patient. Various forms of healing such as Reiki may be utilized. Distance healing is often coupled with prayer.


This is the receiving of information from higher sources. There are many divination methods and some of them have been in use for thousands of years. Common examples are tarot reading, rune readings, pendulum dowsing, divining rod dowsing, and tea leaf reading.

DNA Life Activation

Currently our DNA contains 2 active strands, containing the genetic codes for our physical evolvement. Within our DNA there is also an emotional code that is handed down from generation to generation. This is triggered through our belief systems and through life-altering events. We have the potential for more active stands of DNA and some of the elements for these extra strands may be found in what is known as the “junk” DNA. That has yet to be scientifically explained. DNA activation is the process of healing and reassembling these fragments and connecting them to other, non-physical components that connect us with our higher selves.

DNA Life Activation is a sacred ancient process handed down intact over the last 3000 years and is now available for all who are ready to jump-start their lives. The session includes energy balancing, chakra balancing, lotus petal balancing, a mini reading and a life activation. In a 2 hour session, this process will catalyse the unloading of your hidden capabilities and expand your journey of self grown exponentially. It also: opens pathways and opportunities for your potential, life path and purpose awakens and unlocks unused DNA. Enables you to hold more light in your physical body attracts more of what you want in your life strengthens your immune system increases your brain capacity and aligns you with previously unrealised gifts, creativity and abilities. Clears 3-5 generations of genetic and ancestral debris in your DNA brings joy into your life and lightens depression and sadness.


Dowsing has been known and practiced for thousands of years in many parts of the world. Most people are aware of the practice of dowsing to find water. The two most common used methods are with L-Rods or with a pendulum but other methods are also possible.

Pendulum dowsing can be a useful diagnostic tool for healers and it is often incorporated in other therapies. i.e. dowsing in aromatherapy as a means of selecting the most applicable essential oil of that moment; or in Crystal Healing to select the most applicable crystals for energy work.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

Meridian therapy is often known as Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I is a very direct and effective therapy and it can be taught to people to use for themselves. Feeling or experiencing an unwanted negative emotion causes energy flow through the body’s energy system (the meridians) to be disrupted. Removing these energy blockages corrects imbalances and allow the individual to move beyond repetitive and/or negative cycles or behaviour.
The method is simple and consists of tapping with the fingertips at the end points of the body’s energy meridians. Working in a similar way to acupuncture. EFT can be applied to all negative emotions, including depression, guilt, anger, grief, post traumatic stress disorder, phobias, addictions and any other negative emotion.

Feng Shui

The Chinese art of arranging rooms, furniture, buildings, and belongings so that good ‘chi’ of energy is present. Feng Shui is a way of bringing harmony and balance into your everyday life. So bringing about a balance between mind, body and spirit, by the strategic placement of furniture and other objects.

Geopathic Balancing

Geopathic stress is the name given to earth based sources of toxicity that rise up through the earth. And which are distorted by weak electromagnetic fields created by subterranean streams, certain mineral concentrations, fault lines, and underground cavities. Often we do not realise that geopathic stress is present in our home or work place.

Indian Head Massage

Indian Head Massage has been practiced in India for thousands of years. Working on the energy centres in the region of the shoulders, upper back, neck, upper arms and face, an Indian Head Massage can benefit the whole body.

Usui Reiki

Reiki is a form of energy healing that is strikingly simple and effective. The original word in Japanese is ‘universal energy’. This is the traditional form of Reiki free from western influence and adaptations and is practiced in its original form with direct lineage from Japan.
Some benefits of Reiki treatment: removes energy blockages and detoxifies the body of toxins, relieves pain from illness and injuries provides additional energy required to recover from injuries, illness, and surgery, helps you deal with anxiety and depression, stimulates the immune system, accelerates cleansing and side effects of drug therapy
increases energy and vitality, heals and releases emotional and mental issues, relieves stress and provides deep relaxation

Jin Shin Jyutsu  (See Acupressure)

Jin Shin Jyutsu is a gentle and non invasive form of Acupressure, using finger tips, which bring about the balance of a persons physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state. It works by unblocking the twenty six energy locks that nourish life within the body, thus promoting optimal health and wellbeing.

Journeying (See Meditation)

Journey therapy is a guided meditation (Sanctuary Meditation) and visualisation. Which is designed to address the specific issues of the individual. All of us have parts of ourselves that give us discomfort, limiting our potential in some way, such as anger, depression, grief, low self esteem, anxiety, fear or any form of addiction. Journey therapy is a way of working at the very deepest level to help clear these long held physical and emotional blocks. Each journey taken leads to ever deepening inner peace and harmony.


The art of meditation has been practiced for thousands of years and it is considered by many therapists to be the ultimate in self-help. Meditation is a process of letting go of feelings and thoughts, to reach a deep state of relaxation, and therefore to become more focused and creative.

Modern Mystery School

The MMS offers advanced spiritual training to guide you towards the highest level of spiritual growth and fulfillment that is available in the world today. Once reserved only for the few in this lineage is now open to the public. Their unique way of teaching is directed towards bringing you to a level of self knowledge that will enable you to re-create your reality as you want it to be.


A common method of Numerology is to find one’s birth number. It is similar to the astrological zodiac system in that each number is associated with certain character traits. By studying the character traits of your birth number, an individual gains insights into their behaviour and personality.


Palmistry is a method of divination using lines, shapes, and textures on a person’s hand, also known as palm reading. The most frequent characteristics discovered during a palm reading are health, life expectancy, and periods of time in a person’s future that will be traumatic or easy. Gifted palm readers can go deeper into the reading and use the palm as a divination tool to access all kinds of information about the individual.

Past Life

Past Life Therapy is based on the principal that events that have occurred in a persons previous lifetimes can effect the present. During therapy, past life traumas and experiences are explored and the therapist assists the client in resolving any remaining emotional issues or unfinished business in that life. And aids the integration of the experience into the present life situation.
Many emotional problems and conflicts can be quickly and effectively resolved through past life regression therapy. Because many physical conditions are considered to be psychosomatic, it is found that symptoms may subside or disappear through the therapy.

Pranic Healing

Pranic or Life Force Healing is a non touch energy healing system that works on the energy body (aura) and the energy points on the aura (Chakras). Every chakra is responsible for a part of the process in your body. It is through the chakras and energy body that prana or life energy is absorbed and distributed throughout the whole physical and mental body. By cleaning out the chakras and putting in healing energy, the body can start restoring itself.

Prana is Sanskrit for ‘life-force’. This vital energy can be found in various forms: air prana, earth prana, solar prana, and divine prana.

Pranic healing is based on the principals that the body is able to heal itself, given the necessary biochemical changes to make this possible.

Psychic Healing

Psychic Healing uses spiritual energy, the healers intuition and connection to the higher realms.


QiGong is one of the earliest systems of self-healing ever recorded, around 2000 years ago. QiGong is a way of working with the vital Qi energy that exists and flows through all of nature. It promotes self healing and self development through a combination of breathing techniques, simple movements and postures, meditation and visualisation.

Quantum Touch

Quantum-Touch is a gentle method of natural healing that works with the life force energy (of the body) to promote optimal wellness. Quantum touch allows us to focus, amplify, and direct this energy, for a wide range of benefits, often with extraordinary results. Using Quantum Touch techniques, the practitioner can hold an extraordinarily high vibration which not only influences the client, but also provides healing energy for the practitioner.


In ancient history, pressure therapies were recognised as preventative and therapeutic. It is believed that the feet and hands are a mirror image of the organs of the body. A reflexologist applies gentle pressure, usually to the feet, working around the zones of the body. Imbalances (a build-up of uric crystals) can usually be found and gentle pressure is applied to break down these imbalances. So restoring the flow of energy around the body bringing about Homeostasis – the balance between mind, body and spirit.

Reiki (See Usui Reiki)

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that everybody can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It is administered by ‘laying on hands’. Based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.


To retreat means to get away from the stresses of everyday life for the purpose of relaxation, contemplation, or meditation. This enables one to re-balance and re-energise ones body system. Retreats are often run by specific religious orders but can also be secular.

Seichem and Tera Mai  (See Reiki)

Often related to forms of Reiki, this incorporates the safe, wholistic and powerful energies of the Angels of the Violet Flame and the four Elemental Rays as a pathway to your healing.


True Shamans are men or women from ancient tribal communities who are blessed with special knowledge of plants, herbs and animals. In recent years Shamanism has undergone a revival of interest in Western countries. Shamanic practices are a way of living more respectfully on the earth and communing directly with the spirit that animates all life.


Orgonite is a substance made of resin, metals and quartz that strengthens your body’s energy field, helping to protect you from man-made EMF radiation and negative energy. Orgonite can help improve your life physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Dr Wilhelm Reich, an Austrian psychiatrist, researched orgone energy (also known as chi or prana) in the earlier half of the 20th century. Today’s orgonite devices are built on his findings. While conducting his research, Dr. Reich found that organic materials attract and hold orgone energy, while non-organic metals simultaneously attract and repel the energy.

Sound Healing

Sound as a healing modality is found in most ancient cultures and religions, and is believed to be the oldest form of healing. Most religions teach us that the universe was created by sound. All things in nature vibrate to sound, light and colour. Sound frequencies affect everything about us.
Everything that is in a state of vibration has a natural rate at which it vibrates, an optimum range, and that rate is called resonance. When we are in resonance, we are in balance. Sound healing works on the belief that the human body is not solid. Rather it is energy that is held together by sound. Any disease therefore indicates that some sound has gone out of tune. When parts of the body become diseased, they are no longer vibrating at their resonant frequency.

Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing is the channeling of healing energies through the therapist to the client, relaxing the client to enable them to use their own natural resources to deal with illness or injury in the best possible way.


A tachyon is said to resonate with extremely high vibrational frequencies of energy. They have an extraordinary healing and harmonizing effect which positively affects our physical health and well being. Tychyons also harmonise all electromagnetic emissions. So can be used on cellphones, computers and other electronic equipment as a protection against all forms of electrosmog. Tachyon energy is ‘intelligent’ and therefore understands how and where we need it. Helping us clear blockages on the mental and emotional levels, providing physical energy and ultimately growing us spiritually back to God.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi is an exercise in both physical and mental relaxation, which has an extremely revitalising effect on mind and body. The movements are slow, controlled and continuously flowing. Tai Chi reduces stress and develops a centering of your own self to maintain and improve your health.


Working to heal humanity. The need to reconnect, to recreate the circuit through which soul energy can flow is a crucial step in the healing process. Triangles is an initiative that uses the Great Invocation and involves tens of thousands of people.


Yoga improves muscle tone and flexibility, reduces stress, boosts self esteem, improves concentration, lowers fat, improves circulation, stimulates the immune system and creates an overall sense of calm and well being. Practicing the postures, breathing techniques and meditation associated with yoga can make you healthier in mind, body and spirit.

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