Get to Know RJ
Rj is a certified Spiritual healer and Reiki master. Advanced energy psychology consultant, massage specialist, and reflexologist. Emotional cellular release (body work) practitioner and a Tibetan sound bowl specialist.
All of Rj´s experiences flow from a heartfelt desire to care for others. Throughout his 30 year healing career, Rj explored ways to help people from all walks of life. Even more inspirationally he did take up the challenge to change himself. Putting his passion for volunteering to good use overseas, he spent six months working for charities across Asia, before discovering a special second home in Thailand´s northern city of Chiang Mai.
Like many Rj discovered his passion for healing as a result of personal experience. During a time of difficult changes in his life in the late 1970s, he was taken to a spiritual healer. The gentleness of the vibrations and the effects of the energy balance enabled him to let go of issues and come into a very positive place. From here he was eager to investigate the holistic world. Rj trained for two years as a spiritual healer and formed his own practice. He worked with a variety of diseases, visited hospitals and helped cancer patients, and as word spread he was invited to America, where hospice workers in Washington DC were amazed by the difference that healing sessions were making.
Returning to the UK, he explored more energy based therapies further and became a Reiki Master. He also studied anatomy, physiology, massage and reflexology to further his understanding of the body´s inner workings. He offered energy therapies at his home, health and sports clubs as well as eating disorder, chiropractic and hypnotherapy clinics. He even found useful ways to offer his healing services in an office environment. After assessing how people sat, the way their desk was set out and who they chatted to he then provided massages and rearranged their working spaces accordingly.
In Rj´s own words
My love of helping people also guided me to specialise in infertility through reflexology, which brought much joy of pregnancies.
It wasn´t until the late 1990s that I discovered the true healing quality of vibrational sound.
Having already discovered and used Tibetan sound bowls within my practice and wanting to purchase another bowl I walked into a shop that sold gongs and singing bowls. As I was browsing, someone played a gong. It was the most powerful transformation I´ve ever experienced. I felt the vibration resonate throughout my body and raise my energy. I floated out of the shop that day and remained in a high vibrational state for some time. I returned to buy my own gong the following week. Sound vibration immediately became the most important element in my healing work. I bought my own collection of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and signed up for courses to learn how to work with them. The real lesson was discovering that playing comes from the heart and is more a natural ability than a skill. I created sound workshops and from there began to include more playful and creative elements into my work.
I opened a residential retreat in England´s beautiful New Forest National Park. I also set up change workshops for people who were stuck and too fearful to step outside of their comfort zone. I brought sound, storytelling, dance and artwork together to create a fun environment in which people could explore and let go.
The next shift in my life occurred when a loved one passed away, which created deep sadness but also a new freedom. The loss created a natural gap and the need to reassess my life. I had been running change workshops for some time, and it occurred to me that I hadn´t allowed change into my own life for quite a while. So at 59 years young, in 2009 I set out on a six month world tour to pursue my passion for volunteer work - a trip which transformed into a brand new adventure in Thailand.
From humbling experiences at an elephant sanctuary and orphanage in Sri Lanka, to the smiles and soft culture of Thailand, I worked for a charity helping poor farming communities in Cambodia. Working for such good causes filled me with much joy. After travelling from west to east coasts of Australia I felt drawn back to Asia. I found myself in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai and instantly knew that it was a special place.
I moved on again to enjoy eight months of yoga, dance and meditation in Bali. With the invitation to join a healing and transformational retreat in Chiang Mai. Here I met and befriended likeminded healers, some of whom were running a small wellness centre. I soon settled into the laid back lifestyle. I began offering my healing sound and energy therapies to people living and travelling in Chiang Mai. I was soon invited to become one of the directors of the wellness centre, and now feel privileged to call northern Thailand my special second home.
Due to the global situation I have now returned to the UK to live and work from various retreat and wellness centres, as well reopening my residential and day sound training centre in the New Forest National Park.