Ivan (M.Ost) qualified from the University College of Osteopathy (formerly the British School of Osteopathy) in London and is a registered osteopath with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Institute of Osteopathy (IO). Ivan is also a qualified Clinical Sports & Remedial massage therapist member of the CNHC and SMA.
Ivan offers tailor-made treatments utilising structural and functional osteopathic techniques, Myofascial release, Medical Acupuncture, Kinesiotaping and muscle activation techniques.
Ivan's clinical experience includes: NHS GP practice (East Street), HIV clinics (Blanchard clinic and Ian Charleson Day Centre within the Royal Free Hospital), pregnancy clinic (UCO) and elderly patients (Lucy Brown Clinic). Since 2012, Ivan has been providing his services for one of the leading physiotherapy companies in London, treating patients with major health complications such as spinal cord injuries, amputees, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson, peripheral neuropathies, cancer, post-stroke, etc.
Ivan is a multi-modality Master Practitioner and teacher of Reiki. He has been practicing since 2001 and obtained his Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Master Practitioner and Teacher of Reiki qualification in 2003, he then obtained the Tibetan Master Practitioner and Teacher of Reiki in 2006 and the Karuna-Prakriti Master Practitioner and Teacher of Reiki in 2015.
Reiki is a Japanese word that has two parts. ‘Rei’ meaning Universal and ‘Ki” meaning energy. Literally, Reiki means “Universal Life energy”, an energy that is all around us.
The aim of Reiki is to restore balance. Being ‘unbalance’ is being unwell. The Reiki energy tries to remove any blocks, working for what is good or best for the receiver.
Reiki may enhance personal awareness and targets the causes of our problems, allowing us to act in balance with ourselves. Reiki also helps to work with unconditional love in order to get rid of our own fears, the feeling of guilt, uncertainty, rejection, despair and the symptoms and causes of illness.
As in any healing technique, the only prerequisite is the desire to be healed.
Words used in an attempt to describe Reiki energy are love, compassion, nurture, support and peace.
A Reiki treatment usually takes around 1 hour. During the treatment, the recipient simply lies on a couch and relaxes. There is no need to remove any clothing. The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions, which cover the whole body.