An introduction to healing:

The concept of healing energy, which has many names including ‘life force’, ‘universal energy’ and ‘chi’, is a central tenet of many traditional healing practices including energy and spiritual healing, acupuncture, Reiki and qigong. Practitioners of these practices believe that energy flows through the body along pathways called meridians and that imbalances or blockages in the flow of this energy can cause physical or emotional problems. Healing energy is transferred from the practitioner to the recipient through touch, proximity or more recently, using digital technology connecting people to restore balance and flow to the recipient’s energy field. A healer may use particular hand positions, visualisation and intention to bring about the transfer of energy to the recipient.

Practitioners generally believe in the vital inter-relationship between mental, physical and spiritual aspects of people and that healing energy is applied to bring harmony and alignment between these.

Some investigations into the efficacy of energy healing ascribe part of any measurable benefit as the placebo effect. It is our experience that if the actions of healers encourage elements of the body to heal themselves or affect the brain in such a way as to improve the client’s wellbeing, healing has achieved its aim. Therefore, we prefer that ‘placebo’ should not be used in a dismissive way.

Science is investigating the existence of a healing energy force. Recent laboratory research has established that the energy from a healer’s hands can affect cells, including cancer cells. Energy Healers are now working within a number of cancer wards as it has been found that healing can enhance recovery times and outcomes.

It is important to note that energy healing is not a substitute for medical treatment and should not be used as a sole means of treating any health condition. Healing is intended as an adjunct to conventional medicine, supporting and enhancing.

“I’m sixteen now and free of all of the problems to be mentioned, but throughout my childhood, I struggled in the process of making friends, and argued constantly with my parents, perhaps as a result of the troubles I was having at school. This led to me feeling constantly anxious. I found the Sanctuary to be a haven, secluded from the outside world and truly calming, alleviating the struggles – temporarily or permanently. Without sounding cliched, it is a different experience for each person who comes with different issues and reasons, but the constant is the undeniable benefit that a visit has. The healing is like a massage (a free massage), allowing one to disconnect, relax, and feel better about their problems. While I may not have seen the advantages as a stubborn child, I can see them clearly now, so I would recommend the Sanctuary to anyone, again regardless of their reasons or problems. Finally, please also do not feel ashamed to ask for help, as I was – the ‘healers’ are non-judgemental and keep any conversations confidential, as well as the fact that there is never a reason to feel ashamed; each and every one of us experience difficult times during our lives which are nothing to feel embarrassed about. To summarise – this is a truly beneficial service, which I would recommend to anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or reason. ✩✩✩✩✩” 


Booking an appointment

For new patients: If you are new to healing with Sylvan Healing Sanctuary we ask that you get in touch for an initial consultation and to register your details. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions that you might have and to hear more about how we work please contact

For existing patients: For those of you who are already registered with us, please follow the instructions that we have sent to you to book your appointment.

Please do let us know if you would like support with this at

“This week I had my one-year ‘all clear’ from cancer. I owe my strength and determination to all the wonderful healers – they gave me the will to carry on, even in the dark early days”


Our healing services

Man experiencing an Energy Healing session

Hands On Healing:

The healing power of physical human touch has been known for millennia and in our world of digital interaction and global travel, may be more important and effective than ever before. This involves a gentle and powerful one to one session with one of the Sylvan Healing Sanctuary healers who will spend 15 – 20 minutes accessing the healing power through their hands..

Distance Healing:

Can be carried out via zoom, telephone, or without any technology at all but rather by ‘tuning’ in at an agreed time. Absent, or distance, healing is the sending of this same power through the healer via thought rather than through the hands of the healer. Absent healing can be a powerful, effective source of healing over any distance. One of the advantages to distance healing is that it can be carried out whilst you are in the comfort of your own home, allowing for the healing to continue without the interruption of travelling home. If you are wanting to request absent healing for another person, please do get their permission.

Healing for the Terminally Ill:

Where illness is terminal, as, inevitably, it must sometimes be, this type of healing can be of great benefit to provide pain relief, create peace of mind and a state of acceptance and understanding of what is to come. Healing can also aid and support the act of passing. Please do get in touch if you have any questions at all. You can email us here or telephone on 0208 920 6554. Please leave a message and we will respond as soon as we can.

Meditation and Reflective Space:

We hold regular meditation and reflective Space sessions and courses accessed via an online Zoom platform. We shall be inviting, over the coming months, many facilitators to bring you a varied and balanced series of these free talks and guided sessions. Our intention is to provide a quiet space for you to connect with other like-minded people and pursue you own self development and healing journey. All you will need to do is to find a quiet space and either sit or lie quietly and listen to the facilitator. You can access previous sessions by checking our recordings page. If you would like to join and be part of these regular events, please sign up using the form below and we will email you with regular updates.

Words from our clients

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