A very warm welcome to Essentia de Vita.  

My name is Clarisse and I hope you enjoy your visit to this peaceful space.

Essentia de Vita translates into 'Essence of Life'.  I have worked long and hard in search for this 'Essence' when all along it was staring me in the face, it stares us all in the face.  This 'Essence' is the TRUE YOU.

Deepak Chopra on Essence

"You must learn to get in touch with the innermost essence of your being.  This true essence is beyond the ego.  It is fearless; it is free; it is immune to criticism, it does not fear any challenge.  It is beneath no one, superior to no one, and full of magic, mystery, and enchantment".

A bit about me...

For me this is a very exciting time, a time where I am transitioning from the mainstream corporate environment in to complementary therapy in order concentrate on my spiritual journey which started some 30 years ago with a dabble in meditation.  

I am a fully qualified Reiki Master and in awe of the positive changes that Reiki can bring to all areas of life.

Reiki has deeply transformed me.  The Reiki spiritual way of life is a life of love, peace and harmony and it aligns us with our true self.  Since starting my Reiki journey and adopting the Reiki way of life, I have found a peace, love and acceptance that I did not know existed.

It's given me space to move out of my day to day busy mindset and embrace a healing, meditative and more peaceful way of living, a way of life I feel compelled to share with others.  

Ultimately I hope to fulfil a life long ambition of mine which is to make what I love doing my work.  I don't think it gets much better than that and for that I will be forever grateful.

I am currently available Tuesdays, Fridays, most evenings and weekends, so please do contact me for an appointment.

For those with allergies, please note that I have a cat.  

I look forward to sharing the power of healing energy with you and hope it will transform your life as it has mine.

My Logo

The Inspiration

The Mudra hands leaning against the wall in this photo is the inspiration behind the Essentia de Vita Logo which I found on a well know auction site by chance. It was way over what I wanted to pay so true to form, I offered a low, but not outrageous (I think) bid for it.  The bid and subsequent bids were rejected and ultimately, I had to pay full price for it. I must say, well worth every penny.

To me these hands represent sharing and giving.  The sweeping gesture denotes ‘to all’, reach as far as you can and touch as many souls as possible.

In the final logo, the hands emerge from water, the source of life, for nothing exists without water.  The reflection represents ‘as above, so below’……’on earth, as it is in heaven’, meaning we are creators of our own lives, here and now.  Our Heaven is what we make it, or not!

In the centre is a ball of chi (energy).  Everything is energy.  Quantum Physics proves that solid matter does not exist in the universe. In Albert Einstein’s words ‘Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it.  Match the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality.  It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics'.

The hands are a conduit for this energy which offer healing and nourishment to everything and all it touches, it is what Reiki is and teaches.

The logo has been through a lot since inception.  It’s had a couple of makeovers and is now in the process of being animated.

When asked what Reiki is/does, it is impossible to articulate.  The Essentia de Vita logo is my visual interpretation of what Reiki is and means to me.

Today these hands sit in my therapy room ready to shine light and welcome all who enter.