ANNE Williams from Tututawa enjoys her different lifestyle.
She enjoys learning about healing, crystals, Reiki, massages, reflexology and other natural talents.
Anne is a Reiki master, teacher and is certificated to practice the method. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
She also holds a certificate in spiritual surgery and drawing and has a NZQA relaxation massage certificate. Anne uses her gifts to help others. Whether it is for spiritual, physical or emotional help.
Anne travels around the country sharing her talents at the Physic and Holistic Guild Expos.
Her passion for healing comes through a family connection, but Anne said she has always been interested in natural healing practices.
"One of my mentors Mary Pollock, helped me get into it. She helped start the PeLoHa group in Stratford, which I enjoy attending. I enjoy learning a variety of different methods."
Anne is currently thinking of studying the first year's course in naturopathic, through the Naturopathic College of New Zealand by correspondence.
This will focus on nutrition, the body, physiology and other areas Anne believes she needs to know more about.
"I believe people need to live a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating good food and plenty of water and exercise.'
This is reinforced with her training as a nurse.
"I have always worked in the health sector and know the importance of looking after your body."
After working as a nurse, Anne spent 10 years working for IHC, now IDEA Services.
Currently farming, Anne hopes to retire in 12 months and focuse more on her healing and massage work.
This could include joining forces with friend Lizanne Murray of New Plymouth who hopes to open a retreat in the next few years.
The pair said they both help each other and refer clients if they are too busy and they both trust each other's work.
"Anne is a true professional and a great Reiki master.
She has a high gift and is a great healer," said Lizanne.
Lizanne is excited about bringing the new age of natural healing to New Zealand. Expanding awareness and promoting positive messages is what the two are all about.
Lizanne currently has her own business in New Plymouth called Mystic Heights, but wants to expand into opening a retreat as well.
Lizanne focuses on crystal healing and attends some of the expos throughout the North Island. Liz said she has an extensive and loyal client base.
Lizanne will be available for appointments from Stratford's Nell's Health and Healing Centre this Thursday.
Anne can be contacted for appointments on 762 7886.