About Reiki


Reiki is a simple and powerful process. The channelled energy flows through the hands to wherever it is needed in the body; stress is released, there is deep relaxation and a feeling of profound well-being for the receiver and the practitioner. Reiki is a vehicle to channel love, "the most powerful healer".
Usui reiki Ryoho was discovered by Mikao Usui, in the early 1900's at the end of a 21 day fasting meditation on top of Mount Kurayama in Japan.

It is a form of hands on healing, akin to other healing energies which healers and energy workers use. Formally there are three levels of training: Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Masters. Reiki 2 also involves the use of reiki healing symbols and teaches distance healing. Masters training enables the Reiki Master or "teacher" to attune and teach others the three reiki levels, reiki 1, reiki 2 and Masters.

Reiki is a Japanese word representing Universal Life energy, the energy around us and within us. It is a way of activating, directing and applying natural energy for the promotion of healing, balance and wholeness. It is an holistic creative energy and therefore useful for preventing imbalance, assisting the body`s natural healing powers and maintaining the re-balance as a state of well-being.

It can be used most effectively as a self help technique as well as for others for the release of stress and relaxation and to restore the vital energy lost in daily life.

It opens the mind and the spirit to the causes of disease and pain and reinforces the body`s ability to heal itself. It supports and enhances all medical treatment and can be used effectively by medical and paramedical professions.
About Reiki

Today, there is a growing awareness that each individual bears responsibility for their own health and ultimately the fate of our planet. In the practice of Reiki, we allow the Universe to express itself through us. Reiki helps fill the need of individuals and of the planet as a whole, to be in balance and harmony with the Universal Life Force. It minimises the senses of helplessness and powerlessness when faced with disease and crisis situations. "when I feel whole it is easy to love myself. When I find that place in myself, it is also the part of me that is able to love each human being as part of myself".

Individual treatment takes one to one and a half hours. It requires no more than the recipient wearing comfortable clothes and dedicating that time to and for themselves. The Reiki 1st Degree course is usually divided into four parts, generally over a weekend, and consists of a gradual re-alignment of the healing channels and the practical application to give a full body treatment to the self and others.

The Reiki 2nd Degree is usually a course for those who have learned Reiki 1 and experienced its power in their lives. The course teaches Absent Healing of people, places, situations, animals etc., and also a deeper level of Reiki that works on the mental and emotion level from where imbalances begin before manifesting in the body as a disease.

In Reiki you are given the gift of being awakened.

The Usui system of Reiki evolved from the experience and dedication of Dr. Mikao Usui, a Christian Professor of Theology who lived in Japan in the last century. Through extensive travels, research and meditation, he developed a healing system based on ancient teachings in Sanskrit. He spent the rest of his life practising and teaching Reiki.

The Usui system of Reiki continues to be taught by Reiki Masters who are trained in the original traditions and whose professional and personal lives are committed to Reiki. It is also practised by their dedicated students who experience the power of pure Life Force in their lives and wish to share their well-being with others.

Reiki Principles

Just for today do not worry
Just for today do not anger
Earn your living honestly
Honour your parents, teachers and elders
Show gratitude to every living thing


Traditionally the reiki levels are taught over one or two days in a group of 6 or more, and involves the history and background of the reiki tradition, the various hand positions and the attunements for the particular level being taught.

Reiki 2 also involves learning various symbols and practicing distance healing with them. Reiki Masters can take much longer, in some cases up to a year, and can involve being mentored and assisting in classes teaching reiki.

Group classes have the benefit of being able to practice on each other immediately and for the following day or so, both to get the feel of the process and to practice the hand positions.

However some people are not able easily to attend such classes. Therefore I am willing to offer attunements for reiki level 1 hands on healing, and reiki 2 distance healing, without you having to be present. These attunements are called remote attunements and usually are just as effective as attending in person for your attunements.

I wish to acknowledge with grateful thanks some of the source material for this web page, which was derived from a Reiki brochure which originated from the Reiki Master Sandi Pannet who trained me in Reiki Level 1 and Reiki Level 2. Martha Sylvester is her Reiki Master.

About Reiki : Remote attunements