Reiki Frequently Asked Questions

what is reiki?

Reiki, the word, is Japanese.


It is written with 2 Japanese kanji (kanji means Chinese characters). These kanji mean “spiritual energy”.

The top kanji is rei – (lit. Japanese) spiritual or sacred

The bottom kanji is ki – (lit. Japanese) energy

The word Reiki means Spiritual Energy. And then we also have the "System of Reiki" which is the practise of working with the Spiritual Energy.

So the word Reiki relates to the energy and the term "System of Reiki" relates to the teachings (meditations and symbols and mantras and so forth) that make up the Japanese energetic system we practise in order to develop our own inner spirit.

Reiki was founded by Usui Mikao of Japan. The system was originally taught direct from Usui to student and there were no specific records kept to indicate a date when the practice began. However from research conducted it is believed to have been well in existance by 1922.


Reiki is a gentle, effective energy healing method, which treats the whole individual, not just the symptoms of a disease. With Reiki the practitioner acts as a conduit for the healing energy of the universe to flow through his/her hands to the individual or animal, causing a shift toward health at the deepest levels. It restores balance and harmony to a person or animal’s entire being: physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual. Reiki can also be used to accelerate personal growth and healing and as importantly can be a practise for maintaining wellness so there is no “dis-ease”.

The beauty of Reiki as a healing system is that it is simple, non-invasive, and stress-free, yet highly effective.

What to hear more. This is a podcast of Deborah (moi) being interviewed about "Reiki and how it can support healing."



what are the benefits?

There are so many but some of the main ones are:

  • reduced stress levels
  • improvement in concentration and memory
  • greater self awareness
  • increase in ability to solve problems creatively
  • reduction in anxiety, anger and tension
  • improved relationships, compassion for self and others
  • ability to manage physical pain more effectively
  • more focus and clarity in thinking
  • developing deeper personal wisdom
  • overall greater wellbeing, balanced and inner happiness


what happens in a treatment?


You arrive, be greeted by the practitioner and fill in a client form (if it is your first visit). After a brief chat you slip off your shoes and then lay down on the treatment table, and relax.  Many people fall into a light sleep or a deeply relaxed state. Some people feel the energy some just feel the most beautiful sense of peace. It's all about giving space to come back into the true you.


Below is a video that will give you a little glimpse of what is happening.


how do I book?

Melbourne Reiki is Centre is now using Acquity Scheduling

You can book without registering your details or you can register your details for a quciker checkout next time.


Where are your prices?

All prices can been seen on our booking page. 


what do I need to bring for a course?

Yay, looking forward to meeting you. When you come along to the Reiki courses bring yourself and your beautiful open mind and heart. Everything you need is provided, however if you have a desire to take notes bring a pen and paper. If you like to keep track of how much water you are drinking bring a wter bottle. We are a shoes off venue so it can be useful to wear shoes that are easy to slip off and if your feet get cool bring some socks.


what are the prices for your treatments and courses?

You can see all our prices on our bookings site. any spare time is spent meditating so we keep our webiste as steamlined as possible and keep all the prices in the one place. Nice and easy.


can I purchase multiple treatments at a discount?

Yes normally you can. At the moment our packages are being reviewed and we will be launching new pachkages soon. All will be avaibale on our booking site. 


where are you located?

105A Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, VIC, AUST

Near the corner of Glenferrie and Riversdale Rds


We are a by appointment service.

There are times when you can pop in hwever if we are with clients the door will be locked.


do you have parking?

Yes we do have two customer parking spots at the rear of the shop.

Take the first driveway next tot he shop and park where you see the signs.


do you offer private teachings?

Yes we do and they are popular for couples or small groups of friends. Get in touch to see how we can run an amazing course for the people you have in mind.