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 MINDBODY booking software.



1. If you are already a MRC customer & MINDBODY user you can use the app and link your MRC account into your app. Read more here and please note that there will be special deals etc in future and so you want to keep the same email account that you already have been using for MRC as I have set up special memberships for exisiting clients and students.


2. If you are an existing MRC customer & NEW to MINDBODY then all you need to do is go to MINDBODY for Melbourne Reiki Centre in the computer or app and select "new password". You will be sent a link to set a password. PLEASE use the same email address that you have been using with MRC. Do not set up a new account.

There will be special deals etc in future and so you want to keep the same email account as I have set up special memberships for exisiting clients and students. Not sure of your email? Contact me and I will help you.


3. New to MRC and already a MINDBODY app user, then click on the search icon and put in Melbourne Reiki Centre and make sure the search area covers Hawthorn and you will be able to add MRC to your app as a favourite buy clicking the love heart.


4. New to MRC and New to MINDBODY, you can log in via the webpage link which will come up via out booking page, or download the app.


5. I can't book Reiki 1 or 3 Course on the app...

That's right MINDBODY app does not support multi-day bookings in the app, you can book those courses via the main site here.


6. Check your prepaid items are on your account. Please email me and let me know if any prepaid bookings and packages do not appear on your account and I will correct the oversight. They had to be done manually so I may have missed some. I still have access to my original system and everything can be found so please check and email me anything your are not sure of.


Where are your prices?

All prices can been seen on the app. For the website, if you don't see the pricing proceed like you are going to book and the pricing options and packages will appear for you to choose. In the future we will add these to the content please bare with me as the process is quite lengthy and I want to make sure all works for you smothly on the system before adding in the final details.




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.