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.

Want to hear more? This is a podcast of Deborah being interviewed about "Reiki and how it can support your healing."



What are the benefits of Reiki?

There are so many benefits to receiving reiki treatments, 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

  • developing your intuition

  • ability to maintain a sense of your centre and inner calm when life around you is the opposite

  • overall greater wellbeing, balanced and inner happiness


What happens in a Reiki 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.

Here is a video that will give you a little glimpse within a treatment.


How do I book my Reiki appointment?

Melbourne Reiki Centre uses Acuity Scheduling.

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


What do I need to bring for a Reiki Training Course?

Yay, looking forward to meeting you! 

Bring yourself and your beautiful open mind and heart, that’s it. 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. If you have a desire to take notes bring a pen and paper. If you'd like to keep track of how much water you are drinking bring a water bottle.


Do you offer private teachings?

Yes we do and they are popular. Group bookings are suitable for Beauty Salons, Hairdressing Salons, Sporting Teams, High Performing Niche Corporate Teams, Schools & Kindergarten Teachers, Couples and Small groups of Friends and Family including teens wanting to relieve stress and learn skills to balance modern day living and technology.

Get in touch to see how we can run an amazing course for the people you have in mind.



What are the prices for your treatments and public courses?

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


Can I purchase multiple treatments at a discount?

At this time we are not offering gift certificates.


Where are you located?

105A Riversdale Road, Hawthorn, VIC, AUSTRALIA

Near the corner of Glenferrie and Riversdale Rds

We are a by-appointment service. There are times when you can pop in, however if we are with clients the door will be locked.


Do you have parking?

Yes we do have a customer parking spot at the rear of the shop.

Take the first driveway next to the shop and park ONLY where you see the sign.



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