Where does Reiki come from?
Reiki energy is a subtle energy, which comes from a Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension that the physical world we are familiar with. The true source of Reiki Energy is within ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.

Is Reiki a religion?
Although Reiki Energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners as well as clients are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing & practising anything they choose & are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices. One does not have to be a “believer” in Reiki for it to work.

How is a Reiki treatment given?
In a standard treatment, Reiki energy flows from the practitioners' hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places his/her hands on or near the client's body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head & shoulders, the stomach & feet. Other more specific positions may be used based on the clients' needs. Each position is held for 2 to 5 minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts 60 minutes.

What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through & surrounds them. As the Reiki Energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace & well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions & other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

Does one have to believe Reiki works?
One does not need to believe in the healing being given for the healing to have a positive affect on the individual. Reiki healing will work regardless of whether or not the individual believes in it. As long as the person is open to experiencing healing and allows the practitioner to channel the energy to him or her, that is all that is required for healing to take place.

What does it feel like to give a treatment?
When giving a Reiki treatment, the Reiki Energy flows through the practitioner before leaving the hands & flowing into the client thus, the practitioner receives a treatment too. As the Reiki Energy flows through the practitioner, she/he feels more relaxed & uplifted. Spiritual experiences sometimes take place. The practitioner sometimes receives insights about what the client needs to know to heal more deeply.

What will I experience during a treatment?

People experience and feel it differently. Clients have reported feeling the following:

  • Calmness
  • General tranquillity and well being
  • Increase in physical and mental energy levels
  • Lightness
  • Nothing at all
  • Seeing colours and images
  • Sleepiness

Every Reiki treatment is different and therefore what you might experience in one treatment may differ substantially during the following treatment. Your experience with one Reiki practitioner may also differ from your experience with another practitioner. Reason is that your body's (emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual) requirements differ from time to time as humans are dynamic beings, and Reiki practitioners are trained differently. The Reiki energy determines where it needs to focus within your body and heal first. The healing taking place is therefore not determined by the healer herself.

The client may require more treatments to acquire overall wellness. For example, the client may request treatment for a headache and backache. The headache may be gone within one or more treatments but the backache will persist thus requiring further treatments.

What can be treated with Reiki?
Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness & negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension & anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, depression etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain & depression as well as improving the healing rate & reducing the time needed to stay in hospital. Reiki always helps & in some cases people have experienced complete healing which have been confirmed by medical tests before & after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical & psychological condition are what is most experienced.

Is Reiki safe for pregnant women?
Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki Energy will know the condition of the client & adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. It is an intelligent energy whereby the energy of Reiki will flow to the area of the body, where it's mostly needed. For example, if a client complains of regular headaches but unknowingly is suffering from Cancer, the Reiki Energy will flow directly to the condition that the body needs to heal the most. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them & their unborn child.

Does a Reiki treatment replace seeing a regular doctor or psychologist?
No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it's recommended that one see a licensed Medical Doctor or Social Worker/Psychologist/Psychiatrist in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki Energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including Chronic & short term medication, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care & will improve the results.

Is Reiki safe for babies and chldren?
Babies love Reiki. It's very healthy for them. Don't worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby & young child needs.

What about Reiki treatments for animals and plants?
Animals love Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is & its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more or when they have had enough. Plants also respond well to Reiki.

Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
Most of the time a person will feel relaxed & uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a “healing crisis”. As a person's vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver & kidneys & removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes the following symptoms may occur: headache, stomach ache, cold symptoms such as runny nose &/or feel weak &/or weepy. If this happens, drink water, eat lighter meals (avoid eating meat & drinking alcohol &/or smoking either cigarettes &/or Marijuana for a day) & get some rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign. If the symptoms persist, please contact your doctor.

Who should have a Reiki treatment and why?
Anybody can go for a Reiki treatment. Reiki is given to children, plants, animals and adults. One does not need to be sick to receive Reiki. On a healthy individual, Reiki is great for maintenance of health, reduces stress and tense muscles, detoxifies the liver, assists in reducing high blood pressure (please consult your health practitioner for issues relating to high blood pressure and other severe illnesses). Reiki is great at reducing the stinging and burning sensation of a burn on the skin, headaches, insomnia, bee sting etc.

Where should I go for a Reiki treatment?
While one can go to any first degree Reiki practitioner for a treatment, it is best to go to a practitioner who is most conveniently located, with the highest qualifications, has experience, is registered with a governing body with a registration number, and you feel comfortable with.

I am located in Johannesburg and am an experienced, highly qualified Reiki Master in Usui Reiki (Masters Level), Karuna® (Masters Level) and Lighterian® Reiki (Masters Level) and I also am a Jikiden (Shoden Okuden) Reiki practicioner accredited through the Jikiden Reiki Kyoto in Japan. I have studied in Johannesburg, South Africa over a period of 4 years and am constantly upgrading my knowledge by keeping updated with current trends through reading and studying.

I'm exhausted, confused, sad / depressed, my life lacks purpose and I lack motivation. Which is the best therapy to have?
A combination of Reiki to distress, calm down the mind and get an infusion of deep relaxation and sleep, as well as talk therapy to explore the reasons you have lost your zest for life, for maximum benefit. Please be advised that Reiki Healing is done and charged separately to Counselling & Therapy sessions.

I'm worried about my child, can you help?
Yes. Reiki is for all ages from pre birth to 99+ years. When I work on a child (up to 18 years of age) at least one parent must be present during the Reiki treatment. I do counselling or psychotherapy from age 13+.

Is Reiki Healing a Massage? Do I need to take off my clothes?
Reiki isn't a massage. No clothes are removed aside from any jewellery and shoes for maximum comfort.

What if I need to be referred to another professional aside from being treated by you?
I am able to refer you to another professional in the mental health industry when necessary.

Do you mix herbs or prescribe homeopathic medicines?
No. Please consult a Herbalist or a Homeopathic doctor for Homeopathic medicine.

Do I have to believe in the Metaphysics for Reiki and Crystal Healing to Work?
Not at all. You don't have to believe in anything for Reiki and Crystal Healing to work. Simply allow yourself to experience something new, gentle and wonderful.

I don't like to talk much. What treatments have you got available that may help me?
Reiki Healing, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) and / or Brainspotting. The above treatments have minimal talking and sharing. However, I will require to assess you first to offer the best treatment which will require some talking and sharing from you.

I'm a science and numbers oriented person. I need to see proof that these treatments work and how do I know you're qualified to do what you do?
I am a university graduate and a trained professional with council license number, a private practice number to enable me to work on my own as well as a Reiki council number and registration. I am required to renew my licenses on a yearly basis to be able to practice legally.

I'm spiritual and love the metaphysical side of life. What treatments should I try?
I suggest you try Reiki and Crystal Healing (I normally incorporate both treatments). Angel Card reading is gentle (Not Tarot), used for guidance and confirmation. I am a Transpersonal Mental Health Professional which means, I bring in Spirituality during a therapeutic session if the client feels comfortable with this subject and requests it.

I'm sceptical of the treatments offered but deep down inside I am curious and want to try it. What should I try first?
It's really up to you what you would like to try first. I will have a quick chat with you and assess why you're seeking treatment and then make suggestions from there. I will teach you how to trust what you're body feels and to set aside your analytical mind just for a little while. You're body and feelings communicate with you all the time, however, many people have lost how to understand their own body and feelings language. Open up your mind to experience something wonderful and new.


I speak English, Brazilian Portuguese, Hebrew and understand Spanish.

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