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'We are not Human Beings living a Spiritual Experience, 
We are Spiritual Beings living the Human Experience'

Reiki is a spiritual practice and healing art. 

Reiki, as we know it today, began in the early 1900s. 

It is recorded that through study, research and meditation a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, had an experience of empowerment that led to the development of Reiki as a healing system. 

Usui devoted the rest of his life to practising and teaching this art of living and healing.

Over time the system of Reiki healing developed by Mikao Usui has evolved, or been changed, by subsequent teachers. 

Today a number of different forms, or branches, of Reiki are practised worldwide. 

A common element of many forms of Reiki is a set of principles or precepts. 

While there are variations in the expression and interpretation of the precepts, they are all based on the original teachings of Mikao Usui.

"The true purpose of the Reiki method is to correct the heart-mind, keep the body fit, and lead a happy life using the spiritual capabilities humans are endowed with since birth."

Awaken your heart, mind and body - experience the healing art of Reiki
REI -Means Spiritual Wisdom
KI - means The Life Force
Spiritual Wisdom is the God Consciousness which is the all knowing.  It understands each person completely.  It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and know what to do to heal them.
The Life Force means the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Mana in Hawaiian.  It has also been called Odic Force, Orgone and Bioplasma in scientific terms.  It has been given many other names by the various ancient cultures that have been aware of it.
Ki is the life force, it is also called the vital life force or the Universal life force.  This is the nonphysical every that animates all living things. 
 As long as something is alive, it has the life force circulating throughout it and surrounding it, when it dies the life force departs.
  • Are you ill, in pain, or in distress and seeking help to cope with your situation?
  • Are you feeling low or anxious?
  • Does everything feel 'just too much' at times?
  • Need a way to recharge and gain peace of mind?
Reiki can help

An abundance of anecdotal evidence about the benefits of Reiki treatment has been a catalyst for credible research into the effects of Reiki. The National Institutes of Health USA have trials under way to investigate the effect of Reiki on stress, fibromyalgia, AIDS, prostate cancer, painful neuropathy and cardio-vascular risk factors. Learn more about these and other studies

Pamela Miles, author of Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide and leading US exponent on the integration of Reiki into mainstream healthcare facilities, writes:

"… studies that have been done so far have showed promising results for using Reiki to reduce stress, anxiety and pain. The data include objective measures (decreased stress hormones, improved immune indicators, decreased heart rate and improved blood pressure) as well as subjective improvements in anxiety and pain."

Choosing a Reiki practitioner

Reiki treatment practitioners listed in Reiki Australia's Practitioner directory are insured, have agreed to abide by our Code of Ethics and Code of Professional Conduct for Reiki Practice, and undertake ongoing professional development.

Your Reiki Australia practitioner is a respectful partner in your holistic health and wellbeing program. When you choose a Reiki Australia practitioner you are assured of receiving the highest level of ethical and professional care.


Whilst the recipient lies relaxed, fully clothed and with eyes closed on a couch, the Reiki practitioner gently uses a sequence of hand positions along the head and body to transmit the Reiki energy. 

Soft music and scented candles are often used in the background to create a 
relaxed atmosphere. 

Reiki can also be administered in a sitting position for shorter treatments,
or for those not comfortable in a lying position.

The recipient may feel physical sensations such as warmth, coolness or tingling. Sometimes recipients may sleep during the procedure or have dream like images, 
all of these sensations are perfectly natural and in no way disturb the flow of energy transmitting from the practitioner.

Reiki can heal at any level of being; physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. 

In cases of terminal illness, there can be enhancement of the quality of life, giving a sense of peace and sometimes acceptance.