Darlene McGrath
Reiki Services & Training

What is Reiki?

The following are answers to some frequently asked questions about Reiki.

What is the definition of Reiki?

rei  ki
personal spiritual growth with energy

What is Reiki?

Reiki is about balance.

The Japanese word Reiki (pronounced ray-key) refers to the life giving energy that nourishes all living things flowing within and around us.

Reiki helps balance this life energy.

Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki is a hands-on healing technique originating with Mikao Usui in Japan in the late 19th century.

What is a Reiki Treatment?

During a treatment, the person remains clothed and the practitioner’s hands can be placed in contact with the person or a few inches away.

Reiki is similar to acupuncture but improves energy flow without the needles.

Why should I try Reiki?

There are a number of reasons!

  • Firstly, Reiki increases your energy level.
  • Reiki is a highly effective and totally natural form of pain control.
  • Reiki, by balancing the body, is preventative health care and an important step toward personal self-care.
  • Reiki energy empowers people in making changes in their lives by reducing stress and re-energising the body.
  • Reiki may be used as a complement to other forms of health care.


What are the benefits of Reiki? 

The immediate benefits of Reiki are relief of pain, release of tension and a sense of wellbeing.


The long-term benefit of Reiki is a more balanced lifestyle.

How does Reiki heal?

When we experience stress and pain in our body, a blockage is created that stops the natural healthy flow of energy. If the blockage goes unattended the body will become out of balance and eventually ill with disease.


Reiki flows through the hands of the practitioner to release the blockage, allowing the body’s natural energy to flow again, to heal itself and prevent further illness.


Reiki quiets the mind and allows the body to function more effectively.

Can I learn Reiki?

Absolutely!  Please see the Reiki Level I course that Darlene offers here .