Hey everyone! I recently just completed my Usui Reiki studies & I wanted to share with you that i will be offering Reiki healing session. However thought you might want to know more about Reiki, if so keep reading…

I will cover:

  • How I would describe Reiki
  • What is it exactly?
  • Brief History
  • What to expect in a session?
  • What to expect during & after a session
  • Benefits of Reiki

So lets get right into it 🙂

How I personally would define Reiki…

Reiki is universal life force, not created by anyone & available to everyone and everything! It is soft gentle loving energy yet powerful that can used to help the receiver feel relaxed, balanced and in harmony after ONLY ONE session. It can be used in many other ways to, for example give healing to a specific area if mentioned by the receiver. I personally, use Reiki to scan the whole body and the 7 main chakras (not sure what chakras are, click here) to see if there are balanced. Using this method, I found myself experiencing different sensations and also messages/visions telling me more about the issue or advice which I share with the receiver once the session has ended.

But what is it exactly?

It’s a non-invasive healing technique whereby you channel the glorious universal life force energy through you then to your focus – which may be yourself, somebody else, an animal, or even an object.

Reiki  is a system of natural healing involving the gentle laying on the hands and is thousands of years old; it is believed that a healing technique very similar to Reiki was originally used by Tibetan Buddhist monks and was re-discovered in the 1922 by Mikao Usui.

This universal energy isn’t chaotic and happenstance; it’s intelligent, so once you’re able to channel it – it will go to your intended and do what’s necessary for their healing or greatest good.

Your hands will be integral tools for you; however, they’re not necessarily needed. Reiki can be done with or without physical touch in order to stimulate your own, or someone or something else’s, natural ability to heal.


There are many different types of Reiki, to a name a few:

  • Usui Reiki – which is the one I currently practicing & qualified with
  • Tibetan Reiki
  • Karuna Reiki
  • Gendai Reiki
  • Rainbow Reiki
  • Five Element Seichem
  • Shamballa Reiki
  • Kundalini Reiki
  • Imara Reiki


Who can perform Reiki?

In all actuality, Reiki can be performed by absolutely anybody! And that’s because it’s an inherent part of ‘who we are’. However an attunement by a Master is often required.


Brief History

Universal Life Force Energy itself has always been around, which means no earthly being created it. I don’t think it’s fair to give someone ‘founding’ rights to Reiki because we’ve been tapping into it, in one way or another, for as long as history seems to show.

However, it did take a human to understand, document and convey a specific set of teachings about it. It’s generally agreed that Japanese doctor Mikao Usui (pronounced ew-soo-ee) was the one that recognized and documented Reiki’s power in modern times, around the turn of 20th century.

Dr. Usui went on a self-discovery journey which lead him to a retreat near Mt. Kurama where he fasted for 21 days. On his last day, Reiki rushed towards him and into his third eye; he then went into a deep state of meditation or unconsciousness (it’s not quite clear which). While he was in this state, the Reiki symbols were shown to him. He was then able to use Reiki to heal himself and others and travelled throughout Japan and China teaching his technique and the Reiki Principles.

Usui Sensei died in 1926, leaving behind many Reiki Masters to continue administering and teaching his healing methods. One of these masters was Dr. Chujiro Hayashi who championed the hand positions to treat ailments. One of his students Mrs. Hawayo Takata was elevated to Master level before he died, which ensured the techniques would live on. Naturally, Takata Sensei taught her students, who then went on to teach others.

So the cycle of passing on Reiki’s powers has been secured for future generations.


What to expect in a session?

Every practitioner will have their own style of administrating Reiki – so it’s best to check with each Reiki Master. However generally, you will be asked to lie down, close your eyes and just relax for the whole duration of the session. This is when the practioner will do their healing work on you. The practitioner might use a hands-on method or not, but usually they will tell you this at the start of the session & ask if you mind being touched. Duration of each session varies depending on the person doing the Reiki, but usually an hour is typical for one session.


What might you experience during the session?

You might feel warm sensation all over your body – that includes when your practioner is not physically touching you. You might see colours and/or images. You might feel the energy rush through your both. Everyone is different but these are common experiences people report during the session


What to expect after the session?

Refreshed, relaxed, balanced and energized. & the best night sleep following the session!!! 😉


What are the benefits?

Reiki aids in relaxation, assist in the body’s natural healing processes, and develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being. It is also said to induce deep relaxation, help people cope with difficulties, relieve emotional stress, and improve overall wellbeing.

*** You can come for a Reiki session for just general healing or a specific problem.

The only think Reiki can NOT fix is broken bones!

Other benefits include:

  • Promotes Harmony & Balance
  • Accelerates the body’s self-healing ability as you start to return to your natural state
  • Creates deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension
  • Helps relieve pain and supports the physical body healing
  • Dissolves energy blocks and promotes natural balance between mind, body and spirit
  • Helps spiritual growth and emotional cleansing
  • Assists the body in cleansing itself from toxins and supports the immune system
  • Compliments medical treatment & other therapies
  • Clears the mind and improves focus as you feel grounded & centered
  • Aids better sleep


Also check out my testimonial page, here, feedback on all services I provide 🙂 


Other services I provide:

  • $55 = Reiki  for an hour – for more information, click here.
  • $30  = Card Readings – for more information, click here.
  • $55 = Birth Chart Reports – for more information, click here.
  • $40 = North & South Node – for more information, click here.


My Lineage

Mikao Usui –> Chujiro Hayashi –> Hawayo Takata –> Phyllis Furomoto –> Claudia Hoffman –> Mary Shaw –> Christine Henderson –> Bruce Way –> Ariane McMinn –> Mona Khalaf –> Dharmadevi –> Melissa Crowhurst –> Arwa Mohamed

Certified Natural Healer Reiki Master

Have a beautiful day everyone,

Arwa – Reiki Master Practitioner, Cert. Natural Healer. Psychology Graduate, Holistic Nutritional Therapist, Card Reader & Blogger.


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