What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as Universal Life Energy), an energy which animates us all and is found all around us.
Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using "Universal Life Energy" channeled through the practitioner to the recipient.

What does Reiki do?

  • Promotes natural self-healing
  • Balances the energies in the body
  • Balances the organs and glands
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Treats symptoms and causes of illness
  • Relieves pain
  • Clears toxins
  • Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
  • Enhances personal awareness
  • Relaxes and reduces stress
  • Promotes creativity
  • Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
  • Aids meditation and positive thinking
  • Heals holistically

What does a Reiki treatment consist of?
You relax, fully dressed, on a massage table or seated if you prefer while the healer holds her hands on or above you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body.
There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held away from the body {which is my preferred method}

What will I feel or experience during a treatment?
It differs from person to person and possibly also between different sessions.
The energy flows wherever it is required (spiritually guided) and can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience!
Usually when receiving Reiki you will feel very relaxed and you may have a "floating" feeling. You may feel heat, a tingling or cold under the practitioners hands. These and other feelings come from what the Reiki energy is actually doing in and around your body i.e. adding energy, removing excess energy, balancing, removing blockages etc. It is also possible that you experience different emotions or thoughts you had forgotten might pop up. If they do you are probably supposed to learn something and release them. Some people receive insights on how to solve problems. And, sometimes clients even fall asleep!
Remember that all healing starts a process of release, this could be emotions or even toxins in your body that you need to get rid of. You might initially even feel worse than before but this is soon passing. You can help your body by drinking lots of water.

Can Reiki be done over the phone or by Skype too?
Yes! Energy knows no bounds, so just as a signal is able to transmit from your cell phone, internet, and tv; reiki and energy is able to 'transmit' from the practitioner to the client from anywhere in the world. Pretty neat! I have regular clients that I see in person as well as regular clients that are on the other side of the world. So, it's really for anyone anywhere.
You can expect the sensation and healing to be just as strong and beneficial as having an in person session.

Can Reiki heal me?
No promises can be made about the outcome of the use of Reiki (or any other healing system). It all depends on you, your intent, your background and the nature of your problem. Healing is a different experience and has different effects on every individual.
A big step towards healing yourself is to actually realize your need for healing. Here are some important questions to think about, reflect and answer them truthfully:

  • Do you want to become whole or do you simply want to have your problem go away?
  • Are you willing to make changes in your life that are necessary for your healing process?
  • Do you recognize any patterns in your life that block the flow of energy in your body?
  • Have you taken a serious look at your habits and patterns?
  • What are your eating habits?
  • Do you drink enough water?
  • If you are physically capable of doing so, do you exercise, even if it is no more than a walk around the block?
  • Do you blame others for your illness?
  • Are you holding old grudges?
  • Have you had this illness for a long time? Does it define who you are? Who would you be without it? Do you want to be without it?

OK now you have taken a first step, the next step could be to receive Reiki or even better do a Reiki course so you can help yourself.

Can Reiki be used on any illness?
Yes, Reiki can be used on any illness but this does not mean everyone will be healed using Reiki. Reiki will help restore the balance in the body and can relieve or even remove symptoms. Reiki has successfully been used on conditions such as reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma - respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many many more. Remember that you as an individual have to have the firm intention of getting well before any real healing can take place.

(Please observe that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.)

What is the difference between healing and curing?
If you look up the two words in a dictionary you will probably find that they mean more or less the same. In real life we seem to have given the two words slightly different interpretations. Healing is when you go to the root of the problem and restore the body's balance. Curing is what is normally considered done when you actually remove the problem (but maybe not the cause). When you have surgery you can remove the "sick" organ or tissue but this might not solve the problem as the procedure often does not solve the underlying problem. One can also be healed but not cured, i.e. your body is in balance but you still have a medical problem.

Is Reiki a Religion or any other belief system?
No Reiki is not a religion and you do not have to believe in anything special. Reiki is suitable whatever faith or beliefs you have.
The only thing you need to have is a sincere wish to help yourself (or others). Most healing systems are based on intent and so is Reiki.

How many sessions should I have?
There is not really a set number. Every person and his/her problem is different. Some people only require one or two sessions while others need several. If you are just interested in seeing what Reiki can do for you then just take one or two sessions. If you have a chronic problem you want to work with then make a plan. Suggestion: Start with one session per day for 4 days and then follow up with one session per week.

Remember that a Reiki initiation in itself is a powerful healer. After an initiation you are also in a much better situation to move yourself towards a balanced and healthy life.


I feel better, can I stop taking my medications?
NO! Reiki should never be seen as a substitute for medical care. Reiki is a complementary therapy that can help your healing process and in many cases improve both your physical and mental health. Many doctors do not believe in alternative therapies and are very skeptical about their patients use of alternatives.

Remember, Reiki cannot hurt you!

How can I schedule a Reiki session?
Simply click on the 'work with Kirbie' tab at the top of the page to book your first session! Kirbie offers different time lengths for sessions to accommodate your needs, she also offers more in depth packages for people who are looking to work with her more long term.