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Reiki & Energy Healing


What is Reiki?

Reiki Healing is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which also promotes healing.  It is great for any physical aches, pains, conditions or dis-ease. It is fantastic for reducing stress from work, family and frequently brings greater clarity for emotional issues. Reiki is an excellent tool that anyone can learn and who wishes to heal themselves, family, friends, animals, etc. Reiki helps to heal physically, emotionally or spiritually, using a system of hands on healing to unblock and rebalance the life force energies flowing within and around the body. Reiki is for everyone, and can be learned by all who wish to heal themselves, others and the world around them.  Anyone can become a Reiki healer and it requires no pre-requisites.


Benefits of Reiki

Increased immunity and vitality, enhancing breathing & deep relaxation

Stabilises heart rate and blood pressure, combating negative effects of stress

Emotionally and mentally balancing, enhanced energy levels within the body

Strengthens your own self-healing internal functions

Improves mental, spiritual and general wellbeing


How Does Reiki Work?

We are all alive because of the life force energy given to us at birth (often known as mana here in New Zealand and in other parts of the world it is known as chi, prana, reiki etc) This energy flows within the physical body also around us in a field of energy called the aura.

Our life force energy nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. Sometimes, this life force can be disrupted when our lives encounter too much stress, emotional & mental pain or physical abuse. When this flow of life force is disrupted it can often cause diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.


What usually happens during a reiki session?

The client remains fully clothed, receiving the energy whilst sitting or lying down. The healer’s hands are then placed in various positions above or (with permission) on the body.

Each experience is unique. Some people may experience bodily tingling sensations, warmth or cold. You may visualise colours whilst giving or being healed.  Some may experience an emotional release or find they have unusual dreams/visions.


Can I learn to heal myself, friends, family & animals?

Yes, anyone can learn reiki techniques which and it requires no pre-requisites. You would firstly begin your training by taking a Reiki Level 1 workshop, then on Reiki Level 2 you learn more advanced healing techniques and finally if you are called to teach others this amazing skill you can partake in the Reiki Master/Teacher Training course.


How can I learn more about Reiki?

The best way to learn more about Reiki is to experience a healing session by a Reiki Master. A private reiki session gives you first-hand experience and also the opportunity to find out more and talk to your Reiki Teacher with any questions you may have.  Alternatively, if you are keen to develop yourself, and you also want to learn how to heal other people, animals, etc,  then you can learn more about Reiki on a two day short weekend course.


There are three classes and you must take the classes in sequence.

1st Degree, Reiki Level 1 (Entry level, learn to heal yourself)

2nd Degree, Reiki Level 2 (Healing others, distance healing, healing emotional disorders)

3rd Degree, Reiki Masters/Teacher training (Teaching others)



Reiki Shares

Another good way to learn more about Reiki is to attend a Reiki Share. The Reiki shares at “That’s Better” are held on a regular basis once a month. These gatherings are such a wonderful and sacred time for all whom are a part of the group. The Reiki Shares are a fantastic opportunity for ANY Reiki/Healing practitioner to meet with like-minded people, talk with other healers, practice your skills, learn some new techniques and receive some self-rejuvenation.

The reiki shares are also an opportunity for those that are curious about Reiki to some along and ask questions or receive Reiki Healing to experience it for them-selves. I hope you relish this time as a real opportunity to practice and hone your skills and participating in the very essence of what Reiki is all about.


Koha Healing for the community.

Come along and experience a caring community of healers who are dedicated during this period to give back to the local community and to those that really need some healing but don’t necessarily have the funds.  Many experience such a deep sense of calm, personal self-growth, healing, and letting go after the sessions and feel fully energized for the week ahead. Many meet new friends and make new deeper connections with people. I do hope you can be part of this experience.