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.

If you are wanting to learn what is Reiki, then Reiki courses in Wellington – Kapiti Coast are taught by an experienced Reiki Master, Lynda Johnson.  Lynda introduces what is Reiki to her students and teaches the amazing Japanese Reiki techniques that were originally introduced by Dr Usui for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki also promotes healing and Reiki is great for any physical aches, pains, conditions or dis-ease.    

Reiki is fantastic for reducing stress from work and 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 and plants!

Reiki helps to heal physically, emotionally or spiritually, using a system of hands on healing to unblock and re-balance 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.

Dr Usui – Reiki Master

Benefits of Reiki


  • Increased immunity and vitality
  • Promotes 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?

reiki principlesWe 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 and a Reiki course requires no pre-requisites. You would firstly begin your training by taking a Reiki Level 1 course.

Following your completion of Reiki level 1, you can then partake in Reiki Level 2 you learn more advanced healing techniques.

Finally if you are called to teach others this amazing skill you can partake in the Reiki Master/Teacher Training course

Lynda Johnson, Reiki Master and Teacher

Reiki Course Kapiti, New Zealand

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  and Masters 3a (Healing others, distance healing, healing emotional disorders)

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

I took part in Lynda’s Reiki level 1 course on Saturday. What a wonderful healing course which arrived at just the right time in my life. It was the perfect mix of history, discussion, experience sharing and practice. Lynda was so welcoming and kindhearted and such a great teacher – it felt like I had known her for years. Would highly recommend this course to anyone on a journey of self-discovery and self-healing!”

Janie Lawrence


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