What is Reiki (and How Can It Help Your Wellbeing)

What is reiki and

A lot of you have been asking about reiki lately, so here is a post to tell you more about it: what it is, how it works, distance healing, what it feels like and how a session goes.

What is reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning spiritual (or sacred) energy. It is universal life energy, similar to chi, qi, ki. Reiki was founded by Usui Mikao in Japan.

The system of reiki includes techniques, meditations, symbols and other practices to help us develop our inner spirit, personal development and to maintain health.

Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive and effective healing modality, treating the whole person, not just symptoms. Its aim is to balance and heal the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional. The energy goes where it is most needed in the body.

The reiki practitioner becomes a vessel for the universal energy to flow through his/her hands and into the receiver.

We do not need to touch the person when sending reiki face-to-face; we can also send distance reiki healing. Nowadays, I mostly send distance reiki healing and people feel tremendous benefits. So, even if you do not like to be touched or find yourself in a different location, you can still benefit from receiving reiki.

Reiki is love. Love is wholeness. Wholeness is balance. Balance is wellbeing. Wellbeing is freedom from dis-ease. – Mikao Usui


What does it feel like?

It varies from person to person but generally, people receiving reiki report feeling deeply relaxed, warm, and cosy. Sometimes people fall asleep, they feel rested, they feel rejuvenated or radiant afterwards. Some people do not feel anything at all but the energy is still flowing through and healing the body.


What are the benefits of reiki ?

If you are busy, multi-tasking, juggling responsibilities and priorities, if you feel that you’re pushing yourself physically and mentally, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, if you are having troubles concentrating or sleeping, if you feel that your body is out of balance and would benefit from some TLC, then you will love the peace and relaxation that reiki offers.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Complete relaxation
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • More focus and concentration
  • Increases energy levels
  • Clears the mind
  • Accelerates the body self-healing capacity
  • Improves relationships, compassion for self and others.
  • Dissolves energy blocks
  • Healing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects
  • Greater self-awareness
  • Deeper personal wisdom


How does a treatment work?

Clients remained fully clothed, when the treatment is done in person.

Treatments are tailored to the needs and condition of the client and can go from 20 to 60 minutes, depending on the practitioner.

The body will receives the energy it needs. If you would like to work on a particular issue, let me know at the beginning of the treatment. Depending on the issue, you may require follow up sessions but you will experience some of the above mentioned benefits after the first session.


Distance Reiki Healing

Distance reiki healing is very powerful and effective. It is a great option if you would like to receive reiki while meditating for example.

When you book your distance reiki healing, I simply ask you to find a quiet spot for 30 minutes where you can sit or lie down quietly, and meditate if you want. Simply be present and open to the healing experience.



Distance healing

Email me at nanou[at]theboxofhappiness[dot]com , if you would like to receive 30 minutes of blissful distant reiki energy healingYou will also receive a follow up email from me (for distant healing) where we discuss messages I received about your energy field during the session, as well as your experience and the sensations that came up during your session. I will suggest techniques, practices, tips and rituals you can do to support you.

Face-to-face treatment

I am delighted to offer face-to-face treatments at the beautiful yoga studio where I teach The Retreat Yoga-Sanctuary Within in Camberwell. If you live in Melbourne or are visiting, come and treat yourself to an hour of deep relaxation and self care.

Contact me nanou[at]theboxofhappiness[dot]com to book your time.


See what resonates with you and remain aware  and open about your thoughts, emotions and feelings for the following days; they are trying to communicate with you.



Nadège is a incredibly open-hearted, giving and intuitive person. I received a distance reiki and akashic reading session recently. The Reiki session was of huge benefit and very powerful – it felt as though Nadège was in the room with me! And her follow up notes, particularly for the Akashic register reading were written with great care and thought. Overall, I felt very well looked after and I look forward to further sessions very soon.  * Angela Worsley, (Northants, England)


During the session, I felt a deep sense of relaxation and I felt aligned. The connection I felt was encompassing of everything. I felt bathed in love and pure, radiant light. The distance between us was completely irrelevant. I was so relaxed that I wanted to go back to bed afterwards!- Sara (Lausanne, Switzerland)


I received distance healing from Nanou while meditating. I felt deeply and extremely relaxed. I felt a surge of energy enter at my head and later in my heart. During the session, I felt really still. It felt like I couldn’t move if I tried. I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys the relaxation and deep connection they feel when they meditate or do yoga – Charlie (Melbourne, Australia)


What is your experience with reiki? Have you received reiki before? How did you feel? I would love to hear about your experiences. Share them in the comments below.



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