Reiki Healing Brighton

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing that originates in Japan. It is a gentle, powerful, relaxing energy, which is channelled from the Universe for you via a Reiki practitioner.

Rei means ‘spiritual source of the Universe.’
Ki (or chi) is your own life energy.
Reiki (pronounced ‘ray-key’) can be translated as ‘spiritually guided life energy.’

How does Reiki work?

Reiki is, essentially, relaxing.

When your body or mind are stressed, you create dis-ease. If you take medication or have an operation to remove the symptoms of dis-ease from your body, the cause often remains. Reiki is an intelligent energy that knows you and understands the cause of your dis-ease. It knows what you need at any point in time and works through relaxing your mind and body into a state where they can start to heal themselves.

The energy is holistic: it works with your whole being. And it is complementary: it works in harmony with other forms of healing /surgery /medication.

Reiki practitioners have been attuned to channel Reiki energy from its Universal source to you, the recipient, via their hands (usually) or via their eyes, breath, or through Time and Space via absent healing.

Reiki does not produce a specific outcome. Rather it works for the highest good of everyone involved in the situation for which you are receiving Reiki. For example, if you receive Reiki for a job interview, that does not mean that you will get the job. It might mean that you become clear that you do not want the job.

You will take in the amount of Reiki energy that you need. Reiki works whether you believe it will or not.

What does Reiki feel like?

People have differing experiences. And Reiki treatments can vary from session to session too. Some of the physical sensations that recipients report are ...

  • Stress relief and pain relief
  • Deep relaxation and sometimes sleep
  • Warmth or heat
  • Cold
  • Tingling or intense fizziness
  • Lights and colours
  • A feeling of enormous well-being

Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki comes from Japan. Dr. Mikau Usui (1865-1926) (re)discovered Reiki in 1922 during a mystical experience on Mount Kurama near Kyoto.

He was looking for answers in his life and so travelled to the holy Mount Kurama to enrol at a temple on a 21-day course. During meditation, Reiki energy spontaneously entered Dr. Usui’s crown chakra. Dr. Usui understood what a powerful gift he had received and spent the rest of his life healing and teaching others to heal.

Dr. Mikau Usui, Japanese founder of Reiki

Dr. Mikau Usui

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki works on people, animals, plants, inanimate objects, situations, goals. A few examples of the benefits of Reiki are ...

  • Relaxation
  • Anxiety relief
  • Stress relief
  • Pain relief
  • Insomnia relief
  • Increasing your energy
  • Recovering from operations
  • Speeding up the healing process
  • Releasing toxins
  • Spiritual healing
  • Creativity
  • Mental clarity
  • Direction in life
  • Studying for exams
  • Finding and remembering things
  • Fixing electrical equipment
  • Plants love Reiki
  • Pets love Reiki

Reiki is magic. Reiki can work miracles in your life.

Absent healing

In absent healing (aka distant healing or distant Reiki), Reiki energy travels through Time and/or Space …
…Yes, really!


If you are currently experiencing the physical or emotional effects of a past event, Reiki can travel back to help heal the cause of that event and hence the effects.

Similarly, if you would like to experience relaxation and clarity during a future event, for example a job interview, an exam, an audition, Reiki can travel forward in time for you to ‘step into.’ You do not need to know the precise time or place of the event.


You can receive a Reiki treatment without being in the same physical location as the practitioner. This can be done at any distance, from across the room to the other side of the world.

You could want this for several reasons. You might want to receive Reiki whilst you are at a challenging meeting, whilst trying to sleep at night, or whilst taking off in a plane. Maybe you have a contagious condition, prefer to be alone, or just want to try something new!

You can be doing anything while receiving a distant Reiki treatment, however you might just want to relax and concentrate on any pleasant sensations coming your way.

Brighton Reiki practitioner sending Reiki through time and space

Sending Reiki through time and space

Book a session

Learn Reiki

I offer one-to-one Reiki teaching and attunements at all three levels, and only to those with whom I already have a Reiki relationship. If you haven’t already received Reiki from me, please book a session with me first. This will help us both to see whether I am the right Reiki Master for you.

Anyone can learn Reiki. Learning Reiki involves being ‘attuned’ by a Reiki Master to channel Reiki energy. Reiki Masters have a lineage which goes back to Dr. Mikau Usui, who discovered Reiki energy in Japan in 1922.

During the attunement process, the Reiki Master makes adjustments to your chakras, which then allows the channelling of Reiki energy. Once you have been attuned to Reiki, it will last for the rest of your life. However, your ability to channel Reiki well increases with continued practice. This ability is also enhanced by intention, compassion, and the focused merging of yourself with the Reiki energy and with that of the recipient.

Although Reiki energy is not your own energy, the learning process is individual and you will adopt your own style. Learning Reiki is a gift to yourself and to others.

Once you have received any level of Reiki you will be able to participate in local Reiki shares where small groups of people gather and give Reiki to each other. If you have received level II of Reiki, you are legally permitted to offer Reiki treatments professionally.

Reiki I

Reiki I allows you to give Reiki treatments to yourself. You will receive the first four of the seven attunements. There is no limit to the amount of Reiki you can give to yourself. I would recommend level I for everyone. If you would like to continue to level II, you should give yourself at least four months of practice at level I beforehand.

One-day course.
Reiki manual included.
Cost: £220.

Brighton Reiki practitioner giving herself a Reiki treatment

Giving yourself a Reiki treatment

Reiki II

Reiki II enables you to give Reiki treatments to other people, animals, plants, and inanimate objects, for example your car or computer. It also enables you to give absent healing treatments. This means that you will be able to send healing energy anywhere in the World and backwards and forwards in time (... yes, really!). As well as the next two attunements, you will receive symbols for using Reiki energy in various ways. Level II allows you to set up as a Reiki Practitioner.

One-day course.
Reiki manual included.
Cost: £280.

Brighton Reiki practitioner giving a Reiki treatment

Giving a Reiki treatment to another

Reiki III

Reiki III is Reiki Master/Teacher level. You will receive the final attunement, the Master symbol, and be able to attune others to all three levels of Reiki. You should leave at least a year between levels II and III, and practise often on yourself and others, in order to become familiar with Reiki energy and to learn the multiple ways in which it can enrich your life.

Two-day course.
Reiki manual included.
Cost: £500.

Contact me

Mobile Reiki testimonials

[Email from Lyra following an absent healing session:]
What a lovely, positive experience I had this morning. I started to feel physical benefits immediately and my mind quietened down right away. My back muscles relaxed and after a while I felt my arms and legs relaxing very deeply as well. I felt all my face muscles relax and I was aware that I was lying there, smiling. When I looked in the mirror I could see how different my face looked from when I phoned you earlier. I looked so relaxed. When I walked downstairs my muscles felt stronger as well. Many thanks for this fascinating experience.
Lyra, Brighton

I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven!
Morag Munro, Holistic Therapist, Brighton

I met Helen in Stammer Park on a beautiful summer’s day…! This was a completely new experience for me. To have this treatment performed outside four walls, in direct contact with nature; the sunshine, the wind blowing through the leaves, and the energy that I felt coming through her hands… Just amazing…! I will encourage everybody that is willing to find inner peace for at least a short space of time to give it a go…!
Ralph Tiemann

Both deeply effective and very gentle, Reiki, for me, is like having my mind, body and spirit soothed in a warm multi-coloured bath. I am a hyper-sensitive individual and my sessions with Helen proved to be, through her gentle and capable touch, a healing experience with absolutely no negative side-effects.
Josephine Humphrey, Journalist and Writer, Brighton

Reiki is uplifting, acting on a deeper level of my psyche than other therapies I have tried. Helen brings a special sensitivity and power to the sessions.
Caroline Richardson, Personal Trainer, Brighton

[On six weekly absent healing sessions to Julia’s horse, Galaxy—for physical and psychological healing:]
Reiki was something different to try after conventional methods were exhausted and it also offered the potential to work on both body and spirit. Also the potential to work with an animal in a non-invasive and non-confrontational way was valuable. The most enjoyable part was seeing some significant changes in Galaxy's well-being and her general personality becoming much less stressed and friendlier. I would recommend Reiki and Helen, as she provided me with good feedback after each session and listened very carefully to my observations and tuned the next session in appropriately.
Julia Darnell, IT Manager

Helen used her impressive Reiki skills to get me going in an emergency. It really works.
Christina Grzasko, MD of Anya Designs Ltd, Brighton

I feel like I’ve been on holiday.
Karma Karl, Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, counsellor and coach

International Reiki Masters

William Lee Rand

William is a Reiki pioneer. He has created new forms of Reiki, channelled new symbols, and has travelled to the North and South Poles to place there crystal grids that send Reiki around the globe on a mission for World Peace.

Frank Arjava Petter

Through being married to a Japanase woman and through his own enthusiastic research, Frank has opened doors to Reiki knowledge that were previously sealed shut. The Japanese never intended for Reiki to leave Japan.

A thought is harmless unless we believe it.
Byron Katie