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  • What are some common healing benefits of Reiki?
    1. Physical Healing: Reliefs pains & discomforts on the physical body Supports the healing process of chemo & surgeries Encourages the recovery from acute & chronic illnesses Strengthens immune system 2. Psychological & Emotional Healing Reliefs stress, insomnia, anxieties, panic attacks Works with depressions, addictions, eating disorders Reprograms bad habits & thought patterns, lack of confidence Encourages emotional balance & a calm-abiding mind Supports working through grief & loss 3. Spiritual Healing: Cleanses & balance chakras & energy channels Heals Karmic bonds/relationships & ingrains Strengthens our connection with Self Boosts intuition & clarity Awakens psychic gifts & potentials
  • What is Animal Reiki?
    This is dedicated to our beloved companions to support their healing process. Animals don't need to speak the human language to communicate with us. They can understand first and foremost through energy and vibrations, since they are very sensitive to these. As such, healing energy like Reiki is very therapeutic & calming for them. Here are some common treatments: Physical pains such as illnesses or recovery from surgery. Reiki can help ease their pain & boost their recovery process Stress, trauma, anxiety. Some animals are born with this, but personally I see this more often with rescued animals. Working with Reiki can gradually help calm them down & reinforce a sense of peace & safety Deepen the relationship between you & your animals Boost health & immune system for senior animals Things to note: Please prioritize working with your veterinarian as Reiki is the supporting therapy for your pets I work with animals with lots of respect. My method is not rigid and is catered to each animal because they are the ones deciding how they want to receive this treatment. Animals generally would not stay still for 1 hour like us. Sometimes they are ok with touching, sometimes they are not
  • What is the origin of Reiki? How it works?
    (This is Alex's brief and humble explanation gathered from seminars, books, and researches) The source & the meaning of Reiki presented in the original Japanese kanji writing: Founder of this treatment system: Usui Mikao (1865-1926). The gift of Reiki: In 1922, he climbed Mt. Kurama (Kyoto) and entered a long meditation retreat without eating. By this time, Usui sensei already had decades of spiritual studies and Esoteric Buddhist practices. With this retreat, he was determined to achieve Enlightment, or he would give up on life. During his 3rd week, he felt a sudden shock & passed out. However, when he regained consciousness, to his surprise he felt rejuvenated & well. Usui sensei recognized that he had attained Enlightenment (also confirmed by his Buddhist master) & that he was connected to a cosmic healing energy The development of this healing method: Usui sensei called this energy Reiki and opened a clinic to start giving treatments to people. After that, he was able to set up an Institute to teach and train students Reiki (靈氣): simple & straightforward, this can be briefly translated as "Universal/Divine Energy". Along the growth of Reiki treatment system, Usui sensei had students, & the students became teachers, then they teach more students. Just like that, in the present day there are many lineages of Reiki all over the world. There are some differences in writing as well, majority of Western lineages have Reiki as "霊気" or katakana "レイキ" I will take a shot at explaining the original writing: Each character 靈 and 氣 is formed by other characters/words, but it'd be lengthy and extended to discuss this, so i'll leave it to another time :) This is just to show that different ways of writing will present different meanings of "Reiki" Rei (靈): can mean soul, spirit, spiritual, sacred. This indicates that this energy is positive, sacred & originated from somewhere divine. Ki (氣): the energy flow (the wind) that carries life force (some other cultures refer to this as Qi, or Prana) TL;DR? Reiki is not invented by human but it's channeled/gifted. It's a divine Ki with pure healing properties and when it flows through someone/something, it cleanse their Ki blockages. The result is the receiver's Ki will be elevated, their vibrations raised, and these manifested positively to their holistic health and wellness.
  • Are there potential negative effects from Reiki?
    Absolutely NOT. Reiki practitioner channels the Universal healing energy that has much higher vibration, with lots of love & compassion. Depends on factors such as the ability of the practitioner, or the open-mindedness of the receiver/client, that treatment can either has positive healing effects or no effects at all.
  • How to choose among the many styles of Reiki?
    Just like one story can have many versions, or like there are many tasty options for pizza, Reiki has developed into many lineages as it grows. There are Crystal Reiki that incorporates crystals, Tibetan Reiki that works with mantra, Kundalini Reiki, Gold Reiki, so on and so on. In my opinion, the reason for the lineage developments depend on so many factors such as: The developer/practitioner's intentions in practice, their creativity & received guidance: they could think there's a more effective way to connect Reiki to the receiver that can optimize the healing process, or they could receive directions from a Spiritual guide to incorporate things into their methods, etc. The geographic location: for example, someone wants to learn Reiki in-person, then they will learn from a local qualified teacher, hence they will follow the teacher's lineage. Also, different geographic locations have different energy & this will also affect the practitioners' abilities differently. If you are puzzled in deciding which Reiki practitioner to work with, I strongly recommend you check their information thoroughly & respectfully: Why this is important: Healing work requires TRUST between the practitioner and the client. As a client, the things you want to heal can be delicate & sensitive. At the same time, you are working with your energy field & vibration. When there's trust, you can relax & open up better. This means a lot to your healing process. Ask yourself these questions: What is their vibe to you? Are they confident about their work? Do they show that they care & can listen to their clients? Read about their Reiki lineage: If the practitioner is confident about their work and knowledge, they should be confident to share about their lineage. The lineage MUST trace back to Usui Mikao sensei, without a doubt. If their practice isn't connected to Usui sensei then it is not Reiki. This background check is encouraged by many qualified teachers for transparency & confidence. All the differences aside, all Reiki lineages are respectful as they all serve the purpose of healing & giving.
  • Is Reiki safe if i'm pregnant?
    Absolutely. Babies love Reiki too :)
  • How old is a child to be OK for the treatment?
    Treatments on physical pains and issues can be done without age limit. However, for Psychological treatments, the child needs to be at least 12 years old (about when they reach puberty). This is my personal standard because younger children are still in the early stage of cognitive development and energy work might interfere with this process.

Traditionally, Reiki sessions are done in person.

This is perfect for folks who work with Reiki for the first time, as you can receive the full experience of the treatment & the space.


Long distance Reiki is for folks who have busy schedule, or just find it tough to hop on the ferry and head to Vancouver Islands.

We are working with energy, as such physical distance don't affect the healing benefits.


Our companions are very sensitive to energy & they can connect with Reiki easily. 

This treatment supports them through stress, anxiety, or recovery from illnesses or recovery.




3 sessions......................$270

6 sessions......................$500

9 sessions......................$720



3 sessions......................$210

6 sessions......................$400

9 sessions......................$570


I learn from 2 traditions of Reiki: Jikiden & Usui/Holy Fire® . Among the many students of Mikao Usui sensei (the founder of the Reiki healing system), Chujiro Hayashi sensei was the key student who made Reiki well-known in the present day. Two of his students, Chiyoko Yamaguchi sensei & Hawayo Takata sensei, were also the key figures in passing the torch and bringing Reiki to the world.

Here I'll take a shot at summarizing the traditions I follow:​​

  • Jikiden Reiki:

    • Developed by Chiyoko Yamaguchi sensei (Kyoto, Japan). Many of her family members learned & practiced Reiki since the time of Mikao Usui. However, eventually they practiced Reiki under the radar. Why? Because when Japan lost in World War II (1945), the country was subjected to a lot of restrictions, including medicine practices. Gradually, Reiki in Japan became pretty much radio silent while it was spreading far in the West

    • A number of Western Reiki practitioners attempted to track down a tradition in Japan that would be closer to the root of Reiki, but they couldn't for a while. Then in 1999, Yamaguchi sensei was discovered & when she decided to teach, she called her lineage "Jikiden Reiki". 

    • "Jikiden" means "directly passed down". She taught her students what she was taught by Hayashi sensei. This lineage is considered the closest to Hayashi sensei's original teaching

  • Usui/Holy Fire®

    • Developed by William Lee Rand (Hawaii, US), who does extensive research on the root of Reiki & learned from different lineages. This practice incorporates both Reiki and another healing energy called Holy Fire (read more here)

    • The Holy Fire energy connected with William and with his permission, this energy gave guidance on how to develop and incorporate it to Reiki trainings. In 2014, William introduced Holy Fire along with his Reiki trainings, & has been teaching since

    • This healing energy has been upgrading continually over the years (named as Holy Fire I, to II, to III, & most recent - World Peace Reiki). The healing abilities of this Reiki tradition become more powerful and transformative as the upgrades go 

Through my experience with both lineages, I find them distinctively unique. Jikiden Reiki is simple, straight up pure Reiki. The energy I felt is gentle & calming. With Holy Fire®, I felt that the energy is more lively & vibrant.

However, Reiki is Reiki. All the traditions of Reiki work around the foundation of this healing energy once gifted to Usui sensei. I follow my lineages but I respect all the other lineages. My teachers are amazing. They are powerful healers & they are dedicated to their teachings. They inspire me a lot & I feel so humbled whenever I talk with them. I can imagine all the devoted Reiki teachers out there doing the similar things, working toward the similar goals. 

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