What is reiki healing?

Reiki means Universal Life Force

Mikao Usui rediscovered the essence of this life energy based on ancient Buddhist teachings written in Sanskirt sutras. Dedicating the rest of his life to this knowledge, he developed, practised and taught a natural system of healing which is known as “Reiki”. It is therefore an ancient healing technique used to transfer this energy through one person to another.

Reiki healing is also called Universal energy, or healing energy. It is given to a client through, what is known as energy channeling. This means that the energy given to the patient is not coming directly from the healer, but from a higher source. The healer is being a clear vessel for the healing energy to be transferred to a client.

It is simple, safe and effective to use on yourself and on others. It works on all levels. The physical, spiritual, mental, and the emotional.

A reiki treatment will take approximately one hour and involves the receiver laying fully clothed on a treatment couch or in any other comfortable position.

  “To perform every action artfully is yoga”

Swami Kripalvananda

What happens during a reiki healing treatment?

The healers hands are placed in several positions on the receivers head and over the whole body. Including important energy centers and the main chakra points of the clients body. The healer can feel intuitively which chakras or body parts are energetically and physically imbalanced or sick.

Reiki healing balances the subtle energy system, the biofield, electromagnetic field, as well as the chakras and the aura. Resulting in an improvement of a clients health and well-being. 

The treatment is conducted in a safe tranquil environment.


What will I feel?

Deep relaxation and peace. Some people even fall asleep! This is quite natural. Heat or a tingling sensation may be felt coming from the healers hands. You will receive the reiki energy that you personally need. It will locate where you need it most. The experience is totally individual.

What are the benefits of receiving reiki?

Reiki supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

Reiki healing helps to process emotions, such as fear, worry, doubt, anger, anxiety.

Relieves pain.

Reiki healing can help you to transform negative thoughts and patterns, and cultivate more positive emotions, like self love, self confidence and self acceptance.

Self awareness, clear vision and insight. 

Reiki helps to balances chakra’s and the auric field. When the chi, prana or vital energy moves through the healer to client, it will help to gentle open blocked energy pathways, meridians, nadis and chakra’s.

Healing helps to balance and clear the flow of subtle energies in and around the body. Restoring the subtle energy system and vitality of a client. Reiki healing helps to relieve the physical and emotional effects of unreleased stress.

Reiki healing helps to maintain health and a feeling of well-being.

Reiki helps the body and mind release stress, anxiety, depression and chronic pain. As stress is known weaken and block the flow of ‘life force energy’ around the body. Blocking the body’s natural ability to repair, regenerate and protect itself.

Supports the function of the immune system.

Clears the mind, for mental clarity and helps you focus.

Boost your mood

Promotes deep relaxation.

Improvements to sleep patterns, helping with insomnia.

Helps to remove toxins from the body and the cleansing process.

Reiki will stimulate the healer within and promote spiritual growth.

Reiki will help induce a delta state in the brain. The body does its own healing in the delta/theta deep sleep states.

The centre of reiki research, has shown that the energy transmitted through the hands of the healer to the client are of a very low frequency. Ranging between the delta/theta state. This range of energy healing frequencies are in range of the Schuman Resonance, the Earths electromagnetic vibration of 7.8Hz. The biomagnetic pulsations from the hands of the healer are able to stimulate the healing process within the body.

Reiki effectively reduces stress and anxiety, balances the emotions and makes one more centred and re-energised. Deep relaxation and physical well being are promoted




Reiki can help transmute aches, pains, illness and disease. It can also detect and remove energy blocks. It is a simple and effective tool for promoting healing, relaxation and well-being.


Having a strong connection with the spiritual level, reiki can initiate one onto a path of self exploration. It is up to you how far on a journey you go.

For me reiki has been a powerful tool for my own growth and has taken me on a wonderful journey of self discovery – the results of which never cease to amaze.

I had just moved to town and was under a serious amount of stress in my life, I had always had reiki in the past to relieve my tension and was delighted to come across Claire who patiently listened to me and put me at ease.  I felt so much lighter after the reiki healing and free of all my stress that I had been carrying around with me.  I would highly recommend reiki with Claire.

Carly Cummins

Reiki share is a great opportunity to practise and enjoy a Reiki treatment. I always look forward to meeting up.

Ann O'Brien

I come to Wicklow Yoga for their monthly reiki share, which I really look forward to,  You arrive to tranquil music and a peaceful space.  We start off with a relaxing meditation, then we move onto our healing reiki share.  I love coming to this group, as you always feel so much better from the time you arrive and you are around like minded people.

Laura Gaisford

  “Understand (life) by seeing how the stone has been

  hollowed out by rain,

  Do not cling to the illusion that nothing changes”.

Dr. Mikao Usui

Reiki treatments at Wicklow Yoga

At Wicklow Yoga we are able to offer private one on one reiki healing treatments to clients in our warm, relaxing treatment room.


Reiki attunement workshop

Our reiki workshops is for anyone wishing to learn or refresh their reiki skills. Reiki is a hands on healing technique that teaches how to channel universal healing energy.  

A reiki attunement entails initiation and instruction. Claire will take you through the healing process and attunement. This process is done by channelling the reiki energies, and opening the student’s chakras and placing specific sacred symbols in the chakras. Often the student feels significant flows of energy during the initiation.

After the attunement you will begin a 21 day cleanse, you may experience past issues and old energies arising to be released, each student experiences this differently. This cleansing process allows healing energies that can bring about deep healing and insight for the student, and generally accelerates their spiritual growth.

After completion of the reiki course, you will feel comfortable and confident to practice self-healing techniques and give healing to others. 

We then welcome you to join us once a month at our reiki share so you can continue your practice and have support with other like-minded people.

Reiki Level 1 and 2 courses (5 hours in duration)

Reiki level 1 course

Because the student’s spiritual growth is usually accelerated after an initiation an integration period is needed before the next attunement, this will solely depend on each individual but a minimum of 28 days will be required as it is important to rush into the next attunement. A student needs to be spiritually, energetically and physically ready before going ahead with the next level of initiation.

Reiki level 2 course

In this workshop, sacred symbols are taught and we begin to work with distant healing.

Reiki Masters

Further sacred symbols are given and the ethical components of reiki are taught. A minimum of 12 months after the reiki two attunement will be required before the reiki masters. This length of time is important to be ready to receive and integrate the higher energies and frequencies that come with the Master/Teacher level of reiki.

At each workshop, the student receives a certificate and manual.


Reiki shares once a month

We hold a reiki gathering once a month in our studio near Wicklow Town. The reiki share is here for anyone who has completed reiki one, two or masters courses. The intention is to hold a space where like minded individuals can share the healing energy. You can have been attuned with another teacher, we are all just coming together to share and build the energy.

In my experience I have found many people fall in love with reiki, they happily do their reiki one, two and even their reiki masters and are very passionate about it, but sometimes over time and with such busy lives the opportunity to practice becomes less. Bringing a group of like minded people together inspires and reignites their love again. Reiki healing is an energy that builds the more we use it, and works for our highest good.

 Reiki healing treatments are available at Wicklow Yoga by appointment only.

For a private one on one appointment please call 0851603958 or email us with a contact number and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Wicklow Yoga

Contact us today. We are here to answer any questions regarding yoga classes and therapies offered at our studio and would love to hear from you.


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