Moonstone Sanctuary

Holistic Wellness & Personal Development - Chicago NorthShore, IL

What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese spiritual healing practice that promotes balance and personal growth. 
Balance is what allows the body to self-heal. The practice of Reiki leads us to clear and align our body and mind. Through a deep relaxation process, Reiki practice brings peace, clarity and vitality while creating a deep sense of connection and harmony with life and the world around us. Reiki practice empowers by reminding us of our authentic nature, who we truly are, and guiding us to live a more authentic, conscious, compassionate and meaningful life. The more we practice Reiki, the more we feel naturally connected with ourselves and life as a whole, the easier we flow with it, living life mindfully in balance and harmony. From that state of balance, we can also better support the healing of others and of the world around us. 



Physical - Mental - Emotional - Spiritual





Reduces stress, anxiety and depression

Promotes deep relaxation and overall well-being

Improves emotional regulation

 Strengthens the immune system, increases vitality

Improves sleep, enhances rest

Restores balance, improves quality of life

Cultivates kindness and compassion, develops mindfulness

Provides a deeper sense of peace, joy and confidence

 Calms and clears the mind

Enhances focus and engagement life

Supports personal and spiritual growth

Connects us to life as a whole


Where does Reiki come from?

​Mikao Usui, a Buddhist lay practitioner and spiritual aspirant, developed a spiritual healing practice called "Usui Reiki Ryoho" in 1922 in Japan. This translates from Japanese as the "Usui Healing Method for Improvement of Body & Mind", also known as "Reiki". Reiki was traditionally developed as a spiritual healing practice focusing on healing the Self to achieve a state of wholeness. It was primarily a daily self-practice with the understanding that as we heal ourselves we can also support the healing of others. Although the practice is rooted in Shinto and Buddhism, it is founded on universal principles that are not attached to any faith, beliefs or religion. The practice changed substantially when it came to the West, where it became primarily a therapeutic hands-on energy healing technique, adapting to the Western mind, time and cultures. Today hundreds of different systems of Reiki are being practiced around the world. 


How does Reiki work?

Reiki is a Japanese word made of two kanji "Rei" (spiritual or universal consciousness) and "Ki" (essence or life force energy). Therefore Reiki can be translated as "spiritual essence" or "spiritual energy". Reiki is the essence of everything, a flow of pure vibrations that is around and within all beings. It penetrates everyone and every living things. It is the force that animates us and makes us alive. Experiencing Reiki is to experience life at its fullest.  
Reiki emanates naturally through the physical body. All living beings have Reiki, animals, plants even trees. Learning Reiki makes us aware of the energy flow within us and around us, of our essence, reminding us of our true divine nature and capacity to heal ourselves from within. As a hands-on healing practice, the energy is stimulated by "laying of hands" on/above the body. Once the body senses the vibrational flow of the Ki energy through the hands, its innate mechanisms to heal itself engage. A deep clearing process is then activated that will enhance and restore a free flow of energy according to what is needed. By nature, the body is always trying to create a state of balance, and through this process, comes healing, wellness and a sense of unity and harmony within ourselves and our life.


What is the practice of Reiki?

The practice of hands-on healing is the most commonly known aspect of the system of Reiki but not the only one. Traditionally, the system of Reiki is more comprehensive. It includes five main elements:
Reiki Principles
Hands-on Healing
Meditations and Techniques
Symbols and Mantras
It is through regular personal daily practice that the effectiveness of Reiki increases overtime and transforms our life. 


Reiki in Healthcare

The practice of Reiki is often offered as a complementary health approach to Western medicine, Chinese medicine, chiropractic, chemeo, counseling and other treatments. The National Center of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) has classified Reiki as a biofield therapy based on its positive health effects in its therapeutic use.
Introduced in the USA in 1938. the practice of Reiki has now become a common healing modality offered in the West to help people feel better. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, which included a comprehensive survey on the use of complementary health approaches by Americans, more than 1.2 million adults - 0.5 percent of the U.S. general adult population, has experienced an energy healing therapy, such as Reiki, in the previous year (NCCAM). 
Reiki is presently being offered in over 800 institutions all over the United States in treatments for heartbreak, anxiety, OCD, grief, PMS, migraines, allergies, joint and muscle pain, diabetes, constipation, addiction recovery, insomnia, colds, asthma, heart conditions, and also cancer. Hospitals such as the California Pacific Medical Center, the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital and the Tucson Medical Center all offer Reiki treatments to patients. For more information, please see link bellow on Reiki Research Abstracts. 
For any questions about Reiki in hospitals, please feel free to contact me. I worked as a Reiki volunteer at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital for a few years and will be happy to share my experience with you. 


Reiki is fundamentally a self-practice. Regular Reiki practice supports healthy and conscious living as well as personal growth and quality of life. 
Reiki is easy to learn; the level I provides the foundation to practice Reiki for oneself and for others. For more information, please feel free to email me. 


Reiki Research
Reiki Medical Papers 


Distant Healing

Many people are surprised to discover that distant healing is just as effective as hands-on healing. The practice of Reiki allows healing to not only happen across space but also across time, allowing multi-generational and multi-dimensional healing. The subtle energy can affect you, a loved one, a group, a situation or an event. Distant healing can be done at any time and received from anywhere as long as the recipient opens to it. Distant work can provide healing support on a continuous basis over a certain period of time. 

Reiki is not to be used as a substitute for medical care. It is to complement professional medical/psychological care. Always check with your physician.