What’s Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. The term “reiki” comes from the Japanese words “rei,” meaning universal, and “ki,” which means vital life force energy that flows through all living things. Reiki is a complementary therapy that guides energy throughout the body to promote the recipient’s self-healing abilities and encourage a healthy flow of energy. Please note that the Reiki practitioner does not cause the healing, nor are they the source of the healing energy; they’re a channel for the energy — similar to the way a garden hose acts as a channel for water.

Benefits of Reiki:

Reiki practice may help with a variety of physical and emotional problems, including insomnia, stress, depression, anxiety, and pain.

  • Improve mood and emotional well-being
  • Reduce stress and anxiety and increase relaxation
  • Promote better sleep and improve insomnia symptoms
  • For people undergoing surgery, lower blood pressure, anxiety and pain rates
  • For people with cancer, improve anxiety and pain management

Reiki gives the body a break from the stresses of daily life, helping the physical body return to a state of relaxation. Once in this state, the body is able to heal any damage brought on by stress, injury, or disease. However, as Reiki serves as a complimentary therapy, it is NOT recommended to substitute anything prescribed by your healthcare practitioner.

What to expect for a Reiki session?

During a Reiki session, the Reiki practitioner will gently move their hands above or on the client’s clothed body in a series of hand positions to channel the life force energy. Each hand position is held for around 3 to 10 minutes, or depending on the client’s needs, and typically focus on around the seven chakras and feet. Session times vary from 45 minutes to 60 minutes. At the beginning of the session, Sylvana might ask if anywhere in the body needs more focus. During the session, Sylvana will be guided to move her hands where she thinks the energy should flow. The experience of Reiki is subjective, changeable, and sometimes very subtle. People often experience heat in the practitioner’s hands, but sometimes the practitioner’s hands feel refreshingly cool. Other common experiences can be feeling very relaxed and some people will simply fall asleep.

Reiki is cumulative and even people who don’t notice much the first time usually have progressively deeper experiences if they continue. Besides the immediate experience of the Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and poised and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.

After the session, Sylvana will check in with you and share any channelled messages that come up during Reiki. Different sets of oracle card decks are provided so you can pull a card for extra guidance.


This session includes a full 30-minute energy healing, opportunities to discuss channelled messages and pull cards for extra guidance.



This appointment includes 45-minute energy healing, opportunities to discuss channelled messages and pull cards for extra guidance. During sessions, other healing modalities such as crystals and sound healing will also be utilised.



As the name suggests, distance Reiki healing is sent across time and space to the receiver and has powerful healing effects. The healer does not have to be physically present to perform the healing session. Distance Reiki is equally effective as real-time, in-person healing because the healing energy is not limited by time or by distance.


Sylvana Li

Sylvana is a certified Level 2 Reiki practitioner of the Usui Shiki Rhyo lineage, Human Design Consultant and a member of International Institute for Complementary Therapists. Before becoming a Reiki healer, Sylvana has worked as a kindergarten teacher for more than 5 years. Her busy work life has led to burnouts and hormonal issues. At that time she was already a dedicated yogi and attended different types of wellness therapies regularly, but she always felt that there was something missing. It is through Reiki, a form of non-evasive energy healing, that she reclaimed her energetic sovereignty and further realized the essence of balance.


Sylvana started her Reiki journey as a client who simply tried Reiki out of curiosity. After her first Reiki appointment, Sylvana noticed a dramatic change in her intuition and psychic ability. She then went on the path of becoming a Reiki practitioner, hoping to spread the benefits of Reiki as much as she can. Sylvana also has a background of Human Design and understands that one size does not fit all, that everyone’s energetics is different. In her practice, Sylvana takes her clients’ Design into consideration. She also incorporates crystal Reiki to enhance healing.



“Reiki is the greatest secret in the science of energetic.” – Madam Hawayo Takata