Why choose traditional Reiki for self-care?

With so many modalities of self-care out there, maybe your wondering, why choose reiki? Here’s a few thoughts.

Mikao Usui’s teachings encourage us to shift our focus to the present moment, embrace mindfulness and live each day with intention and gratitude.

Perhaps you have health issue or simply know that this material life we were told would deliver happiness, just isn’t working anymore.  When we start to look within as a way to to heal ourselves, what an exciting and inspired journey that can be.

Reiki is a system for us to become whole. Working with meditations, daily precepts, and hands-on healing techniques, we are able to heal on a mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual level. With sustained practice, we wake up to the pure potential within ourselves and bring balance and clarity into our lives.


As a daily reiki practitioner, for more than 20 years, I can affirm the following benefits of a regular practice:

  1. Maintain a clear state of mind.
  2. Heal ourselves and live ethically.
  3. Be calm, centred, and grounded.
  4. Realise change is inevitable. 
  5. See things as they truly are.
  6. Live in the present moment, the place where true happiness and joy is found.
  7. Develop patience, humility, and gratitude.
  8. Keep our own cup filled, so we have more to share.
  9. Be kinder and more compassionate to all living beings as well as the planet. 
julie heskins relaxing in her rainforest reiki studio

Nearly 20 years ago reiki changed my life, now I teach and mentor students along their own journey of self-healing and transformation.


Whether you are practicing reiki on yourself, your family, your friends, or your pets — anyone who is open to receiving reiki will benefit.  Even skeptics can receive positive benefits!  

I had a recent experience where a friend’s husband had a terrible toothache.  After a short, 10 minute reiki session he was amazed at how effective it was. At that moment, he was open and the reiki worked a treat! 


Everyone is different.  Some love receiving treatments whilst others love to learn.  After the initial course the meditations and self-reiki can be practiced regularly. In this busy world, where time and money are limited, what could be more empowering than having a reiki toolbox on hand (literally!) to treat yourself everyday.


If you live in Cairns (or the surrounds) and are wanting to bring positive change into your life by enacting more self-care and self-love, why not book into the Reiki 1 Shoden course, join me for a reiki retreat day, or come along to a reiki meditation class. I’d love to introduce you to the beautiful system of reiki and get you started on your own journey of healing and self-discovery.

Call me on +61 438 537365 or email julierainforestreiki@gmail.com for more details.

Learn traditional Japanese reiki in Cairns with like-minded people and an experienced Reiki Master, Julie Heskins.

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