What is Reiki?

Reiki is a spiritual healing practice that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. The word "Reiki" is composed of two Japanese characters: "Rei" (meaning "spiritual" or "universal") and "Ki" (meaning "life force energy" or "vital energy"). Therefore, Reiki can be understood as "spiritually guided life force energy."

The practice of Reiki is based on the belief that there is a universal life force energy that flows through all living beings and is essential for their well-being. When this life force energy is low or blocked, it can lead to physical, emotional, or mental imbalances and dis-eases.

By channeling Reiki energy through their hands, practitioners aim to remove energy blockages and promote the natural healing processes of the recipient's body.

Benefits of Reiki healing

  • Stress reduction: Reiki may induce deep relaxation, reducing stress and promoting a sense of calm.
  • Pain relief: Reiki may help alleviate physical discomfort and promote natural pain relief, or provide awareness on managing physical pain.
  • Emotional balance: Reiki may aid in releasing emotional blockages, fostering emotional stability and harmony.
  • Improved sleep: Many people report improved sleep patterns and better rest after Reiki sessions.
  • Increased energy: Reiki may boost energy levels, leaving you feeling more invigorated.
  • Enhanced mental clarity: Reiki sessions may lead to clearer thinking and improved mental focus.
  • Spiritual connection: Reiki may deepen your spiritual awareness and sense of purpose.
  • Overall wellbeing: Regular Reiki sessions may contribute to a sense of overall wellbeing, self-awareness and self-connection.

Hello, I'm Germaine!

I am the owner and artist of Empath Designs®.

I am a Digital Artist and Reiki Master. I am passionate about infusing creativity and healing energies into the lives of others. Through my artistic expressions and Reiki practice, I am on the path of helping individuals with their journey of self-discovery, empowering them to unlock their true potential and find inner harmony.

I strive to inspire personal growth and transformation with others, and look forward to helping you.

How I got into energetic healing

My spiritual journey began in my mid 20's when I started experiencing intense sleep paralysis out of the blue. I'd tried so many things and spoke to so many people to help me face my fears of going through sleep paralysis.

In order to work through my fears, I began repeating mantras and affirmations every night as part of my sleep routine. At that time, I didn't realise I was also practicing mindfulness.

I'd also begun to explore more about new age knowledge, aromatherapy, mandalas, astrology, numerology, energetic healing and eventually shamanism in my mid 30s.

Growing up in Malaysia, I already had exposure with Buddhism and Taoism practices, but it's only in my 30s that I started to find my connection with myself, spirit and the Universe.

When I decided to learn Reiki 1, I had intended to practice that only for myself. Reiki 2 gave me the ability to infuse Reiki into my artwork. Reiki Masters then opened the doors for me to be able to serve others with my gifts.

Reiki is for you if...

Whether you're new to Reiki or you're familiar with how Reiki healing sessions work, people from all walks of life with different needs can benefit from receiving Reiki healing.

You may benefit from receiving Reiki healing if you're:

  • experiencing stress or anxiety
  • seeking an alternative relaxation method
  • seeking emotional balance
  • experiencing sleep disturbances
  • seeking deeper self-connection
  • intending on improving your overall wellbeing and self-care

It's important to note that Reiki is considered safe and non-invasive, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals. While it can be used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional treatments, it should not be used as a replacement for medical advice or treatment.

What's involved in your Reiki session

Reiki practitioners hold their sessions differently to others.

Before and after every session with a client, the space and all crystals used are thoroughly cleansed and protected to create a safe container for you. Crystals and essential oils are used during the session.

When you experience a Reiki session with me, you may:

  • Feel an immediate sense of calm and groundedness
  • Feel slight tingly sensations in your body
  • See visions in your mind's eye like in meditation
  • Doze off and perhaps dream as well
  • Giggle, yawn, cry, burp and/or feel a myriad of emotions come up to the surface
  • All of the above, some or none at all.

Every Reiki session is different. Trust that whatever you experience in the session is meant for you at that time.

You may also experience shifts after your session as your energy body requires time to integrate.

Please note:
I am currently only available with clients every Thursdays and some Fridays from 10am-130pm. Appointments for other days can be requested prior to booking if Thursdays or Fridays don't work for you.

Booking in a session

1. Use the Square appointment form below to select your time.
I currently only have two sessions available on Thursdays and some Fridays: 10am and 1145am. You may request an appointment for another day if Thursdays or Fridays don't work for you. I will open up other days in the coming months.

The space is located at Mooroolbark, VIC. Please also note rescheduling and cancellation terms.

2. Fill out the client form with your information and sign the waiver.
Please provide accurate details and allergies in the comments section. Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me.

3. Before your session, set an intention of what you'll like to get out of the session (eg: clarity, peace, less stress, etc)

4. Please arrive 10 minutes before your appointment.
Our space is located at Concept Green Urban Foods, 1/191 Hull Rd, Mooroolbark VIC 3138. When you arrive, head to the cashier to let the friendly staff know you're here and I will meet you there. The space is a health and wellness shop so feel free to explore the shop. The shop sells coffee, soup and chocolate treats too which might be nice for you to have after your session.

Ready to embrace the transformative power of Reiki healing?

Use the form below to book in your Reiki session with me. For any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via email.