What is Reiki?

Reiki is being practised around the world by an estimated two million practitioners and has become one of the fastest growing complementary therapies of our time.

Reiki is a unique system of energy healing. It is practised by transmitting a spiritually guided ‘life force’ through the hands. Since ancient times various methods for healing with natural life energies have been in use; we all have access to life force energy, otherwise known as our chi, qi or prana, that flows through each and every living being.

It was in the early 20th century that a Japanese doctor, Mikao Usui, developed one of the most powerful yet gentle ways of healing with natural life energy. He used his body as a channel for this subtle energy and transmitted it through his hands to others. Usui called his method the “Usui Reiki Ryoho”, which translates as the Usui System of Natural Healing with Universal Life Energy. Today his method is simply called Reiki. 

The ability to perform Reiki is passed on through an initiation process from teacher to student and Level 1 is focused solely on self-practice. 

Reiki is practiced also by using different symbols that enable a more effective usage of the energy.

How does Distance Reiki work?

Distance Reiki works according to an ancient principle called the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all made of energy and part of a larger whole. Invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link up to the energy field of the recipient.

It is also facilitated by the use of a specific symbol in Reiki – the purpose of which is to enable the direction of energy to flow to the time or space that it is intended for.



I am originally from Romania, I was interested in spirituality ever since I was a child. I love Reiki because I think it can make a huge difference in people’s lives and wellbeing and it can help people know themselves better.

I have been attuned for over 10 years and became a master 2 years ago. I have started working with clients gradually since and I have been loving the experience. I believe in a diverse approach where I bring a variety of things I have learned to best serve the person I am working with.

Apart from Reiki I am also trained in: 

  • Astrology
  • Numerology
  • Tarot
  • Dowsing

“I had a wonderful Reiki experience with Ioana! Ioana is caring, gentle and creates a beautiful space of trust and ease from the initial conversation. She also communicates the message clearly. So clearly that even someone new to reiki, like myself, can understand. There’s no mystical jargon. During our time together Ioana helped me find my own voice, believe in myself and to let go of an incident from the past that was holding me down. I come to her to find out why I wasn’t growing, and in just one session she gave me the information I needed to be able to speak up in my business. Anyone looking for inner healing, go and have a session with Ioana. I highly recommend her.”

“I had fabulous sessions with Iona, and in just four weeks have seen results in my relationships and career and feel so centered and complete to move forward. Would highly recommend having sessions which leave you in alignment with your highest self. Thank you Blessed Iona!”

“Stress was taking its toll when I came across the opportunity to have three sessions with Ioana. It was upsetting my stomach and I felt drained and irritable. I experienced calm and relaxation halfway through session one and was surprised how Ioana could pick up where in my body the stress was manifesting, even though we were in different countries. Not only was Ioana very good at listening and eliciting information, she also enabled me to gain some valuable insights about my current situation and create some openings for action. Ten out of ten, I thoroughly recommend Terapie Reiki!”

Typical availability:
0800 – 1000 BST/GMT (UK)
1800 – 2000 BST/GMT (UK)

Other times can be accommodated on request. 

2020 rates:
Dependent on the complexity of the session.
Approx. 12 – 36 GBP.


Vasileios, a.k.a. Billy

I started practicing Reiki in 2000. During that period I was 20 years old. I quickly got to grips with it and put all my focus into it. I even enrolled my family to follow the same path that I did, and for a while we ran a business in my home country, Greece, where we hosted retreats, day long workshops and public speeches. I felt happy, fulfilled and alive.
Fast forward 15 years, and now I am a Reiki Master Teacher, happily married and content. Little did I know a few months later I would go through a heart-breaking divorce and a little while after that my father would pass away.
I spent the next 18 months feeling self pity, lost and with my mental and physical health quickly deteriorating. It wasn’t until I found myself walking down Thames river on a summer afternoon where I noticed the flow of the water that made me realize how much out of flow my life had been. I remembered my old practice and for the next 6 months I focused on it, day in and day out. I reconnected with all the people I pushed away and set new goals.
During that transition period a friend suggested that my life’s story could add value for other people. I got my Coaching Diploma in 2017 and since then I’ve dedicated myself to coaching others to have breakthroughs following breakups and training them, as well as many others in the business world, on how to practice Reiki for better physical, mental and emotional health. 

I love Reiki because it has seen me through some hard times. The biggest thing I’ve gotten out of is feeling capable of accomplishing my dreams and living a happy life again.

I have been practicing and teaching Reiki for the past 18 years here in the UK and the rest of Europe.
Level 1 Reiki Practitioner, Thalia Kafatou (2001)
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, Alexandra Stauraka (2006)
Level 1 & 2 Angelic Reiki Practitioner, Pashalis Kazakopoulos (2006)
Level 1 & 2 Merkabah Practitioner, Pashalis Kazakopoulos (2007)
Level 3 Reiki Master practitioner/Teacher, Alexandra Stauraka (2007)

I come from the lineage of lady Hawayo Takata who spread the knowledge of Reiki throughout America and initiated my mentor of old, lady Thalia Kafatou.

“I’d had a couple of in-person Reiki sessions with other practitioners before Vas conducted a first Distance one with me. It was an incredibly powerful experience – hard to describe, except that I had never felt such a strong spiritual connection channeled like that before. During our debrief he interpreted my experience exactly despite the distance, and also ‘delivered’ a message: ‘work more with young people’ – something I didn’t pay much attention to until it ended up happening organically and I realised how much I loved it! A year later I completed my Level 1 and Level 2 Practitioner training with him and he has been a fantastic teacher, guide and supportive mentor right up until this day.” – Liv, founder of LivLife BIGGER®

Typical availability:
Evenings and weekends.

2020 rates:
Level 1 – 150 GBP
Level 2 – 250 GBP
Level 3 – 450 GBP