Reiki Practitioner, Bachelor of Psychology with Honours
Certified in the Reiki Method of Life Energy Renewal according to the original Usui method as authorized by Barbara McGregor.
Melissa is a level II Reiki Practitioner at A Reiki Moment, based in Singapore. She has been practicing Reiki since 2005. Before A Reiki Moment, Melissa offered Reiki assistance to her friends, loved ones, animals, and anyone who seemed in need of healing, stress relief, and balance. Her dedication to Reiki can be seen whenever she shares about the numerous benefits of Reiki and how it has touched the lives of so many. She would always say that “Reiki is such a joy to share about – I can go on all day!”
In the years leading to her professional Reiki practice, Melissa has shared the gift of Reiki with many people and animals. With time and daily practice it became clear to Melissa that helping people and animals through Reiki is exactly what she has been meant to do. She hopes to spread the gift of Reiki with as many people as she can. Sharing Reiki fulfils her hopes as a child, to help others and make a difference in a unique and personal way.
Reiki has been Melissa’s constant support through life’s encounters and through her journey of personal and spiritual growth. It is Melissa’s life dream to share the message of feeling good within, and support others on their journey to clarity, balance, and joy through the guidance of Reiki.
Melissa’s Reiki Story
Hi everyone, my name is Melissa and I am a Reiki practitioner at A Reiki Moment. Before becoming a practitioner at A Reiki Moment, I practiced Reiki daily on myself, my loved ones, friends, and also animals that I had come into contact with. Still today, whenever I sense that someone is in need of a helping hand, I would offer to help in a way that I am familiar with, through the healing energy of Reiki.
I have complete trust that Reiki would help any person and situation in ways that is appropriate for them to feel better and find some relief. For me, this is my greatest motivation, to see the little and big shifts in an individual’s state of being after receiving this wonderful energy.
Reiki has always been the answer that comes to my mind in every circumstance, when there is pain to relieve, stress to manage, conflict to work through, or healing to take place. From the very beginning it was clear to me the benefits Reiki could bring to every person, animal, or situation.
Practicing Reiki on myself and others over the last decade has strengthened my belief in the healing and balancing properties of Reiki and the gifts it brings to both myself, the Reiki channel and the recipient. With each and every day, my belief in Reiki only grows stronger.
My hope and wish is that through the healing energy of Reiki, each person and animal I cross paths with may experience better, healthier, and happier lives.
What fulfills me on this journey is the joyful experience of seeing light, peace, and love radiating from people and animals that have received Reiki, even if it were for only one moment, the moment is precious to me. I hope that through the guidance of Reiki, together we can walk the path of balance, fulfillment, and happiness.
To me, A Reiki Moment is purely this, a moment of joy through Reiki – relax and rebalance with Reiki!
Melissa’s mother introduced Reiki to her when she was a teenager struggling with the difficulties and stress that teenagers go through.
There were many nights where Melissa received Reiki from her mother to help with tension headaches, muscles aches, stress from school, and coping with life’s learning curves and setbacks.
During final year examinations, Melissa’s mother also sent Reiki II healing to help her remain calm and focus during tests. Whenever possible and needed, Melissa’s mother sent Reiki healing to her.
During times of tension between the two, Reiki was the means to connect and heal the relationship. Sending Reiki communicated the implicit message that she was there with Melissa through the good and difficult times.
In many ways, Reiki soothed potential conflicts, promoted harmony, and strengthened the bond between mother and child. For that and more, Melissa is forever grateful.
Because of her personal experience with Reiki and having observed its many benefits, Melissa was deeply inspired to learn more about this amazing energy therapy and readily signed up for her Reiki I course as soon as she could!
When one of Melissa’s close friends suddenly collapsed and was admitted into intensive care unit because of cardiac arrest, Melissa was devastated. She wanted to be there by her friend’s side 24 hours to offer Reiki I (hands-on) support with the hope that a miracle could bring her friend back.
However because of hospital regulations, Melissa wasn’t in the position to stay by his side. Her sense of helplessness was apparent as she waited outside the intensive care unit after school, waiting for her turn to visit and offer hands-on Reiki.
The loss of her friend and helplessness of the situation motivated Melissa to further her Reiki learning. She registered for Reiki II soon after with the determination that she wouldn’t have to experience complete helplessness in any situation from that day on again.
Melissa understands the agony and hopes to provide Reiki distance support for families and friends in difficult times like these, and lend a helping hand through the way of distance Reiki.
Melissa’s Pure Usui Reiki Lineage
- Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered Usui Reiki in Japan
- Dr. Chujiro Hayashi was trained by Dr. Mikao Usui as his successor
- Mrs. Hawayo Takata was appointed by Dr. Hayashi to ensure the survival of Reiki; she introduced Reiki to the West
- Rev Beth Gray was trained by Mrs Takata as the first non-Japanese descent Reiki Master; she introduced Reiki to Australia in 1983
- Barbara McGregor was chosen by Rev Beth Gray as her successor in Australia after completing more than five years of intensive apprenticeship
- Keven Duff was appointed a Reiki Master by Barbara McGregor after serving a five year Reiki teaching apprenticeship in Asia and Australia
“The Usui Rei-ki Network honours the philosophy of self-help and self-accountability established by Mikao Usui of Kyoto in the 1920s. The original traditions of Rei-ki have been faithfully preserved within the Usui Rei-ki Network internationally.”