Reiki is the combination of two Japanese kanji (characters) Rei and Ki. On its own Rei means spirit, ghost, divine or sacred. Ki on its own means air or breath. Together they are often translated as Universal Life Force Energy, Spirit Energy or Energy of the Universe -- the breath and energy of everything (observable and unobservable) flowing and working in union to promote change.

Reiki is also the name of an ancient Japanese healing art. Reiki, as it is practiced today dates back to the teachings of Mikao Usui who founded a system of self improvement called Usui Reiki Ryoho in Japan in the 1920's. It is rooted in the belief that Life Force Energy flows through every living  being and that emotional and physical imbalances often occur due to a restriction of energy flow. One of the five components of this system is the practice of hands on healing. 


As a hands on healing art, Reiki works by applying meditative attention to a recipient which in turn gently guides them back to a state of balance. During a Reiki session, a practitioner generally shares Reiki directly through the hands. The practitioner intentionally strengthens their connection to Life Force Energy and places their hands on or near a recipient's body for the energy to flow into to stimulate the body to heal itself.​ 


Although Reiki is often used alongside spiritual practices, it is not a religion.



I practise from HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston. Sessions can be booked Monday to Sunday starting on the hour at 10am and ending at 9pm. Bookings are made through me at jessica@abra-reiki.com



60 minute session -  £75

90 minute session -  £100

120 minute session - £125

Payment is due in advance via Paypal or Bank Transfer in order to confirm the booking.


These sessions are available for anyone around the world, not just London. Distance Reiki is great for anyone especially if you are busy or not physically able to make it to a location.  For more information on distance sessions or to book please contact me at jessica@abra-reiki.com

 60 minute session: £45

​Payment in advance via Paypal or Bank Transfer. 


To book a session, ask questions or to say hello, get in contact here. If you want to book a session, let me know what your preferred date and times are and a little bit about what brings you to Reiki. You can also email me directly at jessica@abra-reiki.com

Thank you!


Each session will be tailored to your specific needs. No preparation is needed before Reiki treatment. However, I do recommend wearing comfortable clothing, not having a heavy meal before the session, wearing cozy socks and taking a few minutes before the session to reflect on what brings you to Reiki. If possible, plan to have some time on your own after your session. 


The first session is always a nice place to start to relax, slow down, listen and notice what areas seek attention. For those of you who are new to Reiki or perhaps need a little extra time, I recommend booking an extended 90 or 120 minute session.

Sometimes it can take a a few hours for people to feel the benefits of the session. Some may even require multiple sessions before they begin to connect back to themselves and "feel" the Reiki. Reiki can bring up our deepest fears, blocks and pain that are being held in us so you may feel worse before you begin feeling a positve change. Give it time and observe how you feel in the coming hours and days after your session.  The effects of Reiki are cumulative. So, overtime you may become more aware of the benefits of Reiki. I recommend receiving Reiki treatment every 1-4 weeks. 

Below is the way I generally like to work and what you may experience during a session:

  • We will have a few minutes before the sessions to discuss any areas you wish to focus on.

  • Depending on your preference, sessions can be hands on or hands off. Both work just as well. 

  • You'll either lie down on the treatment couch or be seated in a chair. 

  • You will remain fully clothed.

  • I will either place my hands on or hover my hands over specific areas of your body.

  • I will not place my hands on your chest, lower abdomen or intimate areas. 

  • Clients usually experience a deep state of relaxation. During a session you may experience: warmth, cold, tingling, a feeling of a gentle electrical current, see colours, have visions or have an emotional response. No need to worry if you do or don't experience any of the above, Reiki works irrespective of this. 

  • We will end with a few minutes of feedback.


Fall in Light - Reiki Circle

Join me and Chandani in an evening of light and lightness at  Zenw2 Wellbeing Collective in Wilsden Green on Friday December 2nd at 7pm - 9pm. We thought this would be a nice event to centre all of us before the holiday rush. 

Our circle includes:

  • Body-Centered Meditation 

  • Individual Reiki Blessing

  • Group Reiki Circle

  • Time to Journal and Reflect

  • Safe Space to Share

  • Group Card Reading


All welcome! No Reiki experience is needed.We will have chairs, mats and bolsters to suit all levels of mobility. If you have specific needs, do let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate you. We will have pillows and blankets for you but feel free to bring anything else that helps you get cozy —  maybe a hot water bottle, your favourite crystal, fuzzy socks, eye mask, etc. 

There'll be some time for reflection. So, if you tend to reflect through writing or doodling, bring a pen and favourite journal along. 

There are a few donation/pay what you can tickets for those who would like to attend but are coping with financial worries. Suggested donation is £10-15. Kindly note that this is only a suggestion, please pay what you can. No questions asked.

Book tickets HERE

We can't wait to fall in light with you all!

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Abra Reiki is run by Jessica Paliza. Abra is the name of a stray cat I met when I had just moved into a new house in Portland, Oregon. I was sitting on my front porch feeling lost and questioning why I moved to Portland when a Siamese cat jumped on my lap, curled up and fell asleep on me. I named my practice after Abra, because like Abra, Reiki came to me out of nowhere, in a time of need and adopted me. 

Reiki came to me after years of emotional  and physical trauma that I had been ignoring finally caught up to me. A few years ago, I got the courage to address these issues and took the steps to make my mental health a priority. I began with talk therapy which proved to help tremendously. I came to a point where I felt like I needed more than just talk therapy. I wanted to complete the mind, body and spirit triangle by working on my body and spirit but did not know how. 


I was drawn to take a Reiki course without ever having received a session and without knowing what Reiki was. Things began to change soon after taking my first Reiki course. 


Reiki helped me unblock emotional pain that was taking a physical toll on me. Years of trauma led me to exist in my own body as a half numbed visitor, never being fully present so as not to have to feel the pain of past experiences. Reiki gently put me back in my body and taught me how to listen to myself so that I can feel what areas of my life I need to focus on one by one, making the healing process less overwhelming. 


Reiki helps me to connect more closely with friends, constantly introduces me to like minded people and slowly, I'm repairing my family relationships. Seeing the positive change that Reiki has brought to me and the people in my life pushed me to start Abra Reiki.


I am trained in both Usui Shiki Ryoho (natural healing method) and Usui Reiki Ryoho (spiritual healing method). I'm also a member of the The Reiki Guild  and agree to a code of practice which is a guarantee to the public that they will receive the highest standard of attention and care.  

I currently volunteer as a Reiki practitioner with Crisis in Shoreditch, London, a charity organisation that provide vital support to homeless individuals and The Magpie Project , a charity for mothers with children under five in temporary or insecure accommodation in Newham, London. They provide practical support, advice, healthy meals and a safe place for children to play in Newham, London. I also work with Reiki Medic-Care. Reiki Medic-Care supports the wellbeing of hospital doctors, nurses and ambulance paramedics by offering a confidential and easy-to-use service providing Reiki treatments without cost. As well as sending Reiki treatments to medical professionals, Reiki Medic-Care will also collect data for future research to prove the efficacy of distant Reiki. Their research and findings can be read here


Please get in touch if your organisation would be interested working with a Reiki practitioner. 




322C (Ground Floor) Kingsland Rd,
Haggerston, Hackney,
London, E8 4DE

By Overground

Haggerston, Dalston Junction 

or Dalston Kingsland 

By Bus

149, 243, 242 & 67