Covid -19 Update

I'm back to sharing face to face sessions at HQ Therapy in Haggerston.


I spent some time running practice sessions with members of my support bubble before I officially opened back up so I could adjust to the new Covid-19 protocol and wearing PPE during the sessions. I’ve completed all the training provided by my Reiki governing body on how to return to work safely during Covid-19 and a new risk assessment to make sure our sessions are as comfortable, tranquil and above all, as safe as they can be during these times.


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The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese kanji (characters) Rei and Ki. Rei can be translated as Source. Ki can be translated as Energy or Life Force Energy. Together they are often translated as Universal Life Force Energy.


Reiki is also the name of the energy healing system founded by Buddhist scholar, Mikao Usui in Japan. It is based on Eastern philosophy. It is believed that Life Force Energy flows through every living being and that emotional and physical imbalances often occur due to a restriction of energy flow. 


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

Although Reiki is often used alongside spiritual practices, it is not a religion. It is a non-invasive complementary therapy.



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

Please be aware that you will be required to wear a face covering inside communal areas in HQ Therapy Rooms. Masks can be removed during our session . Payment due in advance via Paypal or Bank Transfer.


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

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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

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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 course with Reiki Master, Justine Nolan of  East London Reiki , where I received my Reiki Practitioner Certification. Soon after taking my first Reiki course, my life started to change.


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.  


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

"I did a distance session from Tampa, Florida. I would call myself rational or rational seeking but it’s a sensational experience. It’s part meditative, part setting aside disbelief. I genuinely went in not expecting anything or much. I’ve been having the flu while also dealing with a reoccurring ankle issue, and the stress of a new job. The ankle feels better and I do also. Nay sayers might argue, placebo or psychosomatic responses. That’s fair but it doesn’t matter. Belief is the most transformative, restorative, immutable power known to humans. When the placebo effect has more statistically significant effects than many a medication, how is your modern medicine and your belief that a pill will work any different? Jessica’s enthusiasm carries through all the way, and her follow up and analysis are helpful in refocusing me to take care of myself first."

Teruhiro T.