What is Reiki?

Reiki is a subtle yet powerful Japanese healing technique to reduce stress and promote relaxation by laying hands on different areas of the body, working with and directing unseen life force energy. The word Reiki can be interpreted from 2 Japanese words -  ‘Rei’ meaning God’s wisdom and power and ‘Ki’ as life force energy alive in all living things. 

What happens in Reiki?

‘Ki’ from ‘Reiki’, means our life force energy, same as Chi in China, or Prana in India and Yoga. If our ‘Ki’ energy is low, we are more likely to feel stress be more susceptible to disease and illness. If our life-force energy is high and well balanced, we are more capable of living a happy and healthy life. 

In a Reiki session, the recipient usually lies down or sometimes you can sit in a comfortable chair. The Reiki practitioner or ‘Reiki Master’ then places their hands lightly for different lengths of time in various locations from the head to the feet on the front and back of the body. There is never any pressure and sometimes the Reiki practitioner holds their hands just off from the body instead of directly on the body. Reiki is extremely low frequency (ELF) electro-magnetic energy. The signals recorded by scientific devices from the hands of practitioners are of frequencies known to stimulate healing effects on nerves, bones and other areas of the body.

How does Reiki make me feel?

During a Reiki session, you will feel incredibly relaxed and may even fall asleep. You may feel lighter after, relaxed and peaceful and during the session you may feel a strange sensation like heat or an emotional release in certain areas where the Reiki master places their hands, but Reiki affects everyone differently. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe healing method that can be used on everyone. It has been effective in helping a wide range of illnesses as well as in conjunction with other medical or therapeutic techniques. 

Ubud Reiki Master: Cat Wheeler


Cat Wheeler had a deep interest in traditional healing techniques which first led her to learn Reiki in 1995. Cat has taught Usui Reiki in Singapore, Canada, Thailand and Indonesia since 1998. Cat moved to Bali in 2000 and practices and teaches Reiki in an open-air teaching space in Ubud she created. Here, students from all over the world receive Reiki training in a tranquil natural environment. Workshops are limited to two students to ensure individual attention and plenty of hands-on practice. After training, Cat offers her students open-ended support by phone or email. Cat is certified as a Reiki Teacher by the Canadian Reiki Association Member # 07-137. Cat's students vary from Buddhist nuns, diplomats, alternative healers, business executives to yoga teachers, doctors and children. She also works with and teaches Reiki to people with chronic illness, cancer and other challenges.

Find out more about Cat here or book your healing session or workhop with her at catalystbali@gmail.com

Cat Wheeler’s Reiki Client and Student Testimonials:

"Cat is the essence of Reiki, full of light and love! She is a practical and heart-centered teacher. I highly recommend her classes. She is a powerful healer and a gentle and compassionate teacher. I appreciated the intimate setting and personal attention. Cat creates a safe and comfortable space for her students. The class was very inspiring and her knowledge of Reiki and energy healing runs deep. Ibu Cat really knows her stuff." — Jenutza, Seattle


"My Reiki experience with Cat was nothing short of magical. Her gentle manner and knowledge were an inspiration. She explained Reiki with depth, insight, patience and encouragement and I left feeling blessed. Needless to say I can't recommend learning Reiki from Cat enough" — Lucy, England 

Ubud Reiki Master: Punnu Wasu Singh


Punnu is a certified Doctor of Reiki and was brought up in a family of masters from his home in Hyderabad, India. Influenced by his father and other great Indian masters, Punnu formed an interest in spirituality and the power of healing from a young age. Punnu has studied intensively over the years and has studied with Grand Master Reiki Healer Kandy Beth Brandt in Russia, Dr. Kanta Nagpal and Deeksha in India as well as Swedish and Shiatsu Healing with Dr. Kaneko in Los Angeles. 

Punnu is a Reiki Healer and teaches Reiki Level 1 workshops at the Yoga Barn, Ubud. He often combines a variety of healing traditions in his treatments including Shiatsu and Swedish Kata Massage, Crystal Healing, Chakra Balancing, Traditional Indian Sound Healing and Spiritual Counselling.