Five Common Questions About Reiki

Updated: Mar 4, 2020

Question 1: It's a religion, right?

Answer: Nope, nothing to do with religion. Simply put, Reiki (pronounced RAY-kee) is used for stress reduction and to promote spiritual, psychological and physical healing. It is used throughout the world, and some traditional medical hospitals and other clinical facilities are increasingly integrating it into their holistic therapies. Reiki's belief system encourages clients to practice simple thoughts and actions to promote peace and harmony, both in oneself and for humanity.

Question 2: Sounds great but how does it work?

Answer: We are certified to practice Reiki, meaning we have gone through the Reiki attunement process which includes chakra clearing. We use the energy that flows through our chakras to help you connect with your healing energy within your chakras. Your "ki" or energy within your chakras can become imbalanced and create spiritual or physical problems. Reiki sessions work to gently, over time, use natural energy within to improve internal balance and promote healing.

Question 3: What actually happens in a Reiki session and what will I feel? Does it hurt or feel weird? Will I feel weird afterward?

Answer: A Reiki treatment can be done in person or the healing energy can be sent to the recipient by us remotely. In person you will lay on a massage table or you may sit in a chair if you prefer, fully clothed except for shoes, for 30 to 45 minutes. We gently lay our hands on various parts of your body depending on the issue or chakra to be dealt with, which we will discuss with you before we begin. We never touch private areas. We also can put our hands slightly over the body if the client does not want to be touched, which works just as well. You might feel a very slight, pleasant tingling sensation where our hands are but most likely you will simply feel relaxed. Some people even fall asleep, which is fine, too. We often play some relaxing, meditative music during the session but other than that, it's quiet. You do nothing but lay there and relax! During a remote treatment you do not have to do anything while the healing energy is being directed to you.

Question 4: So will one session take care of my problem?

Answer: Clients can feel better after one session, but typically clients need several sessions such as 3 to 4 or more, if they are going to feel a noticeable difference. We can discuss discounted package rates if you buy several sessions at once.

Question 5: So I can come to you for Reiki instead of seeing my doctor for medical or other problems, right?

Answer: Nope, again. Reiki in no way is a replacement for treatment from a professional, licensed doctor or other certified caregiver. Reiki can work in conjunction with traditional medicine with the goal of promoting a speedy recovery but does not replace treatment.

Reiki encourages all people to remember:

Just for today, do not anger. Do not worry and be filled with gratitude Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.

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