Reiki FAQ

What can I expect during a reiki session?

During a reiki Session the client lies comfortably on a massage table and remains fully clothed (unless the technique is blended with massage). Gentle touch is applied to the body by hands or fingertips, and is very comforting and nurturing. The client may sometimes, but not always, feel a slight tingling, heat, or pulsing sensation through the body. The most common feeling is that of deep relaxation and well being. After the session is completed it is recommended that the client drink plenty of water and soak in a bath with bath salts. Some quiet time alone is also beneficial after the session but is not necessary.

Is reiki a religion?

Reiki is not a religion, it is a personal spiritual connection that can be blended with practically any spiritual belief system. It honors the spiritual energy that is around and within us, however you relate to it.

How does reiki work?

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Q. How is a Reiki treatment given?

A. In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 90 minutes.

Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?

A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.