FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.  Reiki can be performed on animals, children, and even pregnant women. This is purely for the benefit of your or your loved ones health.

How does Reiki work?

Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis.  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.  

What does Reiki treat?

In its long history of use Reiki has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. Reiki is quite similar to therapy. As it is beneficial no matter what your problem is.

How does Reiki feel?

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner, including altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences. The client will tend to feel a deep relaxation.  Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook. 

Can I learn Reiki?

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki does not depend on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. 

Can I get side effects from Reiki?

Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, you may experience headaches, stomach problems, or feel weak. If you have these problems, it is recommended to drink lots of water and to rest. This will help remove the toxins quicker.


Information provided by:  The International Center for Reiki Training. (https://www.reiki.org/FAQ/FAQHomepage.html )