Frequently Asked Questions
Does Reiki work if you don't believe in it?
Yes! You do not need to believe in Reiki in order for it to work. It activates the bodies natural ability to heal.
Is Reiki safe with no side effects?
Yes. Reiki can be given safely with chemotherapy, radiation and more. It compliments many medical treatments with no adverse reactions.
How does Reiki work exactly?
Good question, noone knows for sure but evidence exists that it does. The scientific community is now embracing Reiki as an adjunct to traditional medical treatments. Many hospitals are now incorporating Reiki practitioners in operating rooms and cancer centers.
Do you need Reiki if you are well?
Yes, especially if you want to stay that way! The body is like a river and different from day to day and Reiki can create ease from dis-ease, balance where there is little or none and treats cause rather than symptoms.
How is Reiki done?
The Reiki Practitioner will gently lay their hands on various parts of the body while you lay fully clothed on a massage table. If you cannot lay down, Reiki can be done sitting up in a chair.
How long is a Reiki session?
The first session is 1-1/2 hours with subsequent sessions lasting from 45 min to 1 hour.
How many treatments will I need?
Each body knows how many treatments it may need. You will feel the effects after just one treatment. In the case of severe disease the closer together the treatments the better. Once you learn to walk in balance, you will know when you are NOT and the practitioner can guide you.
How will I feel during my session?
Every experience is different, but most report feelings of relaxation, unconditional love and or stress relief. Some go deep into meditation where they see swirling vibrant colors, white light and pleasurable settings like a park or meadow. Some do not feel anything at all during the session but report improvements in well being, improvement in dis-ease symptoms, deeper longer sleep patterns, happiness and more joy in their lives. Each experience can be different but improvements will be seen right away.
Who should learn Reiki?
I believe everyone should learn. One's life cannot flow where there is no balance. Daily self treatments enhance life and well being. It only takes learning Reiki I to give self treatment and to treat your family, friends and pets. Learning Reiki is taking responsibility for your own wellness.
How long does it take to learn Reiki?
The first level is taught in a group setting and lasts approximately 8-10 hours. The second level, depending on how many in the group is usually a 2 day event. Master level is taught in 2 separate classes with one year or more of practicing.
Do I have to be a Reiki Master to do Reiki?
No, you can still do Reiki after taking the first level. Many people who want to learn to work on themselves, friends and family, just take level one and two. If you want to become more knowledgable about the methodology and open a practice then it is advisable that you become a Reiki Master.
**While Reiki is intensively therapeutic, cleansing, and revitalizing, Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions or interfere with professional medical treatment. Reiki can, however, be used in conjunction with any other therapeutic modality as a powerful supplement to the natural healing process **
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