FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a Japanese technique that aids stress reduction, relaxation and promotes healing physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
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.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
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. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
WHO SHOULD RECEIVE REIKI?
Anyone is a great candidate for Reiki! Believe it or not, even animals can receive Reiki. Any human being/living thing of any age can benefit from this gentle and life changing modality that promotes healing.
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST TREATMENT?
Step 1. RELAX. Make sure you don't have a stressful schedule before or after your session.
Step 2. Eat and hydrate
Step 3. Wear comfy clothing. Bring a light sweater and socks. I do use blankets for optimal comfort in case you get cold.
Step 5. Be sober. It is important to be of clear mind without anything fogging your already beautiful being.
WHAT WILL I FEEL DURING A SESSION?
I'm taking this one right from my mentor's site:
"Most people feel a deep relaxation, but you may experience various emotions, temperature changes, and other pleasant feelings. No matter what you feel, the Reiki energy is flowing and will gently work within you. Awareness and the energetic release of old, unhelpful emotional patterns and beliefs are a big part of our sessions, and may lead to feelings of lightness and relief. Look for any changes in the days following your treatment." - Maureen Rivelle of Open Hands Reiki
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM MY FIRST SESSION?
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
On the rare occasion when intense energy blockages are released, the client can experience a "healing crisis". Do not be alarmed or fearful of this. This can include feelings of fatigue, emotional purging, or just feeling "off" for a couple of days after the session.
"We all hold toxic energy and emotions within us and when that energy is released or is acknowledged, the mind and spirit has to readjust. All of the uncomfortable experiences that accompany a healing crisis are commonplace and are not usually cause for worry or concern. They naturally result from the process of bringing the flow of Reiki into the energy system. They are nature's way of purifying body, mind, emotions, and the soul, making way for higher levels of consciousness to be grounded in the body. Rather than being symptoms of illness, they can be viewed as signs of true healing in progress. It is also important to note that the symptoms of a healing crisis are not caused by Reiki, rather, the Reiki energy helps to bringing awareness and healing to those imbalances that are already active within you." - Diane Ruth Shewmaker
DO YOU HELP TREAT TERMINAL OR CHRONIC ILLNESS?
Yes! Reiki is capable of promoting healing for ANY ailment. It gives comfort to those with chronic or terminal illness with gentle nurturing energy that is non-invasive. In many cases it helps with stress, sleep and relaxation.