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Reiki FAQ

Some of the most commonly asked questions about Reiki


Is Reiki safe?

Reiki is a safe and non-invasive widespread healing modality. Reiki is practiced in many countries around the globe. Reiki can do no harm; it helps to re-synchronize the energy systems of the body and helps to restore optimum health on all levels: physical, emotional, and spiritual. There are no side effects to Reiki; it can do no harm or be administered in any incorrect way. Reiki energy works only for the highest good of each person; it it safe for anyone and any situation.

Who can benefit from a Reiki session?

Reiki is suitable and safe for all people regardless of age, gender, religion, or ethnic background. All living organisms including plants and animals can also benefit from Reiki. Reiki is safe during pregnancy. Reiki is not a substitute for allopathic medicine but compliments other healing modalities. Reiki is being used in many hospitals today to support the healing process.

How can Reiki benefit me?

Reiki can help provide healing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Examples include:

Physical: fatigue, pain, headaches, insomnia, back pain, sports injuries, detoxification, poor circulation, poor digestion.

Mental: relieve stress, addiction, improves concentration, focus, and positive expression.

Emotional: helps to release anxiety, anger, depression, dispel fears/phobias, letting go of trauma and insecurities, and promotes happiness and joy.

Spiritual: improves connection to the universe, heightens intuitive process, assists connecting you with your life path and higher self. Reiki can also assist with getting insights or inspiration, whether it’s during the session, or in the next few days in your dreams or unexpectedly.

The list goes on. Reiki can be beneficial for endless challenges.

Is Reiki a religion?

No, Reiki is not a religion. There is no dogma attached to Reiki. You do not have to believe or subscribe to any form of religion to benefit from Reiki. Reiki’s benefits will work regardless of your beliefs. Reiki’s principles are spiritual in nature and do encourage spiritual empowerment and growth.

What can I expect during a session?

Whether you are here in person or are receiving a distance session, many individuals report feeling a tingling sensation, cold or heat, sleepiness, and most enter a calm, relaxed state. In some, pain can diminish or even vanish. It is different for each person. Be aware that feelings may come up during a Reiki session; examples include joy, sadness, anger, fear, etc. When this occurs, it may be that the body is releasing old feelings that were stored in your system. You may cry or have memories come up during a session. Remember, emoting is part of the healing process and is a completely normal and healthy reaction. Sometimes when memories come up, it may be an indication of something that needs further healing. You are in a safe, non-judgemental place. All sessions are confidential. You may also not feel anything, but this does not mean that Reiki is not working.

It is important to remember that, whatever challenge we are experiencing, it did not occur overnight, and we are not likely to recover overnight. It takes time and commitment to enjoy long-term benefits from Reiki. It may take several sessions to help our body’s natural way of healing.

What can I expect after a session?

After a session, be sure to drink lots of water, because Reiki is very detoxifying. You should sleep very well. Many individuals report feeling very relaxed, feeling lighter, or re-energized. Many individuals feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain and energy. You may experience and overall feeling of wellbeing. Be sure to allow yourself time to come fully back into your awareness.

Keep in mind, that it is not unusual for people to experience a mild natural detoxification as the body adjusts itself to the energy shift. Allow time for more rest (even naps) and drink extra water to assist the body in ridding itself of toxins. The energy will be with you for about three days following the session.

How often do I need a session?

Treatment frequency varies according to the personal needs of the client. Reiki is safe and gentle and can be received on a daily basis. There is not a set number of sessions because every person and challenge are different. Often one session delivers noticeable improvement. Some people may only require one or two sessions, while others need several. Chronic conditions will benefit from Reiki but require repeated sessions for an improvement to be seen and to bring the body back into balance.

When we receive additional Reiki over time, we experience increased benefit. This is true for any healthy practice we choose to engage in such as diet, meditation, exercise, etc. Remember that it took time for the imbalances to occur and manifest into how you are feeling, so multiple sessions may be most beneficial in reversing these imbalances. Reiki helps in the healthy maintenance of your body. To facilitate and support your good health, I recommend monthly sessions.

How do distance sessions work?

Distance healing sessions are powerful and effective. Enjoy the benefits of Reiki no matter where you live! Receive the full benefits of a Reiki session while in your own environment. The wonderful healing properties of Reiki know no boundaries. Because Reiki energy is not limited by time and distance, Reiki sessions can be given without the client being present. Reiki at a distance is just as effective as an in-person session.

The session works similarly to an in-person session. I will conduct a Reiki treatment from my location for 30 mins. Before the session, we will discuss via email any intentions you may have for the session. I will contact you at the conclusion of the session to discuss the experience and discuss if more sessions are needed.

It is recommended you relax quietly throughout the appointment but not necessary.

What do I need to do?

Nothing is required but being open for positive change. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to relax. It is good to visualize during the treatment that Reiki energy is flowing where it needs to flow to serve your highest good. Remember, as an individual, you must have intentions of getting well before any real healing can take place.

Is Reiki a massage?

No. Reiki is an energy healing system and not a manipulative system. I do not physically touch my clients during the session. The client remains fully clothed at all times.


*Please note: Reiki is not a substitute for allopathic medicine and does not diagnose, treat or prescribe medications. If you have a health concern, you should always consult a physician.

Give a Reiki session a try! Read more about Reiki here. Already done that? You can purchase a session here. I look forward to working with you.