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February 7, 2024

FAQ about Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique that involves the transfer of universal life energy through the practitioner’s hands, promoting relaxation and overall well-being. It helps heal on an emotional, energetic, physical, and spiritual level.

Is Reiki a religious practice?

Nope! Although I do like to say it’s like prayer on steroids… Reiki is not tied to any specific religion. It is a spiritual practice that can be embraced by individuals of various faiths or those who aren’t religious at all.

How does it work?

Reiki works by channeling healing energy into the recipient, balancing the energy centers (or chakras) and promoting a sense of harmony in mind, body, and spirit. It can be done in person or remotely as Reiki transcends time and space.

Is Reiki supported by scientific evidence?

While more research is needed, some studies suggest that Reiki may have positive effects on stress reduction, pain management, and overall well-being. It’s often considered a complementary therapy.

Can Reiki be done remotely?

Yep, distant or remote Reiki sessions are possible. In fact, they’re probably more common for me than in person.

Is Reiki safe during pregnancy?

Reiki is generally considered safe during pregnancy. However, it’s crucial to consult with a healthcare provider before starting any new wellness practices during pregnancy.

How often should I receive Reiki sessions?

The frequency of Reiki sessions varies. Some people benefit from weekly sessions, while others find monthly sessions sufficient. ¬†Ultimately it’s up to you to decide what works best for your own mind and body.

Can Reiki replace medical treatment?

No. It’s best used as a complementary therapy alongside care from your healthcare practitioner to support overall well-being.

Do I need to believe in Reiki for it to work?

Surprisingly-nope. Belief is not a prerequisite for Reiki to have an effect. The practice is based on the transfer of universal energy, and recipients often report positive outcomes regardless of their initial beliefs.

Can anyone learn Reiki?

Yes, Reiki can be learned by anyone. There are different levels of Reiki training, with each level providing new techniques and knowledge. Feel free to ask me about my classes!

I typically don’t give people that entire list when they ask me about Reiki. Usually I’ll share my most common responses from clients:

  • More self awareness/clarity
  • Boosts immune system
  • Aids in spiritual growth
  • Better, more restful sleep
  • Deep relaxation
  • Emotional releases

Reiki has transformed my life and I’m so grateful to have been introduced to this magic.