Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the benefits of Reiki?
A: Reiki is versatile and treatment can be given to anyone, anywhere, whether hands-on in person, or distantly. Reiki treatment has been found to be helpful for many of the following issues: anxiety, depression, stress relief, recovery from illness, releasing addiction, pain, discomfort and other palliative care, rehab after injury or surgery, insomnia, digestive issues, grieving, especially in death and dying issues, fertility issues, major life transitions, immune disorders, side effects from cancer treatment, including nausea and fatigue, as well as increasing overall well-being and happiness.
Q: What happens during a Reiki Treatment?
A: A typical Reiki treatment lasts approximately 60 minutes. Recipients lay fully clothed on a massage table (covered in a blanket if they choose, usually listening to soothing music,) however, seated sessions are also common. Because it is so adaptable, Reiki treatment can also be given to people in wheelchairs as well as those in a hospital setting or under palliative care. A Reiki practitioner will place their hands lightly on or just above the person receiving treatment in a series of hand positions, including the head, arms, hands, body, legs, and feet. Each position will typically be held for a few minutes, but sometimes a practitioner may linger a little in those areas that need extra Reiki attention before moving on to the next position. Please know that safe touch should be practiced at all times, and a seasoned practitioner will usually be able to sense what is or is not appropriate touch for you, however be sure to tell your practitioner if you are uncomfortable at any time.
Q: What does reiki feel like?
A: Everyone experiences Reiki in their own unique way, however most people report feeling profoundly relaxed after a session. Reiki generally feels like a gentle warmth, but some people also report that Reiki feels like a pulsing, tingly, or even wave-like sensation. Some people see colors or experience a sudden remembrance of traumas long passed, while others feel nothing at all. Reiki helps us to regain our health and restore us to a balanced state on all levels, physical, mental, and/or emotional, whether we feel it working or not.
Q: How many sessions will I need?
A: Just like eating right and daily exercise, the effects of repeated, regular Reiki session are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can change your life in the most profound way.
Q: Can reiki heal me?
A: According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCAM) Reiki is a "part of complementary and alternative medicine" and "is based on the idea that there is universal (or source) energy that supports the body's innate healing abilities." While some people have reported spontaneous 'healings' after a Reiki session, those experiences are few and far between. Most sessions simply restore the being to a relaxed and balanced enough state so as facilitate or 'jump start' the body's own natural ability to heal itself. Reiki is not a magical cure and is never intended to take the place of professional, medical care, but is instead a powerful tool to support the overall wellness of the individual.
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