FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Reiki?
A natural healing technique using energy.
Who can benefit from it?
Where does the healing energy come from?
It's universal (everywhere).
How does it work?
The energy is directed to the recipient through the hands of a
Reiki practitioner. It benefits the physical, emotional, mental,
and spiritual well-being of people by causing the body's natural
energy to return to its 'normal flow'.
Who 'invented' Reiki?
In Japan, the existence of Reiki energy was known by many people
from ancient times and they practiced various healing techniques
using it. However, Usui Reiki (a.k.a. 'Usui Reiki Ryoho' or 'Usui
Reiki Healing System') was created by Mikao Usui in Japan in the
early 20th century.
How long does a Reiki full treatment session take?
Minimum 60 minutes; Maximum up to 90 minutes. The amount of time
depends on the recipient's condition and needs.
How does a recipient feel during and after a Reiki treatment?
Usually very relaxed, and some people fall asleep. This is due to
their energy being more balanced. Sleep is a natural part of any
Are there any negative side effects from a Reiki treatment?
No. It is a powerful but gentle treatment. Some people feel a
temporary increase in their 'symptoms' and that is simply the body
adjusting to the positive healing energy.
How often should one have a Reiki treatment?
The body will only accept the healing energy that it needs.
Therefore, every person is different and the frequency of
treatment would depend on how severe the energy imbalance is. Some
people are just fine with one or two treatments to address the
initial problem, followed by infrequent maintenance treatments,
which simply ensure a continuation of normal energy flows. A
simpler way to describe this maintenance frequency would be
'Whenever you feel like it'.
Can I learn Reiki?
Yes. Reiki can be learned by anyone of any age.