Q. What will I feel during a Reiki session?
A. What you may feel may vary from session to session. In most cases, you may feel energy moving through your body. It can be experienced as tingles, waves, muscle release/twitches, heat, cold, and more. Some people see colors or have visual experiences. Some people fall asleep, or experience being in a state that is somewhere between waking and dreaming.Some people don’t feel anything. Many people notice the results of the sessions later, once the session has ended and they go home. The most common experience is a deep sense of relaxation.
Q. How Does Reiki Heal?
A. We are alive because life force/energy is flowing through us. In Eastern cultures, it is believed that life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras and meridians. In animals and humans, these meridians correspond to the nerve pathways in the body. It also flows around us in a field of energy some call the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

Q. Is Reiki a Religion?
A. No, Reiki is not a religion, but it is spiritual in nature. Reiki is not dependent on any particular belief. Many people find that it puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion.

The fact that every human being is a being of mind-body-spirit unity, we thrive and heal when we live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. It is recommended that you practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are universal throughout all cultures.

These ideals are:

  • Just for today do not rise to anger
  • Just for today do not fall victim to worry
  • Earn your living honestly
  • Honor your parents, elders and teachers
  • Give gratitude to every living thing and every situation
Q. What is the difference between ‘healing’ and ‘curing’?  Does Reiki cure certain ailments?
A. I am not able to claim that Reiki ‘cures’ ailments.  However, some people do feel that their issues have been able to be addressed through receiving Reiki treatments.  To address the first part of the question, think of ‘healing’ as a way to bring the body back into energetic balance so that it is in it’s best state to do what it is designed to do….repair itself.  Just like when you get injured or get a cold the body goes to work to fix things on a physical level.  Receiving Reiki treatments has been described as receiving the equivalent of several hours of sleep/rest.  Your body recharges itself during rest cycles and does a lot of its repair work during those rest periods as well.  So think of Reiki as a way to bolster your energy and allow your body to do its best to fix itself or work in conjunction with whatever treatment you are receiving to address your issue(s).