Frequently Asked Questions about Reiki
Q. What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
A. Everyone has a different experience during a Reiki session. Most common feelings include deep relaxation, warmth and peace. Additionally, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through them and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some may drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one will feel refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.
Q. What can be treated with Reiki?
A. Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. Including minor aches and pains, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as more serious illnesses like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been proven to be reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the recovery time needed in the hospital. Reiki always has a positive effect and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and emotional condition are what most people experience.
Q. Is it safe to receive a Reiki treatment while pregnant?
A. Since Reiki is guided by a Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client and adjust accordingly. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It can also be used during child birth.
Q. Is it safe for infants and children?
A. Infants and children love Reiki and it is very healthy for them. Reiki will automatically adjusts to what the child needs.
Q. Will it help animals?
A. Animals love Reiki! They have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more. Plants will also respond well to Reiki.
Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
A. Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, there are times a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibrational energy goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak and tired. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.
Q. What is distance Reiki?
A. Distance Reiki is a technique that allows Reiki energy to be sent over time and space. Healing can be sent to anyone, to any situation or event, any location, or time.
Q. How does distance Reiki work?
A. Distance Reiki works according to the Law of Similarity, meaning that we are all connected since we are all ultimately energy and part of the same whole. Therefore during a distance Reiki session the practitioner links an object to the energy field of the recipient, and healing takes place.
Q. Is distance Reiki stronger than hands-on?
A. Both forms are equal as affective. Distance Reiki is a wonderful way to offer healing to situations, people or animals, and is a direct way to heal others without the physical barrier of the body. On a pure energy level we work on the energetic imbalance and thereby directly affect a healing outcome.
Q. How do I best receive distance Reiki?
A. There is no need for you to do anything special, you can receive the benefits of distant Reiki while continuing what you are doing anywhere in the world. Each Reiki healing session varies according to your current needs, and all you need to do is keep an open mind to allow healing happen.
Q. Is it safe to mix distance Reiki with medical treatment?
A. Yes. Research in North America, Europe and Australia has shown that Reiki is a balancing and empowering modality which assists in many situations. If you have a medical condition, distant Reiki is safe and non-intrusive. It does not interfere with any treatment or interact with any medication. By reducing stress and facilitating deep relaxation, distant Reiki is a restorative experience which helps you feel better and supports your medical treatment.
Q. Why choose distance Reiki?
A. By reducing stress and facilitating deep relaxation, distant Reiki is a restorative experience which helps you feel better and supports your well-being physically, emotionally and mentally. As distant Reiki supports all medical treatments, people have sought distant Reiki for wide range of concerns, including, but not limited to: Anxiety, Chronic pain, Depression, Heart disease, Cancer, Infertility, Neurodegenerative disorders, ADD/ADHD, Autism/developmental delays ,HIV/AIDS, Crohn’s Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Traumatic brain injury, Emotional illness, Fatigue syndromes, End-of-life care and bereavement, etc.