Frequently Asked Questions
The scope of this session of the website is to introduce you to the healing practice of Reiki so you know what to expect at your next session with me.
1. What is Reiki?
Energy is at the core of everybody and everything – it’s the essential, unifying element for the universe. Even the scientific community has proven and officially recognized that a “field” of energy exists everywhere and surrounds us all the time. Energy is naturally emitted from the physical body of all beings.
Reiki is basically a beautiful form of energy healing, developed in Japan discovered by Mikao Usui in 1922. It is also a gentle and powerful path to personal and spiritual
Reiki can have a profound effect on health and well-being by cleansing, rebalancing and renewing your internal energy system.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction, relaxation and total healing. It’s holistic, it works on the body, mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing abilities.
With Reiki the blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared.
Reiki is for everyone regardless of whatever faith you may have.
Reiki is a completely natural source of energy from the divine and can never be used for harm in any way.
2. How Reiki Works?
Reiki uses “me - the practitioner” as a facilitator to transfer healing energies to “You - the recipient”. Reiki “knows” where to flow and how to clean up any energy blockage that may be obstracting You.
The practitioner's energy is not being used. The practitioner is channeling the energy that surrounds us all and sustains life, the “Universal Life Force Energy”.
The energy is channeled through the practitioner’s hands.
When I place my hands on the recipient body for the purpose of healing, I connect with the Universal Life Force Energy. The wisdom of Reiki then goes to work on whatever is needed on a holistic level.
An interesting note is that, while I channel healing energy to You, I receive the benefits as well! Giving a Reiki treatment boosts my energy level and opens the door to feelings of love and happiness! 💜
3. Is distant Reiki effective?
Using distant healing Reiki technique is another effective way of healing an ailment. As it is not always convenient or even possible to be by a patient’s side for various reasons, opting to use distant reiki is not only currently widely practiced but also touted to be just as effective in providing the much needed relief and healing.
Distance Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere and at any time—though permission should be invoked or received in some way.
Distant Reiki sessions work because energy is not limited by distance. Distance is only a physical limitation, so sessions can be done without recipients being physically present. We are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger universe.
To receive distant Reiki healing you don’t have to do anything special, but it’s best to lie down and be still if possible.
The effects of distant healing are virtually no different than in person healing.
I can send healing energy to a person anywhere in the world no matter how far away from me they are. The energy transmissions in a remote session are just as strong as if they were delivered in person directly with the hands.
Try a remote Reiki Session for yourself, experience the benefits and. don’t be surprised if it becomes your preferred method of healing!
4. Any harmful side effects from Reiki?
I’m not aware of any negative effects from Reiki. However, some people have observed initial discomfort that is due to the body subjected to a healing process. People with emotional blocks or a considerable amount of accumulated stress may at first experience an emotional release.
5. How long do the effects of a Reiki session last?
It depends. The factor that most influences how long one should go between Reiki treatments is the state of the person when the first session is received. If you are fairly well in general, a Reiki session might last a couple weeks to a month. If you are suffering from illness or chronic pain, or are in emotional distress, Reiki healings will be most beneficial if they are given more frequently.
More frequently can mean once every two weeks, once a week or even daily.
Unfortunately you cannot decide in advance how many you need, usually if someone, for example, has some stress, one session will generally last a few weeks but with a severe issue at least 3 sessions in a week are recommended because that tends to set in motion a healing process that has a cumulative effect each time.
Reiki, when practiced regularly, brings a positive outlook in life. With a better mental state of mind, which contributes to a positive outlook, the quality of life enjoyed by the individual can be very rewarding indeed.
6. Can Reiki be used with other therapies?
Reiki can be combined with other therapies with great success. It will enhance the effects of other complementary healing methods such as chiropractic, shiatsu, acupuncture, reflexology and many others.
Many practitioners of other healing techniques have reported positive progress in their work since learning Reiki.
Various people have experienced positive energy and increased recovery rate by indulging in the reiki healing process along with the medical treatments for their medical conditions.
Reiki is also known to increase the speed of the recovery process especially after surgical treatments. The transfer of positive energy aids to hasten a positive recovery, without using additional medications.
There has been increasing interest in the use of Reiki in hospitals and other healthcare settings in recent years. Here are some of the latest developments and research findings related to Reiki in healthcare:
A study published in the Journal of Evidence-Based Integrative Medicine in 2021 found that Reiki was effective in reducing anxiety and improving sleep quality in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
A survey of nurses conducted by the American Holistic Nurses Association in 2020 found that a majority of respondents believed that Reiki could be helpful for reducing pain, anxiety, and stress in patients, and that it was a valuable addition to standard medical care.
In 2019, the University of Maryland Medical Center's Center for Integrative Medicine began offering Reiki to patients as part of their integrative medicine program, citing research suggesting that it could be beneficial for pain management, anxiety, and other conditions.
The Cleveland Clinic's Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine has also integrated Reiki into its offerings, with trained practitioners providing sessions to patients to help manage symptoms such as pain, nausea, and anxiety.
In 2018, a review of 25 randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of Reiki for various health conditions was published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. The review found that while the quality of the studies varied, there was some evidence to suggest that Reiki could be helpful for reducing pain and anxiety in a variety of patient populations.
Overall, while more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits of Reiki in
healthcare settings, there is growing interest in and acceptance of its use among both patients and healthcare professionals.
7. Does the health of the practitioner affect the Reiki flow?
Reiki energy does not come from the physical energy of the practitioner so even a very sick one can still give treatments as strong and as effective as a practitioner in good health.
8. Let’s talk about Chakras and the Aura.
Understanding Chakras is an integral part of Reiki and energy healing.
Chakras are seven main energy centers in the body that control the flow of the universal life force energy.
Each chakra has a specific location, color and the function of supplying energy to specific parts of the body. When they are clogged or blocked or the body becomes sick and the flow of energy is diluted.
It is a common belief that each of us has Chakra "wheels" in our major energy centers in our body, that "spin" as the Universal Life Force Energy moves through us.
When the practitioner holds his hands over the Chakra “wheel”, the energy flowing through them will cause the wheel to start
moving, freeing possible blockages and allowing the Universal Life Force Energy to move through the recipient.
This will stimulate the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities.
The 7 Main Chakras
1. The Root Chakra (red) is positioned at the base of our spine. It represents life, physical vitality, birth and creation. Supplies energy to the lower vertebrates, kidneys, bladder and the colon. This is the chakra that keeps us grounded and feeling secure no matter what is going on around us.
2. The Sacral Chakra (orange) is positioned just below the naval in the center of the abdomen. It represents our sexual energy, perceptions and the first impressions of people. Supplies energy to the reproductive organs and lower abdomen.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra (yellow) is positioned in the upper abdomen just below the breastbone in the center of the body. It represents our personal power, our intellect, our ambition, and how we physically and emotionally hold space for ourselves. Supplies energy to the emotions, stomach, liver, pancreas and large intestine.
4. The Heart Chakra (green and pink) is positioned in the middle of the chest. It represents compassion, love, joy and healthy relationships. Supplies energy to the heart, lungs, thymus gland, and the circulatory system.
5. The Throat Chakra (blue) is positioned just above the collar bone in the neck. It represents self-expression, communication and helps us to voice needs and boundaries and become an advocate for ourselves. Supplies energy to the throat, larynx, thyroid gland, upper lungs, trachea.
6. The Third Eye Chakra (indigo) is positioned in the center of the forehead, just above the eyebrows. It represents psychic powers and spiritual awareness. Supplies energy to the spinal cord, eyes, ears, nose and skeletal system.
7. The Crown Chakra (golden, white and violet) is positioned on top of the head. It represents enlightenment and the connection to the universe and all its cosmic greatness. Supplies energy to the brain, pituitary gland and nervous system.
What is Aura?
The aura is the energy around our physical bodies. The Aura layers represent the current states of the different Chakras, as blockages and negative energy can be stored here which then potentially manifest in the physical body as a disease. If we clean the Chakras we restore the Aura energy.
There are a lot of different types of Reiki systems, more than 70 as far as I know, the techniques I practice are based on Mrs. Hawayo Takata’s “Western Reiki” who introduced Reiki in the USA in 1939 with a simplified and very effective system that has proven to produce valuable results for her clients and her students.
P.S. Please read carefully the following:
Reiki is intended to complement, rather than replace, professional medical care and can support the body's natural healing abilities.
Reiki is a straightforward method used to alleviate stress and induce relaxation.
Practitioners of Reiki do not provide medical diagnoses or treatment prescriptions.