Most frequent questions and answers
Reiki is both a spiritual discipline and a wholistic healing modaility. It is not a religion, nor does it require a belief system to work. Reiki is Japanese for universal life force energy. Rei meaning “The higher power” and Ki meaning “Life force energy”.
Energetic disturbances in the energy field, or Biofield, often correlate with the emotional and physical traumas experienced throughout our lives. The Biofield acts as a record of pain, stress, and trauma from gestation onward. Passing the forks through these areas in the Biofield (a practice Elaine McKusick developed and calls Sound Balancing) imparts consistent, predictable, and sometimes immediate relief from pain, anxiety, depression, and a host of other complaints.
- Relax and reflect. Give yourself at least 30 minutes prior to the session to sit and reflect. …
- Eat and hydrate. You’ll want to be sure you’ve eaten and hydrated a few hours before the session—mostly so you will be comfortable and not distracted by hunger or thirst. …
- Get comfortable.
Reiki practitioners believe that improving the flow of energy around the body can enable relaxation, relieve pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness. Mikao Usui developed Usui Reiki Ryoho, the most current form of Reiki, in 1922. However, people have practiced Reiki for about 2,500 years.
The practitioner will move their hands around your body. They may touch you lightly or have their hands just above your body. You may experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people report seeing visualizations such as colors or pictures, or having memories appear.