Reiki FAQs

What is Reiki? 
Reiki is a simple, gentle energy technique that is used for relaxation and stress reduction. The technique originated in Japan more than 100 years ago.

Is Reiki similar to a massage?
Reiki is administered through the hands of the Reiki Practitioner although the body is not manipulated as it is during a massage or accupressure.  Reiki may be administered with the practitioners hands lightly touching the body or it may be administered with hands off the body.  Reiki can also be administered from a distance. The Reiki practitioner and client do not have to be in the same room or even the same state. Yes – this is one of the amazing things about Reiki!

What does Reiki feel like?
Everyone’s experience with Reiki is different.  Many people report that Reiki feels warm, relaxing or peaceful.  Some people report feeling a tingling sensation or seeing colors while other people fall asleep. The experience is unique to each person.

Will I need more than one Reiki treatment?
Some people will achieve their desired result in one session; many people chose to have more than one session. The effects of Reiki are usually cumulative.

Will Reiki interfere with the care that I am receiving from my doctor?
Reiki is a complementary treatment and will not interfere with the care that you are already receiving from your licensed health care provider.  Reiki Practitioners do not diagnose conditions, perform medical treatments, or prescribe medication/substances.  Reiki does not take the place of medical care or mental health care.  Reiki Practitioners do not interfere with the treatment of a medical professional or other licensed health care provider.

Is Reiki a religion?
Reiki is not a religion and does not require any particular belief system on the part of the client or practitioner.

Can anyone learn to do Reiki? 
Reiki is a simple technique to learn because the ability to do Reiki is passed along from the Reiki teacher to the student through a process called an attunement.  As soon as one receives an attunement, they have the ability to access the Reiki energy.   After the attunement,   whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the Reiki energy will begin to flow.