Reiki FAQs

Reiki FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked question that I get about reiki.

Will reiki mess with my mind?

No, it will not hamper your cognitive function (ability to think) in anyway. You may feel uplifted, relaxed or positive after a reiki treatment. As we all know, feelings of positivity lead to different kinds of thoughts. But your mind will be as sharp as usual. In fact, reiki can promote clarity after a treatment by clearing away old emotions.

How will I feel after a treatment?

It depends on the individual. Most people feel so relaxed they get sleepy. Others feel more positive, clear, re-energized and nurtured. Some people who have emotions to release may feel like crying or may feel off center. Please remember that it’s okay to release emotion. Anything that has been bottled up for a long time will eventually need to be released in order to heal. I read a quote recently that sums things up nicely:

“If you never heal from what hurt you,
you bleed on the people who didn’t cut you.”
Author unknown.

How does distance reiki work?

Reiki is universal energy. It’s not limited by time or space because those are things that our minds have constructed. As we know time isn’t really linear but our minds perceive time as linear. So reiki energy can go anywhere it’s needed at any time.

Does reiki really work?

Our physical bodies have an energetic system and reiki works with this system. Ki or chi is the energy that runs through our bodies. Just as our veins carry blood to our various body parts, ki carries energy throughout our body. The energy in our body can become stagnant and that’s when we experience pain or other physical issues (and vice versa). Reiki helps to break up stagnation or blockages so that your energy can run freely again. Think of it this way: our body isn’t just made up of only the physical or energetic. Both components work together towards optimal health.

What does reiki feel like during the treatment?

People who are very sensitive to energy can feel the reiki. I’ve had clients report feeling a vibration, or warm sensation. Others may not feel much, but may feel their muscles loosen. What it will feel like depends on the person. Just like when someone looks at an inkblot, one person may see a butterfly and another may see a face.

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