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Q: What is Reiki?

A: Every living being holds energy. The Japanese words for this energy are "Rei" (Universal) "Ki" (Life Force).

Through extensive study of many languages and cultures in the late 1800s, Dr. Mikao Usui re-discovered Reiki as the means to heal the body, mind and spirit.
He handed down his teachings directly to over 2000 students, but only 16 became Reiki Masters.

Today, only certified Master Teachers who trace their lineage back to Dr. Usui can place the sacred healing symbols into the hands of another student.
These symbols amplify only a positive intention to quiet the mind while healing the emotional and physical bodies. This does not interfer with Karma. It only honors the soul.  Reiki can only be used for good. And the recipient is free to accept or reject its benefits.

Dr. Mikao Usui

Q: Does Reiki promote religion?
A: Reiki does not promote any religious ideals.

Q: Does it hurt to receive Reiki?
A: The ancient, hands-on technique associated with Reiki combines gentle, non-invasive positions with compassionate intention.
The Reiki practitioner has been attuned to allow golden-white light energy to flow through their crown chakra, down into the third eye, then into the throat chakra and finally into the heart chakra.
Reiki travels from the heart chakra of the practitioner, down their arms and finally into their hands. Intuition and specific hand positions give Reiki to client by touch or slightly above the body. The client always receives what is needed. And Reiki can only be done for the highest good of the recipient. 
The client does not take on any of the practitioner's energy nor the practitioner take that on energy from the client. It is very protected and safe.
In this sacred space, the client can release what may inhibit wellness and replace these areas with nourishing, golden-white light energy. Its common to feel warm and slightly light headed when getting up from the table. Any stress held inside the body or mind relaxes and releases during a session. It may feel like a great meditation or power nap. 


Q:  How often should I get Reiki treatments?

A:  Reiki facilitates one's healing, and compliments all other healing modalities. It does not interfer with western medicine.
Each session is unique. One could receive Reiki daily and each experience will feel different. 
It is recommended to have Reiki twice a month or at least once a month. Tune into your body. Sometimes it may need once a week, sometimes once every six weeks.
Some people have extensive sessions, five days in a row. Reiki assists during illness and adds to any preventative self-care practice.
Reiki is a co-creative experience between the client and the practitioner. Reiki reminds us of our own ability to Reconnection to Wellness. 

Q:  How will I feel following Reiki treatments?

A:  Most feel a bit light-headed or tired. Some may have bursts of energy but more commonly want to go home and sleep.
Try not to do heavy lifting or workouts following a session. Drink a lot of water.
Be gentle with your actions and inner-dialogue. Journal feelings or sensations and notice any shifts towards the intensions set during a Reiki session.  Awareness of improvement may happen immediately or within a few days. Trust the perfection of the journey.