Questions and Answers
Q. What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
A. During a Reiki treatment a person will have a unique experience, however an intense feeling of deep relaxation is usually felt by everyone. As well as this many people feel a wonderful glow and radiance that comes from within them and expands out to surrounds them. Reiki energy encourages and helps people to let go of all their tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings. This creates a wonderful state of peace and well-being. It is very common for some people to drift off to sleep during a treatment or they report a floating feeling leaving them with an emotion of being outside of their bodies. Some people have visions, see a kaleidoscope of colours and/or other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, most people feel refreshed, lighter, brighter and have a more positive, balanced outlook to life.
Q. What can Reiki treat?
A. Reiki has a positive effect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things such as head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illnesses/conditions such as heart disease, Arthritis, Depression etc.
Reiki can also have the ability to help speed up the healing time of broken bones, post operative wounds and issues (reducing hospital time), pulled/ripped muscles and ligaments amongst other things as well as helping people deal with any kind of trauma. Stress reduction and deep relaxation have greatly helped improve the physical and psychological conditions of what most people have experienced.
Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a Reiki treatment?
A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If you have a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that you see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.
However no Reiki practitioner unless medically qualified and legally qualified should attempt to diagnose any condition. If you are worried always seek professional, medical advice.
Q. I have heard that Reiki can be sent to others at a distance. How does this work?
A. Yes, people who are Reiki II trained have the ability to send distance ReiKi.
There are several different methods to send distance ReiKi, one of the ways (by using a picture of the person) enables you to send Reiki to that person or by writing the person’s name on a piece of paper or simply by thinking of the person, you can send Reiki to them, no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them. You can also send Reiki to crisis situations or world leaders and the Reiki energy will help them too.
Q. What does it feel like to give a treatment?
A. When giving a Reiki treatment, the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner hands and then flows into the client. Through this process, the practitioner also receives a treatment. As the Reiki energy flows through the practitioner, they will begin to feel more relaxed and calmed, spiritual experiences can sometimes happen during a treatment. The practitioner also can receive insights about what the client needs to know to heal more deeply, or can be guided to place their hands in different areas then they have been trained to help the person
Q. Can I treat animals or plants?
A. Animals really love and enjoy Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and the benefits that ReiKi give. Once a pet or a hurt animal has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more (sometimes they can even become quite demanding). Plants also respond very well to Reiki.
Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?
A. Most times a person feels relaxed, uplifted and calmed by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis.
When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat light meals and get as much rest as the body needs. The body is going through a cleansing process and this is part of the healing process, therefore this is a good and positive process that will bring about a deeper healing in the long run.