As a Reiki Master and Teacher, I am often asked a lot of questions about the holistic healing modality of Reiki. Here are a few of the most common questions and their answers:
::What exactly IS Reiki?
As a word, Reiki is translates to “universal life-force energy” or “spiritual energy.”
In Japanese, “rei” can be defined as “soul,” “spirit,” “wisdom,” “divine,” and “sacred.”
“Ki” has other forms that you may recognize such as “qi” or “chi,” and translates to “cosmic or universal energy.”
This energy is both within us and around us.
As a holistic healing system, Reiki channels this energy to someone or something in order to assist in the healing process. Reiki is neither seen as a cure for conditions nor a religion, but rather as a natural form of support and healing. Reiki is seen as holistic because it benefits the body, the emotions, the mind, and the spirit.
::What are the benefits of Reiki?
The most common feedback I get from clients who I work with both in person and with distance healing is that they feel more relaxed and refreshed. I believe that
the release of stress and tension aids in the relief of many illnesses and issues. Reiki also is used to increase energy, decrease pain, promote a better quality of sleep, assist in the body's natural healing capacity, work with the energy flow of the subtle body, and empower the immune system. Reiki benefits the client not only physically, but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
::What sensations might I feel during a treatment?
With both in-person and distance treatments, a client receiving Reiki might feel sensations of warmth or heat, tingling, buzzing, or even experience small muscle spasms. For some clients, these sensations are very prevalent, while others might not feel anything at all besides relaxation. Also, many people fall asleep during their treatments.
::Do you have any questions about Reiki? Let me know in the comments and I'll answer them the best that I can!