Common questions about reiki
How does Reiki work?
It taps into the universal life force through the hands of the Reiki practitioner to the recipient.
What do I have to do during the treatment?
The most important thing is that you are comfortable, if you can you will lie on a massage table. If this is not possible, you can sit. Reiki passes through clothes so there is no need to undress. Some people talk whilst most people choose to close their eyes and relax going into their own meditations.
How long will it last?
Treatments last usually for one hour with time either side for getting comfortable, warm and relaxed.
Will the practitioner touch me?
I usually gently place my hands on the body in a non intrusive sequence of hand positions throughout the whole body, holding each position for a few minutes but I can easily work in the space above the body so there is no need to touch you if you wish. It is all about you being comfortable so you can relax.
It is attached to religion?
There is no faith or belief system attached to Reiki. People from all cultures, philosophies and religions successfully use it, as it is an ancient healing form.
Does the practitioner get tired due to all the energy given?
Quite the opposite, Reiki energises, through my hands I am channelling the Reiki to you so I receive a little as it passes through.
What do I get from Reiki?You get whatever your body, mind and spirit needs and wants from Reiki, wherever your imbalances or ailments are the energy will go.
How will I feel afterwards?
Hopefully energised, sometimes people feel a little light headed but mostly relaxed. It is an individual experience. Reiki can release emotions and calm minds.
What does Reiki feel like?
It is different for each person. Some people feel changes in temperature, heat is common, some feel electricity, tickling sensations, some see colours.
Will I be tired afterwards?
This is individual also, hopefully you will feel energised and relaxed.