reikiQ: What is Reiki?

A: The word ‘Reiki’ means Universal Life Force Energy. People with many different backgrounds practice it for personal healing and as a spiritual discipline however it is not a religion or faith system. The purpose is to heal not only physical problems, but also emotions, mind and spirit to help you lead a well balanced, healthy and happy life.

Q: What does Reiki treatment feel like?

A: The experience of Reiki can be very profound. Many people report sensations of warmth or tingling and many experience a deep sense of peace, relaxation and well-being. The energy works to balance your energy system at all levels and to relieve the subtle causes of many states of ill health or emotional discomfort. Temporary and longer-term relief from a variety of types of pain is common. Some healings are immediate while others occur gradually, however it is very rare that there is no benefit.

Q: What does a Reiki treatment consist of?

A: During a Reiki treatment, you either sit or lie down fully clothed while the practitioner places his or her hands gently onto a series of positions that is designed to reconnect us to universal energy. A treatment usually takes a good hour but shorter sessions are also beneficial. If you are not comfortable being touched, Reiki is equally effective when channeled from above the body.

Q: How does it work?

A: A Reiki session usually creates feelings of deep relaxation and inner peace, providing the body with an ideal environment to maximize its natural healing processes and allow the relief of all kinds of symptoms, from backache to the blues. Although many have tried rational explanations, there remains a mystery that cannot be explained by words, but must be understood through experience.


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