Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Reiki?
A: Reiki (pronounced Ray- key) is the Japanese art of energy healing. Reiki, or Universal Life Force energy, is subtle yet powerful. It is used to relieve stress and promote healing. Reiki is an excellent energizer, stress reducer, and can assist healing on all levels including mental, emotional and spiritual. Pleasant and relaxing, Reiki is often used for personal wellness. Reiki will not interfere with conventional medicine and is frequently used in con-junction with it. Although spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion.
Q: What Happens in a Reiki Session?
A: The client lies fully clothed on a table while the practitioner uses various hand positions on the body. The practitioner either places their hands directly on the body or a few inches above. The client usually will feel warmth or some tingling. There is no manipulation of tissue. A Reiki practitioner does not diagnose. A session lasts approximately an hour.
Q: What Happens in an Animal Reiki Session?
A: The practitioner sits quietly with the animal creating the healing space through meditation and breathing techniques. The session may be entirely hands-off. The animal is free to receive in whichever way is most comfortable, sometimes coming in and out of the healing space several times. A session lasts anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
Q: Where Is Reiki Being Used?
A: Reiki is being used in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice. Reiki is especially good for people dealing with cancer. Not only wonderful for people, Reiki is also excellent for animals and is being used at animal shelters and sanctuaries.