Answering Questions about Reiki Healing

Who can receive Reiki healing?

Anyone who has an open mind and is willing to receive healing

Reiki is a universal spirit energy that can only do good.  Balancing and healing can be enjoyed by old and young alike - even pets enjoy a treatment.

What conditions can be helped by Reiki?

Reiki is non-invasive and allows positive energy to flow to soothe and calm.  It can aid all those who suffer from illnesses or pain, but also help with stress, sleeping and emotional problems.  Reiki can be helpful in easing tensions and facilitating relaxation in pregnant women.  Babies and children benefit from Reiki to help with sleep, colic, aches and pains, as well as receiving calming and soothing treatments.

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

The person receiving the treatment remains clothed will normally lie on a couch.  The only things that they will need to do is to relax and be open to receiving Reiki healing.  The Reiki practitioner will gently place their hands on or near the recipient's body in a number of positions; there is no massage or manipulation involved.

How long does a treatment last?

This will depend on you and your needs as well as the practitioner, but between 45 minutes and an hour is the average time for a treatment.  In the case of children, a treatment will be a little shorter.

How will I feel during and after a treatment?

Most people feel deeply relaxed during a treatment and have an overall sense of well-being and this feeling will last afterwards, often for a few days. There may be some tingling and sensations of heat during the treatment as the practitioners' hands move around the body.  Following treatment, pain may be reduced and some people report feelings of being energised and their worries having been soothed.

Are there any contraindications?

Reiki is a non-invasive treatment that does not alter the body's function and therefore it is suitable for most people, though any conditions should always be mentioned to the practitioner.  If you have any health problems or concerns, you should visit your doctor.  Reiki is not a medical cure, it is a complementary therapy.