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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a natural healing system designed to assist in healing and help achieve balance. Reiki is administered by a practitioner, who serves as a conduit through whom the Universal Life Energy can be transmitted to the recipient, by either hands-on or distance healing techniques.

How can I best understand Reiki?

The best way to understand and appreciate Reiki is to experience it by having a full-body Reiki treatment. Reiki is for everyone and it is available to anyone who wants it.

Is Reiki a form of faith healing?

No. Reiki is not a religion, nor is it based on the acceptance of any religious doctrine. Having a belief system is not a requirement for Reiki to work. Reiki does not infringe on anyone's right to believe what he or she wishes. However, Reiki's principles are spiritual in nature and do encourage spiritual empowerment and growth.

Who can benefit from a Reiki treatment?

Reiki's gift of increased energy and vitality can be extended to anyone. It doesn't matter what a person's gender, race, intelligence, or financial status is. Reiki is not a healing energy reserved only for the elite, wealthy, educated, or spirituality evolved.

How long does a Reiki treatment last?

Most Reiki practitioners allow anything from one hour to an hour and a half for treatments.

How many Reiki treatments do people require?

No two people are the same. Therefore, no two people will respond to Reiki in the same way or in an identical time frame.

For people with chronic conditions, weekly treatments are usually encouraged for about four to six weeks. This allows the energy to build up in the system. The treatments can then be reviewed accordingly.

Those challenged with an acute condition may notice lasting improvements after only one or two treatments. Again, no two cases are the same.


  • Reiki is often called "smart" or "intelligent" energy. It knows which areas of the body need healing and automatically flows to those specific sites where suffering or imbalances are prevalent. Reiki will not cause harm to anyone. It is a complementary modality that can be used safely with all other types of treatments.

  • Coming to terms with death isn't easy. Reiki has successfully made its debut into the hospice arena, allowing Reiki practitioners to assist the dying during the final days of their lives.

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