What happens during a Reiki treatment?
During a Reiki treatment you will lie or sit comfortably and the Reiki practitioner will place their hands on or near your body, allowing the Reiki energy to flow to you. You do not need to remove any clothing except for coat and shoes.
Are some styles of Reiki in the Usui tradition better than others?
Each style or system of Reiki offers its own gift. It is important for you to find the one that suits you best. What is good for one person may not suit another.
How many treatments am I likely to need?
This depends on what you are hoping for from Reiki. As a natural healing method it is good to allow plenty of time for Reiki to have an effect, so a series of treatments is going to be more beneficial than a single treatment in most cases. How many you personally need should be discussed with your practitioner at your first session and reviewed as you go through treatments.
Can Reiki be used in conjunction with allopathic or conventional medicine?
Yes. Reiki can be used safely in conjunction with allopathic or conventional medicine. It may help to speed up recovery times and reduce some uncomfortable symptoms, such as after surgery.
Is Reiki safe while I am on medication?
Yes. However it is good medical practice to review medication levels on a regular basis. Sometimes over a period of time medication may need to be adjusted in consultation with the prescriber.
Can Reiki be combined with other forms of complementary medicine?
Reiki can complement many different forms of treatment and can often help smooth the healing process. For example after a chiropractic treatment people can sometimes feel stiff, a Reiki treatment will help a lot in releasing this discomfort. It is also reported to work extremely well in conjunction with homeopathy, acupuncture and counselling and can help support any healing process.
Is Reiki suitable for children?
Yes, with parental consent, Reiki is suitable for children under 16 as it is gentle and can be adapted to a child's need for a shorter treatment.
Is Reiki treatment suitable during pregnancy?
Many women report that they have benefited from receiving Reiki during pregnancy and even birth, either from a practitioner, or by giving Reiki to themselves or often from their partner who may have learnt it specially to support the expectant mother. The unborn child will also benefit from any Reiki treatment given to the mother.
Are there any contra-indications to receiving Reiki treatments?
No. There are no known contra-indications to Reiki in the Usui tradition although there may be some conditions that require some extra caution which your practitioner would discuss with you when you go for your first treatment.
What benefits does Reiki offer?
Reiki is a healing process that anyone can benefit from in the normal course of their life. Research using animals and even bacteria suggests it has the ability to reverse stress-induced conditions. It should not, however, be regarded as a cure for conditions. As a natural form of healing Reiki can support and enhance other forms of treatment.It has no contra-indications and is suitable for both people and animals. It can be given with hands on (touching) or hands off (non-touch). Most people find receiving it extremely relaxing and calming.
Can Reiki help someone with a terminal illness?
People with a terminal illness often find Reiki helps them to feel calm and peaceful, reduces symptoms such as pain and enables them to prepare for death themselves and with their families.
Can you give Reiki to someone who is dying?
Yes, you can offer Reiki to a person who is dying and it has often been reported to reduce anxiety, bring calm and ease transition.
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