Jane's Mindfulness Journal


Saturday, September 29, 2007

Reiki Questions- FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

What do people use Reiki for?

People use Reiki for a variety of reasons since the energy heals on an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical level. Some people use Reiki during very emotional or stressful times, so that they are able to focus or think with more clarity and to maintain balance in their lives. Reiki is a wonderful tool to use as a support to therapy or counseling. Reiki can provide the emotional healing that needs to take place to eliminate destructive patterns and heal past traumas, and to give us the needed energy to let go of things that are no longer contributing positively in our life.
Others use Reiki as a means to manage chronic pain or to facilitate healing in an area of the physical body for a variety of reasons - broken bones, sprains, back pain, cancer, arthritis, migraines to name a few.

Reiki is also safe for pregnancy and is a good option for pregnant women who choose not to take prescription medications during this delicate time, and are suffering from pain and discomfort or women and babies experiencing complications during the pregnancy. Reiki is especially good at helping to lower blood pressure and relieving nausea. Babies love Reiki!

Reiki allows the body to rid itself of toxins too and counteracts the negative effects of radiation and chemotherapy without reducing the treatment's effectiveness.

Reiki is a preventative measure to ensure increased wellness and vitality. Reiki can eliminate areas of stagnant energy that can contribute to "dis-ease". It also plays a vital function in balancing the chakra system and releasing energy blockages. When our chakra system is unbalanced, our body is unable to funnel our body's healing energy to the rest of the body, thus contributing to the onset of significant health problems.

Reiki is a very personal experience, sometimes leading to profound spiritual awakenings and insight. Many people have wonderful meditation or journeying experiences during their session due to the increase in higher vibrational energy.

Finally, a Reiki treatment feels fantastic and is in such a relaxing atmosphere that people plan a treatment as part of their spa day or to treat themselves at the end of a difficult week or difficult day!

How often should people get Reiki?

Once again, this is very personal and depends highly on what levels you would like to obtain healing. Reiki will meet your "highest need" first. Once that has been addressed it continues down the line addressing needs on all levels of your being. The more Reiki you are exposed to, the more healing is able to occur.

If you are using Reiki as a support to counseling and therapy, then it is suggested to schedule an appointment around the same time as your planned therapy appointments.

For chronic pain many people find that once a week to once every two weeks helps them significantly and effectively reduce their pain and increase mobility. I always try to see people same day on their "bad days".

To promote healing of sports injuries, sprains, cancer - come as often as possible.

For fun and relaxation, whenever you want to treat yourself!

To maintain optimal health and wellness, try once a month.

The bottom line is that no matter how often you come, you will leave better than before you came - so even if you come once a month or once every 6 months, it is worth it!

What happens in a Reiki session?

During a Reiki treatment session you are resting comfortably on a massage table with a leg pillow and head pillow if needed. Your eyes are closed as you possibly enjoy meditation music and the babbling of a feng shui fountain. There will be times when your Reiki Practitioner will have their hands resting lightly on your physical body and other times when their hands will be working directly with your energetic self in the aura.

A Reiki treatment is a time for you to rest and relax and allow yourself to be nurtured and cared for. You have no duties in the session but to WANT to heal and to allow yourself to rest and remain open to the Reiki experience in whatever form it may take for you. Some people feel tingling, warmth, coolness, or even see flashes of colors or report seeing their chakras. Many people fall asleep because the Reiki energy is so soothing!

While each person's experience of Reiki energy is unique, the most common physical sensation reported during treatment is warmth, tingling, or light pressure. There are also people who “feel” nothing, but that has nothing to do with the fact that Reiki is “doing” what it needs to. It is not uncommon for people to fall asleep during treatment, including those who specifically report being "high anxiety."

Many people experience a dramatic reduction or complete elimination of pain post-treatment!

If you have further questions, please comment here or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to reply to you personally: janetrip2001@yahoo.com

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