Reiki FAQs

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What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing technique developed in the early 1900's by Mikao Usui for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes  healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.


How does Reiki work?
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

How does Distance Reiki work?
Distance Reiki is a healing session that is given while you are (typically) in your own home and I am located at my office. You do not have to attend in person to receive the benefits of Reiki healing. For more information on Distance Reiki and what to expect click here.

Is Reiki a Religion?
Although Reiki energy is spiritual in nature, Reiki is not a religion. Practitioners are not asked to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. They are free to continue believing anything they choose and are encouraged to make their own decisions concerning the nature of their religious practices.

How is a Reiki treatment given?
In a standard treatment Reiki energy flows from the practitioners hands into the client. The client is usually laying on a massage table but treatments can also be given while the client is seated or even standing. The client remains fully clothed. The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the clients body in a series of hand positions. These include positions around the head and shoulders, the stomach, and feet. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each position is held for three to ten minutes depending on how much Reiki the client needs at each position. The whole treatment usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes.

What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
What one experiences during a Reiki treatment varies somewhat from person to person. However, feelings of deep relaxation are usually felt by all. In addition, many feel a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and surrounds them. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

What can be treated with Reiki?
Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

Does one have to stop seeing a doctor or counselor in order to receive a Reiki treatment?
No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki treatments. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care or any other method of alternative care and will improve the results.
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What is RKMRI Medical Reiki?
RKMRI Medical Reiki is a protocol in the practice of Integrative Medicine governed by Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International, LLC. RKMRI Medical Reiki is based on the Gold Standards and Best Practices developed by Raven Keyes for bringing the loving and healing power of Reiki to patients during surgeries or during other medical treatments, such as chemotherapy. Raven Keyes is the internationally recognized Reiki Master Teacher who based the Gold Standards and Best Practices of RKMRI Medical Reiki Training on her many years of working with top surgeons, including Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Sheldon Marc Feldman. RKMRI Medical Reiki is the practice of bringing healing power into an operating room by a Certified Medical Reiki Master attuned to the power of Reiki and trained to transmit that healing power during surgery while working safely and unobtrusively with the surgical team. Every patient deserves a Certified Medical Reiki Master (RKMRI CMRM) during surgery, or during any medical procedure. Clinical results have shown that stress is relieved, pain is reduced, less pain medication is needed and healing is speedy. Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International, LLC is the only company with a Registry of Certified Medical Reiki practitioners trained in how to work safely and unobtrusively with surgical teams, or in any other medical environment. If you need an RKMRI Medical Reiki Master to assist you or anyone you love, or if you desire more information about RKMRI Medical Reiki Training, please contact them.

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