Find answers to some of the most common questions about Reiki here.

What are Chakras?

Chakra‌ ‌translates‌ ‌to‌ ‌“wheel”.‌ ‌The‌ ‌7‌ ‌chakras‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌body‌ ‌are‌ ‌distinct‌ ‌energy‌ ‌centers‌ ‌that‌ ‌start‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌ top‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌head‌ ‌and‌ ‌end‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌bottom‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌spine.‌ ‌They‌ ‌regulate‌ ‌all‌ ‌parts‌ ‌of‌ ‌your‌ ‌bodily‌ ‌system,‌ ‌ influencing‌ ‌everything‌ ‌from‌ ‌emotional‌ ‌processing‌ ‌to‌ ‌resistance‌ ‌to‌ ‌disease.‌ ‌

How does Reiki help?

Many‌ ‌healthcare‌ ‌professionals‌ ‌accept‌ ‌reiki‌ ‌as‌ ‌a‌ ‌complementary‌ ‌therapy‌ ‌which‌ ‌may‌ ‌help‌ ‌lower‌ ‌stress,‌ ‌promote‌ ‌relaxation‌ ‌and‌ ‌reduce‌ ‌pain.‌ 

How does Reiki feel?

At‌ ‌the‌ ‌practitioner’s‌ ‌hand‌ ‌placements,‌ ‌you‌ ‌may‌ ‌feel‌ ‌a‌ ‌very‌ ‌slight‌ ‌tingling,‌ ‌heat,‌ ‌or‌ ‌energy,‌ ‌or‌ ‌nothing‌ ‌at‌ ‌all.‌ ‌The‌ ‌sensations‌ ‌or‌ ‌lack‌ ‌of‌ ‌are‌ ‌not‌ ‌a‌ ‌barometer‌ ‌of‌ ‌Reiki,‌ ‌they‌ ‌are‌ ‌just‌ ‌how‌ ‌your‌ ‌particular‌ ‌body‌ ‌
senses‌ ‌energy.‌ ‌

What is Reiki

Reiki‌ ‌is‌ ‌a‌ ‌holistic‌ ‌therapy‌ ‌called‌ ‌energy‌ ‌healing.‌ ‌Reiki‌ ‌practitioners‌ ‌use‌ ‌a‌ ‌technique‌ ‌called‌ ‌hands-on‌ ‌healing‌ ‌through‌ ‌which‌ ‌a‌ ‌”universal‌ ‌energy”‌ ‌is‌ ‌transferred‌ ‌through‌ ‌the‌ ‌palms‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌practitioner‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌client‌ ‌in‌ ‌order‌ ‌to‌ ‌encourage‌ ‌emotional‌ ‌or‌ ‌physical‌ ‌healing.‌ ‌Practitioners‌ ‌can‌ ‌also‌ ‌work‌ ‌hands‌ ‌off‌ ‌if‌ ‌the‌ ‌client‌ ‌prefers.‌ ‌

Reiki‌ ‌is‌ ‌widely‌ ‌used‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌NHS‌ ‌and‌ ‌is‌ ‌based‌ ‌on‌ ‌ancient‌ ‌Japanese‌ ‌healing‌ ‌arts‌ ‌

What does Reiki mean?

No, don’t worry it doesn’t hurt!

The‌ ‌word‌ ‌Reiki‌ ‌comes‌ ‌from‌ ‌the‌ ‌Japanese‌ ‌word‌ ‌(Rei)‌ ‌which‌ ‌means‌ ‌“Universal‌ ‌Life”‌ ‌and‌ ‌(Ki)‌ ‌which‌ ‌means‌ ‌“Energy”