Frequently Asked Questions
Does Reiki Hurt?
Reiki should definitely not hurt. Most people feel a reduction in pain-related areas upon the completion of a session. Do understand that Reiki is not a cure-all, and your body is displaying pain to get your attention. We are ultimately responsible for our well-being. Reiki simply delivers a little bit of extra energy. Your body will use it where needed.
Will I cry?
You might, if your body needs to release some unwanted energy. Crying is a natural clearing mechanism and is encouraged whenever one feels the need to do so. Kimberly understands that Reiki can dislodge non-serving belief systems which may need an outlet. Crying is considered a strength rather than a weakness as the body naturally processes old thoughts and beliefs, or restores physical balance in a body. All sessions are considered private in the same manner as any other kind of therapy would be.
How is Reiki delivered?
You will lay on a massage table, fully clothed and shoeless. Energy is delivered through the practitioner’s hands, which may include light touch — or no touch, if you prefer — on certain areas of the body. You will never be touched in an area in which you are uncomfortable. No touch will occur near a body’s very private parts.
Does Reiki work when I’m asleep?
It sure does. The energy that Reiki delivers generally has a calming and peaceful effect, and many people fall into a deep sleep. The Reiki session will continue for the fully-allotted time, and you will be gently awakened and given time to adjust before leaving the table.
How is a Reiki Master certified? Is it important?
Reiki Masters have studied and received 3 separate attunements, which are ceremonies performed on a practitioner by a current Reiki Master Teacher to open the channels for life-force flow. Medical Reiki Masters complete further training to provide Reiki sessions in a hospital atmosphere. Kimberly is both a Reiki Master as well as a Medical Reiki Master through Raven Keyes Medical Reiki International. It is recommended that clients feel comfortable with their Reiki practitioner prior to a session, so please ask any questions you may have.
Are you healing me?
It’s important to understand that Reiki practitioners do not heal. Although they are often called “healers,” this is disinformation; the practitioner is channeling life-force energy from the Universe, rather than lending his or her own energy, to the client. The energy is simply channeled from Source, and delivered to the client. The client’s body then chooses to deliver the life-force energy where it best feels it’s needed. There are times in which the body simply chooses to absorb the energy for pain-reduction or a calming effect. We expect that our clients understand that we are not doctors, nor do we choose to replace them. We cannot guarantee a “cure” for any dis-ease, nor should you reconsider visiting any practitioner that makes such a guarantee. We as humans do not have full access to life’s big picture; therefore our higher selves are better-equipped to decide how the energy is used according to a soul’s chosen path.
Is Reiki associated with a religion?
Reiki is not a religious practice. Life-force energy is explained in some manner within the context of all major belief systems. You need not subscribe to any beliefs at all, other than that you take full responsibility for your own physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Do I need more than one Reiki session to see the benefits?
So far, we have not had a client that has not felt better after even a single session. The calming, peaceful feeling that is so common among clients will linger even after you leave the Reiki table. There are many clients that choose to receive regular Reiki sessions in order to maintain their healthy balance, rather than coming to us with a particular ailment. You don’t have to be sick to benefit from Reiki, even in the first session.
What happens during a Reiki session?
You will lay comfortably on your back, fully clothed on a table. Your practitioner will put you in a relaxed state of mind by promoting full breath. Once you are in a relaxed state, a pendulum is used to detect areas with blocked energy. If you choose to do so, your practitioner will then lay crystals in various areas of your body as you lay relaxed on the table. Reiki involves no touch, or very light touch, at various points of the body. Private areas will never be touched. Some people feel a warm sensation or a peaceful state of calmness; others see bright lights around them; many fall into a deep sleep. A treatment usually lasts 45 mins and ends with a cleansing saging.