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Reiki FAQ

We are always asked questions about Reiki, is it right for me, is it what I need? Below we list some of the most common questions asked and we hope you find your answer…

Whats is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient Japanese hands-on healing system founded by Dr Mikao Usui at the beginning of the 20th century. Reiki literally means ‘Universal Life Force Energy.’ The word ‘Rei’ translates as ‘Universal’, while ‘Ki’ is the Japanese word for ‘Energy’, referring to the life force that flows through all living things. ’Ki’ is also referred to as ‘Chi’ by the Chinese, ‘Prana’ by the Hindus and ‘Light’ by the Christians.

What happens during a treatment?

During a treatment a client will usually be asked to either sit or lie down comfortably. The practitioner will move their hands over the client’s body with a light touch or slightly above, pausing at the level of the chakras or energy centres of the body. Music, candles and incense may be used to create a relaxing atmosphere.

Are there any contraindications to receiving Reiki?

A medical history is documented and care needs to be taken in the following situations: Any metal within the body, pacemakers, diabetes, broken bones and low blood pressure. Reiki may not be suitable for people prone to epileptic seizures, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

How often do I need to have Reiki?

Initially 3 to 4 treatments a week until the condition improves. Then weekly to maintain general health and wellbeing.

How do I know a Reiki practitioner is well qualified?

By asking where they received their training and then researching what the practicioner has told you.

Is Reiki safe?

If the above guidelines are followed Reiki is a very safe method of healing.

How is Reiki regulated?

There is no strict regulation to date. However the training received with Journey to the Heart and Soul is accredited by the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA)

What education & training is available?

Journey to the Heart and Soul is accredited with the Complimentary Medical Association (CMA) and provides Continuing Personal Development (CPD) approved courses. Training is provided for levels 1,2,3 and teacher certificates.