FAQs about Reiki

What is Reiki and how does it work?

Reiki is a type of energy healing which reduces stress on the nervous system. It was discovered in Japan in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui, a Buddhist scholar. By connecting to universal life force energy (spiritual energy), a Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit for healing energy to flow to the recipient using the power of their intention to direct energy.

Can Reiki help my ____?

Reiki helps a lot of things! It works to speed healing on the physical, mental, and emotional levels no matter what you’re working to heal and rebalance. Reiki can also help increase mindfulness, intuition, and goal setting.

Can I learn to practice Reiki for myself and others?

Absolutely! I teach all levels of Reiki (levels 1-3, and teacher training) to people from all walks of life. Some people chose to add it to their professional practice, and others use it for themselves and their loved ones.

How long does it take to become a Reiki Master?

It takes a minimum of four months to become a Reiki Master, but students achieve true mastery of Reiki in their own time, depending on how often they practice with the Reiki teachings and techniques. A Reiki Master may go on to become a Reiki Master Teacher after a year of practicing with the level 3 course material.

I’ve taken a Reiki class years ago but haven’t practiced in a long time. Do I need to retake the class or can I move on to the next level?

Because there’s so much variation in the way Reiki is taught, I recommend retaking a class if it’s been a several years since your last one or if you don’t remember how to use the techniques from the last level you studied.

Can you give Reiki to pets?

Yes, they can really benefit from Reiki! I’ve worked extensively with cats and dogs, and I’ve found cats to be easier to work with as they inherently understand how Reiki works and enjoy receiving healing energy.