Frequently Asked Questions About Reiki and Reflexology Sessions

Q. Where does Reiki energy come from?

A. Reiki energy is a subtle, universal energy. It is the life force that we all have within us. Reiki practitioners help enhance this life force energy by directing Reiki to your whole body. The person receiving Reiki absorbs what their body needs to heal during the session.

Q. How is a Reiki session given?

A. Reiki session can be performed anywhere, at any time, as no special equipment is needed. The Reiki session process is a very easy one. The recipient simply lies or sits down in a comfortable position. There’s no need to remove any clothing, as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts.

The practitioner gently places his or her hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions, which cover the whole body, with each position held for several minutes. The practitioner is a conduit, through which the energy is drawn. Reiki flows to the areas of need, helping to soothe pain, support the body’s natural ability to heal itself, and restore one’s balance. A full session usually takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours, but can also be shorter.

Q. What can be treated with Reiki?

A. Reiki has had a positive affect on all manner of illness and conditions, from minor ailments like head or stomachaches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension, and anxiety to more serious illnesses like heart disease, cancer, and leukemia. The side effects of regular medical sessions, such as chemotherapy, postoperative pain, and depression, have also been reduced or eliminated. Reiki has also been known to improve healing rate and reduce time in the hospital. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in one’s physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive Reiki?

A. No. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommended that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving Reiki sessions. Reiki energy works in harmony with all other forms of healing, including drugs, surgery, psychological care, and alternative care methods and will improve those results.

If you are considering Reiki while under treatment of a physician, it should be discussed with your physician. See the disclaimer for more details.

Q. Are there any side effects from a Reiki session?

A. Generally after a Reiki session a person feels relaxed. However, sometimes during a session a person will have a large release on one or more levels. This is called a healing crisis. When this happens, a person may get a headache or feel weak. If this happens, I find for myself it is a good idea to drink more water, get more rest, and take care of you. It is part of the healing process.

Q. Does insurance cover Reiki sessions?

A. Reiki is considered alternative treatment. Check with your insurance company for details.

Q. What is Reflexology and is it new?

A. Although recently becoming much more popular and accepted in Western society, Reflexology has been practiced for thousands of years by Egyptians, Native American cultures and Mayan and Incan civilizations. It is widely accepted in many European countries as an accepted therapy. Modern Reflexology has its origins in the late 1930’s.

Reflexology today is a science that deals with the principle that there are reflex areas in the feet and hands which correspond to all the glands, organs, and parts of the body. Reflexology is a unique method of using the thumb and fingers on these reflexes, finding and working on the areas of congestion or tension to help the body operate at its peak efficiency. Noted benefits include (but are not limited to) 1. relieving stress and tension; 2. improving blood supply and promoting the unblocking of nerve impulses; and 3. helping nature achieve homeostasis. Reflexology is safe, non-invasive, profoundly relaxing therapy for restoring and balancing the body.

Q. Is there any research or studies on Reflexology?

A. There have been many recent studies to validate the effectiveness of Reflexology in the U.S. and around the world. For more information visit the Reflexology Association of America.

Q. Is Reflexology another word for “massage”?

A. Foot Reflexology is generally misunderstood as a foot massage, but it is much more than that. Foot Reflexology is a scientific art based on the premise that there are zones and reflex areas in the feet that correspond to all body parts. Reflexology is administered by using the application of thumb and finger pressure to specific points on the feet. Each specific point corresponds with a part of the body. The pressure allows the release of blocked energy and built up toxins. During a treatment, mental and physical tensions are released and a state of relaxation is induced. This allows the body to improve circulation, encourage lymphatic drainage and toxin buildup to release, stimulates nerve pathways and relax muscles.

Q. Who can benefit from Reflexology sessions?

A. Everyone can benefit from Reflexology treatments. You do not have to have an illness to have Reflexology. Clients who want to alleviate stress can benefit from Reflexology. All ages can benefit from Reflexology.


If you have questions that were not answered in the FAQ, or you want to learn more before booking your session, please contact me. I will get back to you as soon as I can.