Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Reiki and Reiki Explorer, and some surprising answers!

Reiki is a kind of Ki/Chi energy healing that nourishes the body’s ability to heal itself. It is a non-religious form of laying on hands. It is good for stress reduction and relaxation.

Mikao Usui received Reiki during an enlightenment experience on Kurama mountain in Kyoto, Japan in the early 1900s.

Because anyone that wants to learn Reiki can do so, Reiki is practiced in homes and hospitals worldwide. There are millions of practitioners worldwide.

Reiki sees the free flow of "life force energy" also known as Ki or chi, through the body as fountain of health. If this energy is high and flowing through the body, the person is healthy and happy. If the life force energy is low, or tangled or blocked then health, vitality and emotions may be poor.

Reiki is not a religion and has practitioners from all religious traditions. It helps each person deepen their faith by giving them direct experience with nonphysical positive energy but makes no claims or demands on what it means. Some classes may mention guides, angles, or the divine, it is up to each person to fit that in to their own spiritual beliefs or not. Reiki can be treated as a form of medicine and meditation, or as a metaphysical exploration tool.

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