Can Reiki heal all conditions? How quickly will it work?
What kind of experience does one have during a Reiki session?
Does Reiki interfere with any medical treatment or medication?
How much is a Reiki session?
Is there anything that I have to be aware of when receiving a Reiki session?
What does the term Reiki Master mean?
How many levels are there in Reiki training?
What can we expect from Reiki training?
What support can we get after learning Reiki?
What are the requirements to practice Reiki professionally in New Zealand?
What are the benefits of becoming a member of Reiki NZ Inc?
Do you have any suggestion how to explain Reiki to someone who doesn’t know it?
Q. Can Reiki heal all conditions? How quickly will it work?
R. Although there are many healing stories anecdotally, Reiki does not claim to ‘cure’ anything. It promotes relaxation of the body and the mind, which in turn assists the body’s natural ability to maintain/improve health. Like any other natural therapies claim, healing often takes its own time and it is advised that Reiki is NOT to replace the medical care the client is already receiving.
Q. What kind of experience does one have during a Reiki session?
R. You should have an experience of total relaxation. You will probably feel warmth, tingling or even coolness from the Reiki practitioner’s hands. You may snore as the muscles in your throat relax and you may experience tears. You may experience slight movement of your body and also your stomach may rumble.
If any of these experiences are not very comfortable, let your practitioner know. Otherwise relax and enjoy the experience.
Initially some practitioners may recommend three Reiki treatments within 10 days, however you can discuss the frequency with your practitioner.
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Q. Does Reiki interfere with any medical treatment or medication?
R. Generally Reiki is said to be very good to be combined with any conventional and natural therapies, as Reiki supports these therapies and also may reduce the experience of any side-effects.
Caution is advised where the client is taking medication for conditions such as Diabetes, Hypertension or Thyroid problems etc, as Reiki promotes relaxation which in turn may cause a change in the potency of their medication. It is advisable that the client advise their doctor they are having Reiki treatments, as the doctor may find they need less medication.
Practitioners will take great care if the client has injury, hemorrhage, bone fracture or a pacemaker, so that they may by-pass the area or place their hands off the body.
In all, it is very important that you inform the practitioner all your medical conditions before proceeding to receive a treatment.
Q. How much is a Reiki session?
R. It varies from practitioner to practitioner. Generally in New Zealand, an hour session of Reiki can be anything between $50 and $80 if the practitioner is working from home. At clinics and spas, the session may be more expensive.
Q. Is there anything that I have to be aware of when receiving a Reiki session?
R. The practitioner will advise you to take it easy after the session, drinking an appropriate amount of water, and staying away from excess alcohol or caffeine. Rest after coming home if you can. Reiki may trigger the body’s natural release response, such as runny nose, coughs or tiredness. They are all normal healing responses but if you are not sure, contact your practitioner.
Q. What does the term Reiki Master mean?
R. It is generally understood to mean Reiki Teacher. Some people may call level 3A students Master, Master Practitioner, Master/Practitioner. It is important to talk with your Reiki Teacher to clarify the levels of Reiki before proceeding to training.
Q. How many levels are there in Reiki training?
R. They vary according to the lineage (= family tree of Reiki. All Reiki students are given a record of lineage that is traced all the way back to the founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui). More traditional lineages have three levels – Level 1, Level 2 and Master. More recent lineages have four levels - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3A (sometimes called Master Practitioner), and then Master/Teacher Level.
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Q. What can we expect from Reiki training?
R. Reiki in your hands – you will be able to perform Reiki on yourself and others. In class you will be given plenty of practice time, as well as theory to assist you understand the Reiki energy and how it works.
A positive change in our life – Reiki training triggers healing and re-balancing of your whole being.
A beautiful new group of friends – Your master is likely to be hosting Reiki Share Groups so you can share Reiki with like-minded friends regularly. Reiki NZ Inc. provides various learning and networking opportunities to meet with more Reiki friends. To join Reiki NZ Inc. click here
Q. What support can we get after learning Reiki?
R. Your primary support and advice will come from your Master/Teacher. Then there are plenty of Reiki friends in the Reiki community, such as Reiki Share Groups.
If you become a member of Reiki NZ Inc. you will have support from the members of Reiki NZ Inc. The Committee is a team of dedicated Reiki Masters and Practitioners who are willing to support you.
Our website is always updated with news, upcoming Reiki events, members support structures such as Peer Support System, etc.
Learning opportunities such as Development days and Reiki retreats are open to all Reiki practitioners. Find out more by clicking here
Last but not least, your daily Reiki treatment on yourself will be of great support!
Q. What are the requirements to practice Reiki professionally in New Zealand?
R. Training and Certification (Reiki NZ Inc. recommends to at least Level 2) from a qualified Reiki Master/Teacher.
You will also have to abide by all relevant New Zealand laws such as The Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992, The Privacy Act 1993 etc.
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a member of Reiki NZ Inc?
R. Through Reiki NZ Inc. you will meet a beautiful group of like-minded people. The official newsletter Reiki News is published quarterly, exclusively for members. It is full of inspiring Reiki stories.
Beautiful promotion flyers are available for purchase.
Free use of ‘Member of Reiki NZ Inc’ logo
Free hire of the Reiki NZ Inc. Pull-up banner for your Reiki events (Bond required).
Your names and details appear in the Practitioners list (Reiki levels 2 and up) and/or the Teachers list on our website.
Information and support of Reiki Share Groups, Peer Support System and various Reiki events throughout the country. Members receive discount for many of the events.
Offer of Insurance and First-Aid training opportunities.
Learning and upskilling opportunities and Resources.
Reiki NZ Inc is an affiliate of Natural Health Practitioners of New Zealand and members who fulfill the criteria can be accredited to be NHPNZ.
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Q. Do you have any suggestion how to explain Reiki to someone who doesn’t know it?
R. Reiki is a Japanese-originated natural therapy which is a passive experience as the energy flows according to the needs of the receiver. You will be fully clothed and receive your treatment lying on a massage table or in a chair. The Reiki Practitioner will put their hands lightly on various non-intrusive positions on your body. These positions relate to the endocrine system of the body and help enhance functions as well as assisting your relaxation. Most people begin to relax very quickly and will often fall asleep during the session.