Frequently Asked Questions

What is Reiki? (pronounced ray-key)
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.

Do all healers use Reiki?
There are many kinds of healing energy. All healing energy has Ki or life energy, as one of its important parts. All healers use life energy or Ki, but not all use Reiki. Reiki is a special kind of healing energy that (in the majority of cases) can only be channeled by someone who has been attuned to it.

What is an attunement?
The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience that makes adjustments in the student’s chakras and energy pathways to accommodate the ability to channel Reiki energy.

How do I know I’m being effective in my Reiki sessions to myself or a client?
After the attunement, all that is necessary is to place your hands on yourself, for self healing, or another with the intention of healing. The Reiki energies will begin flowing automatically. Practice will bring more clarity.

Can Reiki cause harm?
Because Reiki is guided by spiritual consciousness, it can never do harm. It always knows what the person needs and will adjust itself to create an effect that is of the highest good for each recipient.

Does Reiki deplete my energy?
Because Reiki is channeled from our highest, purest source, the practitioner’s energies are not part of the session and are never depleted. Client and practitioner receive healing as the pure energy flows thru each.

Can everyone learn Reiki?
Yes. The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual understanding and does not require any special skill. Reiki is simply passed from teacher to student during an attunement process.

How can I learn more about this?
Take a class with us, Maryland Center for Reiki Training. Your eyes will open, doors will open, and your life will be enhanced. As we help to awaken others to their own ability to move to a place of balance and health, we heal ourselves. “Guide me and heal me so that I might be of greater service to others.”

This information, and much more, is provided in the International Center for Reiki Training manuals that we use in our classes. A manual is provided for each student.

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Maryland Center for Reiki Training offers the following recommendations to support your study of reiki.