Reiki FAQ



What is Reiki? 


The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and wellbeing.

Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.


How Do I Feel During A Reiki Healing Sessions?


The most common experiences are an immediate release of stress, feeling of deep relaxation, heat from the practitioner's hands, goosebumps, cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body and etc..

Reiki allows mental blocks to surface, be processed, and released. This may cause emotional reactions such as tears. However, this is a healthy part of the process which leaves the person filling light and enlightened.


Besides the immediate experience of the Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night, etc...


Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?


Most of the time a person will feel relaxed and uplifted by a Reiki treatment. However, sometimes a person will have what is called a healing crisis. As a person’s vibration goes up, toxins that have been stored in the body will be released into the bloodstream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.


What is a Reiki attunement?

A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The attunement is administered by the Reiki Master during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth or cold in the hands, others may see colors or have visions. Most simply feel more relaxed.



How many levels are there to the Reiki attunements?

In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki, there are three levels. These include one, two, Advanced / Master.


What Sets Reiki West Los Angeles Apart?


Looking at wellness holistically, the body, mind, and emotions are inter-connected. Drawing on my background as a Reiki Master Teacher, I customize my clients’ experience, to help them to achieve the results that are most important to them. I’m here to help my clients. The results and the connection created, are the most important!


I specialize in Reiki healing sessions, chakra clearing, guided meditations, crystal therapy and attunements. The Reiki energy builds up each time you have a treatment, which is why it is recommended to have sessions regularly, to most effectively activate the self-healing process. Most people notice a difference after the first Reiki treatment, and the benefits grow with repeated sessions.


I consider myself a creative individual so I uniquely combine the universe's elements, during Reiki sessions, such as crystals, sound therapy, and aromatherapy. Cacao therapy is available on request.

Just for today, I will live the attitude of gratitude Just for

today, I will not worry Just for today, I will not anger, Just for today, I will do my work honestly, Just for today, I will show love and respect for every living thing.


Dr Mikao Usui