Reiki is a form of hands-on energy healing or what medical practitioners would call bio-field therapy, which promotes overall wellbeing in a variety of aspects. It targets the aura or human energy field and helps jumpstart healing process in the body on a cellular level. Reiki actually contains two separate words, Rei translates to something mysterious and divine, where as Ki translates to the energy of the universe or life force. There are a number of different Reiki techniques and styles, the thing to remember is that no matter what kind of Reiki you are exposed to, Reiki healing can never hurt or harm you. One of the best analogies for how reiki works to heal emotional, physical, and mental blockages is to imagine crystal clear lake. If you run your hands along the bottom of the lake, it will kick up the dirt that has settled at the bottom, turning the water muddy. This dirt and sediment may settle again, but it is still laying there at the bottom ready to be disturbed again. This represents trauma that we hold onto from past experiences that left lasting impacts on us that still affect us to this day. Reiki acts as a filter, and instead of allowing the sediment and trauma to settle back down inside of us, it helps us to work through it, release it, and heal from it which leaves our energetic lake a little cleaner and more pure than it was before. Every time reiki is able to work on cleansing further it disturbs the blockages and trauma, however, it does so in the gentlest manner possible in comparison to how it would be brought up in daily life.
Below you can read about the various styles of Reiki that Heather has been attuned to. You may request a specific Reiki technique for your session or let Heather conduct an intuitive session where she may use a variety of styles based on your energetic, emotional, and physical needs.
Usui Ryoho is one of the oldest and most common forms of reiki healing today and was founded in Japan by Mikao Usui in 1922 after meditating and fasting on Mount Kurama for 21 consecutive days. Mikao Usui experienced a vision of a strong surge of energy striking the top of his head like lightening and when he left Mount Kurama he discovered that he was able to harness this new frequency through his hands to provide energy healing for himself and others. Usui Ryoho Reiki works by drawing the energy of this universe to help the body open the energy centers, releasing blocks and calming over active areas allowing for physical, mental, and emotional healing for any and all traumas you may have experienced during your lifetime and prior. It's perfect for repairing any unhealthy mindset or addictions you might have, or any type of physical, mental, and emotional imbalances such as the affects of Anxiety, depress, PTSD, restricted movement, bodily aches or pains and even unhealthy feelings like relenting jealousy or anger. Students are attuned by Masters to the different energetic symbols that are taught in advanced Usui Reiki that unlock certain energy channels within the body that allows the student to access healing Reiki energy for their entire lifetime.
Heather is a certified Usui Ryoho Reiki Master - Level III.
Usui/Holy Fire® founded by William Lee Rand, is generally added in addition to other reiki healing styles providing strong yet gentle purification, empowerment, and the ability to allow the energy to continue to work through you even when not thinking about it. It was derived from the Usui Reiki Ryoho technique yet produces stronger vibrations and energy healing frequencies.
Heather is a certified Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki Ryoho Practitioner, Level II.
Holy Fire® is the registered service mark of William Lee Rand.
In Shoden, students learn how to activate their own reiki healing abilities so they can perform self treatments or charge objects with Reiki energy. They also learn the History of the practice, the basic principles of Reiki, information regarding the human electro-magnetic field, meditation techniques, and how to incorporate energy healing in their everyday lives. Many Reiki Masters have conflicting information regarding the time a student should practice before moving onto the next level. It's recommended to do self practice for 21 consecutive days before moving on to Level II and using Reiki to treat other people even though most of the time both levels are taught together. Some Masters prefer you to do daily self practice for up to six months before attempting to use knowledge from Level II.
In Okuden, the students learn the first three reiki healing symbols CKR, SHK, and HSZSN and receive an attunement that unlocks energy pathways within the body to increase your Reiki ability. At this level, the students will also learn how to give others a Reiki session, how to perform energy healing at a distance, as well as what they need to know in order to open their own Reiki practice. Most teachers will teach both Level I and II together, so after practicing on yourself first for 21 consecutive days, you may then practice on yourself and others for another 21 consecutive days before moving onto the Master level. You can always take more time, most Masters prefer you to wait at least a year of daily practice before moving on to Master level.
At the Master level students learn the master symbol DKM, or how to perform an attunement and Reiju, as well as receive the knowledge necessary in order to teach all three levels of reiki healing to others. This is the last level for Holy Fire® practitioners but students can find further attunements by different masters of energy healing.
After practicing Shinpiden, there are other modern forms of reiki healing that build upon the traditional Usui Reiki Ryoho technique, going all the way up to a Level XX Grandmaster allowing your energy healing channels to be able to conduct even more energy at one time.
Kundalini energy resides at the base of the spine and when activated brings the person closer to spiritual enlightenment. However, most of the time Kundalini awakening takes dedication, time, and practice. This is where reiki healing can assist the awakening process by speeding up the opening of the energy centers of the body not for healing, but for spiritual enlightenment. Even though this type of Reiki energy is still very good for you, it doesn't have much of the physical healing ability that Usui Ryoho and other Reiki energy does, instead it focuses more on energy healing, or healing the various energy centers around your body and your environments. Kundalini Reiki is a more western, European style of energy healing and is influenced more by the Hinduistic practices of Master Ole Gabrielsen, the founder of Kundalini Reiki. This style of Reiki is one of the easiest to learn as it doesn't use any mantras or symbols in the practice, the only goal is to awaken the Kundalini energy locked at the base of your spine. There are three attunements that happen at the end of each level that take a total of 18 days to complete. Once fully attuned, you can use Kundalini Reiki for yourself and others as well as to charge and clear items, rooms, buildings, and anything you can think of. After eleven days of practice at the Master level you can choose to receive further attunements that will open you up to a level nine Kundalini Reiki Practitioner.
Heather is a certified Kundalini Reiki Grand Master - Level IX
In the first level you learn how to use Kundalini Reiki healing on yourself and others in person or remotely. You can also use energy healing on items, spaces, and past and future energetic environments you may find yourself if. Once attuned to this level it is recommended to wait two days before continuing to level two.
In Kundalini Reiki Level II, you learn the meditative approach of kundalini energy healing, how to feed and clean our energetic field, as well as self cleansing and purification. Once attuned to this level it is recommended to practice for five consecutive days before continuing to level three reiki healing.
In the Master level, you will learn further Reiki healing techniques. Diamond Reiki amplifies the healing power of Reiki by imagining a diamond in the middle of your crown chakra through which the reiki is filtered and purified even further. DNA Reiki destroys the trauma that has been passed down through your genetics. Birth trauma Reiki heals the trauma we all experience at our time of birth. Every birth is traumatic whether it be a natural birth or a C-section, their levels of trauma do vary however. Past life Reiki heals any trauma that your soul has brought with it to this lifetime. Crystalline Reiki is perfect for targeting blockages and emotional traumas in the body and dissolving the negative "crystals" so the energy can flow freely. Lastly, location Reiki which heals you of your karmic bonds between places, buildings, or other kinds of locations. You will also learn how to attune levels I, II, and Master Kundalini. At this level of attunement there are two timeframes to take into account. You should by this point be used to practicing energy healing daily, practicing this level for eleven consecutive days before moving onto Grandmaster level five. Before you begin to teach and attune others, you must have practiced daily for at least one month.
The grandmaster reiki levels are a series of attunement boosters that open your energetic channels even further to allow you to provide extremely deep Kundalini cleansing. It's recommended to practice this level of energy healing for eleven consecutive days before receiving the next level reiki healing attunement.
This level reiki healing attunement helps the practitioner's ability to work with multiple energies at the same time. It's recommended to continue to practice this energy healing for eleven consecutive days before receiving the next level attunement.
After receiving this reiki healing attunement it allows for an enormous amount of personal and spiritual growth and expansion. It's recommended to continue the energy healing self-sessions for 21 consecutive days before receiving the next attunement.
With this level of attunement, your energy healing will have gained the skills of consolidating and encapsulating negative energy as well as anything that isn't self-fulfilling. It's recommended to practice reiki healing for three consecutive days before receiving the next attunement.
This attunement brings the practitioner an outrageous expansion of kundalini energy healing. Though, it may not be enough to spark the full awakening of Kundalini energy, it will be a fast paced stepping stone for your journey to awakening. You should practice this reiki healing for three consecutive days before receiving the final attunement.
After receiving the final reiki healing attunement, it's recommended to have three months of consecutive practice before beginning to teach and attune others to the grand master levels of energy healing.
Gold Reiki calls upon a specific type of universal energy to bring healing to the recipient, this energy healing has strong purification powers and works by transmuting low frequencies caused by fear, phobias, and depression into forms of higher frequencies, light and happiness with what is called the "Golden Ray". Founded by Ole Gabrielsen, it helps to align and strengthen the Earth Ki or the first and second Chakras of the body, where you store memories of traumatic events, to allow you to heal, increasing the light within so that no darkness can remain. In Gold Reiki there are three attunements that take place over the course of five days and is hugely centered around opening the Heart Ki or Heart Chakra. Gold Reiki healing can easily be combined with other forms of Reiki to bring spiritual and physical healing together in a very powerful way.
Heather is a Gold Reiki Master, Level III
In order to learn Gold Reiki healing technique you must be a Kundalini Reiki III Master for at least five days and have a daily energy healing practice.
The Gold Reiki healing levels are actually one level with three attunements that are each five days apart. You should practice this energy healing daily, and at the end of the fifteen days you have sufficiently opened the energy channels in your body and are able to attune others to Gold Reiki.
Gold Reiki healing level II attunement opens the energy channels for Gold Reiki even further, allowing your connection to grow stronger. Practice this energy healing for another five days before receiving the level III attunement.
After the third energy healing attunement, your channel is fully opened to Gold Reiki healing. From here you should practice at least five days before attuning or treating others with Gold Reiki.
Quantum Reiki healing is the most powerful form of Reiki energy healing to date, the reason being, when Usui Reiki Ryoho was first created the vibrational frequency of the Earth was much lower than it is today, because the global consciousness and frequencies of the Earth are so much higher now, this allows for even higher vibrational frequencies to be reached thanks to Antojai Quantum Reiki. This style of Reiki was developed by Dr. Axel Carrasquillo and works with multi-dimensional life energy that transcends further than our universe and the universal energy accessed by most Reiki techniques. One of the biggest differences between Quantum Reiki and other styles is that through the ideas of Quantum physics, you do not need to act as a conduit, drawing the energy to you and sending it elsewhere. Instead, the multi-dimensional life energy is everywhere all the time and you are able to grab it from anywhere and use it without having to draw it to you from another location. You also do not need to use a specific symbol to open a pathway that allows for distance healing because the multi-dimensional energy is everywhere, always. The main goal of Quantum Reiki is to help the practitioner or recipient heal for ascension whereas most other modalities focus on healing for enlightenment. Ascension is realizing your divine nature, it's not something that is realized through following certain patterns or beliefs. Enlightenment is a subset of ascension, this is where you realize the physical plane is an illusion and that you are the creator of your experience. Quantum Reiki will help you completely change your perception of reality while providing healing on a much deeper level than any other style, while also giving you the power to learn any style of Reiki without having to be attuned by another Master.
Heather is a certified Quantum Light Reiki Master, Level I.
In Quantum Reiki healing level one you learn four different Keys or symbols that allow you to access the multi-dimensional life energy. You also learn how to download the power of other Reiki energy healing symbols from the various styles and be able to use the energy without needing to be attuned by a master.
At the Grandmaster reiki healing level you learn how to teach and attune others to Quantum Reiki, and how to work with animals. You can also learn how to give Quantum energy healing to animals through a separate course offered by Dr. Axel Carrasquillo.
This energy healing focuses on opening up your psychic gifts and increasing their potential. This reiki healing level goes through bending time and space, environment healing, soul activation, manifesting, and working with the akashic records.
Crystals can be used with a variety of Reiki healing practices in a large number of ways, sometimes they are placed around the room to help keep energy clear and pure, other times to help block electromagnetic waves emanating from all of the technology we surround ourselves with. They can be placed over certain points of the body to help heal, balance, unblock, or enhance by entraining the recipient to the frequencies of whichever crystals are being used as well as to that of the reiki energy healing being channeled. When booking a Crystal Reiki Session, you can request specific crystals to be used, supply your own pieces, or ask for certain intentions for your healing experience and allow Heather to choose the right crystals and combination for your desired effect. If you don't know much about crystals you've come to the perfect place for a great introduction!
Crystals are very energetic stones that vibrate at different frequencies and have a variety of properties that can be utilized in many different ways, as well as combined to achieve a specific effect. When used with Reiki energy, the crystals can enhance a session tremendously as well as help to focus the intention of the healing. Below you can read about some of Heather's favorite crystals to use with Reiki to get an idea of which crystals you'd like to work with during your session. If you have any requests to work with a specific crystal not mentioned below you can submit an inquiry to see if it is available or, if you have a piece that you'd like to bring to use in the session you are more than welcome to do so. Each piece used is cleansed physically and energetically after each session to prevent any lingering energy from other clients.
This information does not intend to serve as medical advice, cure any diseases, and should not be relied upon in your health-related decision making. This information is available to assist in expanding your understanding of prevailing beliefs in the metaphysical fields.
Clear Quartz is one of the most common crystals you can find and can be used for almost anything and is all about light, clarity, amplification, and reflection. Geologically, clear quartz crystals is referred to as silicon dioxide which is one part silicon and two parts oxygen. It can also have different minerals imbedded within. Generally, these are specified as the added minerals can change the effects the crystal can have. Clear Quartz amplifies the affects of other crystal's properties and helps to focus the mind, making it a fantastic tool for meditation. It is very easy to program with your intention, making Reiki sessions a breeze. It helps to enhance other psychic abilities while balancing your energy on all planes. It's known as the master healer because it works so well to amplify thought and energies around it. Clear Quartz is also highly programable so it's important to have clear and focused thoughts when working with it so as it doesn't pick up on any negative, stagnant, or chaotic energy of any given situation that can interrupt your intentions for the crystal. It works to absorb, store, release, and regulate energies of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, electromagnetic smog, and petrochemical emanations making it a perfect energy healing tool. Clear Quartz can also have various inclusions that will add different properties to the already amazing benefits of this crystal when combined with reiki healing.
Rose Quartz is the crystal of love, friendship, peace, and deep inner healing. It gets its color from microscopic inclusions of a pink variety of Dumortierite inside Clear Quartz. Generally, there are enough inclusions to cause the Rose Quartz to appear translucent or a milky pink color instead of transparent. Rose Quartz is another perfect stone to combine with energy healing as it is the crystal of universal love. It helps to restore trust, harmony within yourself, your relationships, as well as your environment. It allows for empathy to flow through to bring people together in love and kindness. Rose Quartz can be used to overcome trauma, heartbreak, betrayal, as well as to assist in forgiveness and is a perfect reiki healing tool. It can help to strengthen all kinds of relationships, encouraging love and openness in communication while also attracting more love into your life in the form of new relationships, friends, and experiences. It works by transmuting negative energy such as fear, hate, anger, mistrust into more positive experiences and helps the user to see the good in oneself and others. Rose Quartz helps to provide a deep sense of personal fulfillment, contentment, and acceptance and has the ability to play a huge part in personal healing and forgiveness. This stone is a powerful unifier.
Amethyst is another crystal that is fantastic for Reiki healing as it promotes inner peace and tranquility. Amethyst can be almost translucent with very light or pale purple hints to a deep dark pure purple that comes from trace amounts of iron found within the crystal. After crystallization, gamma rays found within the host rock are emitted, irradiating the iron within to produce the purple hue. Amethyst brings mental clarity and protects against mental or psychic attacks and transmutes the energy into peace and love. It's a fantastic stone for anyone who suffers from anxiety as it helps to promote peace and calming within the user. It facilitates growth and assists with removing obstacles or additions that can cause stagnancy, and balances energies within while raising your awareness and intuition. It's a perfect meditation tool, helping to focus thought and intention so you can make good decisions that help your personal growth instead of hindering it through energy healing.
Selenite is an important crystal to have if you do any kind of energy healing. It's an evaporate rock that is formed when water evaporates and leaves behind the chemicals and minerals that were dissolved in it, which happens to be a form of Gypsum. It is a powerful cleansing crystal and never needs to be cleansed itself. A very transformative stone and excellent for big life changes, re-energizing a space or item, and can even help you gain back energy that you've left behind with others. Selenite is a wonderful crystal for meditation as it helps to transmute negativity, cleansing and purifying it, while bringing mental focus and clarity so you can tap into the universal consciousness to bring peace, healing, understanding, love, and forgiveness. It cleanses other crystals that are placed on or near it and amplifies their properties while doing so. It encourages psychic abilities to develop and can help to bring you close to divine energy. It's perfect for cleansing stones between reiki healing sessions.
Hematite is one of the most abundant minerals found on the surface of Earth and one of the minerals that makes up iron ore. It's made up of 70% iron and 30% oxygen but is rarely found that pure. It's one of the best crystals for empaths and reiki healing because of its incredible grounding and centering abilities. In difficult situations it helps provide stability and strengthens self-confidence. Hematite is a powerful protection stone for negative energy, psychic attacks, as well as protection against EMFs (Electro-magnetic Fields) produced by a lot of the technology that surrounds us in our everyday lives. Placing a small piece of Hematite in front of TV's, computers, and other devices can help protect you against EMF's in your home. It stimulates the mind and helps promote deep thought and ideas through its energy healing abilities.
Black Tourmaline is a very grounding stone and is used for protection against negativity. Tourmaline is formed in crevices and fractures during hydrothermal activity, the primary mineral that forms Black Tourmaline is called Schorl. It's another perfect stone for empaths , energy healing, and those with psychic abilities as it helps to prevent against all kinds of psychic attacks. It assists with claustrophobia, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, obsessions, and other forms of paranoia. It helps to bring back an individuals sense of independence in these types of situations. Black Tourmaline also helps to protect and shield the user from EMFs. It clears, purifies, and unblocks energetic blockages in reiki healing.
Moqui Marbles are comprised of iron oxide and sandstone formed from underground water which precipitated iron minerals which can found across Arizona and Utah and can be as old as 25 million years or as young as 300,000. They can be used for a number of things such as reiki healing or balancing the male and female energies of the mind, body, and soul. You can also use them to connect with your ancestors for guidance or to heal past trauma. They're also a great tool for shamanic journeying or meditation practices. The top marble in the photo is a female stone, generally they are more smooth than their male counterparts, where you can see the stone in the middle has ringlets and is a bit flatter, signifying it as the male stone. The smaller stone at the bottom is also male as it's flatter with ringlets too. Use a male and female pair to balance those energies within yourself by placing the female stone at the top of your head and the male stone by your feet when laying down, or if seated, have the male stone in your dominant hand and the female in your non-dominant hand. You can also use three Moqui marbles like the ones pictured for connecting to your ancestral trauma so you can release it and make sure it doesn't continue through your lineage through energy healing.
Reiki healing sessions can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on the practitioners and recipients availability. The client will be asked if they have any injuries, traumatic events, or areas of the body that they wish to have Reiki focused on, then they will be asked to rate their current physical, emotional, and mental state. The practitioner takes that knowledge to decide the best treatment option, either following the traditional hand positions to cover the whole body, or to focus on certain areas to pinpoint specific issues for the client while ensuring Reiki energy can reach every part of the body as well. Clients decide whether or not they would prefer hands on or just off the body before the session begins, once decided the practitioner then activates their Reiki along with any symbols they prefer and begins the session by placing their hands on the chosen positions on the body fro 3-5 minutes each as they act as a conduit for energy healing. After all the hand placements are finished the practitioner will cleanse the aura and check back in with the client on their physical, emotional, and mental state to take note on what was improved and what still needs work so they can recommend another session if necessary.
For distance Reiki healing sessions, the practitioner will reach out to the client about 5-10 minutes before the session is supposed to begin to run through some things such as how to get ready for the session, some meditation exercises to help the client get into a more mindful space, and walk the client through a variety of sensations that they might experience while receiving energy healing. The physical, mental, and emotional state of the client is evaluated and they are informed that they will be contacted five minutes after the session has ended to re-evaluate their current state. Again, the practitioner will ask if there are any areas of the body they would like to have focused on or if they have any other intentions for the healing session. The practitioner will activate their Reiki using any preferred symbols necessary for a distance session and begin their method of treatment. After the allotted timeframe the practitioner will contact the client back to get information on what worked and what still needs to be worked on. They will possibly recommend scheduling another session if necessary.
If you are the kind of person who likes to know how things work and be able to explain phenomenon in a scientific light, follow the link to learn more about how Quantum Physics can help to explain various inner workings of Reiki healing practices and understand the universe a little better through energy healing.
Are you unsure whether or not Reiki healing can fit in with your religious practices? Follow this link to learn more about how energy healing works in harmony with all religions and belief systems as well as get more information through Bishops, Priests, Nuns, and Ministers who use Reiki to strengthen their relationship with their beliefs.
If you have found yourself researching Reiki or interested in experiencing a treatment, more than likely there is a reason you are being called to draw Reiki into your life. Whether it be receiving a reiki treatment, or learning to give and teach Reiki yourself, one thing for certain is that Reiki cannot hurt or harm you. Even if it ends up being a one time thing you will still receive benefits from it so don't be afraid to open your mind and heart to it and see how you feel! There are always safety concerns to be aware of as far as people who wish to take advantage of others. Never trust a practitioner who is offering a miracle cure or that you should stop seeing your doctor. Reiki sessions are done fully clothed (jewelry and shoes are usually removed) so a practitioner should never ask you to remove your clothing. Practitioners are also supposed to ask permission if the client is accepting of hands-on healing session or if they would prefer hands-off. Even in a hands-on healing session, a practitioner should never touch private or intimate areas.
Reiki is a Japanese Energy Healing modality that can be used by anyone. The practitioner goes through a process called an attunement, where they are opened energetically by the Reiki Symbols which create a strong pathway for the universal energy to flow. It works on a cellular and quantum level (if you are interested in Quantum Physics, there are a lot of principles that help to explain how Reiki works) to help balance the aura or what medical professionals would call the human electromagnetic field. The practitioner will activate the Reiki energy and place their hands on a client to act as a conduit for the energy. They ensure the energy is able to work through the entire body, hence the various hand positions and placements, this makes sure that if there are any blockages in the flow of energy, Reiki can still reach all parts of the body. Distance Reiki sessions do not lose any power thanks to the HSZSN distance symbol that is learned in Reiki II that can send universal energy through time and space. You can read more on the Science and Reiki page.
An attunement is performed by a Master Reiki practitioner which opens energetic channels within a student that allows them better access to higher levels of energy. Think of the amount of water that is able to flow through a gutter vs the amount of water that flows in a river. No matter how strong your connection is to energy, you cannot have a powerful flow if the energetic channels are too small. On the flip side, rushing through many different styles and attunements may increase the channels for the energy, but if your energy flow is only a little trickle, it won't ever be able to seem strong if the path is too wide. You'll want to make sure that your power and energy pathways stay relatively similar to each other, the only way to make sure that happens is to practice daily!
Reiki isn't regulated like other health modalities such as massage therapy so as a customer it's good to be somewhat informed when searching for a practitioner that is right for you. You should always look at the level of experience and training a practitioner has as well as to make sure they have the proper certification from taking an in-person class by a certified or licensed Reiki master through a reputable Reiki Association. A few different associations you can utilize to find practitioners in your area are the International House of Reiki, the International Center for Reiki Training, and the Reiki Alliance. If you are looking for clinical establishments who offer Reiki services you can also search through hospitals, clinics, and hospice programs through The Center for Reiki Research.
Wear comfortable clothing that isn't too tight or constricting. Clients are always welcome to bring light jackets in case they get a little chilly or overheated so they can regulate their temperature better. Usually practitioners and clients tend to feel warm during Reiki sessions, so dressing in appropriate layers is a good idea.
The practitioner will discuss your intentions for the session and check in with you on how you are currently feeling physically, mentally, and emotionally. They'll also ask if there are any areas you'd like for them to focus on and see if you prefer hands on or just off the body for the session. From their they will have you get comfortable on the Reiki table before doing a short meditation for themselves and activating their Reiki. Most practitioners will do a Byosen scan, which is done by reading the thickness, warmth, and sensations of the energy around the body that we refer to as the Aura. This scan will tell the practitioner the level of trauma in that area and help them decide how long to treat affected areas. Everyone experiences the sensations of Reiki differently, some feel energetic waves wash over them, some will see colors, shapes, or figures. Others will have emotional reactions, begin crying, or fall asleep. Most people will find that their legs or arms will twitch and their stomachs gurgle, those being some of the more common experiences between clients during their Reiki sessions. Depending on the length of the session, the practitioner will place their hands at various points on the body, holding each position between 3-5 minutes before continuing. Once all hand positions are complete the practitioner will perform another Byosen scan to assess any improvement or to see if there are any areas that require additional treatments in the future. You'll then be asked to re-evaluate your current mental, physical, and emotional state to determine if you feel any better, relaxed, in less pain, etc. From there you will be asked to pay for the session and possible asked if you'd like to go ahead and schedule another treatment.
Most insurance companies do not cover Reiki treatments in their programs. There are a few that do, but it is not common for most people to have that type of coverage. Most insurance companies that do cover Reiki, only cover it if it is apart of a treatment program recommended by your doctor, or if it's given during a hospital stay by a nurse or registered practitioner. You can contact your insurance provider to see their policies regarding Reiki treatments in medical facilities.
Some people like to have daily Reiki, others once per week, some folks only do it once or twice a year, and as you probably can guess, there are so many people who have still never had any experience with Reiki! Generally, the practitioner will want to discuss your reasons for seeking out Reiki healing whether it be emotional trauma, chronic pain, or just to feel relaxed. Once they have enough information as far as your intentions for healing they will make a recommendation as to how often they think you should get Reiki treatments. If you're dealing with chronic pain they may try to set up a regular schedule with you so you can get the most out of Reiki's benefits for pain management, or if you have just been a bit too stressed out lately they might inform the client to use their best judgement and try to come again before they get as stressed out. The frequency of your sessions are also based on your schedule and financial situations and you reserve the right to seek Reiki as often or as little as you desire.
For this answer it's very important to bring up the difference between healing and curing something. When you heal, you find the root cause of a problem and treat it to help restore balance inside the body. Curing is more along the lines of removing the problem but not finding out the cause of the problem. Doctors can remove sick organs but that doesn't mean that underlying problem that caused the organ to become sick in the first place is taken care of. You can also heal without being cured meaning that your body is actually in balance but you still have a medical condition. There have been instances where people's medical conditions faded away with continued Reiki sessions however, it is very important to be aware that Reiki is not a cure. If a practitioner is promising to heal your serious medical conditions, or recommending that you stop seeing your doctor, or to stop taking prescription medications, they are taking advantage of you and the situation. Reiki has been proven scientifically to jumpstart the healing process of the body on a cellular level, but like we already know, each individual is different and has a variety of reactions and responses to the same thing so no general comments can be made as far as the results of Reiki healing.
Yes! The Center for Reiki Research is about bringing acceptance and understanding about biofield therapy, being one of the largest sources of scientific research on Reiki. You can create a free account which to access the articles on the current experiments being conducted.