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What is Reiki?
Reiki is comprised of two Japanese words, "Rei" and "Ki". While an exact translation is difficult, many describe "Rei" as divine wisdom, divine guidance, divine direction, divine knowing and "Ki" as the universal life force energy, the loving, unseen energy that surrounds and permeates everything living and non-living.

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What should I wear for a Reiki session?

• Comfortable, loose clothing     

• Limited jewelry    

• Shoes that can be easily removed

• No belts    

• No perfume or cologne 


What does it feel like?
Most people describe Reiki as relaxing, like taking a hot bath. It's also common to experience different sensations, such as warmth or tingling, especially where the practitioner is working. It is not uncommon for people to have strong emotional releases as well (including laughter and weeping), though most people report just a deep feeling of peace, relaxation and feeling "lighter".
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What is the most common session length?
Reiki sessions vary in length from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The most common session length is 60 minutes, which is suggested if you've never received Reiki before or are a first time client at Crystal Lake Reiki.


A standard 60 minute Reiki treatment consists of:

  • Approximately 5 minute discussion before treatment.

  • Approximately 60 minutes energy exchange while laying fully clothed on your back on a massage table (zero gravity recliner chairs are available for those who prefer not to lay flat).

  • Hand positions covering/hovering all or some of the following: head, face, neck, torso, arms, hands abdomen, back, legs, knees and feet.

  • Approximately 5 minutes after treatment to answer any questions.

    Please plan for approximately 70 to 75 minutes total time.


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Reiki FAQsx


If you've never experienced Reiki, here are a few questions people commonly ask.

What types of conditions can Reiki help?

Reiki is non-invasive and gentle, and promotes overall wellness and balance. As a complementary therapy, it relieves stress and catalyzes the body’s self-healing ability. Reiki treats your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body through your life force energy and works from the inside out on the root cause.


Reiki promotes self-healing by letting go of limiting conscious and sub-conscious thoughts and feelings, creating forward momentum in your life. It also aids in immunity*.


Reiki is beneficial for:


  • depression and anxiety

  • emotional balance and self-esteem

  • fatigue and insomnia

  • pain reduction or elimination and releasing tension in the body

  • maintaining general wellness

  • making or handling changes in your life

  • trauma and grief

  • sexual, physical, or emotional abuse

  • relaxation before surgery, reduction of recovery time, and pain management

  • side affects of medications or treatments, including cancer treatments

  • chronic conditions

  • mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual healing

  • increased immunity

  • hospice or palliative care

  • pre and post natal care

  • adopted children or mothers and fathers who have given a child up for adoption

*Please always keep in mind Reiki does not replace conventional medicine. Please continue to work side by side with your healthcare professional for any medical condition.

What age is Reiki for?

Reiki is for everyone! That means no matter what your age, Reiki will help! At Crystal Lake Reiki we work with a large variety of ages, ranging from moms-to-be to geriatrics at their end of life. Reiki works very well for children especially, as they are more naturally in tune with their own energy.

  • Reiki is perfect for babies as caring touch has been scientifically proven to increase their overall health. Reiki is amazing for pregnant women since a Reiki session is a treatment for both mom and baby! It relaxes both, and puts mom and baby more in touch with each other in a loving environment. Reiki also assists moms with the physical and emotional discomforts of pregnancy and thereafter, including fatigue, nausea, back pain, anxiety, postpartum depression and more.

  • Reiki is wonderful for toddlers and young children with behavioral issues, including anxiety, night terrors, aggression, co-dependence, and more. Young children often do not know how to express their needs and wants, so they may act out in ways that are difficult for their parents and loved ones to understand. Reiki is a gentle, loving art that provides a safe environment for these issues to be addressed and released on an energetic and emotional level, which heals the conscious mind as well.

  • Teenagers often find themselves in changing bodies with changing thoughts, minds and attitudes. Reiki will connect them more deeply with a greater sense of self so that they are less likely to succumb to peer pressure, acting out and irresponsible decision making.

  • Adults benefit greatly from Reiki since it helps them enter an extreme state of relaxation, while filtering out all of the negative attitudes, thoughts and stressors of modern day living. The mind body connection has been scientifically proven, which literally means that the more relaxed you are, the less likely you are to get sick and suffer from depression and anxiety.

  • Aging adults, including geriatrics, often experience many physical aches and pain. Reiki can help alleviate physical and emotional pain for aging adults, while giving them a deep sense of peace and acceptance of themselves and their place in life.

  • Reiki is offered at hospitals and palliative care centers throughout the U.S. because Reiki provides great emotional and physical peace to those at their end of life, including their families and loved ones. Reiki offers an energetic space to find closure and acceptance.



How much does Reiki cost?

Each Reiki practitioner sets their own sessions fees, which are based on years of experience and skill range. Typically Reiki session costs are comparable to going to a massage therapist.

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What is Crystal Lake Reiki's cancellation and refund policy?

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If I'm pregnant can I take a Reiki class?

Yes! Reiki has been shown to provide positive benefits for women who are expecting. It can strengthen the bond between Mom and baby and more. Click here to read a great article published by the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) about Pregnancy and Reiki.


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