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Q. Is Reiki a religion?
A. No. Reiki energy, while spiritual in nature, is simply the energy of the universal life force. It is not defined by any religious affiliation and does not ask anyone to change any religious or spiritual beliefs they may have. Religious affiliation is not inquired into as part of the reiki session, and no religious teachings are part of the session.

Q. What can be treated with Reiki?
A. Reiki has had beneficial results not only for stress reduction and wellness therapy, but also for a wide range of diseases and conditions. In addition reiki has been successfully employed to help reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression. It has also been shown to increase the healing recovery rate and reducing time in hospital. Reiki can be used beneficially for virtually any health condition. It should not be considered to be a “miracle” cure, and clients with medical conditions are encouraged to continue their normal therapeutic care with their primary health practitioner at all times.

Q. Does one have to stop seeing a regular doctor or psychologist in order to receive a reiki treatment?
A. No. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical or psychological treatment. If one has a medical or psychological condition, it is recommend that one see a licensed health care professional in addition to receiving reiki treatments. Reiki works in harmony with all other healing modalities and will actually help improve the results.

Q. Are there any side effects from a reiki treatment?
A. 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 due to blockage may be released into the bloodstream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. This might cause some reflex reactions such as a headache or stomachache or a general weak feeling. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing itself as part of the healing process and this is actually a good sign.

Q. Are reiki treatments expensive?
A. No. Prices are reasonable and less than what you would expect to pay for a massage. Reiki is much less expensive than visits to a doctor or a hospital stay, and can dramatically reduce the cost of treatment in many cases.

Q. Will my insurance plan pay for my reiki treatment?
A. Each insurance plan is different. You should consult your health insurance provider. In general, health plans in the past have not supported much in the way of complementary therapies, but this is changing very quickly as the cost benefits are recognized.

Q. How can I arrange for a reiki session?

A. Ganapati LLC provides reiki sessions at our facility in Racine, Wisconsin (between Kenosha and Milwaukee, Wisconsin). We serve S.E. Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. For clients unable to travel we will be happy to schedule treatments at your location depending on the distance.

Our sessions are by appointment only.

Call 262-619 1798 or Email


Reprint information: We would like to thank our sources for information contained in this flyer which came from and from Reiki: The Healing Touch by William Rand. Vision Publications, Southfield, MI 1991.
© 2000, Ganapati, LLC.

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