Frequently Asked Questions about Reiki

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a relaxation and healing technique developed in Japan.

William Lee Rand, author of Reiki: The Healing Touch, and one of the most respected practitioners and researchers of Reiki, explains it like this: “Reiki is a Japanese healing technique for relaxation that also promotes healing. It is done through touch. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension.”


How does reiki work?

The Reiki practitioner channels Universal Life energy through her hands into the energetic field of the client. This is done either by placing the hands on or close to the body of the client, or via distance healing and the use of special symbols.  The energy flows into the auric field, and heals by working from the root of the issue, outward.


Let me explain:

Our beings are made up of our physical body and our energy field, which is composed of several layers, with your physical body being the densest, and therefore most difficult to change, energy field.



When Reiki is sent to a client, it will first go to work on the lighter, more easily healed and balanced layers. It will work its way down through the layers to the physical body. Also note that if you have a physical symptom, oftentimes it has started out elsewhere in your energy field as perhaps a persistent thought, an unwanted emotion, or a spiritual longing or intuitive “hit”. Ignoring these subtler signs means that your higher self has to use other means to get your attention, and the final way it can do this is through your physical body. That’s why Reiki works first in your lighter energy fields: it is easier to correct imbalances there.


This isn’t to say that physical symptoms cannot be addressed or will take a long time with Reiki. Quite the contrary! It is simply important to know that when a physical symptom is addressed, if the underlying issues are not also addressed, the physical problem will come back. That is why it is not at all unusual to need several treatments to see more permanent improvement.


How does Reiki Distance healing work?

Distance healing is accomplished through the use of special symbols. These symbols help the practitioner use the scientific principle of Quantum Entanglement to close the gap between the practitioner and the client in time and space. The end result is that the the session can proceed exactly as it would in an in-person session, except the practitioner visualizes the process or uses a proxy (such as a stuffed animal or other object) instead of being physically present.


What the hell is Quantum Entanglement?

Quantum Entanglement is a proven scientific principle that basically states that once two particles (and humans are made of particles!) interact, they become entangled. Then, when they are separated by distance or time, an action taken upon one particle (or human) will affect the other.

This is how distance Reiki works. The interaction in this case can be virtual or physical, since thought is also energy (which is made of particles!!). When I sit down to do your distance healing session, I can use my thoughts in the form of visualization or a proxy, and the actions performed in my mind or on the proxy effect you where you are.  


So, can you use this to control me?

Absolutely not! Reiki also has its own consciousness, and it can never be used to harm someone. It simply won’t work. The energy will dissipate. Reiki comes from God (or Source or Love or the Universe). As such, it cannot be used to harm, control, or manipulate.  


Is Reiki a religion?

No, Reiki is not affiliated with any religion. It is purely energy, and is compatible with any faith based on Love. Reiki is NOT compatible with any religion or practice which seeks to harm, manipulate, coerce, or bring evil to any other living being.


What is the difference between being healed and being cured?

Curing only takes into account the physical problem.  For example, traditional Western medicine “cures” cancer by using chemotherapy and radiation to kill the cancer cells.

Healing, on the other hand, takes into account the entirety of a person: their body, their mind, their spirit, their connection with themselves and others, etc. So, to use our cancer example, energy healing can be used IN CONJUNCTION WITH Western medicine to address not only the physical manifestation of the illness, but also the emotional and spiritual causes, so that the cancer or other disease does not recur.


What is the difference between Reiki and Energy Healing?

Reiki is a form of Energy Healing, just like Salsa is a form of dancing 🙂 Other types of energy healing include Qigong, acupuncture (or acupressure), yoga, kinesiology, and Emotional Freedom Technique (or, Tapping).


What can I expect from one of your distance Reiki sessions?

Once we set up a day and time that are best for you, I will need your location and your email address. The location just needs to be city and state (or province) and country, if different from the US. I need your location because it helps me focus.

At the appointed day and time, you may be doing anything you wish. I do not recommend driving during a distance session, however!! Reiki treatments often make clients sleepy, and this could be dangerous if you are driving. Best results are achieved if you are sitting or lying quietly, meditating, sleeping, or doing some quiet activity such as reading or practicing a hobby.


While the session is in progress, you may experience any of the following: tingling, heat or cool sensations in various parts of your body, pulsing, colors, lights, or images in your mind’s eye, sleepiness, deep relaxation (the #1 most common experience!!), or falling asleep.


Once the session is over, I will either call you or email you a summary of the session, plus the chakra assessment (if you ordered that) within 24 hours. You are always, always welcome to reply with any questions or to share what you experienced! I love hearing about client experiences during a session 🙂


What is a Chakra assessment?

This is something I discovered I could do after I was attuned to Reiki energies and is not a part of the Reiki itself. However, it is easiest for me to see the chakras during a Reiki session, which is why I strongly recommend you purchase this service along with a Reiki treatment.

During the Reiki session, I can see the client’s energy centers, or chakras. I get images, colors, and other sensations that clue me in to the health and balance in each chakra. These are very much like dream images and colors, and require interpretation. I keep interpretation to a minimum, as I find that the client often knows intuitively what the images and colors mean.


What have your clients had to say about Reiki?

I’ll let them tell you!


“You have a profoundly beautiful gift Linette! This is a wonderful, resonant roadmap that you’ve given me to follow, thank you so SO much. ❤ Every last bit of this makes perfect sense and aligns with my intuition. I cannot wait to see you spread your beautiful, bright shining light and share this phenomenal, transformative experience with others! …You are AMAZING!” ~ Solara


“Ok so here are some very interesting things…first as we talked about I was having a really hard time wrapping my head around the distance work but I wanted to have a very open mind with this. When I was ready to go to sleep last night I closed my eyes and said “Ok I am ready to accept the love and healing into my body and I am open to it all.” I fell asleep almost immediately (not that far out of the norm but a little quicker). I am a terrible sleeper and struggle staying asleep and sleeping deeply. The interesting thing is that I only woke up twice but went right back to sleep and slept very soundly.”  ~ Jamie
“I had a MAJOR breakthrough last night, breaking through to my MOST authentic self as a carefree, innocent, happy child. I have not felt that in decades. I feel that in addition to the other work I have been doing, that Linette’s session helped ease the birth of that breakthrough. omg, Linette – the birth!!!! Your word! Still having aftershocks of amazement.” ~Barbara


I received the Willow package from Linette on Monday! During the hour of quiet meditation, I felt so much peace along with a cool sensation in my sacral and root chakra! I loved the detailed chakra reading from Linette Chance and loved every minute of her thoughtful explanation of each area! While experiencing a challenging situation the day of the reading I was able to feel what I was feeling instead of numbing myself for self-protection! This breakthrough has been extremely empowering and I cannot wait for another reiki reading soon! ~ Michele


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