How often should I receive Reiki?

Q: How often should I receive Reiki?

A: I am asked this question a lot. The answer is, “it depends.” It depends on a number of things. Here are some of the considerations:

1) How much you are off balance physically, emotionally, or spiritually. For instance, severely anxious or depressed, chronically or acutely ill, or feeling completely disconnected from your purpose will probably be good reasons for receiving several Reiki healings as often as possible – daily or a few times per week, for example. Even weekly sessions can make a difference. In fact, they might make a HUGE difference. HERE is a post I wrote about one person that had miraculous results from Reiki.

2) How long you’ve had the issue. It seems that acute issues, those present for a shorter amount of time but rather severe in nature, heal faster than chronic issues – those which have been there longer. Think of Reiki as being able to rewind your health – the longer you’ve had it, the longer it might take to heal. The shorter, the faster. I’ve used Reiki to help my kids when they have the flu. I’ve given them Reiki several times a day and they’ve recovered quicker than before I knew Reiki.

3) How open you are to allowing Reiki to help you. Feeling hopeless no matter what will slow down the results because you are not allowing the energy to help you. It’s not necessary for you to believe without trying, but the more you are willing to accept the energy that could make a difference in your situation. Also, some people are not ready to heal because their issue is serving them in some way – bringing them attention or covering up emotional pain that’s deeper. Being truly ready to feel better can intensify the effects of the Reiki, speeding healing.

For those who are relatively healthy, regular Reiki healings can be as often as a massage – about once every few weeks.

For those who are Reiki practitioners, daily self healing is really recommended. Also, receive regular Reiki from another practitioner.

For those with issues they wish to resolve on any level, weekly Reiki or more often offers the best opportunity to see improvement.

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About Reiki Awakening

Alice Langholt is a parent, author and teacher with Master level training in several Reiki modalities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Reiki Awakening Academy School of Intuitive Development ( Alice is the author of the new Reiki resource, Practical Reiki TM: for balance, well-being, and vibrant health. A guide to a simple, revolutionary energy healing method, which won second place for Best Reiki Book in the 2012 Reader’s Choice Awards. Alice maintains a local Reiki practice as an Associate at Insight Learning and Wellness Center in the Cleveland, Ohio area. In addition, she has authored eBooks in Distance Healing and Energetic Protection, as well as specific curricula in Reiki for Parents, Reiki for Nurses and Caregivers (approved by the Ohio Board of Nurses for continuing education units), and more. Alice spent a year volunteering at The Cleveland Clinic offering Reiki to patients and staff, and is a Group Leader with The Distance Healing Network ( She will teach Practical Reiki in Lily Dale, NY (August 2013), and gives workshops at holistic expos around the US. Alice is rated the #1 most influential person on Twitter under the category Reiki by Her husband, Evan, and their four kids know and use Reiki. As a teacher, Alice believes that close guidance and mentoring are essential elements for learning energy healing. She provides this support to each student, getting to know each and assist him or her in growing intuition and becoming confident practitioners. Receive Reiki, order pendulums, energy charged stones, and more by visiting Alice at
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2 Responses to How often should I receive Reiki?

  1. Alice, each time I receive your posts, they are so wonderful. This one is a huge question I receive often. Beautifully answered. I’d love to post this in my next enews for my yoga students as well as Reiki clients – with your permission and link it to your blog….. let me know if you are ok with it. Again – it will remain in your words with your information and a link to this blog. ~ always enjoying, Mimi

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