How do I know if Reiki is working? There may be a change in attitude, new perspectives, or a change in your current health. Reiki bypasses the symptom and goes to the cause. It illuminates the truth. Trust the divine process. These testimonials reflect a broad spectrum of personal experiences with Reiki.


What makes Reiki unique? Reiki is a healing modality that works on many levels of a persons being. The flow of Reiki energy is directed by the recipient, not by the practitioner. Every Reiki experience is different; you change constantly as does your experience. Reiki works in concert with and is complementary to other healing modalities.


Can anyone learn Reiki? Yes, it is simple to learn and can be taught to anyone over 6 years of age. Reiki is simple, easy, effective and safe. Reiki allows everyone to connect with this unlimited energy and to transmit it through the hands, to themselves and others, creating the space for improved health and enhanced quality of life. Reiki is most effective when the individual you are helping is a willing participant in his or her own healing process.


What is a Reiki Session? Reiki can be received via two methods: either hands-on or a Reiki II (Absent Healing). For hands-on, the client lays on a massage table while the practitioner places their hands in strategic positions on the clients fully clothed body. The positions cover the head, torso, legs and back. Depending on the circumstances and health condition of the client, Reiki can also be received while in a chair or in a hospital bed.


How long does a Reiki session last? The average length of a session is one hour.


What can one do if they cannot receive a Reiki in person? One can receive a Reiki II Absent Healing. A Reiki II practitioner is trained to facilitate an Absentee Healing session by utilizing a picture. To complete a person's Reiki II we must have:
(1)  her/his permission

(2)  a photograph that clearly shows her/his eyes and

her/his full name.

For those in need, send a photo of the person requiring the healing with the name clearly printed on the reverse. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of notes and photograph to the person for whom the healing was done.


Please make donations for the service payable to Usui Reiki Center and mail to P.O. Box 41606, Santa Barbara, CA 93140-1606.

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Usui Reiki Center

P.O. Box 41606, Santa Barbara, CA 93140-1606

Phone and Fax: (877) 814.6895


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The Usui Reiki Center is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Volunteer Organization,

  funded 100% by annual dues and donations from its members and supporters.

We are committed to honoring the original teachings of Reiki (see our Lineage) and upholding its integrity. It is our intent to do this by providing Reiki & comprehensive courses to enhance healing universally.

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How much does the Usui Reiki Center charge for a Reiki Session? Our clients have a choice about their donation. It is our practice to allow our clients to place a value on their healing and to make a donation to the Center accordingly. Universally speaking, the cost of a Reiki session is comparable to that of receiving a massage.


May I receive Reiki at the Usui Reiki Center if I am in a position where I am not able to make a donation? Absolutely. Our Center and its practitioners are dedicated to be of service regardless of whether a donation is made to the Center. We render our services regardless of monetary consideration.


After Reiki training, what support is available? The Usui Reiki Center has regular meetings:

1) to provide Reiki practitioners with an opportunity to practice Reiki;

2) to further the students understanding of the Reiki teaching; and

3) to give practitioners an opportunity to have their questions answers.


Can I volunteer? Yes, we are always looking for Reiki practitioners willing to be of service to our community .


Can I make donations? Yes, monetary support is appreciated as our operations are 100% funded primarily by donations and paid memberships. The Usui Reiki Center (URC) is a non-profit organization maintained by the generosity of our volunteers, clients, and practitioners. All donations are tax-deductible within the extent of the law. Click here to donate online. You can also Shop online and help support the Usui Reiki Center, just click on the hyperlink for more information.


How can I become a paid member of the Usui Reiki Center California? Annual dues are $50 payable. Become a member complete membership application by clicking URC membership. Click here to pay online. Member dues help to cover Reiki training costs, workshops, insurance and other ongoing operational costs, as well as help build our Community, programs and expand our services. Please Note: being a Current Paid Member is not a requirement to take part in our Reiki Community or the programs and services we offer. 


Click here for John Crundall’s interview with Yvonne Nicholas, journalist from Australian newspaper, The Age, published April 21, 2007