Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about Reiki

Reiki (pronounced “Ray Key”) is a hands-on healing technique that relieves stress and promotes good health by equalizing the energy imbalances in the body; imbalances that signify physical or emotional pain. Reiki is based on the idea that our physical body is alive because of the “life force energy” that is flowing through it. If the energy is low or blocked, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If the energy is high and flowing without obstruction, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

chakra handsReiki is a tool that unblocks the flow and promotes the movement of the life force or “chi” throughout our bodies. Reiki can accelerate healing, assist the body in cleansing toxins, powerfully assist in the manifestation of goals, and help heal relationships. Reiki is not a religion, nor is it limited to people working in the healing arts or medical professions. Anybody can learn to use Reiki, and everybody can benefit. Easy to learn with powerful results, Reiki can never cause harm, because it is spiritually guided energy. Worldwide, nurses use Reiki in hospitals and care centers on their patients. Moms use Reiki on their children. Veterinarians use Reiki on their animals. School teachers use Reiki in their classes to benefit their students. This list is limitless.

Reiki is for EVERYBODY….not just for professional healing facilitators. Yes, Reiki is a healing modality but it turned out to be so much more for me personally. Reiki is a high frequency energy that will move through and break up denser and stuck energies. It is what we call a “Holistic” healing technique because it addresses our healing needs as the “holistic beings” that we each are. We are not just our physical bodies. We are not just our feelings and emotions. We are not just our thoughts. We are not just a spirit. We are ALL of these combined as a WHOLE. In order to have complete healing of illness or dis-ease we get to look at all aspects of ourselves. This is why Reiki has played such an important role for me personally. To look at myself as a whole and then to experience all aspects of myself as being capable of healing, has been more self empowering than anything else I have ever tried. It is true, “To Know Thyself  is to Heal Thyself”.  Reiki can assist you to tap into this divine knowledge and wisdom.

Reiki is NOT a religion but in fact can be a very spiritual experience. Because it is spiritually guided life force energy, it does not depend on one’s intellect to use. You do not have to be good at meditating and you do not need to worry about hurting yourself or somebody else. Reiki can cause NO HARM. It is used worldwide in hospitals and compliments any other healing modality.

Most of my students learn Reiki with the intention of using it on themselves and loved ones. Some decide to make it a career like myself and others want to add it to the career or work they are already doing. They come from all walks of life with different careers, religions, and beliefs. My youngest student was my granddaughter at 18 months old. After receiving lots of Reiki from the moment of conception she became very familiar with the energy and started asking for it. Then one day she insisted that I sit still on the floor so SHE could give Reiki to me! She is now 4 years old and still loves giving and receiving Reiki almost on a daily basis.

My own children started learning Reiki between the ages of 6 and 8. I have had teenagers come to my classes that just blow me away with their natural knowing of energy flow and their strong connection to Spirit! Teenagers love Reiki for doing homework and can also use it to release and cleanse away un-healthy peer pressure.

It is my pleasure to invite you to learn Reiki with me. I only take 10 students per class in order to create a cozy, fun, and safe atmosphere. All of your questions will get answered and you will leave with the ability and confidence to give yourself and others a powerfully healing Reiki treatment.

Reiki is a healing modality, and much more for me. Since I have learned Reiki, I have grown spiritually in leaps and bounds. My own personal healing journey is full of miracles; my purpose has become clearer, and my spiritual path is more illuminated than ever before!

Lisa Ross-WalkerI use Reiki on myself daily. I use Reiki to heal my physical ailments. I use Reiki to get through challenging mental and emotional times. I use Reiki to connect to my Angels and Spiritual Guidance. It is always an honor to teach Reiki. I invite anyone interested in creating a happier, healthier and more spiritually connected life to explore the benefits of learning Reiki.


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Q. What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive healing modality. It is administered by laying-on hands and is also used for distant healing. Lay practitioners have used it for more than 90 years, and its popularity is growing. A study done in 2007 by the National Health Interview Survey indicates that 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children received one or more sessions of energy healing therapy such as Reiki in the previous year. The numbers continue to grow at rapid rates into the year 2012.

Q. How does Reiki heal?

Reiki energy amplifies your own “ki”. Healthy “ki” nourishes your body and helps to bring mental and emotional balance. Reiki is also a powerful tool used for stress reduction which is the key factor in supporting the body’s ability to heal itself. Reiki is a high frequency energy that can be used to break up or clear away lower frequency energies also referred to as stuck, stagnant, or congested “chi” in the body, chakras, and aura. When your chi or vital life force energy is un-blocked and the flow is re-established, this supports a stronger immune system. You will feel energized with mental clarity and you will feel a stronger connection to your inner power.

Q. Is it possible to harm anybody or specific situations with Reiki energy?

No! Reiki is used on all ages from the unborn child to the oldest of senior citizens. Reiki is used on all ailments from the common cold to life threatening dis-eases.

Reiki is one of the leading safe Energy Medicine approaches. The study summaries provided by the Center for Reiki Research are the best source for information on Reiki Research.”  Dr. C. Norman Shealy, Ph.D., Founder of American Holistic Medical Association.

Q. What can Reiki be used for?

  • Stress Relief and Relaxation
  • Relief of Pain and Symptoms from Dis-Ease
  • Increasing Physical Energy
  • Strengthening the Immune System
  • Clarity and Focused Attention
  • Spiritual Connection & Personal Growth
  • Enhancing Meditation & Developing Intuition
  • Clearing & Energizing Your Home
  • Clearing and Charging YourCrystals
  • Working With and Healing Animals
  • Assisting in the Healing and Wellness of Our Planet

Q. Is Reiki a religion?

Reiki can be experienced as spiritual in nature, but it is not a religion. As a Holistic Healing Art, Reiki serves as a bridge between medicine, science and spirituality. Reiki can be practiced within the context of any religious belief that one might have, or by people who have no particular religious affiliation, or belief.

Q. Is it ok to combine Reiki with my medical care?

Yes. Reiki is now being embraced by many prestigious hospitals. According to the American Hospital Association, over 800 American hospitals offer Reiki as part of standard hospital services. Please log onto “The International Center for Reiki Training” website for a list of hospitals, medical clinics and hospice programs where Reiki is offered.

Q. Can just “anybody” be a Reiki practitioner?

The term “Reiki Practitioner” simply refers to anybody who practices their ability to use and channel Reiki after attending a Reiki class and receiving Reiki attunements. Many people add Reiki to their already established healing practices. However, Reiki is easy and fun to learn and is NOT limited to healthcare professionals.

Q. Who is eligible to learn Reiki, or take a Reiki class?

No pre-requisites to learn Reiki! Do you instinctively feel drawn towards energy healing? Do you have that “gut feeling” that you can heal yourself and/or assist others? Are you looking for inner peace and self empowerment? Do you desire a stronger spiritual connection? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then you will most certainly benefit from taking a Reiki class! Perhaps you have no idea what Reiki is or why you even feel drawn to it, or perhaps you are simply just curious? If so, then allow yourself a powerful learning experience by attending a Reiki class!

Q. Is there an age requirement for learning Reiki?

No. Reiki is available to all ages. Learning Reiki is not restricted based on intellect or previous experience of any kind! However, individual Reiki teachers may select certain age groups to teach simply based on the fact that different ages learn at different levels of maturity. All of Lisa’s classes listed on this website are open to ages 13 and up. However, if you are attending a class and would like to bring a child under the age of 13 with you whom you feel would benefit by learning the class material then Lisa honors your wisdom to do so.

Q. How many levels of Usui Reiki are there?

As a licensed teacher with theInternationalCenterfor Reiki Training, Lisa offers 4 levels of Usui Reiki Training. Students begin with Reiki I/II Class which is taught as a 2 day workshop, followed by the Advanced Reiki Training, also called the ART Class. The final level is the Reiki Master Training. It is NOT required that a student complete all 4 levels before practicing Reiki. After attending Reiki I/II class you will have the skills and knowledge necessary to work with the Reiki energy. Continuing on with more training is a personal choice.

Q. After attending your Reiki Classes will I receive a certificate?

Yes. Upon completion of each level of Reiki you will be certified with The International Center for Reiki Training. Please visit their website for more valuable information.

Q. After completing my Reiki certification with you will I need some sort of professional license in order to practice Reiki on other people?

Utah State, as with most states, does NOT require professional licensure for Reiki Practitioners because anybody can do Reiki once they have been attuned to channel Reiki, including children, professionals, and lay-persons. BUT, if you want to open a “Reiki Business” to serve the public in which you offer services or a product then you need a “city business” license. NOT a “state professional” license. All businesses, whether you sell shoes, serve pizza, or offer healing services are required to obtain a business license from the specific city that you plan on running a business from. Each city has its own rules and requirements. You would need to contact your city offices for their specifics.

Q. Do I need a business license if I just want to use Reiki for personal healing and/or helping my family and friends?

No. You only need a business license if you plan on running a business in which you offer your services to the public.

Q. Do I need to repeat Reiki I/II levels if I have already been attuned by a different teacher and I want to attend your Advanced Reiki Training?

No. However, you must be attuned to the three Usui Reiki symbols taught in Level 2 and be able to draw them by memory in order to attend the Advanced Reiki Training Class.


Students of Healing Light Reiki Center are appreciated and Supported

“Reiki Mentoring Workshops” This is designed to support your growth and give you more tools on how to incorporate the power of Reiki into your every day life. A different Reiki lesson is given each time that expands into many fun and interesting topics! Click here for Workshop Outlines.

To read how Lisa’s clients are benefiting from receiving Reiki, see Private Sessions.

For additional information on Reiki, please visit The International Center for Reiki Training.


Healing Light Reiki Training Center in Orem, Utah is a Licensed Affiliate of The International Center for Reiki Training.