Auralux – Reiki and Crystal Healing Frequently Asked Questions

Please note that energy healing is not a substitute for conventional medical treatments.  Please consult your licensed medical providers for your medical care.

What is a Chakra?

Chakras are our vital energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura.  There are 7 main Chakras.  They start at the base of the spine and continue to the crown of the head.  These Chakras are associated with the 7 colors of the rainbow spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  Each Chakra corresponds with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional interactions.  For more in depth information on Chakras click here.

What is an Aura?

The aura is an electromagnetic field that that can be described as a luminous body that surrounds the physical body, taking on a cocoon like shape.  Each and every object, living or inanimate has an aura. Auras constantly change color and shape, depending on how the person is feeling and where they are at emotionally and spiritually.  This electromagnetic field acts like a magnet and repels or attracts energy.  The aura usually extends out from the body 3-4 feet for an average person, and can be much larger for a more highly developed spiritual person.  Just like the Chakras, the 7 colors of the rainbow spectrum are associated with the Aura’s basic layers which correspond to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual planes.

aura chart

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is not associated with any religion or religious practice. Reiki energy cannot do harm.

What is Holy Fire?

Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki being introduced by the International Center for Reiki Training. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.  Holy Fire energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness.

What is Karuna Reiki®?

Karuna Reiki® is an expression of the evolving nature of Reiki.  The human race is evolving at an accelerated pace, and it seems only logical that the nature of the Reiki energy would continue to evolve, as we are able to accommodate higher frequencies of energy.  Karuna Reiki® was developed by William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training.

 Karuna is a Sanskrit word that means compassionate action.  It involves any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others.  If Usui Reiki is the Reiki of universal love, then Karuna Reiki® is the Reiki of universal compassion.

What can be treated with Reiki?

Reiki has had a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things like head or stomach aches, bee stings, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki always helps and in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.

How does a Reiki session feel?

A session is a unique experience for each individual.  You may feel physical sensations like tingling and heat or you may just feel a deep sense of relaxation.

Is Reiki like a massage?

Reiki is not a form of massage, though there are some massage therapists that incorporate it into their treatments.  The person being treated lays on a massage table fully clothed.  The practitioner may use a gentle laying on the hands technique, but it is a very light touch.

Is Reiki safe for pregnant women?

Since Reiki is guided by the Higher Power, the Reiki energy will know the condition of the client or student and adjust appropriately. Reiki can only do good. Many pregnant women have received treatments with great benefit to them and their unborn child. It has also been used during child birth. Pregnant women have also taken the Reiki training and received the Reiki attunement with beneficial results.

What about babies?

Babies love Reiki. It is very healthy for them. Do not worry about it being too strong. Reiki automatically adjusts to what the baby needs.

Can Reiki treat animals or plants?

Animals love Reiki too. They seem to have a natural understanding of what Reiki is and its benefits. Once a pet has received a Reiki treatment, they will often let you know that they want more. Plants also respond well to Reiki.

I have heard that Reiki can be sent to others at a distance. How does this work?

Yes, by using a picture of the person you would like to send Reiki to or by writing the person’s name on a piece of paper or simply by thinking of the person and also activating the distant symbol, you can send Reiki to them no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them. You can also send Reiki to crisis situations or world leaders and the Reiki energy will help them too.

Are there any side effects from a Reiki treatment?

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 will be released into the blood stream to be filtered by the liver and kidneys and removed from the system. When this happens, sometimes a person can get a headache or stomach ache or feel weak. If this happens, it is a good idea to drink more water, eat lighter meals and get more rest. The body is cleansing as part of the healing process so this is a good sign.

What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy is the inhalation of plant oils, called essential oils, for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant—often referred to as nature’s living energy—and can provide both psychological and physical benefits when used correctly. Essential oils can be used on their own for aromatherapy or with complementary natural ingredients, such as vegetable or carrier oils.

What is Chromotherapy?

Chromotherapy is a centuries-old concept used successfully over the years to cure various diseases with the visible color spectrum. Colors have a unique association with both mental and physical energies. It can be a great tool when used when working with the Chakras, as each color of the visible spectrum correlate directly with each of them.

auralux chromotherapy with crystals

What is Sound Healing?

Sound healing is the use of physical sound vibrations for therapeutic benefit. Sound Healing is unique among healing modalities because we can feel its effects through the vibrations it creates in our bodies, and at the same time, it works to balance the subtle energy fields. Sound Healing is so effective because it influences our emotional bodies as well as our physical bodies.

clear quartz singing bowl






Some information borrowed from the ICRT and ReikiCare.