Is my Reiki practitioner a psychic?
This is a good question and should be discussed at (or before) the first treatment. Understandably, people can be confused about the differences between a Reiki treatment and a psychic reading. The fact that some people who do Reiki are psychic makes the confusion all the more...well...confusing.
The short answer is "No". Reiki is not a psychic ability. There are so many websites dedicated to describing psychic abilities I won't spend much time explaining it here. Basically there are 4 major types of psychic ability: clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairsentience (clear feeling), clairaudience (clear hearing) and claircognizance (clear knowing). While there are others, these are the main ways psychics receive their information.
By contrast, Reiki doesn't involve any of these "clairs". Being attuned to Reiki connects the practitioner to healing energy which they then channel to the client during a treatment. It's this healing energy that does all the good work.
If you have a Reiki treatment from a person who is psychic, they will pick up information during your treatment. You should decide ahead of time whether you want them to share this information with you.
While Reiki is not a psychic ability, working with Reiki in a client's energy field with an open and honest intention to heal can sometimes (but not always) lead to spontaneous seeing/feeling/hearing/knowing things that are related to that particular healing session. This doesn't mean the practitioner is suddenly psychic, it's just the interesting way that energy works.
Reiki is a fantastic way to relax, relieve stress and feel better. Why not give it a try?