It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do. You can practice Reiki no matter what your situation is. There are many misconceptions when it comes to Reiki therapy.

You might have to attend a few Reiki classes, but this shouldn’t be a cause for concern as training is very simple and straightforward. Once you have received attunement, you can conduct a Reiki energy healing session and share the benefits of this holistic healing system.

Reiki Training Structure

In a Usui or Tibetan system of Reiki taught by the Center, there are four levels. However, in Western Reiki, teaching is divided into three levels known as the First Degree, Second Degree and Third Degree.

A first degree Reiki course teaches the basic theories and procedures. Students learn hand placement positions on a recipient’s body that are thought to be most conductive to the process in a whole body treatment. The second degree course involves the teaching Reiki symbols that can enhance the strength and distance over which Reiki can be exerted. The third degree is also known as “master training” where students train further to become a Reiki master.

Who Benefits From A Reiki Session?

Reiki has had a positive effect on many forms of illness and negative conditions. This can range from minor conditions like flu and headaches to serious illness like heart disease and leukemia. Side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. Most people experience stress reduction with some improvement in one’s physical and psychological condition.

Setting Up The Treatment Area

First of all, make sure that the area is free from distractions like TV or computer. A quiet setting where you are not disturbed is always desirable. Many professional Reiki practitioners have a dedicated space or are experienced in creating that space when making house calls. Soft music is frequently placed during a session as a way of masking ambient noise. However, allow the recipient have the option of sounds he or she deems comfortable.

Reiki Treatment

In a typical treatment, the Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands into the recipient’s body. The recipient is usually lying on a massage table, but treatments can also be given while the recipient is seated or even standing. The practitioner places his or her hands on or near the client’s  body in a series of hand positions around the head and shoulders, stomach and feet. Other more specific positions may be used based on the recipient’s needs.

The Reiki Practitioner

This is where what you learnt from Reiki training will come in. Healing is conducted by touching the recipient in different parts of the body in order to facilitate the treatment. If you have prepared the recipient, he or she should feel relaxed during and after treatment. The length of the session varies on the recipient’s needs. Generally speaking, a session should last around an hour. As a practitioner, you should have the intuition to know when a Reiki session is complete.