Reiki is a healing technique that has been practiced by spiritualists for years. The technique involves the reiki therapist transferring energy into the patient through light touch. This channelling of energy is thought to kick star the body’s natural healing systems – allowing the patient to heal from within instead of using external remedies.
Reiki is not very strict in a sense of who can practice reiki – there are some people who are qualified and some people who have been self-taught. It all comes down to how comfortable you feel with the person, and how you feel this experience will be with them. There are often occasions where energy is better dealt with between a professional and a patient, but there is also the opportunity for a unique bonding experience doing this practice with a friend or family member who has trained in Reiki healing.
The setting of your Reiki session should be a peaceful, quiet location that is unlikely to be disturbed or interrupted. Somebody who practices in their home should have a dedicated space to this, or if they are visiting your home they should be able to make a suitable space in your home. Your therapist will also probably play calming music to block out any distracting noises – you are welcome to inform your therapist if you would prefer silence, they should be accommodating.
A Reiki session does not have a set time limit, but will often be more or less 90 minutes long. You will be fully clothed and placed on a comfortable chair or table, where the therapist has access to your head, shoulders and torso. The session will constant of your therapist touching you very lightly on your shoulders, torso and head. Some therapists may not even touch you at all, but will hover their hands just above your body. Reiki therapists can also touch other parts of the body if there is a specific issue with the area. A Reiki therapist should never use a touch that is forceful or inappropriate.
Your session is completely a time for you to relax and reach a deep state of consciousness, something which many patients seem to find . Reiki is a practice that will leave you feeling rejuvenated, focuses and re energised. If you feel that Reiki is something you could benefit from, please visit our homepage to find a professional in your area.