I have heard that people do not touch others during a Reiki treatment. Is this true?

reiki relaxatonReiki can used for:

  1. Self treatment
  2. Treating others

When I tell others that I practice Reiki many respond by saying “Oh yeah Reiki, that’s where you don’t touch, right?”

Actually, this is not entirely true.

During a Reiki treatment, I directly touch different areas of your body. For example, your head, shoulders, abdomen and feet.

I find that gently placing my hands on different areas of your body works best for both of us.  It  creates a greater feeling of safety for you during a treatment because you know where my hands are at all times.  It also encourages my own body to relax.

So, is Reiki still as effective if a practitioner chooses a hands off approach? Absolutely. You still receive the same physical, emotional, spiritual and mental balancing effects when Reiki is administered hands off.

During Reiki Courses I encourage attendees to try both hands on and hands off approaches. This helps them to  determine what best suits them. Isn’t it wonderful that Reiki is such a versatile healing technique to receive and practice?

I hope this helps.

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