And here lies one of the many common misconceptions regarding Reiki practice.
For you to balance holistically, during a Reiki treatment:
1. Different areas of your body are touched, for example, your head, shoulders, abdomen, and feet.
2. Hands hover above these areas.
Both approaches are effective which is “handy” during our current times.
Please let me know if you would prefer the hands-off approach during your Reiki treatment and I will respectfully honour that. However, I prefer to have my hands gently resting on your head, abdomen and feet (as examples), because you know where I am in relation to you. My body also has a greater capacity to relax if I gently lay my hands on you. When I’m more relaxed you receive deeper healing.
Is Reiki as effective if you choose a hands-off approach? Absolutely. You still receive the same balancing effects when Reiki is administered hands-off.
During Reiki Level One, you learn how to practice Reiki on yourself and your friends and family. Each level of Reiki you complete after Reiki Level One deepens your Reiki practise, and your connection to yourself and others.
After Reiki Level One you can use Reiki to:
1. Self-treat, often referred to as “self-Reiki” and
2. Treat others
When you practice Reiki on your friends, family and the wider community you, as well as those you share Reiki with, gain holistic balance. So everyone experiences greater health and wellbeing, a quieter mind, and more peace.
If you practice Reiki professionally or with your friends and family, I would be delighted to know which approach suits you best.