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

reiki relaxatonDuring Reiki Level One you learn how to practice Reiki on yourself as well as your friends and family. After Reiki Level Two you can practice Reiki professionally.

So Reiki can used for:

  1. Self treatment, often referred to as “Self- Reiki”
  2. Treating others

When you treat yourself and others with Reiki holistic healing takes place. You and others regain physical, mental, emotional and spiritual balance.

When I tell people 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, and other Reiki practitioners choose to directly touch different areas of your body. For example, your head, shoulders, abdomen and feet. Or we gently hover our hands above these areas of your body.

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 students to try both a hands on and hands off approach. This helps them to  determine what best suits them.

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