During Reiki Level One, you learn how to practice Reiki on yourself and your friends and family. Your Reiki practice deepens after Reiki Level Two.
So, 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.
In a social situation, when I tell others about Reiki, a common response is: “Oh yeah Reiki, that’s where you don’t touch, right?”
And here lies one of the many common misconceptions regarding Reiki practice.
For you to balance holistically, during a Reiki treatment, either:
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.
So is Reiki as effective if you or I choose a hands-off approach? Absolutely. You still receive the same holistic balancing effects when Reiki is administered hands-off. This may be your preferred method, and I will be following this application during our current times.
If you practice Reiki professionally or on your friends and family I would be delighted to know which approach suits you and those you treat best.