When Mikao Usui originally taught Reiki, it was as a self-treatment and personal enlightenment system. Reiki practitioners are taught the importance of meditation, daily energy exercises, and self-healing practices during their first level course and this forms the basis on which they build their practice. The reason for this is that practitioners are simply channels for the Reiki energy and as such they need to maintain those channels in order for the energy to flow freely through them.

Anyone can learn to channel the Reiki energy. The training is available to everyone regardless of whether or not they wish to become a practitioner. Many people study Reiki levels 1 and 2 simply so that they can learn to treat themselves and their families.

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For Animals

Reiki energy is helpful to every living thing, and animals can receive great benefits from Reiki Treatments. Any qualified Reiki practitioner is able to treat animals but some practitioners specialise in animal treatments.

Animal treatments tend to vary in length of time relative to the size of the animal. Taggart King (Reiki-Evolution) suggests a few minutes for a gerbil, 10 minutes for a cat, and 20 minutes for a dog as examples of this relationship. There really are no hard and fast rules regarding optimal times, but animals normally make it quite clear when they have had enough.

It is just as effective for animals to receive either in person treatments or distant treatments, and in some cases it may be preferable for the animal to be given a distant treatment if it is of a particularly nervous or highly strung disposition.

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Distant treatments enable a practitioner to send Reiki energy to clients anywhere in the world without having to be physically present.

Practitioners will normally offer two levels of distant treatment: individual treatments where the practitioner focuses solely on sending Reiki energy to one client, and block treatments where the practitioner has a book or other way of collecting names of clients and focuses on sending Reiki energy to everyone in the book or list at the same time.

Distant treatments usually last for no more than ten to fifteen minutes. It is not essential for the client to be ‘tuned in’ while the practitioner sends the Reiki energy for it to be effective, it is purely a matter of preference between the practitioner and client.

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In Person…

In person treatments generally take place in a room containing a massage style table. Many practitioners will close the curtains, burn candles and incense, and play soft music to create a soothing relaxed atmosphere for the client. This is not essential and in no way affects the effectiveness of the treatment.

Full Treatments usually last for about an hour, although the first time a client visits a practitioner may last a little longer as the practitioner will want to explain to the client what to expect and ask a few questions for their records.

The treatment itself will normally take place with the client laying on the table fully clothed. The main advantage to the client is one of comfort, as the treatment generally makes them feel very relaxed and they often fall asleep during the course of it.

There are many different styles of treatment, some practitioners will lay their hands actually on the clients body, while others will hover their hands just above the body, working in the auric field. Both forms of treatment are equally as effective. At no time will the practitioner touch the client in an inappropriate manner.

During the treatment the practitioner will channel the Reiki energy through their hands into the client. The client may feel heat flowing from the practitioners hands and be aware of the energy travelling through their body.

Reiki energy works with the body’s energy to balance and align. It takes the dis out of ease!

At the end of the treatment the practitioner will usually ask the client how they are feeling and what they remember of the experience during the treatment. Every persons experience of Reiki is individual, so that although there are many common responses, it is also quite possible for the clients experience to be unique.

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Reiki Treatments

What is a Reiki Treatment?

A Reiki treatment takes place when the practitioner becomes a channel for Reiki energy and channels the energy from the Universal Source into the client. Other names for Reiki energy are “Chi”, “Prana” and “Life Source”.

Reiki Treatments can be divided up into four main headings:

In Person Treatments
Distant Treatments
Animal Treatments
Self Treatments

I will be dealing with each topic separately over the next few posts, but here is a brief overview.

In Person Treatments can be given anywhere, with the client seated or laying down. Treatments take place with the client fully clothed. The practitioner will either place their hands on or just above the clients body. The main advantage to the client laying down is one of comfort. The treatment normally makes them feel very relaxed and they often fall asleep during the course of it.

Distant Treatments can be take place at any time and do not need the recipient to be actively receiving for them to work.

Animal Treatments can be given to any type of animal and are very similar to In Person Treatments.

Self Treatments are methods whereby those who have completed their Reiki l qualification can treat themselves.

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