Reiki is an interesting method of alternative healing, whose popularity has grown steadily in the last century. Reiki therapy focuses on achieving a positive flow of energy (Ki) around and through the body, thus improving the patient’s health and wellbeing.
In a typical Reiki treatment, the patient will lie down and relax as the Reiki practitioner lays his or her hands on or slightly above the patient and passes healing energy to the patient. Reiki is becoming more common and this guide is designed to help you find a Reiki practitioner and get the most out of your experience.
How to find a good Reiki healer:
The Yellow Pages: Reiki will most likely be found under Alternative Medicine category.
Online resources: Head to Yell.com and do a search for Reiki in your area. Or try DMOZ.org or the Yahoo Directory.
Find a specialized directory related to alternative medicine, such as ZenLocate.com.
Talk to friends and coworkers: Ask around; a personal recommendation from someone you know and trust is an excellent way to get started.
Do a web search: If you’re not sure where to start, or looking for more information, head on over to Google or Big and try searching for something in your area (e.g. “Reiki Practioner in New York”).
Once you’ve located a Reiki specialist, the next step is to talk to him or her and find out exactly how they can help you. Just as you would with any other doctor, it’s a good idea to ask some questions before beginning treatment. We suggest you start with some basic questions:
- How long have you been practicing Reiki?
- Do you practice full or part time?
- Where and with whom did you study?
- At what level are you certified?
- How long will the session last, and will I need to come back for further sessions?
- I know there are different styles of Reiki practiced. What method do you use and how does it work?
- How much will it cost?
Once they’ve answered these questions to your satisfaction, you’re ready to choose the Reiki practitioner who most closely meets your requirements.