What is a Standard Reiki treatment?
A Reiki treatment is a "laying on of hands" which is an ancient technique common to many spiritual traditions. To ensure the safety of the client as well as the practitioner, Reiki treatments should be administered only by a person fully trained and certified in Reiki techniques. In a typical Reiki treatment, the client lies down (fully clothed) on a padded treatment table. Energy is transferred to the client through the hands of the practitioner. The practitioner moves through a sequence of standard hand positions. Treatment starts with the practitioner's hands lightly resting on or above the client's head for 3-5 minutes, then slowly repeats this process systematically moving down to the feet. A full treatment usually takes about an hour. A Reiki treatment is a spiritual practice because it works directly with energy, or "spirit." A Reiki treatment does not involve any pressure or manipulation of tissues such as with a massage.
How is a Distant Reiki Treatment different?
Only a Reiki Level 3 or a Reiki Master can give a distance treatment. Reiki distance treatments are learned advanced techniques for transferring Reiki energy to a distant time or location. Although we do not understand either the energy or how it works, there is considerable evidence that Reiki is able to travel independent of time or distance to deliver healing. Most Reiki practitioners use this technique compare it working with a telephone. They know it works but do not necessarily have a clue as to the underlying mechanisms.
Distant Reiki Treatments are AS EFFECTIVE AS HANDS ON SESSIONS
Reiki healing energy automatically directs itself. Reiki practitioners are unable to direct it with their mind or will and they know this isn’t necessary as Reiki has its own form of guidance that is superior to our own.
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