How to Choose a Reiki Practitioner

When choosing a Reiki Practitioner to get treatments from, consider asking the following questions:

What style of Reiki do they practice?
The styles I practice include Usui, Karuna and Holy Fire. Please click here to learn about the differences. Other practitioners sometimes create new styles of Reiki with a particular focus, for example “Angel Reiki” or “Shamanic Reiki”. Intent is critically important in Reiki. If someone’s sole intent when they develop a new style of Reiki is to heal, not to gain fame and money, then their Reiki will be effective. Please feel free to call me to discuss this if you’re not sure.

What is their level of training?
Usui and Holy Fire practitioners will be trained at one or all of these: Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Master. Karuna practitioners are always Masters.

How long have they been in business and how many treatments have they done?
Practitioners at all levels of experience give very helpful treatments, you don’t necessarily need to go to a Master. Masters will have a broader range of experience though, and may be able to answer questions and provide insight that a beginning practitioner isn’t yet able to.

How long is the session and what does it include?
Every Reiki practitioner has a different style and approach to giving a treatment. Some practitioners allow time before the treatment to discuss your concerns with you, and others discuss them with you during the treatment. Some do a one-hour treatment and others do less. Some allow time after the treatment to tell you in detail what they found, and others don’t. Get as much detail as you can so you can truly compare what you’ll be receiving.

Do they use an intuitive Usui approach to giving treatments, or the Mrs. Takata (“Western”) approach?
Please call me to discuss these differences – it’s too much to explain here 🙂

What forms of payment do they take and is a tip expected?
This can vary depending on whether the practitioner owns their own business, or they work in another place of business such as a salon or massage studio.

Is their studio a non-smoking environment?
Only if this is important to you.