Reiki is a form of healing by laying on of the hands or by adjusting energetic fields in the body. It can help resolve both physical issues and weaknesses in the energy body that might be manifesting as either physical or emotional experiences. When done well, it is a pleasing, relaxing, painless experience that can help you manage pain, reduce stress, soothe emotional issues, and live a healthier, more natural lifestyle. Reiki can even be done from a distance! However, you want to be sure you are getting a good psychic healer for your money.
First, Know What Reiki Can and Can’t Do
Reiki can reduce stress and help you deal with chronic pain like headaches, back aches, body aches, and muscle aches. It can’t change your diet or exercise habits, help you lose weight, cure AIDS, or cure cancer. It might provide help for some chronic medical conditions, but it won’t be a good replacement for any other prescription drugs you might be on unless your problems stem primarily from energetic imbalances, as opposed to issues with body chemistry or infection. The burst of energy can, however, facilitate your body’s natural healing powers, allowing you to heal faster. Knowing what Reiki can and can’t do is vital, because you’ll want to steer clear of practitioners who try to promise more than they can reasonably deliver.
Ask Around and Get References
As there is no regulation on Reiki practitioners, anyone can hang out a shingle and call themselves a psychic healer. Asking for a recommendation from others who have received a treatment and been happy with it is one of the first steps to securing a trustworthy practitioner. You can also try your local New Age store or even look in your local paper. Many practitioners will also have web pages, too.
Try the Hospital
Some hospitals have Reiki practitioners on staff. This conveys a big advantage to you as it gives you the opportunity to make an appointment with someone who has proven their skills professionally and worked with a wide variety of patients. Look to the hospital if you’re having trouble locating practitioners on your own. If the hospital practitioner is too busy to work with you he or she might be able to give you a referral.
Meet with the Proposed Practitioner
Once you’ve actually located a practitioner you need to get to know the professional a bit before you simply plunk down your money. A good practitioner will be open to a Q&A session with you and will actually want to get to know you better before taking you on as a client. Ask him or her questions about training, Reiki level, methods, and experience. Talk to him about the issues you’re trying to heal by seeking out a Reiki practitioner. Get his opinion on whether or not he can really help you. Trust your gut: if something feels wrong it probably is. You also aren’t going to have a satisfying Reiki experience if you simply dislike your practitioner, so make sure there’s a good connection: you want someone you can “click” with. You should also evaluate a Reiki professional just as you would any other purchase, in terms of price, location, and value.
Paying for a Reiki Professional
You may be surprised to learn that Reiki is covered under some insurance plans and under some circumstances. More often, however, Reiki will be an out-of-pocket expense. Fortunately most Reiki professionals are on the level and are passionate about the healing work that they do. There are surprisingly few scammers in this field, but you should be wary before making your decision just the same.