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Reiki works with spiritual energy, or Chi to create a harmony within your body's own energy. Therefore, creating the best environment for healing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being. A reiki practitioner uses or channels this energy to treat the individual. The energy used in reiki is our body's own energy channels as well as the universal life energy or divine. It is not, however, related to any religion. A session usually takes one hour. During the session the practitioner will ask about your medical history. You will be asked to lay or sit fully clothed and the therapist will genitally place their hands on you or close to you. This is not invasive and great relaxation should be experienced. Some people do feel heat from the practitioners hands but this is not usually uncomfortable. It usually takes a number of sessions for the reiki to start to work on your body. At some stage you should start noticing positive changes to symptoms or an illness.

The national standards for reiki are still being developed, therefore there is no professional association at this stage. However the UK Reiki Federation have produced a temporary list until these standards have been decided. The criteria for reiki practitioners ensures they have a reiki two certificate with at least one year since they have achieved their level one certificate and they must have reiki practitioner insurance. The list of reiki practitioners is available from, www.reikifed.co.uk/pub/dir/index.shtml

Along side this information, The Reiki Association offer a guide for choosing a practitioner. This includes, the training a practitioner should have had, how to choose a practitioner, what happens during the treatment and much more.

The Reiki Association, Cornbrook Bridge House, Clee Hill, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 3QQ.

Or visit their web site, www.reikiassociation.org.uk