Choosing an Ethical, Responsible Reiki Practitioner

Ethics and responsibilities of a Reiki practitioner become a way of life when working as an alternative healer is the wellness field.

However, as in every part of life, there may be some individuals that adhere more closely to ethical responsibilities than others, which brings us to the topic: What qualities should you look for in order to find a Reiki practitioner you can trust and respect?

While Reiki cures are not easily documented they may result from treatments by a responsible, ethical practitioner. However they will never guarantee they can cure any problem. They should, instead, explain their treatment plan and its potential benefits to you. In fact, any ethical practitioner of Reiki should fully explain all procedures involved by conveying treatment length, intention of treatment, and the cost of sessions. Also, if they are incorporating any other healing therapy or modality with the Reiki.

The practitioner should never represent themselves as having any qualifications other than those they actually hold, and must never represent themselves as medical doctors or give medical advice. Nor should they advise clients not to follow the recommendations of medical doctors whom they are seeing.

When visiting your Reiki master's treatment room or office, all qualifications should be clearly displayed in their Reiki clinic including documentation that they completed the board examination and become qualified for licensing meeting their states requirements for hands on healing.

If you have to decline, reschedule, or postpone a treatment, with at least 24 to 48 hours notice the Reiki practitioner will respect your right to decline or postpone offered treatments. It is also very important that a practitioner refuse to perform treatments that are not in your best interest, explaining the reason for their refusal or postponement of treatment. For instance, if a client comes to a session under the influence of alcohol, the practitioner might ethically ask them to reschedule and arrive sober.

reiki sessionReiki History In Western World

When you study the history of Reiki you find it extends far back into the Japanese culture. Only after the end of World War II did this hands-on healing art appear in America. Its popularity has increased over the years as more and more people turn to alternative treatments to improve their health. Today, Reiki is practiced in every developed nation.

The ethics and responsibilities of a Reiki practitioner are taught as part of Reiki training. You should expect to receive caring, respectful, empathetic treatment from a Reiki practitioner whose goal is to listen, and openly be a channel for healing energy.

There are many practitioners to choose from in most cities, and many urban areas. Before scheduling a session most practitioners are happy to give you referrals and share their credentials. It is important to feel comfortable with anyone who performs hands-on healing arts on your body, so find a Reiki clinic or private Reiki healer that meets your personal needs.