Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on healing. Recipients report their experience of Reiki includes increased energy, reduction of pain, deep relaxation and a general feeling of well being. Reiki initiation attunes a practitioner to become a channel for the Reiki energy and is a powerful, life-changing experience for physical, mental and spiritual growth.

The Usui method of natural healing has evolved into many different channels or styles. Reiki, as taught by Hawayo Takata, involves three levels or degrees. As taught by Dr. Barbara Weber Ray, it involves many more levels or degrees. There are almost as many styles as there are Reiki Masters teaching today.

Traditional Usui Reiki involves three levels or degrees as created by Hawayo Takata. A practitioner is initiated by a series of attunements, which opens the flow of universal healing energy. The training includes the history, scientific evidence of Reiki energy, how to prepare to give a Reiki treatment, how to prepare a room for Reiki and the various techniques for performing Reiki treatments.

  1. Level 1 Reiki connects the practitioner to the Reiki energy and teaches hands-on Reiki

  2. Level II Reiki teaches the practitioner long distance or remote healing

  3. Level III Reiki initiates the practitioner to become a Reiki Master

Each level has its own set of attunements and techniques for the type of Reiki to be practiced. Once a person has received these attunements, they are Reiki practitioners capable of channeling the Reiki energy. Reiki initiations are for life.

You will find a variety of fees and lengths of time for Reiki classes with different Reiki Masters. Some require a minimum fee while others require a fee of up to $10,000 for a Reiki Master Certificate.

Some Reiki Masters offer Level I, II and III in a single weekend. Most prefer to do each level separately because most Reiki students report that the attunements cause changes in all aspects of their lives to which the practitioner needs time to adjust. Because of this, most Reiki Mastes do not combine Level I, II, and III classes. They allow practitioners time to gain the benefits of each attunement.

There are many things to consider when choosing a Reiki Master to train with. If possible, experience a healing from a student of any Reiki Master you are considering. Evaluate how well they have transferred the skill of giving a Reiki treatment. Talk to the Reiki Master and listen to your intuition, and train with a Reiki Master you feel in harmony with.


What is Reiki?

Wellness technique for a healthy Body, Mind, and Spirit