Some people receive Reiki treatments from friends or family who have been attuned to Reiki, but not everyone has this available to them. Some that do, have reasons for wanting to receive treatments from a Reiki practitioner instead. It might be that they don’t want to put upon their family member or friend, they feel more comfortable paying for a treatment or they would just prefer an hour away from it all in a relaxing environment.

Whatever, your reason for wanting to find a Reiki practitioner, the best way to find one is by word of mouth. If you don’t know anyone you can check the local databases of Reiki Associations, and other voluntary regulatory bodies such as the FHT. There’s also the NHS Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) directory, local newspapers, advertising magazines and the Internet.

Before booking a Reiki treatment don’t be afraid to ask the Reiki practitioner questions to make sure you will feel comfortable with them. The one thing you should get from a Reiki session is relaxation and if you’re not at ease with your Reiki practitioner then you won’t get the full benefit of your treatment.

A Reiki practitioner who is charging the general public for treatments should be attuned to at least Reiki Level 2. Anyone who charges members of the public for Reiki should have liability insurance and they must be attuned to Reiki Level 2 in order to obtain this.

Factors to consider when choosing a Reiki Practitioner will include the location and cost of the treatment. Those who cannot travel to see a Reiki Practitioner will need to find a practitioner who is willing to provide mobile Reiki treatments. You may also want to ask the Reiki practitioner how they carry out their treatments. Will they provide a hands-on or hands-off treatment? Do they use any other techniques alongside Reiki? How many sessions do they feel you need? You might also want to ask them about their own attitude to Reiki. This will be the time for you to listen to your own intuition to make sure that they’re the right Reiki practitioner for you.