Reiki for Beginners: Becoming A Reiki Master

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You might be considering practising Reiki as a hobby or you might want to set up a business providing Reiki treatments and ultimately have the goal of becoming a Reiki master. If this form of therapy is one that interests you, this short guide will help you to understand what you need to consider.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation which also promotes healing. The belief behind this treatment is that a life energy is flowing through our bodies and if this energy is low then we are more vulnerable to illness and stress. Reiki treatments increase this life energy by placing hands on, or just above the body, creating beneficial emotional and physical effects, healing pain, reducing stress and anxiety.

Reiki Treatment

What skills and qualifications do I need?

You can learn to practice Reiki either through a college course or a specialist organisation offering a training course.The UK Reiki Federation has lots of advice on how you can get qualified and has a list of approved courses in the UK. There are different levels of training depending on what you wish to ultimately do with your new skills. If you are looking to pursue Reiki as a hobby, then a one-day training session might be enough. Alternatively, if you are looking to start a business practising Reiki as a treatment then a college course is probably your best option. If you are looking to train others, then it can take up to 3 years to become a Reiki master and during this time you’ll be expected to practise regularly on yourself and others.

What else do I need to consider?

One of the benefits of Reiki as a treatment is that there is no specific equipment needed so it can, in theory, be practised anywhere. However, if you are looking to set up a business providing Reiki treatments, you will need the key items that many therapists will need, for example:

Massage table
Oils
Incense
Towels
Relaxing music to play during treatments to help promote a positive life energy.
Self-Treatment

This is very important to remember as a practising Reiki healer. Practising on yourself will help you to remain happy and healthy, promoting feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. This will enable you to provide the most beneficial treatments for your clients.

Reiki Treatments

Do I need Reiki Insurance?

As with all businesses, it is sensible to protect yourself against potential risks and any significant financial losses that might occur as a result. Protectivity’s Reiki Insurance offers comprehensive cover to meet your requirements and give you peace of mind. There are several elements to consider:

Public Liability – This will protect you if a third-party makes a claim for compensation if they have an accident while on your premises as a result of your actions. For example, they might trip over a box which was left in a corridor).

Professional Liability – Also called Medical Malpractice, this will protect you if your actions have caused injury to a client. For example, a third-party might claim that your treatment has caused further injury.

Professional Indemnity – This will cover you if a client claims that you have been negligent in some way. For example, if a third-party claims that your treatment was not provided correctly.

Property and Contents – This will protect your property and equipment against either accidental damage or theft.

Personal Accident – if you are going to be working on a self-employed basis then you might want to consider cover if you are unable to work due to illness or an accident.

Get in touch with one of our UK team for a fast and simple quote for your Reiki business.