What is the difference between a Reiki consultation and a Reiki self-treatment?
Self-treatment with Reiki is a technique that the student learns from the first day of practice and must always be maintained over time. This technique allows us to better understand how, in terms of energy, we work prophylactically and develop our capacity for perception. When we combine the techniques and philosophy of life, the practice of self-treatment is very rewarding and brings great benefits to the practitioner, whatever his level.
The Reiki consultation, when done by an experienced practitioner, can help the practitioner to have a different perspective of the problem by sensitising the practitioner, as well as achieving harmony and balance in a different way. For example, when you have tension pains in your shoulders, you try to massage the area, but if you continue for a while without success, you will finally make an appointment with the physio. In other words, we have the ability to treat ourselves and, of course, we are looking for a third party, or an alternative and external solution, to help restore balance and harmony if we do not succeed.
Reiki consultation and Reiki self-treatment
Perceptions can be very different between the two practices, even leaving the usual energy that the practitioner feels in his hands. Relaxation can be greater because you are given to someone else and you do not have to focus on changing position or staying awake: you are simply being guided. The therapist has a broader practice that allows him to advise techniques or means of self-treatment. The therapist can help unlock energy channels more effectively through their experience and perspective on the practice. Having a holistic perspective and experience of Ryoho’s Usui Reiki’s philosophy of life, the therapist can help the practitioner find the causes of his or her health problems. The therapist sometimes does a double job: to treat the person and to send the Reiki in the situation, understanding the existing links.
Therapy, associated with well-placed questions, can help the person understand, clarify what leads to the Reiki consultation. Sometimes you can still have the same perceptions of not differentiating intentions or focusing on the same problem. The effort to stay awake and aware of the positions and feelings may not bring as much relaxation as in a consultation. Sometimes the self-treatment becomes “monotonous” and the practitioner pauses for a while which stops the current treatment.
Sometimes a blockage in the canal prevents the practitioner from understanding why the energy does not flow in him, interrupting the practice. The practitioner can get around his unbalanced conditions, but cannot understand where the causes come from. The practice of self-treatment can help the practitioner to have a clearer view of his problem if he remains objective and empty-minded.
In fact, looking for a Reiki consultation has great benefits. This does not mean that you have to stop self-treatment, but rather invest more in your self-treatment and, with your therapist and your Reiki Master, look for the best tips for practice. Rather than looking at the difference between a Reiki consultation and a Reiki self-treatment, try to practice both and see it as complementary therapies, one always bringing something to the other.