5 Myths about Reiki
Myth #1: Reiki is a Religion
Reiki is not a religion, nor is it based on any particular religious doctrine. Reiki is spiritual in nature. The principle teachings of Reiki embrace a life of balance and promotes spiritual growth. Reiki does not infringe on anyone's beliefs or personal values.
Myth #2: You Need to Believe in Reiki for It to Work
You don’t actually need to believe in Reiki for it to work for you. All you need is to be open to allowing reiki to go where it is needed most for healing, and to the possibility that it might work.
Myth #3: Reiki is a type of Massage
Reiki is NOT massage therapy. Reiki is an energy-based therapy that does not involve manipulating bones or tissues.
Reiki practitioners use a light touch with their hands on their clients' bodies or will hover their palms over them.
Myth#4: Giving Reiki to others depletes the Reiki practitioner's own energy
Since the Reiki Practitioner never uses their own energy, there is nothing to deplete. Healing energy from the source flows through the practitioner to the recipient as needed.
Myth #5: You can’t heal yourself
Reiki practitioners or energy healers can (and do!) help people with a variety of needs, but that’s not the only way. Your energy is transformed and impacted – for better or worse – by your own thoughts and actions, not just by external means.