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Perhaps you’re a Reiki Master with a dedicated clinic or you are simply looking to set up a special place in your own home to practice Reiki, either way a Reiki room is the perfect place to practice. Here our our top ten tips on how you can set up a Reiki room that is both functional and soothing for your clients. If you are new to Reiki and are looking to learn more we have a dedicated Reiki Master Home Study Course that may be of interest.
1. You don’t need a huge Reiki room
Whilst it would of course be lovely to have a grand spacious room in which to practice Reiki not everyone has this luxury. The good news is that you don’t need a massive space as Reiki can be performed anywhere. If the room in which you will be practising your Reiki is small keep decor and furnishings minimalist and neat to create a sense of space and relaxation.
2. Choose a Reiki Table
Having a dedicated Reiki Table on which a client can comfortably lie down can be a great addition to a Reiki Room. These are also called Reiki Beds or Massage Tables. Of course if you do not have space for a Reiki Table, having a comfortable chair is a wonderful alternative.
3. Pick a plant
Plants are both visually appealing and beneficial for our environment, as they filter our air and convert carbon dioxide into oxygen. Placing a plant in your Reiki room can add a touch of natural energy into the space and many people find plants to be quite relaxing or soothing to look at. I love my house plants! They really help me feel connected to nature.
Different plants have their own light, water and drainage needs but there will be a plant suitable for any room – even rooms with no natural sunlight!
4. Be inspired
When choosing decor for a Reiki room it can help to consider what you yourself find relaxing and take inspiration from that. For example, does the sight of softly burning candles remind you of relaxed evenings at home? Chances are there are some places like the beach, a spa or a peaceful forest that we all find to be quite relaxing, let them be your inspiration!
5. Display the Five Reiki Principles
Displaying the Five Reiki Principles in a nice frame on a wall or surface in your Reiki healing room can help centre you before a session and also remind you of your connection to Dr Usui who created these principles all of those years ago.
The Five Reiki Principles are:
- Just for today, I will not worry.
- Just for today, I will not be angry.
- Just for today, I will be grateful.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
6. Make your Reiki room smell nice
No-one wants to walk into a Reiki healing room that smells like old socks! From essential oils to fragrant candles there are many ways that you can improve the scent of a room. It’s also important to not overdo the scent as some clients may find this overpowering or irritating and won’t allow them to fully relax. Sticking to delicate, natural scents like vanilla or peppermint can work very well.
7. Play the right music in your Reiki room
Playing music in your Reiki room is by no means essential but it can be very relaxing for your client and help to create an enjoyable atmosphere. We’re not talking AC/DC or what’s top of the charts but more ambient background music that’s designed for meditation or relaxation.
8. Have tissues at the ready
During Reiki emotional blockages can be lifted and it’s perfectly natural and normal for a client to begin to cry. It’s always good to a have a box of tissues on hand. I like to place them out in clear view so that a client is aware that becoming emotional is a possibility, fully accepted and nothing to be embarrassed about.
9. Place crystals in your Reiki healing room
Crystals can be a great addition to your Reiki room. I like to place to crystals in a few spots around the room. Crystals can be used in the Reiki session itself by placing them on a client’s chakras.
If you are a certified Reiki Master hanging your certificate can be a great sense of pride, it’s can also add a sense of professionalism to your space. Framing your certificate, perhaps next to The Five Principles of Reiki adds a nice touch.
If you would like to become a certified Reiki Master be sure to check out our home study courses.
Love and light, Molly.