When it comes to mastering the art of this Japanese natural healing technique, one of the main effective tools (of Reiki) that are used is the Reiki table, part of the many effective Reiki therapy tools that are out there. Now, this article will explain a little on why this is such an important, but not essential part of carrying out the healing techniques as outlined by your learning and understanding of either modern or traditional Reiki. Of course there are many other tools that can be used during therapy, but this is the most basic. There is no rule that says you need one, in fact, your patient can quite easily just lie down on any natural or manmade surface, but this helps withy relaxing your patient and the attunement process at the same time.
One of the main features when it comes to the Reiki table is that it is normally made up of a natural frame, normally of a high quality wood. One of the important things to note that when trying to connect with the life force energy KI, the surroundings should be as natural as possible and this includes the tools and therapy environment, besides Reiki books. This is because energy flows much easier and far more effectively in these natural surroundings. You need to look for one that is easily carried around as well, and this is down to the build structure. Often, Reiki practitioners do house visits, and you need to be able to carry this table around. The corners must also be easy to navigate, and this is because you need to be able to move around freely, especially if you are practising traditional Reiki, where the energy moves your hands, and you need to be able to respond to the meridians quickly. Having an ungainly table would mean that you would not be able to carry out an effective treatment for your patient. Smooth corners or corners that are rounded are best when it comes to choosing a great Reiki table.
You would also need to consider the fact that you might need some bolsters in and around the table, and this is because of the level of comfort that should be important to the patient or receiver of the therapy. Tables that are too hard will cause the receiver to shift around a lot, and this might interrupt the peace that needs to be attained and also would cause much discomfort during the therapy – a therapy which aims to limit discomfort and get rid of pain. So choose a Reiki table that is comfortable for all to use and this will enable you to have an effective therapy session. This also includes the addition of a face cradle if you need to position the receiver on his stomach and perhaps built in pillows in the feet area. Also, ensure that the Reiki table is extendable for you to accommodate receivers who are very tall. You do not want their legs to be hanging out during therapy. Add a little Reiki music, and you’re golden.