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Combine Reiki with Other Healing Tools

Whether it’s Angel Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Shamanic Reiki, hypnotherapy, pendulum dowsing, color therapy, meditation or something else, Reiki practitioners often combine Reiki with other therapies and tools to facilitate the highest possible outcome for their clients.

To know which to use when and how to combine them, continue reading our short preview of the most commonly used healing tools with Reiki.

Shamanic Reiki

If you innately have a deep connection to nature, the elements, and spirit world, you may wish to try Shamanic Reiki. Meditative journeys are usually done by the practitioners in order to visit spirit guides, ancestors, and power animals to strengthen their healing sessions by bringing back healing or helpful messages from them.

The healer will use drum beat, rattles, whistling, chanting, singing, and will typically invoke the elements and the four directions to create a sacred space. For advanced practitioners, soul retrieval can be done to reunite lost pieces of the soul.

Read more about the different energetic planes and soul retrieval technique here.

Divination tools

Pendulum dowsing is taught by many Reiki Master Teachers in the Second or Third level of Usui Reiki. Through pendulum dowsing, we detect energy and find the answers to our questions.

Infusing the pendulum with Reiki will instantly balance the chakras and also dissolve the pain and other existing blockages. Using a crystal pendulum can be more useful since no healing energies are being blocked by metal.

In order to receive accurate answers with a pendulum, you must always your questions so that they may be answered as a „yes” or a „no”. Read more about pendulum dowsing here.

Besides pendulum dowsing, one can also use runes, tarot cards, or I Ching for divination.


Applied in day to day life, this old technique can create miracles. It frees us from all kinds of negative emotions and any destructive patterns which we may have picked up.

It requires no formal training or initiation from a teacher.

It can be used only for self-healing, but if you recommend it as a healing homework for your clients, the results will come in a blink of an eye. The Ho’oponopono method is described here.

Candle Rituals

All you need is a sacred space, a candle, proper intention, and clear visualization of the desired situation. Candles of different colors are used for specific tasks. For example, if you want protection and clean the negative energy, a white candle should be used. If you practice Reiki regularly, candles automatically tune into your intentions and do not require any programming. For more valuable information, we recommend the Reiki and Candle Healing article.


Crystals are very powerful tools that can be used for healing and manifestation. To use a crystal, you simply have to clear it and give it an intention. By creating a crystal grid, the energy will amplify and will be directed towards a specific goal or situation.

Different types of crystals can be used for specific tasks. For example, placing a grid of amethyst under the bed will help you sleep. Tips and tricks on how to use crystals during a Reiki session here.

Essential oils

Depending on the aroma used, aromatherapy can provide relaxation, pain and stress relief, act as an energizer, trigger memory or healing, treat depression, and so on. It can be even used in place of an antibiotic, in a few cases.

For example, few drops of orange essential oil will do the trick if you want to relax and get rid of daily stress. Read more in Fun Things to Try with Reiki article.

Reiki Vision Board

Through a vision board, your client can identify his goals and focus on manifestation without distractions. Sending Reiki to the vision board and drawing all the Reiki symbols on the reverse of it will speed up the manifestation process.

Step by step guidance on using the Reiki Vision Board here.

Past Life Regression

To access past life memories and release painful experiences, confusion, or negative emotions instantly, try PLR.

Once someone understands why it had to be that way, all negative karma associated with the situation and the repeated pattern will be dissolved. Reiki can facilitate the experience and offer protection and awareness while accessing those uncomfortable situations. Read more here.

Intuitive Guidance

Some Reiki practitioners offer intuitive guidance as part of the Reiki healing session. This method uses intuition to deliver relevant healing messages to the client. If you set the intention, helpful messages can pop-up while you are sending Reiki to the cleint, which can sustain the healing process. More about Intuitive Guidance can be read here.

Psychic skills like clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, or telepathy are part of this intuitive guidance and the more you practice Reiki, the greater your skills will become. Great tips on honing the intuition here.

Color Therapy

Every color has a healing property and a specific frequency. For example, visualize yellow during your Reiki chakra cleansing or envelop yourself in yellow Reiki chi balls to improve digestion, increase personal power, and attract career success. More tips on the subject in Color Therapy article.

An interesting method to suggest your clients is The 12 Colour Slow Release Reiki Pill which was inspired by the energetic blueprint of a healthy cell.

Violet Flame

In cases of persistent patterns and blockages or when deep healing is needed, this powerful tool can be used. Not only does it help with transmuting blockages into light but it also acts as a source of strength, protection, and power.

No matter if you choose the violet flame bath, violet flame breath, or violet candle meditation, its healing abilities cannot be ignored. And once attuned to Master degree, its effectiveness will become even greater.

Deep Cleansing and Pattern Dissolving articles offer more insights and methods on the topic.

Angel Reiki

The angels add a divine touch to Reiki healings. Their assistance during a Reiki healing session or angel card readings will seal the entire process. Each angel or archangel has its specific tasks and responsibilities.

For example, for healing call upon Archangel Raphael, the supreme healer of the Angelic realm. They cannot interfere with human’s free will so asking for their help is mandatory. Read more about Angel Reiki here.

Synchronicity is a loving communication from the universe so if any of the above-mentioned techniques comes to you, it might be time to try it. Energy is interwoven with synchronicity.

The more you practice Reiki, the more aware you become and the more ready you may be to try other efficient healing tools which add extra flavor to Reiki.

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Anna Marks
Anna Marks

Anna Marks is part of the Reiki Rays Team since 2016. She is a freelance writer and a freelance soul. Although she got in touch with many healing methods and teachings, her journey made her realize we are our own authority and there is only one Truth that unite us all – unconditional love. She has only one thought for you – Learn to love yourself just as much as God loves you. Reach Anna at anna@reikirays.com.