I have read a number of articles related to choosing the right music to accompany a Reiki session. Some will tell you that choosing the right music will determine the success or failure of a session, and others tell you that Reiki music is required to have any success at all.

I do not feel that either of these statements is true. First, music is not required to perform a successful Reiki session. I have performed many sessions that were simply done in silence, and I almost always perform self-healing while sitting quietly with no external music or noise. So to say Reiki Music is required is just not true.

To say the success or failure of a session is a little overly dramatic. As a Reiki practitioner, it is not always possible to provide the “perfect” music. Each person has different tastes and different vibrational levels. Different types of music will resonate differently with each individual. I'll use myself as an example. I really dislike sounds of water and sounds of whales when I am relaxing, meditating, or practicing Reiki. To me, the sounds do not resonate well and provide a distraction.

Then, for another example, I have a friend that likes to listen to Led Zeppelin while practicing Reiki. I really like Led Zeppelin, but I'm not sure it would work well for me. But it works for her, she has fond memories associated with that music, it resonates with her, and she likes the energy. So, for her, Led Zeppelin is good Reiki music.

I feel that if you choose to use music to accompany a Reiki session, then it is important to simply find music that feels good to you. Find something that helps you to relax and that feels like it has good, positive energy. If you are a professional Reiki practitioner, then you may find it useful to have a variety of music for your clients to choose from.

Whatever music you choose, know that it will not prevent the Reiki from taking place. If you intend the energy to flow, then it will. Reiki music should simply be seen as a tool to help the energy flow easier, to focus the mind of the practitioner, and to relax the recipient.