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Must-Have Reiki Accessories for Newbies and Professionals

A massage table isn’t enough for a Reiki practitioner. He/She should have the necessary Reiki accessories too. These items aid in making the patient feel relaxed and more importantly, allow the channeling of universal energy.

Below are some of the must-have Reiki accessories for a more efficient Reiki healing:

Earthlite Disposable Headrest Covers

Earthlite Disposable Headrest Covers (100 count)

Prior to a healing session, the Reiki practitioner must make sure that the patient feels at ease. This piece of accessory does exactly that. It gives both participants peace of mind because they are assured that the headrest is clean and that no one else used it before. This disposable cover is a very handy item for practitioners with numerous clients.

The reviews are wonderful too. Several professionals mentioned that they are very soft and thick, and thus very comfy. Some complained about the packaging, but it was certainly not a deal breaker.


Earthlite Basics Fleece Massage Table Warmer

Earthlite Basics Fleece Massage Table Warmer

Table warmers are used by some Reiki practitioners during cold months or when the healing session is carried out in locations where the temperature is normally low. Some feel that warmers interfere with their energy work while others use them out of necessity. Whatever floats your boat, this Reiki accessory is a table warmer and fleece pad on-one. As a safety feature, it has an auto overheat protection.

A lot of professionals stated in their reviews that their clients love it. The automatic cool down setting also allows for a worry-free session. The long cord is another plus for this product.


Reiki Repeating Interval Timer with Gong Sound and Reiki Symbol

Reiki Repeating Interval Timer with Gong Sound and Reiki Symbol

This timer is particularly helpful in managing a practitioner’s Reiki healing sessions. It also includes a digital recording of a gong which sounds surprisingly authentic. The timer is based on the perfect symmetries of the Kheops Pyramid of Gizah which is regarded as a source of potent energy and balance. It is powered by 4 AA batteries (already included in the package).

The reviews are great thus far. The tone is just right for both participants to remain focused and relaxed. The owners like the build quality as well as the sound quality.


Seven Chakras Crystal Healing Balancing and Meditation Kit Tumbled Stones

Seven Chakras Crystal Healing Balancing and Meditation Kit Tumbled Stones - Reiki Yoga

These are natural gemstones composed of 14 medium and large stones measuring 0.75 to 1.25 inches. As a bonus, the package adds another 7 small stones and a bag. In Reiki, these stones have the capacity to absorb energy and have cleansing as well as therapeutic effects.

Based on the reviews, the stones are beautiful. It’s just that they weren’t labeled clearly.

Best of the Best Bicycle Locks from Kryptonite

Kryptonite Logo

Kryptonite is the leading manufacturer of bicycle locks in the United States. It created the bicycle u-lock in 1971 which set the standard for the modern u-lock designs that we see today. As a result of its commitment to security, it has gained several awards and recognitions from different parts of the world. They include an Emmy Award for outstanding commercial announcement, a Museum of Utilitarian Art Award in Germany for the K-4 lock, a Good Housekeeping’s Best Lock award and a Good Design Prize in Japan for the K-4 lock.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best bike locks from Kryptonite. If you’re looking for the ones that are under $50, then head over to this article which discusses the Evolution Mini Bike U-lock widely used by bike messengers.

Kryptonite 997986 Black 18mm New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock

Kryptonite 997986 Black 18mm New York Fahgettaboudit U-Lock

The Fahgettaboudit is probably the most popular in Kryptonite’s product lineup. The company has its own security rating system ranging from 1 to 12, and this product is rated at a maximum of 12. Its 18-mm hardened steel shackle can resist most attacks, including bolt cutters. It also has an oversized hardened steel sleeve over crossbar for double security. The key lock is flat which is quite difficult to duplicate. At around $70, this is a heavy-duty lock and a deterrent to thieves who would rather pick on easy-to-defeat locks. With a couple of hundred reviews, there’s definitely something about this lock that gives a lot of customers peace of mind.


Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard Bicycle U-Lock

Kryptonite Evolution Series 4 Standard Bicycle U-Lock

The Evolution Series 4 is a tough bicycle U-lock designed for places with medium to high crime rates. It has a 14mm hardened max performance steel shackle that’s more than enough to endure cutting and leverage attacks. It also has a double deadbolt locking mechanism with a disc-style cylinder. This kind of cylinder allows for more than a million key variations, thus giving thieves a very challenging and time consuming undertaking. If the Fahgettaboudit is rated at 12 on Kryptonite’s own security rating system, this particular U-lock is rated at 9 (of 12). At $67, it’s a decent lock for its price.

 


Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock

Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock

Also known as the New York MC 3000 U-lock, it promises to provide the ultimate bicycle security in high theft areas. This model is also the company’s flagship bicycle U-lock. Its steel sleeve is constructed in a “crossbar over crossbar” manner. Its “Kryptonium” steel shackle is extra-thick as well. Due to the popularity of this model, a newer one was released. The Kryptonite New York Standard Bicycle U-Lock with Transit FlexFrame Bracket is priced at $70 and is rated at 11 (of 12) in Kryptonite’s 12-rating system.

 


Kryptonite 999515 Black 12mm x 39″ (1210) New York Chain and Evolution Series-4 Orange 14mm Disc Lock

Kryptonite 999515 Black 12mm x 39" (1210) New York Chain and Evolution Series-4 Orange 14mm Disc Lock

Also known as the New York 1210, this lock is part of the Evolution Series 4 lineup and is a high security bicycle chain lock with an oval crossbar disc design. The chain is 12mm thick and is made of maximum-strength 3t hardened manganese steel. To protect and extend the cylinder’s life, the lock is equipped with a sliding dust cover. It is positioned towards big city riders in moderately high crime areas. It has a security rating of 10 (of 12). This lock costs $68.30. Many customers who have used this product stated that it really lives up to its claim, but it’s also very heavy.

 

Top 3 Portable Reiki Tables With Good Feedback

There’s not much choice out there when it comes to the best portable Reiki table brands. You’ll most likely be choosing between products from Best Massage or Earthlite. However, both of these companies are one of the leaders in the industry. Having said that, perhaps it’s safe to suggest that you can’t go wrong with the tables that they make.

This isn’t an article about Reiki healing, so let’s get down to what it’s really about – Reiki tables. Below are the top portable Reiki tables that practitioners have had good experiences with.

2-inch Pad Folding Reiki Portable Massage Table

2" Pad Folding Reiki Portable Massage Table

This table from Best Massage has a 2-inch thick padding with birch hardwood construction. The padding is a high density small-cell foam padding that’s oil and water-proof PU leather. It also has a removable and adjustable face cradle. The manufacturer claims that this is a good table for students, novice practitioners and just about anyone who wants a massage table but with a small budget. As a bonus, it comes with a free premium carry case as well as a bunch of freebies (accessories). At $72.99, it sounds cheap, but we’ll see what customers think. Based on the reviews, a lot of practitioners were amazed at its quality. It’s arguably the best bang for the buck Reiki table on the market. On the other hand, there were some remarks on the weight. At 55 lbs., it’s not that easy to carry and disassemble. There were others too who were concerned about the creeking/squeaking sound when the table moved.

Dimensions/Capacity:

  • 72 inches long (without face cradle)
  • 27 inches wide
  • 26 inches – 36 inches adjustable height
  • 450 lb. capacity (static weight)

Sierra Comfort Professional Series Portable Massage Table

Sierra Comfort Professional Series Portable Massage Table

This table is also used by Reiki practitioners. It has a 2.5-inch high density foam padding that’s made of PU leather and a removable/adjustable face cradle. It is waterproof and oil-resistant. It has arm width extenders as well. The overall construction is beach maple hardwood. The manufacturer states that this table is focused on professional practitioners. Based on the reviews, one thing that stood out with this product is its sturdiness. A lot of customers felt safe when moving around on it. Add a 5-year warranty on the frame, and it’s surely a great price at $116.99. Users also noted that customer service was easy to deal with.

Dimensions/Capacity:

  • 74 inches long (82 inches with face cradle)
  • 28 inches wide
  • 23 inches – 33 inches adjustable height
  • 500 lb. capacity (static weight)
  • 36 lbs. table weight (39 lbs. with accessories)

Earthlite Harmony DX Portable Massage Table Package

Earthlite Harmony DX Portable Massage Table Package

Eathlite prides itself in its eco-friendly products. The Harmony DX is a testimony to its commitment to produce massage tables from earth-friendly sources such as water-based lacquer and glue as well as managed forests. This table has a 2.5-inch cushioning system that’s CFC-free and is wrapped in 100% PU Nature’s Touch upholstery. The package includes an adjustable face cradle and a carrying case. Overall construction is Maple (legs) and Birch (aircraft grade decking). At $242.79, it comes with a limited lifetime construction warranty and a 3-year warranty on foam and upholstery. This table is used by Reiki practitioners too. The reviews were mostly from professional practitioners. Many of them confirmed the professional-grade structure of this table, with one stating that this is the table you’ll need for your professional career.

Dimensions/Capacity:

  • 73 inches long
  • 30 inches wide
  • 33-36 inches height
  • 600 lb. recommended capacity (static weight)
  • Passes 2,400 lb. static load test, 450 lbs. dynamic load drop test
  • 33 lbs. table weight