From a personal perspective - I would recommend Reiki to everyone I could, it truly changed my life incredibly.
Honestly my memories of life before it seem clouded, when my energy centres were more closed off and I felt disconnected from the world around me and source.I struggled with my fair share of anxiety and depression as a young person, I also have memories of feeling empty, and drinking too much to deal with that.
Fast forward to me at 18; I learnt Reiki 1 & 2. Now I can say what ensued dramatically changed me. From my understanding of talking to other Reiki Masters, Reiki changes some subtly and others dramatically. I was the former.
After Reiki, every time I ate meat, my body would hurt and cramp until I was forced to give up meat, which was obviously for my greater good and the earths greater good but it was quite an adjustment, since then I have noticed that when I eat meat I cannot connect as easily clairvoyantly and I realised that the change I went through was my body raising to a higher frequency. My body chose to not accept any kind of meat as it needed to raise its vibrations!
After Reiki, my psychic senses enhanced HUGELY. This increased bifold when I cut out meat. I was able to sense, see, and feel things I had never before. It took a while for me to figure out how to deal with this as when I first gained this ability I found myself tuning into everyone and taking on their stuff! It made me very intune with people around me and their intentions and the kind of person they were. I had always been clairsentient but Reiki made this ability ALOT more intense.
Reiki 1 was really about detoxing from the stuff in the past, alot of emotional baggage that I hadn't processed yet came up and I was forced to deal with it. Basically my body and emotional body went through the notions of raising my vibrations and preparing myself for bringing in higher energies.
After Reiki 2, my heart chakra opened. I found myself living out of my heart chakra. All my decisions were based completely around compassion, in the past I may have been able to justify a selfish decision, but after Reiki 2 I couldn't. I connected to beings very easily. I could send love to others and receive it easily, I felt full of love and gratitude and due to this I was on a high for a while. I call this the post Reiki 2 high when the heart chakra opens and you get to experience what it is to live in love and gratitude!
After Reiki Masters, I became full of boundless energies. I actually took Reiki Masters purely for myself. I had no intention going in to set up a practice. I was just so impressed with how I changed after the first 2 levels that I was ready for a big spiritual change again and of course I got a huge one! I was not even thinking to take up Reiki professionally, but I was so incredibly inspired I worked endlessly and tirelessly to bring the experience of Reiki to others!
After Reiki, my connection to the divine strengthened, my psychic abilities increased, I healed many conditions I used to have including allergies, headaches and migraines. As well as that I was given the incredible ability of Reiki healing and bringing this gift to others.
Reiki truly is a gift, and I feel honoured to have learnt it! Reiki is often a great gateway for people who want to work with energy or healing and can be combined with other healing modalities which is where a lot of Reiki practitioners end up.if you feel guided to learn Reiki, listen to your intuition, because it might be the small first step to the healer and teacher you're supposed to be.