practitioners understands himself as a mere catalyst in the process
of passing on Reiki energy to the client, while using his/ her hands.
During a standard session the hands are placed on a set of body
areas, usually corresponding with the location of chacras (energy
centers), for about 2 to 4 min. per spot. When finished, the practitioner
often returns to areas of concern.
It is believed that a person who experience physical and/or emotional
discomfort creates energy blocks and/or develops over or under
Energy blocks are very much like muscle tensions in an area of
The Reiki energy flowing from the practitioner’s hands is
subtle and will attempt to improve and balance chacra activity
and the energy flow through the clients entire body.
The client may experience nothing,
the jerking of muscles, “weird” feelings of energy
trying to find it’s way, emotions of happiness or sadness
resulting into tears. Don’t be afraid. It’s all good.
After the session the effect of Reiki will continue and linger
on for about 1 to 2 days. You might not have noticed any earth
shattering changes from the treatment, but seem to simply feel
some subtle undefinable “happy energy” roaming through
you. However, there are those who never notice anything.
It is best, if the client relaxes the mind and the body as much
as possible. Try not to fell how much energy is flowing, how fast
and where it’s going. You might not feel anything at all.
It is probably better to fall asleep during a session rather than
“keeping a close eye on” what is happening.
Both, expectations as well as reluctance and skepticism can slow
down the effect of Reiki considerable, as they both can create
massive energy blockages, which most likely will not be easily
simply eliminate by the practitioners.
will remain to be dressed at all the time. No oil will be used
At the beginning of the session, the practitioner will discuss
with the client the clients level of comfort with touch. The client
will have choices from getting touched to not touched at all,
depending on trust level and comfort of the client.
The client will be treated laying on a massage table and covered
by a light blanket. Both, the front of the client and the back
will be treated.
The hands of the practitioners might move slightly when placed
into a spot, in an effort to find the best placement.
During the session the client should feel free to talk and ask
To facilitate the mood, music can be played in the back ground,
incenses can be burned, candles be lit or essential oils be used
to create a nice scent.
In the ideal case, you have prepared yourself mentally for the
Reiki treatment. Share with your practitioner what is bothering
you so he can pay extra attention to these problems. You and your
practitioner can even develop a plan of how to tackle the problem