A reiki treatment takes usually around 60 minutes. Before the first session there will be a short intake session in which the Reiki Practitioner will describe the session to you. Also during the intake session you will be given the opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues you are experiencing. You can tell what you are hoping to achieve from the session.
In the healing session, you will rest comfortably on a massage table on your back with your shoes removed. Reiki can also be performed in sitting position with the client sitting comfortably in a chair. During the whole session you will always be fully clothed (it’s not a massage therapy). However, it is advised to wear loose and comfortable clothing to a reiki session. A reiki session will be conducted hands-on, i.e. the Practitioner will apply a light touch on you during the session.
The Practitioner will then proceed further in the Reiki treatment moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions. Those positions can begin at the person’s head or feet. During the session you might feel a warming sensation or a tingling, or nothing at all but deep relaxation. The session is supposed to be a pleasant, relaxing and vitalizing experience.
What is Reiki for?
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves. They can do that by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.