A discussion will usually take place before the first session with a Reiki practitioner. They will describe the session to the client and give the client an opportunity to ask any questions. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting in a chair or laying down (usually on a massage table). The client remains fully clothed.
The practitioner places her/his hands on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions. There are 12-15 hand placements, depending on what is needed for each client. Each position is held for two to five minutes.
The client may feel heat, coolness or a tingling sensation from the practitioner’s hands. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, promoting relaxation and releasing tension. A session can be 30 minutes or more, to a maximum of 90 minutes.
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being. Many clients feel more balanced, positive, and light hearted after a Reiki treatment.
Following a Reiki treatment there will be time for your questions and a discussion regarding appropriate wellness options to continue your body’s natural ability to heal.