We begin our Reiki session by going
over some general information about Reiki.
I will ask you whether there is anything you want me to be aware of or work
more on and whether there are any areas where touch should be avoided. I
will go over with you where I will be placing my hands during the treatment.
If we have not worked together before, I will give you several brief new
client forms to fill out.
Now we begin our treatment. You can
lie down on your back or sit comfortably in a chair. You are fully clothed
except you may want to remove your shoes. I invite you to close your eyes if
that is comfortable for you. I do not generally talk during the treatment;
however, I encourage you to let me know if you would like me to move on from
any area, spend more time in any area, or if you are for any reason
uncomfortable during the treatment.
With gentle music playing in the
background, I put my hands above your eyes and then on the top of your head,
forehead, above your neck, on the center of your chest where the heart is,
on your solar plexus, your navel and above your hips and the base of your
spine. I may also work on your shoulders, arms, hands, legs, and feet. If
you are receiving a table treatment, I will invite you to turn over about
halfway through the treatment and I'll repeat the same hand positions on the
back of the body. Touch is never used on the front of the throat, breast
area, or below the waist (in those areas I work several inches above the
body). If you prefer, I can do the entire treatment without using touch,
working several inches above your body.
These hand positions on the body
correspond to the chakras, major energy centers of the body. During the
treatment your body takes in healing life-force energy (Reiki) helping to
correct any imbalances. You will likely feel very relaxed and may feel a
sense of warmth or a "glowing" feeling. Reiki does not act as a cure for
physical and emotional conditions but instead brings healing energy to your
body, helping the body in its own natural healing process. Reiki does not
involve any muscle manipulation, only light touch, and so it is safe for
people of all ages, pregnant women, those with injuries or on medications,
and also for pets.
At the end of the treatment, I will
gently "brush out" the energy around your body from your head to your feet.
This will just feel like air being fanned over you and is a way to help you
wake up if you have fallen asleep. I will then let you know that the
treatment is complete. Although Reiki is not diagnostic, I am happy to
answer any general questions about the treatment as best I can. Anything we
discuss during your session will be kept confidential.
After we have finished our session,
you should take your time sitting up. I recommend that you drink plenty of
water for a few days to aid your body's natural healing process.
In the days following a treatment,
many clients continue to feel sensations of relaxation and peace.