About Reiki Healing
What does a Reiki session entail?
A complete Reiki session is offered to a recipient who is fully clothed, lying on a treatment table or sitting comfortably supported in a chair. Most commonly, Reiki is offered through a light, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed or held at a series of locations on the head and front and back of the torso. The placement of the hands should never be intrusive or inappropriate, nor should there be any pressure. Additional hand placements on the limbs can be used as necessary (eg, if there is an injury or surgical scar) and some practitioners routinely do so. The Reiki practitioner may also hold his/her hands just off the body (eg, in the presence of an open wound or burn) and some practitioners always offer Reiki in this way.
What is the ‘setting’?
A quiet setting where you are not disturbed is always desirable. Professional Reiki practitioners normally have a dedicated space or are experienced in creating that space when making house calls. They frequently play soft music during the session as a way of masking ambient noise but you should let your practitioner know if you prefer silence. Those receiving Reiki in a hospital, hospice, nursing home or other healthcare setting may have a shorter session (15 or 20 minutes), whilst some private practitioners will offer up to 90-minute sessions. Most sessions fall somewhere in between.
Reiki Healing is proving to be a highly successful complementary therapy with many thousands of people feeling the benefits from it each year.