A Reiki treatment begins with the recipient's and practitioners
mutual comfort. You should arrive at your session in comfortable,
loose-fitting clothing. There is no need to remove any clothing for
treatment, but tight fitting or restrictive clothing or
undergarments may cause discomfort. You should also remove excess
jewelry and watches and leave these at home. Metal articles
sometimes interfere with the flow of Reiki energy.
Wear socks as you will be asked to remove your shoes, and the body
temperature can cool due to deep relaxation associated with Reiki.
You will be asked to remove all jewelry and your eyeglasses
to increase your comfort.
While Reiki can be performed seated in a chair or lying on the floor
it is most commonly administered with the recipient lying flat on a
padded massage table. Pillows can be used under your knees and head for
your comfort. Typically a Reiki session with begin with the recipient
lying face up during half of the treatment session, then rolled over face
down through the remainder of the sessions. A typical Reiki
session will take about 60 minutes (one hour).
Most Reiki practitioners use soothing music during the session at
very low volume to help increase the relaxation response. Dim lighting
is also desirable, and if the recipient approves, fragrant incense may
used to help set the mood and improve the relaxation response.
The Reiki treatment itself consists of the practitioner placing their
hands gently on or slightly above the clients body to start the flow
of Reiki energy. There are no complicated rituals to perform. Only
the simple exchange of energy between two or more people.(Reiki can be
performed by more than one Practitioner). Only the simple intent to
share healing. Only the desire to ease the burdens
of another and the willingness to receive.
The Reiki energy itself is intelligent for it knows where to go and
what to do. The Reiki practitioner does not direct the energy nor is
it necessary to study complex theories of the universe in order to use it.
It is simply the intent which causes the Reiki energy to flow and
intent which directs it. The best thing for the practitioner to do
is nothing, but to allow the energy to do its work.
There is a treatment protocol traditionally taught to Reiki practitioners
which involves a series of hand positions. These positions are well
spaced along the clients body and together they provide good coverage
of the clients entire body. While the energy does go where it is most
needed, it is frequently observed that it stays near where the practitioner
has placed his or her hands. By covering all parts of the body evenly
the patient will, by default, get the best treatment possible. These hand
positions are a good place for a practitioner to begin practicing Reiki.
An experienced Practitioner will deviate from the traditional hand positions
as needed by the moment and in concert with the client's needs.
Most Reiki practitioners use intuition or other methods to say which
positions are to be used in each healing, varying from the traditional
positions as the situation warrants. One common method is the sweep in which
the practitioner sweeps his or her hands through the clients energy field
looking for hot spots. These indicate places needing healing energy.
Hand positions vary along the length of the body, from the head, face, neck,
throat, heart region, stomach, hips, thighs, calves and feet,
and corresponding positions along the back.
Your privacy is very important. Many times the practitioner must place their
hands very near places some might consider to be private. As a system of treating
the entire body one certainly would not want to leave such body parts out of
treatment. Each practitioner has their own way to handle this. They might ask
permission before placing their hands in sensitive areas. Their hands can be
placed on top of the clients hands, with the energy being passed through the
clients hands. The practitioner might also hold their hands above the area in
question so there is no touching and beam the energy from a slight distance.
If you have any concerns about hand positions, please discuss this openly with
your practitioner prior to or during treatment. Your privacy and absolute comfort
is most important to achieve the greatest the benefits of Reiki.
Following your treatment your Practitioner will gently wake you from your twilight
meditative state. Very often during treatment you will drift into a twilight state
of awareness. While fully aware you may be in a deep state of relaxation. This is
an important and desirable altered state of awareness, but you must be be brought
back into a fully-conscious state in a gentle manner. You will be allowed to rest
comfortably, perhaps offered a drink of juice or water, then permitted to don your
shoes and prepare to depart for the remainder of your day or evening.
The feeling of rest and relaxation will stay with you for hours or even days
following treatment. It is the Joy of Reiki that you can only
understand and appreciate after your first session.
What Does a Reiki Session Cost ?
Your Practitioner will certainly discuss this with you before you schedule your
first Reiki treatment session.Depending on where you live, Reiki treatments typically
cost between $ 40.00 to $ 85.00 per 60-90 minute session. In Montana the customary
fee is $ 40.00-$ 65.00 per 60-90 minute session.
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