The Reiki Treatment
A standard Reiki treatment includes placing the hands above, or on, the head, shoulders, stomach, legs and feet. The client remains fully clothed throughout the session (apart from removing shoes) and hands are never placed on or near any inappropriate areas of the body. Half ways through the client turns over and the back of the body is also given Reiki. Each position is held 2 to 5 minutes and the entire treatment lasts 45 to 90 minutes.
A treatment creates a wonderful radiance that is deeply relaxing and includes many beneficial affects for both client and practitioner. At the very least, you will feel very relaxed during a session, often to the point of falling asleep. A Reiki session always seems to impress those who say they find it difficult to relax.
I prefer to use a mobile therapy couch as I can easily move around the client. The treatment can be given in any room, preferably in a peaceful and relaxed environment. It is common, but not essential, to light a candle, burn incense or play soft relaxing music.