Reiki Treatment

The Treatment Room:

A treatment room is not required to do Reiki, all that is necessary is placing your hands on the body (your's or the receipent's); sitting, standing or lying down. If you choose to set up a treatment room here are some guidelines:

• Select a room away from high traffic areas.
• Create a safe, relaxing, quiet atmosphere. Use soft colors, blinds over windows, plants, etc.
• Dim the lights or light candles to help the client relax.

Equipment Needed:
A massage table, comfortable rolling chair, pillows (for head and under knees), tissue and blankets, CD/tape player, collection of soft soothing music. Here are some additional guidelines:

• Place the massage table in the room so it is possible to move completely around it.
• A shelf, table or bookcase is a good place to put a CD/tape player, tissues, blanket and any other items you wish to include in your room.
• Aromatherapy diffuser and oils add pleasant aromas and aid in relaxation.

Before You Begin the Treatment:
• Demonstrate for the recipient the hand positions you will be using during the treatment.
• Tell recipient about the possible detox (purification) of three to 21 days (flu-like symptoms).
• Ask about the condition of the recipients body, disorders/previous surgery and what their goals are for the Reiki treatments.
• Do not remove clothing (recipient or practitioner).
• Ask recipient to remove bulky jewelry, shoes, belts and to loosen tight garments
• Wash your hands.
• Put a pillow under the recipient's knees and head (for their comfort).
• Keep tissue and blanket handy (recipient may experience emotional or physical • releases).
• Never promise a healing, you can tell someone Reiki will balance and relax the body, and may relieve pain.
During The Treatment:
There are twelve basic hand positions. Hold each five or more minutes, until your hands tell you to move. The following are some helpful tips:

• Use a tissue or cloth over face of recipient during Head Position #1.
• Do complete treatment—all twelve hand positions (except in accidents, emergencies or on the spot stress relief).
• Add the additional positions to the treatment for complete coverage of the body.
• Keep legs uncrossed (recipient and practitioner).
• Keep fingers and thumb together - hands touching. Open fingers create scattered energy, close fingers focus and direct the energy.
• Your hands may feel different sensations: heat, cold, tingling, pulling, etc. Hands may not get hot. Do not judge the effectiveness - the Reiki energy is working.
• Music is good during a treatment - soft and quiet, like Halpern or Aeoliah.
• It is not necessary to be in a meditative state during a treatment.
• Talking during treatment is permitted, but silence enhances your awareness of energy and changes in the body. In some cases, talking can have a cleansing effect for the recipient.
• When the person is asleep, the energy seems to be more readily accepted (there is no resistance from the conscious mind).
• Reiki adjusts to the needs and conditions of the receiver.

After The Treatment:
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Rinse your hands and arms in cold water (breaks contact with the person).
• Both you and the recipient drink water.
• You may also wish to do one or more of the following techniques to break energetic connection to your client: put fingertips of both hands together; rub hands together and shake vigorously at your sides; karate chop with your dominant hand the astral cords that collect at your solar plexus.
• Smudge your healing room with smoke from white sage and cedar.
• If you have done treatments during the day, take a shower in the evening to clean the excess energy from your aura and smudge yourself.

Things to Remember:
• Remember you are Not a healer—the energy is.
• If the person does not seem to get better, the energy is working on levels other than physical.
• In accidents, emergencies or for on-the-spot stress relief, treat local areas (to stop bleeding, and reduce shock or stress) then if possible, treat all twelve positions.
First-Time Treatment:
• Treat for three to four consecutive days (every 24 hours). It takes this long for the body to completely fill with energy and begin the detox process. The number/frequency of additional treatments can be determined after the initial series is completed.
• Always continue treatments until the energy is balanced, healing is complete and health is wholly restored. Never treat a child alone; have parent(s) present.
• Do not diagnose or prescribe anything, unless you are licensed to do so.
Reiki works on all levels. It covers the nervous, circulatory and endocrine systems, all major organs and the seven major chakras (see Illustrations).
• Both hands channel Reiki equally. It is not necessary to consider the positive or negative sides of the body for hand placement. Reiki is a complete or bi-polar energy (contains both positive and negative aspects).
• Reiki is not just for when you are sick.
• The energy is squared with each additional Reiki practitioner who adds energy to person, place, thing, situation, relationship, etc.
• A little Reiki is better than no Reiki at all.
• Can use Reiki on plants, animals, food, etc. Every living thing will benefit from Reiki.
• Reiki can be used on audio and video tapes, electronic equipment, car batteries, appliances, etc. Place hands on these for a few moments; will help last longer and work better.
• Anything with a vibration (which is all that is) will hold Reiki and can add to your treatments (like crystals/stones, healing tools, pillows, tables, even water).
Everytime you do Reiki, you increase the level of energy,love and light brought into the planet.
• You cannot wear out Reiki—it is unlimited.
Reiki Self Treatments:
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Give yourself a treatment everyday using all twelve positions.
• Always do sets of four positions (i.e. all head, all front or all back).
• If the sequence of four positions are interrupted, start over with the first position in sequence (i.e. head, front or back). The energy builds as the treatment progresses. If the treatment is stopped prior to completing a minimum of 4 positions, you do not receive as much benefit.
• Always finish a complete sequence of all twelve positions within a 24 hour period.
• Add the additional positions to your treatment for complete coverage of the body.
• You can do Reiki while you read, listen to music, watch television, even drive (doing reiki with one hand is all right, both hands are preferred).
• The more Reiki you do, the larger the volume of Reiki that will flow through you.
Make a list of everything you touch each day. See how you can use Reiki with these to give yourself a treatment.
• Start a journal about your Reiki experiences and treatments, with results, as support for your ongoing process of awakening.

Unlike some healing techniques where the energy flows from the healer to the individual, Reiki energy flows from an unlimited source of light energy, in dimensions beyond our understanding, into and through our physical, mental and emotional bodies to the person, place or thing that we direct it to.

With the continued use of Reiki, you may experience altered states of awareness. You may wish to start a Reiki journal about your experiences. Use them, learn from them and bring them out as a basis of new insight. These experiences will seldom be the same twice. We are not the same from minute to minute. It is important to recognize that growth and joy come not in the goal but the journey, and the journey begins now.