Treatments are given to fully clothed clients lying on a massage table or the ground, seated in a chair or even standing. Reiki energy flows from the practitioner’s hands which are placed on or near the client’s body in a series of hand positions. Each practitioner has their own preferred hand positions when can be placed on the head, shoulders, arms, hips, stomach, legs, knees and/or feet. The practitioner may work on the different energy centers also known as chakras right above them. They include the head, forehead, throat, heart, stomach, pelvic area and base of spine. Other, more specific positions may be used based on the clients needs. Each session usually lasts between 45 and 60 minutes. Longer sessions can be requested.
Crystals may be used by the practitioner to facilitate the healing energy flows. Crystals hold energy and can be extremely helpful in the healing process. Each crystal has its own unique benefits. The crystals may be placed on or around the different energy centers or chakras. They may be close to, on or under the client’s body. Each energy center or chakra has its own crystal/s that benefits it specifically. In depth chakra analysis can be used in conjunction with Reiki. These techniques work hand in hand together causing a balancing effect on the areas needing attention.
A clients experience will vary from person to person. Deep relaxation is generally felt by all. Many feel an energy that flows around or even through them encouraging tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings to be released causing a state of peace and well-being. Some may fall asleep, have a feeling of floating outside their bodies, and have visions or other mystical experiences. Once finished the client should be refreshed with a more positive and balanced outlook.
Keep in mind the type of position the practitioner uses will last during the full session. Let them know if this position may be difficult for the client for a prolonged period of time. The practitioner can adjust the situation so the client can make slight movement changes throughout the session because being comfortable during the entire session is important.
Janelle’s sessions will end with a short guided meditation. Meditation is something clients can do in between sessions to prolong the Reiki effects till the next Reiki session. Even just five minutes a day of meditation will facilitate prolonged benefits.