The classic Reiki treatment in person requires a meeting to be scheduled for the precise time and place. Either the patient will come to the practitioner’s office, or the practitioner will come to the patient’s home. The requirements for a successful session usually are:
|eliminate all distractions such as TV, loud conversations, kids presence, phones, strong lights etc);
|dress ligthly, preferably in leisure clothes since you will be quite relaxed during the treatment;
|feet are usually bare or with only socks on;
|you may cover yourself with a blanket during the session, to keep the body warm.
You need not undress your body, nor will there be need for the practitioner’s hands to touch your skin. In some respects, Reiki treatment is similar to a massage session, while in other respects, it is totally different.
The practitioner may and should ask you how to go about the sensitive parts of your body — the breasts, the genitals, the throat, the nose. The session will be just as successful in case the hands hover over those parts.
You can listen to some music, perhaps one of those New Age modern instrumentals with extravagant titles such as Partner Massage Air, Reiki, Aquarius etc. If the music is distracting, shut it down.
Treatments in Your Home
If the therapist comes to your house for the treatment, try to eliminate all distractions and reserve at least one hour for the session. Ideally, you should receive Reiki in the bed, and that may pose a problem for the therapist. He or she may strain their backs if they have to reach out for too long. If the position is awkward for the practitioner, the patient may be sitting in a large and comfortable chair; the therapist then stands behind the chair and can endure the whole treatment that way.
You can fall asleep during a Reiki healing session and it is a fairly common occurence. Reiki relaxes deeply, which can also be manifested as emotional outlets, crying, sobbing, sadness because of events from long ago… It is a part of the healing and cannot be avoided: Reiki goes where it needs to go, and if the cause of the problem is in the emotional sphere, there can be a spontaneous release of emotions.
Reiki Treatment in the Practitioner’s Office
If you go to the practitioner’s office, most of the problems with concentration and distractions should be automatically resolved. If the practitioner is doing this seriously at all, he would have a specialized Reiki table at just the convenient height to avoid the need of straining too much while laying hands on your body.
Reiki tables are quite similar to massage tables, if not one and the same. There are thousands people now in every country of the world practicing Reiki on their own, some professionally, some as a part time job, some as a hobby or from the need to help their loved ones, so a whole new market for the specialized tables sprung up.
What the Patient Feels During the Treatment
Usually, the patient feels the practitioner’s hands as quite warm, with a sudden leap from feeling them normally to feeling them hot. Many people comment out loud when they feel the sudden jump of the heat at the practitioner’s hands.
There will be cases in which the patient and the therapist will draw radically different sensations from the same situation: to the patient the practitioner’s hands are hot, while the therapist feels the patient’s body as cold. But it doesn’t really matter: even if neither the therapist nor the patient feel anything during the session, it does not mean that there is no transfer of energy going on. In such cases, the healing presumably takes place in those parts of the aura for which we do not have direct receptors.
Laying the Hands Down or Hovering Around the Body
Most practitioners literally lay their hands down on the patient’s body. There are some, however, who never do that, holding their hands very near the body and yet never touching it. It is a valid Reiki treatment technique, since the hands are then in the etheric body and the healing can progress from there just as efficiently as from the physical body itself. Some even argue that both techniques should be used, that is, both laying the hands on the body and around the body in the same session. There are no hard and fast rules about it, but the practitioner should follow his or her own intuition, listen to the guides etc.
Duration of the Reiki Treatment
The average time for the Reiki treatment is an hour. There are 12-24 different body positions for the hands to move to, give 2-4 minutes to each and that is one hour already. In some positions, the practitioner can hold hands even longer if a strong current of energy is felt. The patient usually never questions what the practitioner does because he finds that it is the very place that the hands stay longer on that he needs energy the most.
After the treatment, the practitioner will usually comment which parts of the body drew most of the energy and it may seem that this can be a basis for some diagnosis (“Your liver drew so much energy today that something must be going on with it!”), but wise practitioner will refrain from such conclusions. They have no medical relevance whatsoever and can only confuse the patient. Actually, a very sensitive practitioner can feel disruptions in energy flow in the aura or chakras, but cannot for the life of him produce it on paper in a manner that medical machines can. So it is best to be quiet and focus more on what the patient felt during the treatment.
If there is time and will, the treatment can be longer, as long as the patient is drawing some energy. This particularly applies when receiving a treatment from a loving member of the family. Then, the longer the Reiki treatment, the better. You cannot have too much Reiki, the patient will draw only as much energy as can absorb.
Reiki Treatment of the Whole Body Yields Best Results
Since Reiki is not our own energy and is somewhat independent from our wishes, the treatment should always, at least cursorily, encompass the complete body. All Reiki treatments should look the same: the hands are now on or above the patient’s face and eyes, now are on the ears, now on the back of the head, and so on, until the whole body is “visited”. For best results, let Reiki go on its own where it is needed.
When giving a Reiki treament, you should be a transmitter of the energy and not trying to impose your own will as to what and how will something be healed. The practitioner should best lock his or her ego away during the treatment! Actually, the practitioner feels the energy through his or her own body, and is healed along with the patient. In many cases, what the practitioner feels during the treatment is so exciting that it becomes addictive — many people find that their lives turn more and more towards Reiki since they feel so good when delivering it.
What Happens in the Practitioner During the Reiki Treatment
Looking from the outside, a Reiki treatment is as static as can be: the practitioner usually with his eyes closed, moving the hands slowly from a position to a position, the patient relaxed or totally asleep, both as still as they can be. Inside, the practitioner feels energy currents, Reiki symbols often appear out of the blue and force him to breath differently and to adjust the vibration of his own body to the new situation.
Often, the practitioner will start out one symbol or one kind of Reiki, just to be superceded by a symbol or message from his or her guides that lead to a totally different direction. The practitioner actually never knows what to expect, every treatment is different. On a particularly problematic spot on the patient’s body, several symbols may be needed in a row, the hands never actually moving away from the spot.
How Many Treatments is Enough
There should be several Reiki treatments in a row. Five is good, ten is better for the complete healing, but most patients become seduced by the first effects of the first few treatments and never really complete the healing. There is not much the practitioner can do about it, save to accept it as a fact of life!
If you suffer from any of the illnesses that usually lead to hysterectomy — endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, PCOS, uterine fibroids, cancer etc. — consider Reiki treatments as a mighty weapon that will slowly but surely
|disspel the roots of the illness,
|harmonize you energetically, and
|restore a sense of well-being that was so long lost on you.
In Reiki healing, intent is everything. If both you as a patient and the practitioner want you to be healed, that will just happen! The best practical side to Reiki is that you can be healing yourself even if there is no medical diagnosis. For instance, you may go through extensive pains for whatever gynecological reason, but Reiki can always be there to help eliminate the pain, if possible at all.
In acute conditions, the more Reiki the better. The usual warnings apply, though. If there is a slightest doubt that the spine or something in the head is broken, do not jump across the street to offer Reiki! But as soon as the broken log or arm is repositioned, do give as much Reiki as needed. There is evidence that in such situations, eight hours of Reiki treatment equals 10-15 days of natural regrowing of the bones! Reiki is at its best when applied in conjunction with other medical and alternative methods.
Two or More Practitioners on One Patient
Sometimes, there will be two or more Reiki practitioners around for a session. The more the merrier, and the healing should be deeper and much more noticeable than usually. That may be one of the good reasons to attend meetings of a local group of Reiki practitioners — apart from the talk and rubbing your shoulders together, you profit by being exposed to several channels of Reiki at once. If such an opportunity for the Reiki treatment presents to you, by all means, jump onto it!
On the other hand, with the presence of the Internet and long distance attunements, it is easy to imagine most or all members of your family inititated into Reiki and gathering to give you strong and accelerated healing Reiki treatments. This may be the best practical possiblity for your nearest and dearest to help you overcome your current illness, such as the one that is leading you to hysterectomy.
What to Do When Reiki Treatment in Person is Not Possible
Since 1979, Reiki spreads throughout the world. In several countries, it is already recognized as a valid complementary technique in state and children’s hospitals. There are about 5,000 Reiki professionals in the UK alone, and this trend just continues. Nobody knows for sure, but there are bound to be hundreds of thousands of Reiki Masters in the world, and the number of people that have received Reiki through a one-on-one healing session is now in the millions.