The session lasts for about 45 minutes to an hour and is a time of complete relaxation. The relaxation releases built up stress and therefore aids the healing process.
The session is carried out with the patient fully clothed. The practitioner will place their hands on or above the body of the patient - whichever is most comfortable.
The experience is one of peace, security and well-being. Reiki heals at a very deep level, so even if the physical problem is caused by a deep emotional issue Reiki will go to the source so that a truly holistic approach is achieved.
Reiki can be used for both acute and chronic conditions. Both respond very well to the treatments. Reiki also combines well with other treatments if appropriate.
What does it feel like?
The experience will differ from one person to another and indeed from one session to another. Some describe feelings of heat, cold, tingling, deep relaxation or heaviness during a session and these feelings will also change depending on the part of the body receiving Reiki. The after effects are those of relaxation, a feeling of balance and, more often than not, an improvement in the initial condition.