Reiki is a form of hands on healing. It is similar to spiritual healing in the way the healing is given, the difference with Reiki is that the practitioner is a vessel for universal energy to be sent through the training that the practitioner goes through to enable them to pass on the healing.
The session usually lasts one hour and the patient can either lie on a treatment table or sit in a chair. The practitioner will then place his/her hands over the head, eyes, ears, back of head, neck, shoulders, arms, chest, stomach, abdomen, knees and feet. The hands are either placed directly onto these areas or slightly raised above.
It is a very relaxing treatment and can help many ailments especially stress induced. It is a time to feel relaxed, close your eyes, listen to gentle music and feel at one with yourself, leaving all of your worries behind.
The healing carries on even after the actual treatment and for this reason it is very important to drink lots of water to keep the body hydrated whilst the body is going through a healing process and being put back in to balance.
A Course of 6 weekly treatments is recommended at first to give you the initial boost and then after monthly treatments will keeps the energy flowing.