Reiki treatments are typically administered in a serene and private environment, although they can be conducted anywhere. The client remains fully clothed and can either sit comfortably in a chair or lie down on a table.
During a session, the Reiki practitioner will lightly place their hands on or above specific areas of the client’s head, limbs, and torso. These positions are usually maintained for approximately 3 to 10 minutes. In cases of specific injuries like burns, the practitioner will hover their hands just above the affected area.
Advocates of Reiki assert that an energy transfer occurs while the practitioner maintains gentle contact with or proximity to the body. The practitioner may experience sensations of warmth or tingling in their hands during this process. Each hand position is held until the flow of energy is perceived to have ceased.
Once the practitioner senses the dissipation of heat or energy in their hands, they will move them to another part of the body to continue the session.