The method of receiving a Reiki treatment from a practitioner is a very simple process. The recipient simply lies on a massage table and relaxes covered by a light blanket. If they are unable to lie down the treatment can be given in a sitting position, the main thing is for the recipient to be as comfortable as possible. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki will pass through anything, even plaster casts.
The practitioner gently places their hands non-intrusively in a sequence of positions which cover the whole body. Once the hands are placed they may move above each chakra point to clear negative energy. During the session the client should feel free to talk and ask questions or if able, to drift off or even fall asleep. The whole person is treated rather than specific symptoms.
A full treatment usually takes 45 mins to 1 hour with each position held for several minutes. To create a calming mood, essential oils are burned, music is played in the back ground and incense and candles are burned. However please inform the practitioner if this is not suitable for the recipient.