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What happens during Reiki?

Natural Healing

Reiki treatments typically last about 30-60 minutes. Typically Reiki treatments are given in a peaceful, private setting. However, the treatment can take place anywhere. During a session, you’ll sit in a comfortable chair or lie on a massage table fully clothed, as your reiki practitioner gently places their hands, palms down, lightly on or just above your body in specific energy locations. They use a series of 12 to 15 different hand positions.

The length of time that the practitioner leaves their hands in each position is determined by the flow of energy through their hands at each location but typically will typically keep their hands in these positions for 3–10 minutes. 

If there is a particular injury, such as a burn, the practitioner will hold their hands just above the wound.

While the hands are held lightly on or over the body, an energy transfer takes place. 

When the practitioner feels that the heat, or energy, in their hands has gone, they will remove their hands and place them over a different body area.

Reiki differs from other touch therapies in that there is no pressure, massage or manipulation involved.

You may experience the energy in the form of sensations like heat, tingling or pulsing where the Reiki practitioner has placed their hands. Sometimes, people feel sensations moving throughout the body, while other people do not perceive any change at all.

Most people feel very relaxed and peaceful during reiki treatment, and many fall asleep during the process.  

Due to the non-contact nature of Reiki, this treatment is not harmful.

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