What a session's like
I set up the environment much like a Massage Therapist. The room is a quiet, comfortable, a safe
container for healing, private, and may have soft music playing in the background. I have a comfy
Reiki table (a massage table without the endplate, allowing room for the Reiki Therapist's knees
to go under the table) in the middle of the room. I typically start with taking a moment to check
in with the client, gain a Holistic understanding of what's occurring for the individual, what her or
his needs are, and verbalize an intention or clear description of what she/he wants to get out of
Most people need to know whether to stay dressed or to undress as you would for a massage.
As a Reiki Therapist I do not use oils or lotions the way a Massage Therapist might. Hands-on
healing is a light touch only, so you can remain fully clothed. Reiki is energy, therefore, it
Depending on the needs of the client and the intention set we may choose to do a Traditional
Reiki Treatment, a Divine White Light Healing Series, or an Intuitive Touch Energywork session.
Typically, I have the client start out laying face up on the Reiki table. I most often start with the
first hand position over the client's head then move towards the feet (sometimes a particular body
part or organ may need the attention first so I will start there), and I have the client turn over face
down to place hands on the back of the body. At times I stand a distance away from the body
and beam the energy. This is often when the client is releasing lots of energy and I step back to
allow the space in one's energy field to clear.
Examples of intentions set for a session:
The intention can address anything mental, physical, emotional, or spiritual. Of course, some
intentions overlap but here are some general examples:
Mental: clarity, peace of mind, balance, ease with transitions, gaining confidence, stop my mind
from racing, boost creativity, or a general "tune-up".
Physical: release of pain, release of tension, breaking down muscular knots or fibrous adhesions,
or heal trauma.
Emotional: healing the loss of loved ones, emotional balancing, trust, releasing hurt from
interpersonal relationships, transforming apathy, joyfulness.
Spiritual: chakra clearing, grounding, moving stuck energy, reconnecting with spirit, inner child
healing, or protecting one's energy field from outside influence.