Reiki is an intelligent energy that can be delivered by a Reiki practitioner to a patient. A Reiki practitioner is one who has received a Reiki practitioner attunement and has been given the rights to also practice Reiki on others. The Reiki practitioner is only a conduit for delivering the Reiki energy. It does not come from the practitioner. The energy flows from the Reiki practitioner to the patients body. Reiki is an intuitive energy and once delivered into the patients body, goes to where the patient requires the energy.
A typical Reiki treatment can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. During a Reiki treatment a patient lies on a massage table, fully clothed. The Reiki practitioner gentles places their hands over different areas of the body allowing the Reiki energy to flow naturally into the patients body. The length of time a practitioner spends at each location varies based on how the energy flows. There should be no pressure or manipulation when receiving a Reiki treatment.
The patient can experience the energy as sensations such as heat, tingling, swirling or pulsing where the practitioners hands are placed. Sometimes the patient may feel the energy in a different area of the body. Other times they may feel nothing at all. Most people feel a sense of calm, peace and relaxation. Many fall asleep during a Reiki treatment.
Anyone can become a Reiki practitioner and practice Reiki self healing right away. Reiki energy is turned on when someone receives a Reiki attunement. Similar to a radio station once someone is attuned to Reiki, reiki energy flows from the crown chakra, through the body and out the hands.