Reiki Healing Touch

Fundamental to Reiki practice is the “laying on of hands” or the “healing touch” wherein Reiki practitioners place their hands on various parts of the client’s body in order to supply healing energies (ki-energies) where they are needed most. Addressing physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual imbalances, Reiki uses the life force to balance and heal.

Alternatively, Reiki practitioners may merely hover their palms above the body without direct contact. Some use a regular sequence of hand placements, while others move their hands freely in no particular order. Regardless of the type of hand placement, Reiki energies are believed to flow naturally to where the imbalances are. In addition to Reiki hand positions for treating others, there are also Reiki hand positions for self-treatment which clients may be taught.

“Phantom Hands” are yet another Reiki terminology and phenomenon, describing the experience of clients feeling the practitioner’s hands touching one part of their body when they are actually somewhere else, or feeling that multiple pairs of hands are operating at the same time.

Reiki Session

During a Reiki session, practitioners may use meditative music, dimmed lighting, special healing room furnishings, a bubbling water fountain, and more to create a relaxed mood and atmosphere. Massage tables are fundamental to Reiki practice, while other specialty tools include chimes which signal to the practitioner when to switch hand placements and which can be programmed to chime at various intervals.

Reiki Principles

The following chants or admonitions are referred to as the Reiki principles:

Just for today:

  • I will not anger
  • I will not worry
  • I will do my work honestly
  • I will be kind to all living things
  • I will give thanks for my many blessings

Reiki Benefits

The many proven benefits of Reiki alternative healing include:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Stress relief
  • Feeling of rejuvenation
  • Mental clarity
  • Improved sleep
  • Hormonal balance
  • Being more centered
  • Decreased pain
  • Faster healing