Treating Others with Reiki

by | Sep 22, 2015 | Reiki 1

The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson

Before you begin treating others with reiki with a full body treatment on another person there are a few important points to remember.

Never give a Reiki treatment to a person who has a pacemaker as Reiki can alter its rhythm.

Never give a Reiki treatment to a person who suffers from Diabetes Mellitus and are taking insulin injections, unless they are prepared to check their insulin levels every day as Reiki reduces the amount of insulin they require.

Always explain to a person who is visiting you for the first time for a Reiki treatment exactly what you are going to do and the type of reactions that might occur. Stress that any one of these reactions are normal. They may experience one or two of these reactions, all of them or none of them. It makes no difference. Reiki will go wherever it is needed.

Treating Others with Reiki – The types of reactions that may occur are:

  • A sensation of heat
  • A sensation of cold
  • Recipient my see lots of colours often very vivid
  • Past life flashes/recall
  • Involuntary movements or mild spasms
  • The recipient may become so relaxed they fall asleep
  • Itchiness
  • Emotional responses
  • Rumbling stomach
  • Memory flashes
  • Pins and needles
  • They recipient may sense your hands moving, even if you are not currently moving your hands from one hand position to another

Often the client will experience extreme cold at the position of your hands while you feel intense heat or vice versa; your client will experience heat while you feel cold.

If the client experiences nothing explain to them that the Reiki energy often works on a subtle level yet has profound results which normally become apparent in the following days or weeks.

Never forget the client is drawing Reiki through you. They are doing the healing on a subconscious level. You are only the channel.

Treating Others with Reiki – Reiki always travels to the place it is needed most.

No knowledge of the human anatomy or physiology is required to work with Reiki. Leave your ego aside and Reiki will do the work.

Treating Others with Reiki – Forget the symptoms treat the whole person.

Listen to your clients’ body through your hands. Sense the different types of energy. If the energy is strong keep your hands in that position until your sense a shift in the energy level. Use your intuition.

Look for non-verbal communication from your clients’ body. Deep sighs or hand and leg movements are good indicators that something positive is taking place.

The normal time required for a full body treatment is between sixty to ninety minutes.

At the end of a treatment always offer your client a glass of cold water to aid grounding. Always wash your hands under cold running water after each treatment.

Treating Others with Reiki – Beginning The Treatment

Ensure your client is lying flat on the therapy table with their arms down by their sides. Their legs should also be flat against the table and must not be crossed as this may block the flow of Reiki.

Gently lay your hands on your clients’ body. Keep them in each position for between three to five minutes. As you become more experienced use your intuition.

Your hands should be cupped with your fingers firmly closed as though you were trying to hold water. This keeps the channel strong between your client and the universal life force. If your fingers are open Reiki can escape just as water would slip through your open fingers.

In the case of burnt skin or a clients’ genitals and breasts hold your hands just above their body.

Don’t forget the box of tissues.

Treating Others with Reiki – Full Body Treatment – Hand Positions


Remember the following hand positions are only a guide. Use your intuition!

Hand Position 1

  • Cup your hands and gently rest them over your clients’ eyes, cheekbones and forehead (third eye chakra).
  • Stress, eye problems, asthma, head colds, allergies, sinuses, pituitary gland, pineal gland and cerebral nerves.

Hand Position 2

  • Place your hand on top of your clients’ head; palms covering the crown chakra.
  • Migraine, headaches, eye problems, multiple sclerosis, stress, bladder, digestive disorders, flatulence and emotional problems.

Hand Position 3

  • Hands on either side of your clients’ head with fingers covering their temples.
  • Balance, tinnitus, balance and ear problems, colds, flu and balances the function of the right and left brain.

How To Move Your Hands From The Side Of Your Clients’ Head To Position 4

Hand Position 4

  • Place your hands on the back of your clients’ head covering their occipital ridge.
  • Headaches, eye problems, stress, hay fever, sinuses, digestive disorders, fears, phobias, shock depression and stroke.

How To Move Your Hands From The Back Of Your Clients’ Head To Position 5

Hand Position 5

  • Place your hands along the clients’ jawbone covering their throat chakra.
  • Self expression, communication, breathing, voice and speech problems, bronchitis, flu, colds and anger.

Hand Position 6

  • Place your hands along the clients’ shoulders.
  • Aches and pains in the arms, elbows and hands, tight shoulder muscles, stress, cold hands, poor circulation or disrupted blood supply to the arms and hands.

Hand Positions 7-12

  • Begin by forming a T covering the collar bone and heart chakra (position 7). Then move your hands down the front and across the body covering the solar plexus and sacral chakra points (positions 8 and 9).
  • Form a V to cover the root chakra (position 10).
  • Finally, place your hands over your clients’ knees and feet (positions 11 and 12).
  • All major organs and glands, disease, infections, stomach, intestines, reproductive organs, anger, stress, emotions, leg pains, varicose veins and poor circulation.
  • Now you have completed the front hand positions; ask your client to turn over so you can begin work on the back hand positions.
  • You may find that on occasions your client has fallen asleep and you will need to gently wake them up.

Hand Positions 13 – 19

  • Begin by placing your hands across your client’s shoulder blades (position 13). Then move your hands down their back covering the heart, solar plexus and sacral chakra points (positions 14, 15 and 16).
  • Form a T to cover the root chakra (position 17).
  • Finally, place your hands on the back of your clients’ knees and feet (positions 18 and 19).
  • All major organs and glands, disease, infections, back and spinal problems, anger, stress, emotions, leg pains, varicose veins and poor circulation. You can also treat all major organs and glands through the reflexology points in your clients’ feet.


When all the positions have been treated, place your left hand on your clients crown chakra and your right hand at the base of their spine. This final position balances the energy in your clients’ body.

Complete your treatment by combing your clients’ aura. Stroke the body firmly from the crown down to the feet in a sweeping motion. Continue past the feet until you touch the floor for grounding. Repeat for a second time lightly touching the body. Finally comb the aura a few inches above the body.


Belief creates the actual fact.  – William James

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