A typical Reiki session is about an hour long, but longer sessions can be very helpful for some clients. Reiki is generally done in a dimly lit relaxing space with soft music. Your practitioner will ask you to lie down on your back on a massage table with soft comfortable sheets (you will stay fully dressed, just take your shoes off, please). You can cover yourself with just a sheet or a sheet and a light blanket and get comfortable. The practitioner will place her hands on different parts of your body, usually starting with your head and proceeding down to your feet. Hand placement is generally very light and gentle, and the practitioner may keep her hands in the same area for quite a while, for over 10 minutes in some cases. You may later be asked to turn over onto your stomach, and the practitioner will continue placing her hands on various parts of the body, usually starting with the upper body and going downward. At the very end of the session, the practitioner may move her hands on your back and legs in a brush-stroke-like and light tapping motion.
Although every client's experience is different, most clients feel a sensation of warmth, feel morerelaxedand even fall asleep during the session. Many clients report that symptoms that were bothering them before are less noticeable after the session. On occasion, a client may feel the energy of the practitioner's hands even after she moved her hands to a different area of the body. Clients occasionally report a different sensation on the right and on the left side of the body, which is normal. For some clients the Reiki process opens a stronger connection to inner self, which could be an emotional experience, which is also normal. There is no good way to clearly explain the Reiki experience other than letting it actually happen. We hope you enjoy your session and we hope it will be a relaxing and comforting experience for you.