Timeout: How to Perform a Quick Healing Session


It’s not always possible to do a full healing session. In times like these, we’d better make good use of the time we have available.

Here’s a suggestion on how to conduct a quick treatment. It’s an abridged version of the full treatment. Enjoy 🙂

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Have the patient sit on a chair, legs and arms uncrossed. This is because the uncrossed is an open position, making it easier to receive energy, as opposed e.g. to the closed positions such as lotus etc.

  1. Hands on shoulders.
  2. Hands on the head.
  3. One hand on the upper neck, and the other on the forehead.
  4. One hand on the back of the neck, and the other between the throat and heart chakras.
  5. One hand on the breast bone, the other on the back, mirrored.
  6. One hand on the solar plexus, the other on the back, mirrored.
  7. One hand on the lower stomach, the other on the back, mirrored.
  8. Ground them by placing both hands on their feet for about a minute.

Above are the basic steps. Spend 2-3 minutes in each position, unless you are guided otherwise. Below are some things to be aware of throughout the treatment:

  • Take it easy, don’t rush. Patients can sense these things.
  • If you or the patient are uncomfortable touching certain areas, keep your hands slightly away from the body, in the aura.

Remember to offer your patient some water at the end of the session.

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  1. I will start with the head, then the shoulders, i know this session without step 3 and 4, hard for me to visualize the 4 step and for what it is useful

    • Many people are uncomfortable with immediate direct energy on their chakras so this is an in-between step to make the recipient comfortable. Same thing with beginning with the shoulders; just prepares the person to receive the energy.

  2. For me ,only your pure intention is sufficient .Reiki is a Universal energy that knows how & where to work.Once we are open to Reiki channel,whatever is our highest & best is given to us & we only need to keep our intentions pure.
    Love And light
    Sanayaa Verma

  3. Thank you for all the wonderful information. Have you considered adding a “Pinterest” button to your site? It is a nice way for us to save the information as well as make it available for some new readers. I really appreciate all that you do.

  4. i love reiki,i have it every two weeks,plus waiting to do level2,ur site is great,thankyou,it would b handy if we could save info too?i agree there,thanks for book of reiki tips as well

  5. This is the version for a short treatment or for someone in a wheelchair who cannot access the treatment couch. I also find that there are times when I connect with a ‘social’ Reiki treatment. I believe intent is the key and even when in a mixed group, by placing your hands on someone, you can invoke the wonderful Reiki energy. An example is when I visit a friend of my sons who was mentally! physically and emotionally injured in a racing car crash. He lives to have visitors and talk to them about anything but he also loves Reiki. I sit on his paralyses side and just put one hand on his arm and the other in his leg and ask that Reiki be channelled as long as my hands are connected to him. He then gets the best of both worlds.

    • Thank you for this tip! I myself am in a wheelchair and am looking into starting my own healing business and was wondering about the placement of the hands (especially on the feet) for a person in a wheelchair, since it would be hard for me to reach.

  6. I just wanted to say that I SOOOO appreciate the information you give out. Thank you Thank you so much. I am truly grateful. I just had it down on my intention board to research Reiki hand position in the chair and BOOM…you provided it.

    <3 Blessings to you

  7. A gentle reminder… unless you have a medical degree, it is probably better to refer to the person you are working on as “client” rather than “patient”. That way, you will not be accused of practicing medicine without a license.

  8. In other words, the same procedure as a ‘sitting treatment’? A suggestion: the original treatment probably only involved head positions as initially taught by Usui…why not just use them?

  9. By the way….can you legally use the term ‘patients’ as this is a medical term and Reiki practitioners are NOT medical professionals any more than counsellors are? Just wondered. As a member of both professions, I would use the term ‘client’

    • As an RN and reiki practitioner I prefer the word client. To me the word patient insinuates someone who is “sick” or ill. Language and it’s labels are very critical components to a person’s healing. Client insinuates choice whereas patient may not be interpreted as such. All the more positive we can have and bring to our practice the better!

    • During my levels to a Reiki Master I was strongly told by my Reiki Master “that the term “Client ” is the word to be used in the Reiki Healings instead of “patients” and “Issues” instead of “Disease” So glad there are Soooooooo many Reiki people doing Healings in the world. Namaste to you all.

  10. Love Reikirays info – having just completed my reiki 2 – I’m keen to suck up all relevant information in order to strengthen my awareness but more importantly the ability to help other regain their physical & emotional balance

    • I will just guide u all your teacher for any help or any question in ur mind inspire wandering for information and read your materials thoroughly to strengthen it reiki knowledge. ..

  11. Thanks so much for all this info-I hope someone here will be able to post this under the relevant forum on the http://www.cansurviving.com website which is a one-stop shop for body, mind and spirit for those wishing to live vibrantly after cancer diagnosis- now getting over 16K hits a month, with an international reach. It’s a real service to do this for people, so thanks very much in advance-and do pass the site on as well-Regards, Judith and the CS Team

    • Yes. As well, Reiki can be sent to your prescription medications with an intent of amplifying it’s benefits and reducing it’s less desirable side-effects. The same goes for vitamins, food, water, etc.

      • I send Reiki to almost everything; pets, plants, car, home, food, water, bath…. even out into the Universe for collective healing 😉

  12. This is also good for distance healing only to visualise or think of placing the hands on the patient.
    Patients have asked if reiki was sent at a certain time as they felt a change/energy they couldnt explain.

  13. I do quick treatments all the time – normally for those that want to give it try – but not totally commit..it might take me 1-2 minutes total – I have them stand, I start at their head and work down there backside only down to their feet – normally they will feel something with in that time – Works great for pain.. They can book a regular session ( 20 minutes) if they want at a later date..I have found that i needed to accelerate my sessions as people didn’t have 1 hour to take out of their days. Having great results since doing this.

    • The quick sessions are extremely useful and completely effective for those attuned to the Master symbol DKM. Also, in my area, a small town, there are not many people aware of Reiki so these ‘Quickie Reiki Sessions’ are perfect for newbies 😉 I’ve also used it with family members who are only here for a short visit, so we can best utilize our time together and receive healing too!

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