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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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  • Juanita Felice-Zwaryczuk August 30, 2013, 1:27 am

    Since Reiki is available any time for anybody with a self treatment, why would anyone need to “store it” somewhere? It is already “stored” in the Universe ready to be channelled at any time.

  • Hadda August 30, 2013, 8:34 am

    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

    • Joe July 26, 2014, 6:07 pm

      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.

  • Nat August 30, 2013, 1:48 pm

    This technique is working fantastically. I use it since a long time, always successfully.

  • Sanaaya Verma November 11, 2013, 4:38 pm

    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

    • Sunil Kumar June 1, 2017, 2:12 am

      My son (4.6yr)is suffering from fistula how to give reiki to him. For completely cure. I need help.
      Still i learned on ly two levels and three sysmbols of reiki.

      • Leonard June 1, 2017, 3:37 am

        I will make it real clear; Reiki is NOT universallifeforceenergy, that has to be created and a Reiki Grand Master? more labels and bullshit.

  • Susan Buhlman March 28, 2014, 11:39 am

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    • Sunil Kumar June 1, 2017, 2:15 am

      Need suggestions.
      My son is 4.6 year old he is suffering from fistula from dec 2012 after that twice operated in novmber 2014. But still not cure. Still pus formation. 18 days treatment given by a reiki grandmaster. But still not cure. After that reiki grand master tought me two level of reiki and says gives him reiki now till he his cure.

      Pls tell how to gives??? Quickly pus formation stop and cure. Mob 9255565725 india

      Pls suggest

  • corinne May 12, 2014, 11:52 pm

    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

  • Maria Hayman July 9, 2014, 7:36 am

    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.

    • Maggie C September 9, 2015, 6:47 pm

      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.

      • Cindy Shilton March 13, 2017, 8:25 pm

        I am not good at getting down to the feet either when people are sitting in a chair. You could ask them to put their feet up on another chair – it worked for me!

        • Maria Hayman March 13, 2017, 9:43 pm

          Hi, I was always taught to believe in your intent to heal when working over the chakras. Where and when I have been unable to work directly on the feet, I either ask for grounding when working over the knees or go back to the shoulders and ask for grounding from there. Hope this helps.

        • Yvonne June 7, 2019, 3:55 am

          I just sit on a low stool when I reach feet and get them to put each foot on my lap and work that way

  • Jill July 13, 2014, 1:03 pm

    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

  • Blossom September 4, 2014, 10:46 pm

    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.

  • Blossom September 4, 2014, 10:47 pm

    Otherwise, great article!

  • Glenys September 13, 2014, 9:10 am

    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?

  • Glenys September 13, 2014, 9:13 am

    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’

    • Dr Judith Edwards November 19, 2014, 1:08 pm

      Good point Glenys–would be great if you felt like going onto http://www.cansurviving.com and posting under the relevant forum on this one-stop shop for body, mind and spirit–we cansurivivors thank you! Regards, Judith and the CS Team

    • Deanna June 25, 2015, 4:47 am

      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!

    • Martha February 21, 2016, 10:06 pm

      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.

  • Gillian October 14, 2014, 6:55 am

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    • Deepak garg January 12, 2015, 11:33 am

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  • Dr Judith Edwards November 19, 2014, 1:05 pm

    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

  • Bridget December 23, 2014, 11:07 am

    Thank you.

  • kim January 30, 2015, 1:23 am

    can reiki heal harsh side effects of meds too

    • Robin August 6, 2015, 1:02 pm

      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.

      • Robin August 6, 2015, 1:11 pm

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

  • Robert February 27, 2015, 1:34 am

    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.

  • Jodi Hansen April 17, 2015, 11:36 am

    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.

    • Robin August 6, 2015, 1:08 pm

      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!

      • Dragana November 21, 2017, 1:59 pm

        But can you tell me, when I, as a reiki level 2 therapist, work on distance for 30 minutes, does it work for a client?

  • Khan Muhammad Ehtesham Yasin July 24, 2015, 2:34 pm

    Very informative and completely relevant for us reiki masters and practitioners. This infor motion is life enhancing .I am trying to download for permanent reference.Thanks so much for it all.

  • Atul Sharma,the Reiki master and teacher August 31, 2016, 6:48 pm

    This book is very important for quick response

  • Atul Sharma,the Reiki master and teacher August 31, 2016, 6:53 pm

    Please tell me how to attach my photo with my comment when I send

  • Leonard May 10, 2017, 1:19 am

    Ah well,more of the same rubbish, The system of Reiki is a creation of Energy/ Frequency & Vibration it is internal; When will people get it right.

  • marcy reiki September 18, 2018, 11:44 am

    I have been sharing seated Reiki with residents in Long Term Care in this above format for many years. Thank you for sharing this with everyone.

  • Robert Faniel January 26, 2019, 3:51 pm

    Hi. I’m a Reiki Master Healer. My name is Robert. I cured myself of a hernia. One of my Reiki students cured herself of fibroids. For a Reiki session ( distant Reiki session call me at (862)900- 5006. Reiki is a divine gift. Try it. Namaste

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