First we treat ourselves and then we are encouraged to share with others, our friends, families, animals.
Self-treatment forms the backbone of your Reiki practice. Even practitioners with many years of experience do not cease to give themselves regular self-treatments.
We are not often told that the self must come first, but it is important to first tend the inner garden before you go and work as a gardener for others.
The Self-Treatment Hand Positions
The hand positions are given to you as a guide. They are not rules, so follow your intuition. If you feel that the left knee needs a lot of Reiki, go to the left knee, and stay there as long as feels right.
The hand positions give you a place to start (the head) and finish (the feet). If you don’t intuitively feel where the Reiki needs to go, they give you a way of structuring the whole treatment.
There are several variations available. One such sequence is shown the reference cards that you received as part of this course. For other variations and treatment timings, see the playlist below.
Use the hand positions as a guide, especially when you are first getting started with Reiki. As you progress in experience and skill, however, you will probably find yourself relying more on intuition and less on a set of fixed positions.