This process is a whole-body treatment, the practitioner directs the recipient to lie down, customarily on a massage table, and relax. There is no need for removal of clothing in this process. Lose clothing is preferred for comfort. In preparations for this appointment the practitioner might take a few moments, to play music, discuss any concerns, inform you of any experiences you may have while in session , assess your comfort and then enter into calm or meditative state of mind and mentally prepare for the treatment, that is usually carried out without any unnecessary talking.
A practitioner enables themselves to be the conduit for the energy by breathing in slowly through the nose and out through the mouth. Alignment with the Reiki energy is evident when the crown chakra is ignited through breathe and allows the body to be purified by its presence. Then the energy is send down through the body of the practitioner, it is then that the flow is receptive to the body about to receive it This is individual in nature as everyone is at a different rate of vibration and healing. Many people have experienced, warmth, a sense of calm, tingling, and mild shifts in energy producing a tickle feeling. Others have become quite emotional as energy received clears blockages and allows those situations to surface. Many people have reported seeing color in varying shades and shapes, while others have seen images. Many have felt release of muscle tension and pain.