How to do a Reiki Self-Treatment (Part V)

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How were you taught to Self-Treat?

Most people who are taught Reiki will have been taught some form of self-treatment, a way of focusing the energy on yourself, for your own benefit, and the most common form of self-treatment is what I would refer to as a “Standard Western hands-on” self-treatment method. This is where you rest your hands in a series of positions covering the head and torso and maybe beyond, and let the energy flow out of your hands into your body.

It works well, though some of the positions can often be uncomfortable to get to, or hold for any amount of time, and that can sometimes detract from the blissfulness of the experience.

So what I’ve been talking about in a series of articles are a number of different ways that you could self-treat, perhaps different from what you have been taught.

This is article #5. In previous articles I have been talking about various approaches to self-treatment, mostly meditative, where you either:

  • Meditate with the intention to heal… and just let it happen
  • Follow the flow of energy during meditation and focus your attention on where the energy is focusing itself
  • Direct the flow of energy during meditation by resting your attention on different areas of the body
  • Rest your hands on your body, but do this intuitively, different for each session as your energy needs vary

This is the final article in the series, so I thought I would finish by a very simple hands-on method…

Just rest your hands on yourself and close your eyes

That’s it.

That’s the method.

Rest your hands on your heart and solar plexus, close your eyes, and let the Reiki flow.

Or rest your hands on your lower abdomen, like in the photo above.

Bliss out on the energy.

Let it go where it wants to go and do what it wants to do.

And when you’re done, open your eyes.

Over to you

If this self-treatment method is new to you, why not give it a try?

And post a message below to let us all know how you got on with it, how it felt, what you experienced, what it did for you.

Some more self-treatment ideas

reiki self treatment mp3 downloadIf you’d like some help with your self-treatments, or if you’d like some new ideas to experiment with or pass on to your students, why not download my “Reiki Self-Treatment Meditations” collection of MP3s.

They are suitable for all Reiki levels.

In these five meditations, I talk you through the most simple approach ever… and interesting variations like an intuitive healing meditation, a self-healing meditation that was actually taught by Usui Sensei, a “Standard Western hands-on” method and an Intuitive hands-on method.

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9 thoughts on “How to do a Reiki Self-Treatment (Part V)

  1. Thank you Taggart I always enjoy your e mails and find them helpful. Being profoundly deaf I have had to find methods that work for me and have always self treated by placing my hands where they want to go both on myself when self treating and when sending distance healing and just letting the energy flow . Best wishes. Ann

    1. Hi Ann. I’m glad you find my posts helpful. A simple approach can be very powerful. WHy not take a look at all the methods I suggest in this series and experiment: see what works best for you.

  2. Thank you, Taggart for these informative articles. I have been actively teching standard Western Reiki for over 20 years now. I have been training in and enjoying the Japanese/dento methods for over 2years now and have been thoroughly transformed. I appreciate the approaches of making yourself the priority here in treatment every day. I love this last simple self-treatment tecnique and have actually used it daily on myself and teaching it in my classes for severl years now; long before I even knew others were doing/teaching it. This articles is confirmation to me of its great usefulnes. I prefer it over most others. Thank you.

    1. Hi Horace, I’m glad that you are finding the posts helpful, and that this one has let you know that other people are doing the same as you have been doing for some time now. A simple approach is often a very powerful one, isn’t it?

  3. Self treatment V. I have been using this method for a couple of years or so. I connect with hands palm up, build up the energy and just ask that it should go wherever it is needed for my spiritual and emotional healing. I find it wonderfully relaxing and very effective. Give it a try – for such a simple and apparently low key approach you may be surprised at just how
    effective it is.

  4. Ah yes. This is what I’ve been doing. I’ve just finished a self treatment and wondered if it was ok to do it intuitively. I then saw your email and voila. Lol. Thank you for posting this. ?

    1. Hi Catherine, I’m pleased to hear that my blog was helpful. Reiki is really flexible and ideally used intuitively, so we don’t have to be too rigid about things. 🙂

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