While I play healing music that lulls you into a sense of calm, candles flicker in the background. To commence with, I encourage the Reiki receiver to open their heart space, this is facilitated by a short meditation on all the chakras of the body (energy centres at different points in the body). I then encourage the Reiki receiver who is at this point lying on the therapy bed to totally give in and just allow any feelings of relaxation to take over their body.
I love giving a Reiki session and I usually lose myself in the music, forgetting what time it is. Reiki receivers will often find that they fall asleep and then wake up with a wonderful sense of well being. This sense of calm and well being tends to continue for several days after. I find Reiki really useful for people who are going through a lot of stress or trauma or just need some TLC.
Reiki sessions usually last for an hour and are in the region of £30.