Misconceptions are usually the result of incomplete knowledge or erroneous information. In case of Reiki treatment, undue expectations also contribute towards misconceptions. It is important for the recipient to understand how Reiki treatment is given with hands-on method.
Reiki treatment is a simple but powerful process and is usually done with the recipient lying down on a treatment table or a comfortable couch, fully clothed. If necessary, recipient can also be covered with a sheet of cloth or a blanket during cold weather. No equipment, rubbing, pressing, pulling or massage etc. is involved. The practitioner simply and gently places his/her hands on the recipient’s head, front of the body, back, knees and feet etc. and channels the Reiki energy through these points. This enables the energy to flow right to the source of the problem and carry out healing.
A Reiki treatment session does not require mysterious atmosphere or gestures. I have come across persons who expect the Reiki practitioner to be a mysterious person with supernatural powers who should do strange things like a magician. When this expectation is not met, and they see the practitioner standing normally with his/her hands on the body of the recipient and doing nothing else, they feel disappointed and do not turn up for the second session. If you try to tell them what it is and how it works, disappointment can be clearly seen on their faces or felt in their tones over the phone. Such are the people who don’t trust simple techniques and feel very happy if things are dramatized for them. This is not the right approach. Before asking for Reiki treatment, they should understand the system and straighten up their expectations.
Reiki treatment can be given by a single healer or a group of healers, yet, it is not like surgery to be performed by a group of doctors with lot of medical equipment around. It is also not like a stage drama or a magician’s show. It must be understood that Reiki practitioners’ hands do not transmit 440 volts electric power. It is a gentle energy that flows and works its own way. If you are looking for Reiki treatment, you should know what it is, how it would be done and what can be the results, otherwise, you might face disappointment.