What to expect during an in-person Reiki treatment

In-person Reiki treatments take place in my peaceful and welcoming treatment room in my home in Bournemouth, Dorset in the UK.

Before your Reiki treatment there is a short consultation where we discuss your reasons for coming to Reiki.  You can tell me as much or as little as you wish and anything you choose to share with me will remain completely confidential. 

We then set your intentions so you can focus on the best possible outcome of the treatment.

You remain fully clothed for the treatment, which takes place lying down on the treatment couch. You will be covered with a blanket and we can incorporate healing crystals into the treatment if you wish.  All you have to do is close your eyes, relax and enjoy the calming music.

During the treatment, I channel the healing Reiki energy and transfer it to you through a series of hand positions hovering over, or gently placed on, the body. There is no massage or pressure and you should not feel any discomfort. You may feel the Reiki energy from my hands as a flow of energy, heat, cold or mild tingling. You may see colours or flashes of light. Or, you may find the treatment so relaxing that you drift off to sleep! There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki: each treatment is unique and your experience may be different every time.

After the treatment, you can slowly return to the present with a glass of water while we discuss any observations and self-care advice. For the rest of the day, you may feel tired as the energy blockages continue to shift, or you may feel energised and raring to go. Listen how you are feeling and make time to give yourself what you need.

“I have been coming for Reiki treatments with Emma for a few years and I can feel the stress starting to lift as soon as I set foot in her beautiful treatment room.  Emma is easy to talk to and she’s a great listener.  Her treatment room is a safe space for me to talk about what’s going on in my life and the Reiki treatment gives me time out to relax. 
I leave feeling calmer and lighter and more like myself.”
MW – in-person Reiki client

How many Reiki treatments will I need?

Some of my clients book a Reiki treatment as a ‘top-up’ when they are feeling under the weather, or need some time to relax, and just one treatment can make all the difference! Others have regular treatments to help them feel better, function better and sleep better and to maintain their overall health and wellbeing.

If you have a specific concern it is important to remember that it has taken years to create the current energy dynamic and a regular course of treatments will be needed to clear blocked energy, restore the energy system and strengthen it over time. Generally, the more long-standing the concern, the more Reiki treatments will be required. Energy healing is a process that is different for each person so we will discuss your Reiki treatment plan together, however there is no pressure to re-book and it is always your decision how you would like to proceed.


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