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Reiki Self Treatment

Take a deep breath, fall is upon us and the new season rings in the chills and fresh air of fall… the energies of nature shift and change, we do too!

In response to the many emails surrounding a Reiki Self Treatment; I thought it would be best to post an article, an ‘all in one answer’!

Why would I want to learn how to do a Reiki Self-Treatment?

Although it is a wonderful experience to receive Reiki from someone else, a practitioner, Reiki Master or a Reiki Teacher, there are many reasons to consider learning to practice Reiki on yourself. The convenience of self-treatment is valued not only by people with health challenges, but also by those of us with busy schedules. Daily Reiki Self-Treatments provide an opportunity to restore balance, reduce stress, and reconnect with an experience of wholeness and wellness.   Additionally, it has been my experience, moments of Reiki practiced throughout the day will bring you back to centering, relief from pain, anxiety, and stress as often as you feel the need.

Self healing is one of the numerous benefits of Reiki; it is an important treatment of Reiki where you can promote healing within yourself, spiritually, physically and mentally.   Once you have the first Reiki attunement, you will develop your own routines which will further help you feel balanced promoting clarity throughout your day. You can practice these healing techniques anytime, at any place.

Examples of Reiki Self-Treatment

In the beginning of my Reiki Journey, I would practice a full body self-treatment every morning; you do not have to be a Reiki Master to do Reiki.  You only need to be attuned to the Reiki Energies.

As my life and schedule became busier I found on some mornings my self treatments getting shorter and shorter.  Over a course of time and practice I developed a few techniques that work for me beautifully that I will share with you.  I continue to practice Reiki daily, not only on others, which is a form of self treatment in of itself.

A meditation and self-treatment in the morning to start my day off; I complete my morning meditation, whether it is 5 minutes or half hour…. I then follow it with a Reiki self treatment.  Here is a quick self treatment when I only have a few minutes.  Being that I am already in meditation, my space is safe and set.  You set your sacred space as you choose. It could be as simple as your intention and a lit candle.

I call upon the intended symbols I want to invoke and take my deep breaths…. And with intention, I focus on every energy center (chakra) calling each of my chakras into the space of my hands/palms, I then call in ‘any and all things specific’ that I want included in this treatment (situations, aliments etc.) Breathing deep with each request, calling in each body part starting with my feet, legs, hips, back, arms, shoulders etc…(call in what you like) and with your intention and breathe; place your whole energy body in your hands/palms…. Cup your hands together in a prayer position (at heart center) and treat the energy in your hands, ‘your full energy’ body for 3 minutes (or more)…and remember to breathe deep, relax and know it is done… I set my ego aside and close with a prayer asking for continuous guidance; I am in grace and gratitude.

Once or twice a week I will do a traditional ‘long-form’ full body Reiki Treatment as described in The Secret Of Reiki Home Study Course.

Just remember, ALWAYS REMEMBER, whatever the Reiki Symbols or rituals in whatever the form of Reiki Treatment you are invoking or using…

YOU are calling on the source of the power with your intentions.

So just like you would pick out your clothes for the day or your favorite foods, create and practice a Reiki daily ritual and see what you feel most comfortable with; the Reiki ritual which is most comfortable for you will work best for you.

Leave a comment or share your personal ideas and experiences, I look forward to hearing from you. Namaste’

Trust what you are drawn to…be creative with your
Reiki Self-Treatment Rituals

Sharing with Love n Lite,

Kimberlee Cusumano
Reiki Master Teacher & Intuitive Communications


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  1. Janet

    Hi Kimberlee – thanks so much for this! I don’t think I’ve missed more than a day or two or self-treatment since my first Reiki 1 class. It is such a self and life-affirming experience that always gets my day off to a good start and then allows me to relax and enter deep restorative sleep each night. A Reiki hand on my solar plexus eases a stressful situation (or my response to it) or on the back of my neck and a headache disappears. I’m still in awe of it!


  2. Kimberlee

    Thank You so much for sharing….. Starting the morning off with Reiki is truly a way of life… it really does set the tone for the day…and can be done ‘even with a limited amount of time’. The Home Study Course will teach you everything you need to know for your continued practice of Reiki at every level…. Enjoy your Journey! Namaste Janet! Sharing with love n lite, Kimberlee

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