Reiki Self-Treatment Techniques

Reiki goes to the place in the body that is imbalanced and requires healing. Placing your hands on or above the body allows the energy to be drawn in. Reiki does the rest.

It can be helpful to know where the major organs, lymphatic and endocrine glands are in the body. This knowledge will not only help you understand your own body during self-treatment, but also come in handy when conversing with clients.

Healing self is the starting point for personal development and self-discovery.

Reiki is not just a tool for healing; it also brings protection, and personal transformation on all levels. As you progress along your new path, you will come up against obstacles and setbacks in your life.

But with Reiki you will have the strength and awareness to deal with them. Even if you never use Reiki to heal anyone but yourself, you will likely find a new sense of balance and peace in your life.

Since Reiki is always available to you, whenever you feel tired, stressed, or have any aches or pains, you can alleviate them by simply laying your hands on your body.

The infinite wisdom of Reiki will go wherever it is needed.

Perform Reiki to recharge your energy every day, not just when problems, difficulties, anxiety or illnesses arise. Daily self-treatment may help to prevent sickness and bring your life into focus and balance quickly.

Set aside a little time each day for a self-treatment. Performing Reiki first thing in the morning will give you a positive boost for the day ahead. Also, a self-treatment last thing at night will relax and unwind you, leading to a good night of rest.

How to Treat Yourself with Reiki

There is no correct way to work with Reiki when performing it on yourself. As you become more experienced, you will intuitively move your hands to wherever it feels right.

However, if you are aware of a specific problem such as an injury or pain, place your hands directly over that area to begin with, and follow up with a full self-treatment.

In the beginning, you will find it helpful to use the positions listed below. When you have mastered those hand positions you can then allow your intuition to guide your self-treatments.

You may wish to play music during your self-treatments. Try to perform your self-treatments in a place where you will not be disturbed. Generally try to spend a minimum of 3-5 minutes in each position.

A little Reiki is better than none at all so if your time is limited, do what you can. After self-treatment, drink a large glass of water. Close your eyes and go inside and pay attention to the thoughts and emotions that you experienced during the session.

If you feel light headed, the need to rest or sit down, please do so. If you feel you need to continue to work on a specific area of your body, even if you have completed a full self-treatment, listen to your body and do so.

Self-Treatment Hand Positions

There is not an exact number of hand positions for Reiki self-treatments. Download the PDF guide on hand positions for self-treatment as a reference but ultimately trust Reiki and your intuition.

You may find that completing your treatment by placing your hands on each chakra starting at your root chakra and ending with your crown chakra beneficial.

Consistent Self-Treatment

As time goes by, your commitment to performing Reiki on yourself may wane. This is common and natural but in order to heal others, you must begin with yourself.

Reiki is not only a tool for balancing but also for increasing awareness. Healing and growth can occur spontaneously but more often they require dedicated focus and consistency in order to shift.

As with everything in life, the amount and type of energy you put into something is in direct proportion to what you will receive in return. By dedicating time for yourself and your well-being every day, you’ll experience the benefits of Reiki.

Interested in more self-treatment techniques? Get the Reiki Master Manual here!


Guide_ Hand Positions for Self-treatment.pdf