Asking the Client for Permission
Question: “ What about asking the client for permission before starting the Reiki treatment? Can we just put our hands ANYWHERE on the body …. except … maybe not the throat?”
Answer: We highly recommend that you always ask permission to touch before you start a Reiki session. Explain to the person where you will be placing your hands during the session. Don’t assume that just because the person is there for a Reiki session that you automatically have complete permission. Honor your person’s request for you not to work over certain areas. Never place your hands directly over the genitals or breasts. If you are giving a Reiki treatment to a minor, then a parent or guardian should be in the same room with you. Instead of placing your hands directly on a client’s throat, keep your hands above the throat area by making a platform. The edge of your hands can rest against the chin or the top of the chest (collar bone) for balance and support. Otherwise, if your hand is resting on the throat itself, it could become heavy and uncomfortable for the person receiving the Reiki treatment.
Disclaimer: The material and techniques presented on learnreiki.org are for the Reiki student’s learning purposes only. In no way it is to be considered medical advice. Reiki is not a substitute for medical are. If you or your pet have a health related condition, and would like to use Reiki, first consult a licensed medical practitioner or licensed veterinarian, whichever the case may be, and follow the advice of your licensed medical professional in regards to the administration of Reiki for your particular health condition.
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