There is great scope for variation in the number and sequence of positions used for
whole-body treatment. It will depend greatly upon the practitioner and what is felt to be
best for the recipient, but no one sequence can be deemed the best one for all. It is
important to be certain that your client/partner is not suffering from any illness or
condition that might require the attention of another health professional. Reiki has its
particular uses but it is unwise to try to address problems that clearly fall beyond its
scope. The client can easily ask advice from their doctor, or other professional, as to
whether they should undergo Reiki therapy.
The extent of each session of Reiki will vary depending upon circumstances and the
individual receiving treatment. Certain positions may be better left out of the sequence
or therapy may be focused on a particular area to help relieve blockages or deal with
tension. If the recipient is currently on a regime of medication then a shorter session
may be appropriate.
Similarly, if dealing with a small child or an elderly or infirm person,
it is probably wise to limit the therapy to a session of 15 to 20 minutes. In all cases
the Reiki practitioner should be sensitive to and aware of the condition, needs and well
being of the recipient.