Reiki Self Healing Hand Positions

Use the following hand positions as a guide when you begin working with Reiki energy. You could be drawn to place your hands to positions that are not listed below. This is your intuition so go with it, follow it. There is no right or wrong way to give yourself a Reiki treatment. If you are attuned to Reiki, simply enjoy the Reiki energy as it flows THROUGH you. (not from you ;) Get out of your own way.

If you are not attuned to Reiki, you could also find these self healing hand positions beneficial. Simply follow along and use the intention of healing with each move. 

Shout Out : Thank You to our daughter CJ for taking the following photos in our backyard for me and our Reiki Training Courses. These images are subject to copyright. 

First of all, connect with your Spirit Team and Reiki Guides . . . and then follow along with the images below.
Hold each position for as long as you are guided to do so. Enjoy xo

The Eyes

Cover your eyes with your hands gently cupped as if trying to hold some water in the palm of your hands. This is so relaxing and helps to sink your energy back within yourself.

This position is good to calm stress, eye complaints, frontal headaches, third eye development ect. All positions around the head area are also good to calm the mind.

The Ears

Slide your hands from your eyes to your ears, again keeping your hands cupped. This is the best position for headaches, jaw problems, teeth, earache ect


Top of Head

Slide your hands from your ears to the top of your head with finger tips touching but not overlapping. Palms are close to the top of the ears.


Back of the Head, Occipital Region

Good to relieve whiplash, neck problems etc but also good for trusting your now, intuition and ‘letting go’.

It’s like putting yourself (the head) in the hands of the Universe/another. There are a few different positions that you can use here. Don't get all technical about it in your mind - that's a heavy energy - just do which ever FEELS best to you. 


The Throat

Move your hands to the throat position which helps anything relating to expression. Communication is the key here.

Great to calm sore throats. Mumps, tonsillitis, thyroid, larynx problems etc and help with ease of words, self -expression and communication.


The Heart

This is relaxing and nurturing. Stills the emotions, gets you present, and stills the mind. Excellent for all of the organs in this region including the lungs, heart, thymus, diaphragm, tip of the liver, spleen, oesophagus and stomach.

A lovely way to calm down or quell nerves about something.

Top of the Shoulders

Not one of the easiest positions to hold on yourself but good for cascading energy down into the whole torso.


The Solar Plexus

Focusing in this area and ‘belly breathing’ naturally deepens your breath and uses all your lungs.

It’s also good for relaxing the mesenteric and small bowel.

The Abdomen

The liver, spleen, gallbladder and stomach. Helps to ‘release and let go’ the emotional/physical contents of the large bowel and to keep things ‘on the move’ to prevent constipation.

This is also your gathering centre so if you have gathered something that you don’t want like sad emotions or shocking news from  the TV or someone else’s anger, then focusing on this area will help you to release it.


The Pelvic/Groin Area

Energy used here is good for reproductive issues so ovaries, testicles, uterus etc.

Also covers the bladder, prostate, descending colon, appendix and rectum. This position is good for calming ‘irritable emotional responses’ to situations.

Base of the Spine / Tailbone Area

It is great to use energy in this area when you’re feeling unsettled. It really helps to ground our energy.

Good for the hips, rectum (piles, prolapse, abscess) sciatica, lower back pain.


The Kidneys

The kidneys work as your energy batteries. When ever we feel tired and lethargic, worn out and run down, then often times it is because we have a depleted energy store in our kidneys.

Allowing Reiki energy to run through our kidneys can be very reviving and refreshing to our whole system.

The kidneys are also our ‘filters'. Therefore, taking time to nurture our kidneys is a good way of flushing out unwanted physical elements – literally – as well as unnecessary emotional debris too.

Kidneys also work as part of a pair or team so they often reflect ‘partnerships’ such as joint ventures, business relationships, team sports etc

This position is also good for backache, sciatica and lower back problems.


The Feet

Hold your left foot with both hands in a way that is comfortable.

Hold your right foot with both hands in a way that is comfortable.


Hold your right foot with your right hand and your left foot with your left hand in a way that is comfortable.

Swap hands so you’re now holding your left foot with your right hand and your right foot with our left hand in a way that is comfortable. This cross over position balances the right and left sides of the nervous system.

Take time now to give yourself a full Reiki treatment. The following 5 minute video is available to 
course members in the 1st Degree Usui Reiki Training Module. Simply follow along in the course area  with the video as I walk you through your very own full body self healing treatment. 

When you feel that your session is finished, give thanks to your Spirit Team and  cut energy cords.

There is no need to study the body in order to give Reiki. Once you are attuned to the Reiki energy, simply connect with your Spirit Team and Reiki Guides, place your hands on the recipient or yourself, and the recipients  body will draw in what it needs at that particular point in time. Remember, Reiki has an intelligence of it's own. It knows where to go and what to do. 

The more you work with Reiki, the more intuitive you will become, your vibration will be raised and you will experience more balance in mind and life. This is not a "one hit wonder". This is a new way of being. You can liken it to an apprenticeship. Take your time. Practise often and learn as Reiki grows you so that you can eventually step into the Master potential that you absolutely have access to. 

Learn more about Reiki Self Treatments and become a Reiki Practitioner to help heal self, family and clients. Click the images below

When giving or receiving Reiki, drink plenty of water throughout the day to help with energy flow. 

Daily self treatment can help to prevent sickness and disease. Performing a self treatment first thing in the morning, can give a positive boost for the day ahead. A healing at night as you're in bed, can help you to unwind from the day as you relax and slip into a peaceful rejuvenating sleep. 

Remember, the more you use Reiki, the stronger it becomes.  Reiki can only serve us if we use it. If we don't use it, not much is going to happen. However, when we do use it regularly, so many positive changes can take place in our lives. This is Source Energy we are dealing with. It can flow us to the highest version of what we can become. Use it. Become it. Heal and Enjoy xo 

Reiki Hugs xo



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