“If you can’t heal yourself, how can you heal others”. – Usui sensei.
Reiki can be used for your own healing. Healing yourself helps to clear away blocks in your energy flow, balances and harmonizes your whole being. It is also an excellent way to become familiar with using Reiki. You are encouraged to give yourself a Reiki treatment everyday.
Self treatment can be done in a similar way to healing clients or also by just resting your hands on your thighs while seated and intending Reiki to flow. Reiki goes to where it is needed, but when using the hand positions Reiki works faster on each specific area.
Treatment on the front and back of body can be done on yourself. The front of the body may be easier to self heal than the back as some places may be difficult to reach. If you find it difficult to reach the back of your body, you can self heal the front of your body with the mental intention that you are treating the back positions – in a mirror image manner.
Reiki never hurts so take care and do the positions you are comfortable in. An ideal position is one in which you are comfortable and can relax in. Alternative hand positions do not interfere with the flow of Reiki. Reiki flows to where it is needed, though your intent is required.
If you have completed Reiki Level 2, then you can use the symbols in your self healing. All practitioners are encouraged to perform self treatments with Reiki once everyday. It keeps you grounded and in touch with energy work.
To begin, sit comfortably with your hands in the Gassho (namaste) position allowing your mind to quieten. Ask your Angels and Guides to assist in the treatment, if you work with them. Draw the three symbols in front of you and say their names each three times. Draw the Power Symbol on both the palms of your hands. Begin the Reiki treatment using the hand positions. At the end of the treatment, draw a large Power Symbol covering your entire body to seal in the energy. At the end of the self healing, thank Reiki, the Grand Masters and your Angels and Guides (if you work with them).