Reiki Healing Hand Positions

Reiki Healing can be given to oneself, other people, plants and seeds, animals, food, medicines and situations. Reiki Practitioners progress through three levels of training, to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. At Level One, the practitioner is encouraged to focus on self-healing. The following hand positions are a guide to a Reiki self-treatment. As the practitioner progresses on their Reiki journey, their intuition develops and they can ‘feel’ where their hands are best placed.







A Reiki Healing treatment can be done sitting in a chair, or laying down. Each hand position is held for around 3 minutes, so a full treatment takes around 45 minutes. These healing hand positions are also used when giving healing to another person.