I have been practising Reiki since 2004 and use it in my life and in my work, if wanted, by my midwifery clients and others.
Reiki is for me an expression of love and care of oneself and others. At its simplest it is described as a form of energy healing, with the practitioner channelling and focussing the Universal Life Force (what Reiki means in Japanese) energy which is all around us.
It can heal on the levels of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and aid in times of stress and fear.
It can help in cases of insomnia, anxiety and depression and can bring about a feeling of peace, relaxation and well being. Many times, clients fall asleep during a treatment.
You will be clothed at all times and the treatment can be given lying or sitting. I would place my hands on or just above your body depending on what was comfortable to you. All you have to do is close your eyes and relax!