You will not cleanse the skin or need to apply any skin care products during this treatment, except for those for your facial services. It is important to let clients know this is a new, different category of service that you now offer, and they may arrive and leave with very little effort, including not having to reapply makeup or deal with mussed-up hair
Treatment time length: 30–60 minutes
Treatment cost: approximately $40–100, depending on treatment length
Step 1: Prepare your table by appropriately placing your supplies—a towel, clean gemstones, and essential oil aromatherapy mists or fragrant herbs made into a sachet—nearby. Polished stones are the easiest to sanitize using soap and hot water, or by placing them in the dishwasher if they are sturdy enough. You may also use pictures of stones.
Step 2: Prepare your client. Have her put on a wrap, select an affirmation, and choose a meditation or guided visualization before she lies down. Instruct her to take at least three deep breaths as you mist her with the appropriate essential oil combination, and let her know what you will be doing—placing the stones on her chakra centers first, then putting your hands on the head, neck and heart to initiate balance and overall wellness. You will also be incorporating light touch on the acupressure and trigger points of the head and shoulders during the treatment.
Step 3: Place your gemstones on the appropriate chakras:
Please note, some stones may cause a reaction, such as twitching. Stay aware, and make sure your client knows to alert you if she is uncomfortable at any time so you can make adjustments with what you are doing. Typically you will only need to remove the stone in question.
Step 4: With the gemstones placed on the body, go to the head of your client to start the Reiki hand positions and acupressure and trigger points. Place your hands in the first position over the eye area as shown. Hold your hands here for two to four minutes. Then slowly move them to press the acupressure points above the brow with your fingers, then circle on the temples and release. Do this twice before moving to position two at the top of the head.
Step 5: For hand position two, hold your hands at the top of the head for two to four minutes, then slowly move them laterally, letting the thumbs remain at the middle of the head. Move your thumbs to the soft spot of the crown and press slowly with firm pressure. Continue pressing to the hairline where you separate your thumbs, moving laterally to the temples. Circle the temples lightly, and move your hands to the third Reiki position.
Step 6: In position three, cup your hands directly over the ears for two to four minutes. When you are done, gently massage the ears starting at the lobes and moving your way to the tops. Pull and unroll the ears as you massage, and do this two times.
Step 7: Moving to hand position four, slide your hands under the head so your palms are touching and your fingers are pressing the trigger points below the occipital ridge. Gently pull the head toward you as you lean back slightly, and hold this for two to four minutes. When you are done with this position, you may work your fingers through the hair to rub the back of the head and around the ear area before moving on.
Step 8: For position five, place your hands over the throat area with your fingers slightly overlapping. Leave some space between the neck and your hands so the client can breathe easily. Hold your hands here for two to four minutes, then move them to the sides of the neck with thumbs down, and press the upper trapezius muscle from the base of the neck out to the shoulders with your thumbs. Repeat this two to three times as needed.
Step 9: In position six, slowly move your hands from the shoulder and onto the heart. Your fingers will overlap and touch the middle of the sternum. Keep your hands here for two to four minutes, then gently lift your hands off the client, keeping them together until they are over the client’s head and in front of your body.
Step 10: Remove all the stones from the client’s body, and use an energizing mist to gently wake her from the treatment.