Reiki is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world.
Reiki practitioners and masters use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal/source energy" flows through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to support and encourage healing and transformation on all levels of be-ing....mental, e-motional, physical and spiritual.
As a recipient you are clothed and lying comfortably on a massage table, listening to the gentle and nurturing music aligned for the reiki session. The Reiki practitioner/master does not chat throughout a session unless guided by source to share. The session is very gentle and offers infinite support to assist in ones transformation. The more open the recipient is the deeper the healing and transformation. The recipient will receive on the level and the allowance at which he/she has soulfully given as self permission. So, in other words you as the recipient receive as much guidance, healing, transformation as you choose to allow an open too. The universal/source energy will never take you beyond what you can handle! This energy works with you and your intention and hearts desires!
Recipients often fall into an beta state of consciousness. Receiving all that was to be received in the session. Some individual "feel" the energy in various sensations, experience temperature change ect. And some do not. Reguardless, the energy flows and the recipient receives . Individuals have various sensitivities to energy and the more one experience with it the more awareness one creates within themselves of themselves.