Although daily self-treatments are a fantastic approach to encourage self-healing, they are not the only way to receive Reiki. Reiki is as flexible as you are, so you may place your hands practically anywhere on your body and let the energy flow through you at any time.
You can add five or ten minutes of using Reiki on yourselfas often as you like by simply placing your hands on a comfortable location—your chest, solar plexus, stomach, or thighs—and wishing that Reiki flow always for your highest and greatest good.
Basically, if you have time, give yourself Reiki. It doesn't take much work on your behalf. You don't even have to sit or lay. Sit comfortably and let Reiki flow from any region of your body. So you can feel good about being a couch potato even if you aren't!
A woman lying in her back with her hands crossed at her chest
There's no need to self-treat every headache or finger cut. If you have a stiff neck or painful shoulders, treat them. Treat a headache or aching eyes. Treat a grazed knee or finger trapped in a door. All you have to do is ask Reiki to flow, and it will. If your injury is more serious, seek medical attention—but you can give yourself Reiki while you wait (but see the cautions below).
There are very few occasions where it is prudent to use caution when giving Reiki, but few are to be aware of. Toes and fingers can be reattached by surgical if accidentally severed in an accident.
Remember that Reiki speeds up healing. Therefore if you apply it straight to the hand or foot, the natural healing process of closing the wound will begin rapidly. I know of one example where the severed finger could not be reattached, despite the man going to the hospital immediately after the injury. The hospital couldn't understand why he hadn't come sooner, as the wound had healed so well it appeared to have happened days earlier.
Give yourself Reiki, but not directly on the affected region. Instead, place a hand on your heart chakra or over your kidneys to help with pain and shock. Reiki will still flow throughout your body, including the injury, but it will be much gentler.
The same caution applies to a bad arm, leg, wrist, ankle, etc., break. Again, if the healing process has already begun, the bone(s) may not be positioned properly. Until the bone is set and in a cast, reiki your heart chakra or adrenal glands to deal with the agony and shock. Then give it as much as possible, and it will heal faster.
I know several Reiki Masters who have shattered bones and used Reiki to completely heal them in hours. This is possible for a simple break, but it takes faith in Reiki to trust its process; therefore, I always advise them to seek competent medical care.
Because Reiki cannot be "overdosed," if you are feeling unwell, simply place your hands on yourself in a comfortable location and let the Reiki to flow for as long as you choose. It will speed up your body's natural healing processes and assist it in combating any "bug" you've caught. It may initially aggravate your symptoms—because many of the uncomfortable symptoms we experience are actually the result of the body's efforts to fight infection—but it will reduce the duration of your illness, which has to be a good thing.