Self treatment is the foundation of Reiki practice. A strong regular – daily – practice of self-treatment strengthens you to do the big work of being present for others. When you self-treat regularly, that is your spiritual protection. When you self-treat regularly, others whom you treat will feel it quicker and stronger. When you self-treat regularly, you establish a grounded, calm, balanced stance from which to meet the many chaotic challenges that arise from within and from the world around you.
A good way to start, is to set aside time before going to sleep or upon waking up, to go through the whole sequence.
Following are two brief videos, showing hand positions for self treatment. You do not need any prayers, magick words, symbols or intentions to practice. Just put your hands on, gently. If the physical touch is uncomfortable or painful — for example, hot and sticky weather — then holding your hands just a little bit away from your body will still be helpful.