Yesterday a client of mine contacted me for a Reiki session appointment. She lives over an hour away and winters are deadly in Wisconsin, so she's been seeing locals for Reiki. Her chief complaint about them is she just knows they may have their hands on her body intending to be channeling Reiki for her, but their minds are not in the room.
I cannot tell you how disappointed and disgusted I am to hear this. A practitioner who does this sort of thing is likely to have been poorly trained, or just don't get it at all. When we are channeling Reiki for our clients we need to be absolutely focused on what we're doing. THIS IS PARAMOUNT AND A ABSOLUTE MUST.
First of all both she and I are highly Intuitive. We're going to know if you are not focused on the task at hand. We're going to know that the session is inferior and we're getting ripped off. How? You have to focusing on what's going on in your hands, under your hands, what's going on with your client, and what you are "hearing", "seeing", "knowing" and "feeling" in order to give your client the maximum experience that they are paying you for. You can't do that if you are sitting their thinking of a laundry list of stuff you are going to do after the session, or tomorrow or the next day, or the argument you just had with your kids, friend or partner, or how bored you are just sitting there with your hands on a body.
Your job as a practitioner is to be "totally" there for your client. Again, either you were trained improperly and this wasn't stressed enough, or you're just lazy and don't get the importance of this. You need to be able to report back to your client what you were experiencing during the session, and what you were aware of they were experiencing, and be open to any guidance you are getting on where your hands needs to be, what symbols you need to be using, etc., and if you are an Intuitive, what kind of spiritual guidance you are receiving. All of which you cannot get or do when you are checked out!