WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A HEALING SESSION
A Reiki healing session is usually 30 to 60 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session where I will describe the session to the client and give them an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing. We talk about what they are hoping to achieve from their session.
For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested.
A session can either be hands-on, where I will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where I will hold my hands slightly above the body in the client's aura. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to me before we begin.
The session will then proceed with me moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the head, working down the body to the feet, around to the other side and back up.
During a session a recipient of Reiki might feel a warming or cooling sensation, tingling, pulsing, vibrating, heaviness or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. A client may also experience visions, seeing colors and stomach noises. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
What is Reiki used to Treat?
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.