Reiki - What is It - the Benefits - what to expect

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What is Reiki

Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. It is a form of energy healing that has been known to help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for healing to take place.  Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion.  During a Reiki Session a practitioner places his or her hands on the client with the intention of the Reiki Energy to flow. This Reiki energy, also known as the Universal Life Force Energy, is not the practitioner's energy. It is a divinely guided energy that knows exactly where the blocks are and pushes them out as well as fills up the energy gas tanks wherever you are low in energy. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement. It should NEVER be used in place of medicines or a Physician, but works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery .   

Benefits of Reiki

Benefits of Reiki may include: Increased Energy Levels, Increased Mental Clarity, Personal Ability to Grow, A Sense of Calm or Balance, Emotional Healing & Stability, Improved Sleep, Clearing & Balancing of Chakras, Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain, Boosts & Strengthens the Immune System, Compliments & Supports Conservative Medical Treatment, Helps to Deal with Suppressed or Blocked Emotions & Feelings, Helps with Depression and Reduces Stress, Tension, Anxiety & General Emotional Distress.  


Each individual responds uniquely so there are not set protocols for frequency of treatment.  Reiki  energy healing can relieve pain and acute symptoms rapidly, while chronic problems may require more extensive sessions. Length of treatment depends on the root cause of the problem and the amount of energy needed to bring the problem area of the body back into balance.​ 

How to Prepare and What to Expect

You’ll want to be sure you've eaten and hydrated a few hours before the session, mostly so you will be as comfortable as possible and not distracted by hunger or thirst.  Avoid eating a heavy meal beforehand, however, as you don’t want all of your body’s energy to be directed toward digesting while you’re receiving your treatment.  You will be laying down for the majority of your session, so comfort is key for being open to taking on and integrating the Reiki energy. Be sure you are wearing comfortable clothes.  Either wear or bring socks since shoes are removed during the session and the feet can get cold.  You’ll also want to use the restroom before the session, and if the position you are in for your session is uncomfortable in any way, let me know because I want to be sure you are as comfortable as possible.  The most important thing of all is that you go into your session with an open mind and ready to receive the energy.  


When a Reiki practitioner places his/her hands on or just above an area of the Recipient's fully clothed body, Reiki flows through the practitioner into the person receiving the treatment. This flow may be felt as any type of sensation—heat, cold, vibration, tingling, unusual heaviness, or sometimes as no sensation at all.  


After doing any type of energy work it’s important to hydrate, so be sure to drink 1-2 glasses of water after your session.  If you are hungry then make sure you eat something and that it's not heavy. Sometimes as with a lot of healing modalities you may feel off the next day physically, emotionally or both. This usually subsides by the next day. Drinking water helps with this as does dark chocolate. ​Each session is complete in itself and improvement may come over days or even weeks, depending on how fast the individual can integrate what happened during the energy session.​  The number of times a session is needed varies by individual.