Reiki – What to Expect

 

What is Reiki?

The Usui System of Reiki Healing is a Hands-on healing practice. Reiki is an ancient laying-on-of-palms healing technique that uses the Universal life force energy to balance the subtle energies within our bodies and to heal. Reiki practitioners act as a conduit or channel through which Reiki energy travels. The intended result of receiving Reiki is a balanced physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual being. Reiki is being used today in clinics and hospitals all over the world to support health, wellness and transition.

 

What happens during a Reiki treatment?

Before your Reiki treatment, you will be asked to remove any jewelry and your shoes.  During a Reiki treatment, you will lay fully clothed on a massage table, covered in a blanket if you choose, listening to soothing music. Loose fitting clothes are ideal and if possible, natural materials are preferred over synthetics like polyester.  Your Reiki practitioner will lay their hands on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy. If the reclined position is uncomfortable, Reiki can be performed while you sit in a chair or on a stool.

 

What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may feel the hands of the Reiki practitioner become hot or tingly. Some people describe a floating sensation and some see colors or shapes during the session. Some people fall asleep. Some experience emotional release. There is no expected experience- Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it. The most common results of Reiki treatment include: Perceived reduction in stress, increased relaxation, enhanced sense of balance, centeredness and calm.

 

What are the benefits of several sessions?

Just like meditation, or movement arts, the effects of Reiki are cumulative. While one session can work wonders, repeated, regular Reiki treatments can invite significant improvement. As an example: if you exercise for an hour, you will receive benefit. If you exercise every day for a month, the results will be much more profound. Reiki works similarly – regular sessions support well-being in every way.

 

Can Reiki “cure” me?

Reiki is a complementary medical art that works well alone as well as in concert with other treatments. Healing is often the result of gentle shifts in awareness, release of emotional patterns, achievement of new understanding, and daily practice. Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical treatment.