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What to Expect from Your Reiki Session

Quite often, clients who schedule a Reiki session may have never experienced a treatment before and are curious as to what to expect. Will it assist in alleviating stress and anxiety, reduce insomnia or heal emotional traumas? The answer always lies within the clients themselves as they are in charge of their own healing process. The Reiki practitioner simply acts as the vessel for the energy, allowing it to go where it is needed most.

As a Reiki practitioner, I’ve been trained to allow the energy to flow to my clients, who receive it as needed. There is no attempt to manipulate the energy in any way, as I’ve been trained to release all ego and be in a space of non-judgment and compassion. I am simply a conduit of energy and divine messages for your best and highest wellbeing.

Since Reiki is a holistic energy healing modality that helps to create balance in mind, body, and spirit, it could be that while the client is seeking relief from knee pain, a deep emotional release might occur instead. What is important to remember is that each Reiki session is unique. Simply put, your healing journey may not always be what you think you want or expect.

I do strive to spend time with my clients before the session explaining what Reiki is, how it works, and how the treatment will proceed. It is imperative that you feel safe and well informed. If any questions come to mind, feel free to message or call me at any point.

Fear and worry are not part of the system of Reiki; there is only loving kindness and compassion.


What Reiki is Used For:

While Reiki can be used for anyone regardless of age or medical diagnosis, it is important to emphasize that Reiki is not a replacement for traditional medical care. However, it can be used as a safe complementary therapy and there are no medical conditions it cannot be used for.


What YOU Can Do:

Remote Reiki treatments are done from the comfort of your home. Your relaxation is my first priority. Be sure to wear cozy clothes, removing all jewelry, lying down however is best for you. I highly recommend playing music that relaxes your senses with ease.

It is not unusual for a client to fall asleep or go into a meditative state during the Reiki session. When the body is in this relaxed state, it is better able to work on repairing itself. If you are comfortable with closing your eyes during the session, it is strongly encouraged so that a deeper relaxation may occur.

It is important to remember that you, as the client, are very much a part of the Reiki session and your healing process. Many people ask if there is anything that they need to say or do during the treatment. It is always helpful to set a clear intention to be open to the energy going where it is needed most.

The energy of Reiki has its own intelligence and intuitively knows where to go on its own. Although this might be an abstract concept for many people, those who experience a session often understand it more thoroughly after the session is completed.  

The beauty of Reiki is in its simplicity – just allow the energy to flow. Our bodies have the innate ability to bring about balance and the body knows exactly where to accept the energy as it is needed.


What You May Feel:

Given we are all intuitive beings, you may desire to keep awareness of your thoughts and feelings during the session, as they may guide you in a richer understanding once the session has concluded.

During the Reiki session clients may feel waves of subtle energy gently moving through their body. Others may experience heat or coolness, tingles, and perhaps even see comforting colors or visions.

While the above are all normal responses, it is also completely common to “feel” nothing during the session, but still be left with a sense of deep relaxation, overall wellbeing and inner peace. What is important to remember is that Reiki works on all levels, so even though there might not be a physical sensation, the energy could be working on a deep emotional or spiritual level.

Reiki is very experiential and because each one of us is very unique, it is quite difficult to explain what might occur during your session. My only explanation would be that there is no “right” way to experience Reiki. Your experience is unique and perfectly aligned with your needs.

Because Reiki is so relaxing and clients frequently fall asleep or go into a meditation state, after the session is completed I will text a message stating I’ve disconnected. I will then allow you some time to gather yourself so that we may talk about your session as well as the guidance card pulled for you (if you chose to have one). I will also attempt to answer any questions you may have in detail. Any discussions we have after your session are then summarized in a text message or e-mail so that you may further digest the knowledge provided.

Drinking water is always encouraged after a session as it helps to facilitate the cleansing process. This sometimes takes the form of tears or even a runny nose and is always a good sign as the body is finding its way back to balance and ridding itself of things that are no longer needed.

Be sure to allow yourself plenty of rest the night of your session. Oftentimes a good night’s sleep acts as a “reboot” to lock in any treatment that may have occurred during the daytime.


How Often to Schedule:

Many clients choose to have follow-up sessions on a weekly or monthly basis to help them maintain a sense of wholeness and wellbeing. Additionally, as the client becomes more familiar with what to expect during a Reiki session, they become more open and receptive to receiving the energy.

Your first Reiki session can bring about personal change, inner balance, clarity and a spark in your intuitive guidance. You may feel light and free, less burdened than before.

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