What happens during a Reiki treatment?
The recipient lies on the treatment table fully clothed. The practitioner places their hands lightly on the recipient, or slightly above, beginning at the head and gradually working down toward the feet. There is no pressure exerted and no manipulation or massage. The hands are placed at each of the body’s seven different energy centers called chakras and remain in each position for several minutes (or longer if needed) to channel universal life force energy into the recipient’s body. The seven chakras correspond to particular organs and endocrine glands. This stimulates the flushing out of toxins that may be causing pain or illness. The energy also stimulates the endocrine glands to release hormones that relieve pain and assist the immune system to fight disease.
It is a very calming and relaxing experience and often clients feel warmth or a tingling sensation in some part of their body. Some clients report the body feeling heavy as it relaxes and yet the spirit or emotions feeling light at the same time. A treatment will usually release negative feelings or thoughts leaving the client feeling more positive, light hearted and with feelings of well being. In some, chronic or acute pain can diminish or completely vanish. Reiki affects each person differently but always acts wherever the receiver needs it most.
What can I expect after the treatment?
A Reiki treatment brings about deep relaxation and sometimes the recipient will fall asleep so it is important to take a few minutes to come fully back into awareness. Sipping a cool glass of purified water is suggested. Over the next while as the body is detoxifying the waste that has built up in the system, it is important to increase water or herbal tea intake so that the toxins are flushed out more readily. Allowing time for additional rest is also beneficial.
How long does a treatment last?
A full Reiki treatment takes approximately one hour. The life force energy that has been transmitted into the recipient’s body will often continue the healing process for 24 – 48 hours following a treatment. Most people feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain. Energy and alertness will continue to increase and often a feeling of overall well being is noticed.
How many treatment sessions do I need?
The number of sessions required varies depending on the recipient’s needs. Clients experience the greatest and quickest benefits from Reiki when they begin with 4 sessions over a period of a week to 10 days. This allows for the release of toxins and removal of deep-seated blocks in one’s energy system. Continued treatments once or twice a week for the next month are often all that is needed to resolve many issues.
The experience of Reiki in each treatment is unique, as the recipient draws what is needed at the time. Sessions tend to get noticeably stronger and deeper as treatment is continued.
What is Distant Healing?
The wonderful healing properties of Reiki know no boundaries. Because Reiki energy is not limited by time and distance, Reiki healings can be given without the client being present. It works very well and for all the same issues as hands on healing. Distant Reiki healing is done at a specific time that has been pre-arranged by the practitioner and the recipient. The recipient agrees to sit or lie comfortably for 20 – 30 minutes in a quiet location to rest and the practitioner sends the Reiki healing energy during this time. If this is done in the evening the chances of the recipient falling asleep for the best night’s sleep had in some time is very high.
Can Reiki help animals?
Reiki works more quickly on animals than on people as they are less likely to hold on to their disease and pain at an emotional level. Animals know how much energy they need and how to show you where they need it. I'd be happy to work with your pet!