Do not be scared of reiki! It may be a little uncomfortable at first, but that’s only because you are lying on a bed surrounded by weird scents and calming music, and someone is touching you or hovering their hands around you. It’s not a normal situation. But, if you let yourself go with it, and enjoy the session, you will find a ton of benefits from it.
Reiki is a holistic approach to wellness and healing, which means it focuses on the whole person rather than just physical symptoms or diseases. It works to improve emotional, mental and spiritual well-being as well as physical health.
One of the main advantages of reiki is its ability to reduce stress, tension, and anxiety. It has also been shown to provide physical pain relief, improve sleep quality, reduce inflammation, and boost the immune system.
Reiki can also help to promote feelings of peace, harmony, balance and well-being.
Furthermore, and this is a main part of reiki, it helps to remove any energy blocks in the body that could be causing negative emotions or physical symptoms.
What To Expect During A Reiki Session
A typical reiki session lasts for about one hour. During the session, you can expect the practitioner to place their hands gently on or near your body in various locations.
You may feel a warmth and tingling sensation in certain areas of your body, and sometimes there is a pleasant feeling throughout your entire body.
Many times, you may drift off to sleep or find yourself relaxing to a point that you see, hear, and sense things just as you do in the state of Hypnagogia before your fall asleep. It is very common in this state to see and hear things.
As Joan remembers, “One time, I heard someone walking down the stairs while getting a reiki treatment. When the treatment was over and I opened my eyes, I asked her who had come down the stairs and she said no one. I’ve also seen colors swirling and visions of random images.”
The practitioner will move through the different positions, allowing the life force energy to flow freely. At the end of the session, you should feel relaxed and restored.
How To Make The Most Of Your Reiki Session
To get the most out of your reiki session, it’s important to be open and mindful. If you are skeptical of reiki, and you hold that skepticism during your treatment, you will find yourself feeling uncomfortable and in a lower state of vibration. This will be a waste of a reiki treatment as you will not receive all the benefits you could if you just give it a chance and be open to what’s going on.
If you are not physically comfortable when you lay down, ask if they can help you to be more comfortable. Sometimes pillows under the knees can relieve tension in the back or legs. Or a pillow under the neck can help with comfort.
When comfortable, allow yourself to relax and clear your mind as much as possible.
Focus on your breath and allow any intrusive thoughts or worries to drift away.
It can also help to have a chat with the practitioner beforehand about any areas you would like them to work on, as well as any particular goals for the session.
You may want to focus on a mantra, such as a positive affirmation that makes you feel good. This could be anything from ‘I am healthy’ to ‘I am successful’.
Finally, it’s important to allow yourself time afterward to integrate and process the experience. This can mean taking a few moments of quiet reflection or journaling about your experience.
One great tip is to make your reiki session a meditation session. How often do you get to lay around and do nothing while awake? Take advantage of your session to meditate for an hour and reap both the benefits of the reiki and the meditation.
Don’t Be Scared To Try Out New Reiki Practitioners
Reiki is all about balance and connection, so it’s important to try different practitioners until you find one that resonates with you. With each practitioner comes a unique energy and style, which can lead to different experiences.
It’s always worth asking friends or family if they have any recommendations or checking out online reviews before making your decision.
Ultimately, it’s important to find someone who you feel comfortable with, as this is essential for a successful reiki session. So don’t be afraid to try out new practitioners until you find one that feels right for you!
Overall, reiki has many potential benefits and can be an amazing tool for physical and emotional wellbeing. With the right practitioner, it’s possible to reach deep states of relaxation and restore balance and harmony to your life.
Reiki Is A No-Risk Tool To Try Out
If you are feeling hesitant or unsure about reiki, remember that there is no risk involved in trying out the practice. Reiki can’t hurt you in any way.
Allowing yourself to experience this healing energy can open up a whole new world of well-being and relaxation. So take the plunge and see what reiki has to offer! Your body and mind will thank you for it.