What happens during an In-person Reiki treatment?
Your treatment session begins with a pre-treatment consultation to gain an understanding: of your reasons for receiving Reiki; any medical conditions for which you have received a diagnosis; any medications you are taking; any treatments you are receiving; and whether you have any allergies. All information you provide is treated in the strictest of confidence and in accordance with Government Standards.
It’s best not to have specific expectations about the outcome of a Reiki treatment as Reiki goes where it’s needed and often works in unexpected ways. It can be helpful to set an intention before your treatment commences for Reiki energy to work with. An example of an intention could be, “I let go of all which no longer serves my purpose.”, or “I am open to receiving healing.”
During your Reiki treatment you remain fully clothed, although it’s a good idea to remove your shoes, coat, and any chunky jewellery. You feeling at ease is of the highest importance. It is possible to receive your Reiki treatment seated in a chair if you’re physically impaired from laying on a treatment table (for example, due to pre-existing dizziness).
Otherwise, you will be invited to lay on the treatment table with your head resting on a pillow, and a blanket covering your body keeping you warm. A bolster will also be offered for under your knees to support your lower back.
You will be asked whether you’d prefer a hands-on or hands-off treatment; both are as effective as each other and at no time will any personal or delicate areas of your body be touched should you choose a hands-on treatment.
With soft, meditative music playing in the background you will close your eyes, focus on your breathing, and enjoying a relaxing treatment.
Reiki is a simple, gentle, healing energy technique. Sensations and reactions during a Reiki treatment are as unique as you. All of the following are natural responses to the energy clearing blockages on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual level and are helping you let go of all which no longer serves your purpose.
Feeling so relaxed you fall asleep – Seeing light/colours, images or pictures, remembering long-forgotten dreams and memories – Twitching or sudden jerking, tingling – Sensations of heat or cold – Slight headaches – Abdominal gurgling noises – Becoming emotional and feeling the need to laugh or cry – Having an awareness of a presence of angels/guides/relatives in the spirit realm – Feeling calm – Experiencing a depth of expansiveness.
Your Reiki session will be followed by a post-treatment consultation to discuss what you experienced and provide aftercare advice. Long-term energy imbalances are likely to require multiple sessions to affect feelings of recognisable change. You may prefer to wait a few days to see how you react to your Reiki treatment before deciding to make further appointments. And you may feel you’d like a top-up session here and there. A common realisation after a session is one feels lighter as though something has shifted.
Reiki offers complementary healing to any medical or psychological ailment you may be experiencing and does not take the place of medical care. As a Reiki practitioner, I do not prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Feedback on your healing responses and changes in your health and wellbeing through ongoing Reiki treatments may require reassessment of medication by your prescriber – occasions have arisen where clients have worked with their medical professional to reduce medication levels in response to experiencing a reduction in their symptoms.