What happens during a reiki session?
Rei means universe and Ki means energy. It is a non-invasive healing method that uses an infinite supply of life-force energy that exists in the world. The practice involves releasing heavy vibrations or blocks in your system so that your energy moves freely around and you feel your best.
What are the benefits and when should we consider going to a session?
It can heal you physically, emotionally, mentally and even spiritually. You don’t have to be sick to benefit, it works brilliantly as a way to maintain great health in every sense.
However, if you do feel ill, pain, flat, anxious, lost or depressed it works by boosting your body’s natural healing ability, to speed up your recovery. It will give you exactly what you need on that day.
Everyone’s experience is going to be unique to them, there is no ‘right’ way to experience it. During a session, you will lie fully clothed on a bed, whilst a practitioner will place hands above or on you in various positions.
Most people will feel sensations such as heat or tingles in their body. Some people may feel emotional as they release ‘stuff’ and others may feel so relaxed they go to sleep. For the most part it’s usually a very pleasant experience and you will emerge feeling like you had a lovely refreshing nap, even though you were aware of everything that happened.
Sometimes people feel lightness or lightheadedness like something has been removed, or a floating-like feeling. Some will experience hot or cold flushes. Some feel heavy and drowsy. The releasing of toxins is an integral part of healing.
It’s a very personal thing. All healers have their own style and sometimes you just have to try someone out to know, a bit like choosing a hairdresser or masseur. See if you can have a quick chat and consider if you feel comfortable with them, do they make you feel safe in their hands, use your intuition on this. Above all, check out reviews, look for a personal recommendation from someone you trust if you can.