“If your inner energy is misdirected, so will your whole life be.” ~C.Astrid Weber
Reiki is a well-known natural healing system that harnasses universal healing energy, channeling remotely or through the laying on of hands in hopes of alleviating spiritual, physical, and mental suffering in the recipient. It should be duly noted and understand that Reiki practitioners do not in any way, shape, or form serve as licensed medical or mental health professionals – physicians, nurses, therapists, counselors or the like; therefore, they do not diagnose, perform medical treatment, make any medical claims, or the like.
Physical & Emotional Benefits of Reiki:
Easily combined with other modalities and used in conjunction with your current medical regiment as prescribed by your licensed doctor, physician, therapist, etc.
- Reduces stress, depression, anxiety, and other emotional distress
- Creates inner harmony
- Enhances creativity
- Balances or increases energy level
- Encourages emotional release
- Unlocks suppressed feelings
- Eases the grieving process
- Promotes a peaceful outlook
- Releases/clears toxins
- Accelerates the body’s ability to self-heal
- Eases aches and pains on all types
- Eases discomforts during pregnancy
- Comforts those under hospice care
- Eases the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy
- Promotes muscular healings
What Should I Expect?
In energy healing treatments, the Someone who practices Reiki. He/she has at a minimum completed either Reiki 1 or Reiki 2. will transmit Reiki to you through a series of hand positions. Honestly, the practitioner is not the source of life energy. They are simply a vessel through which it flows. For in-person sessions, a client would sit upright or lie down face-up, fully clothed on an energy healing table while the practitioner proceeds to place his/her hands either on or near the body within one to two inches above in various positions around the head, shoulders, heart, hands, stomach, and feet. The standard hand positions and timing for each area can range from two to five minutes or as deemed necessary by the Someone who practices Reiki. He/she has at a minimum completed either Reiki 1 or Reiki 2.. This approach can also be used remotely for a distant healing session by visualizing the client in an energetic form.
Whether near or far, a Reiki treatment can feel like a warm glowing radiance that flows through the body. For many, t is a very relaxing experience and some clients report the body feeling heavy as it relaxes, and yet the spirit or emotions feeling lite at the same time. Aside from warmth and relaxation, others could feel other sensations, such as tingling, sleepiness, or invigoration, along with heat, cold, or pulsing. Treatments usually release negative feelings or thoughts leaving the client feeling more positive, light-hearted, and with feelings of well-being.
Does Reiki Work For Everyone?
While almost everyone experiences relaxation and improvements of various kinds during a Reiki session, emotional or physical sensations along with healing results cannot be guaranteed.
It should be duly noted that Reiki should be used in conjunction with medical or psychological care performed by a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional. Furthermore, Reiki energy works in harmony with other forms of healing, including prescription drugs, surgery, psychological care, and the like. Nevertheless, please don’t be discouraged if you do not feel anything. This is not necessarily a reflection of you. As healing energy from a Higher Source (God/Supreme Being/Most High), Reiki will continue to do its subtle work on at all levels. Please bear in mind energy healing especially Reiki optimizes healing on different levels – emotionally, psychologically, physically, and spiritually.
A natural part of this process involves facing your shadows (of the past, present, and/or future). If you don’t feel anything or iff you have a negative experience, both are apart of natural healing process. To prepare for such, one should pay extra attention to his/her moods and emotions as well as increase one’s water intake (if medically suitable to do so).
On most cases, within a few hours (or days), you will begin to experience some positives as a result of your Reiki session. Please know that all energy healing is a process, and should not be considered as a “one-time fix”. Depending on your needs, multiple sessions may be needed to help deal with various issues. Ultimately, you will sense when the energy healing work is done and no more Reiki sessions are needed.