What a Reiki session looks like
Reiki is an alternative healing method that originated in Japan and is conducted by the
"laying of hands” to help the flow of energy and remove blocks in a similar way to
acupuncture. It is based upon the theory that we all have an unseen life force ("ki" or "chi") or
spiritual energy within us. When the flow of this energy is disrupted, it produces dis-ease or
illness in a person. Some hospitals have incorporated it to help reduce patients' recovery
times after surgery. While Reiki is a spiritual practice, it is not a religion and does not ascribe
to a particular dogma, therefore it is useful to people of all beliefs. Reiki has been utilized for
centuries to support mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. For more
information about reiki and it's benefits, please visit www.reiki.org
During a Reiki session, the client will be lying or sitting down in comfortable clothing. TheReiki practitioner will gently lay their hands on the client or hover the hands over the client todirect that person's own energy so that it can flow more freely and encourage healing in anypart of the body -or mind-that is needing attention. Some clients will feel warmth or coolness,tingly, or simply calm and relaxed. Crystals, essential oils, or other alternative methods maybe incorporated to supplement the Reiki. Often, the practitioner will intuitively sense areas offlow or blockage and provide feedback about this to the client.
Reiki treatments are gentle and safe, and clients often report feeling very peaceful andrelaxed following a session. While Reiki can cause no harm, sometimes individuals mayexperience symptoms related to the release of toxins from the body, such as headache, upsetstomach, or tiredness. For this reason, it is always advised to drink plenty of water and getmore rest following a reiki treatment.