Have you ever wondered how a Reiki session actually looks like?
Before a session
The Reiki session is done on a massage table, the lights are lowered and quiet, gentle and calming relaxation music is played. The client remains fully clothed and shoes, glasses and any bulky jewellery are removed. Sheets, blankets and a bolster under the knees are provided for comfort. client is comfortable with closing their eyes during the session, it is strongly encouraged so that a deeper relaxation may occur – the client will have the option of an eye pillow.
During a session
The client will have a full explanation of where hands may or may not be used on the body. Traditional hand placements that are frequently used include areas on and around the head, neck, upper chest, abdomen, knees and feet. Whether hands-on or hands-off, the Reiki practitioner is trained to allow the energy to flow to the client, who receives it as needed. Reiki is frequently done with a gentle touch; however, it can be done completely hands-off for those clients who might not like touch. This does not make it any less effective for enhancing over-all well-being and the self-healing process.
After a session
Do not expect a diagnosis, as that is not part of Reiki. Some practitioners may make common sense suggestions for after-care, such as drinking water and following your body’s needs. Although people typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed, sometimes they notice feeling more tired in the evening than usual. This is not viewed as an adverse reaction, but rather as the body’s natural healing response, something to be heeded. People commonly report a sense of calm and mental clarity and sleeping well after Reiki.