At least 24 hours prior to your session, you can try to eliminate or eat less meat and more vegetables. Do not drink alcohol or use any recreational drugs. Think about what you would like to achieve in your session and meditate for at least 10 minutes on your goal. You are not required to do any of these, but it helps increase the flow of energy on more important things in session.
A Reiki session may help with the following: Reduce stress; Enhance relaxation; Clear emotional blockages; Improve inner peace and spiritual harmony; Assist in spiritual growth; Release attachments; Clarify the mind; Empower the ability to forgive; Peaceful outlook; Reduce pain; Develop gratitude for friends and family; Restore physical and emotional health; Help alleviate negative moods; Help develop positive, healthy personality traits; Reduce inflammation; Aid in adjusting to medical treatment; Quicker recovery from surgery; Promote overall healing; Better ability to accept situations; Spiritual connection to Creator; and so much more.
Adults, children, and animals can receive Reiki. Reiki may be used for clearing negative energy and/or blockages in homes, offices, and land. It can also be applied to any situation in a person’s life.
During the actual session, you will lay face-up on a massage table, fully clothed. If needed, a chair may also be used. You will be asked to close your eyes and set your intentions. The session can be done hands-on or hands-off, it is always your choice. Touch of the physical body does not have to occur for Reiki energy to work. The healing begins with a body scan to pinpoint any specific areas that may be problematic. Whether hands-on or hands-off, Reiki energy will travel through the aura, chakras, and meridians of the body during the session to clear away blockages and remove stagnant energy. Once the session is over, there will be a discussion about everything that occurred, your feelings, and a plan will be made for you to keep the energy moving throughout your life.
You may experience a heat or cool sensation throughout your body as the energy works within it. There are emotions that may arise; accept them and allow the energy to remove anything that does not work for the greater good. Some clients have cried or felt a strong emotion release from deep within. Again, this is natural and okay. You may also feel nothing except a strong sense of relaxation and lightness. This is also a sign that the energy is clearing blockages and helping your body to heal. In addition, there may be a strong feeling of peace, calmness, lightness, and serenity. Some clients have stated that they had a sensory response, such as seeing colors, white lights, visions, or smelled a sweetness in the air. No matter the experience, know that you are in a safe space and everything is universally designed to help you.
Reiki should never be used in place of seeking medical attention. Reiki is a complementary alternative to be used with properly diagnosed medical or psychological treatment. It may assist a person in a quicker recovery and/or releasing stress which may exacerbate illness.
Reiki is a spiritually guided life force energy that knows what a person needs and will adjust accordingly. Although Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion and does not conflict with religious beliefs. In fact, people of all religions practice Reiki and it is known to enhance the spiritual beliefs of the person.
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that uses universal life force energy to help balance the chakras, auras, and meridians of the body by removing blockages and negative energy caused by physical injury or emotional pain. This method is similar to acupuncture and acupressure in that it improves the flow of energy around the body which causes it to go into a state of relaxation so deep that it can activate the body’s natural healing process. A person may also feel mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being with an overall sense of peace.
Although Reiki has been around for over a thousand years, the current style, Usui Reiki Ryoho, was created in 1922 by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist who taught more than 2,000 people during his lifetime. Usui Sensei died on March 9, 1926 from a stroke at the age of 60. After his death, one of Usui Sensei’s disciples, Chujiro Hayashi, was a major factor in demystifying Reiki and helping to export the practice out of Japan by agreeing to teach Hawayo Takata. Prior to Takata Sensei being taught, no female had been allowed to learn Reiki. Takata Sensei is responsible for bringing Reiki to Hawaii and through her and her disciples, Reiki became known in the Western World.
If you are in the hospital or undergoing certain medical treatment, insurance may pay for alternative healing methods like Reiki. Today, there are over 60,000 Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters in the world. Reiki is increasingly offered in hospitals, hospice, and private practice settings. It is recommended that you contact your insurance carrier to confirm. Additionally, Reiki may be offered in your hospital or medical center as part of your treatment. Be sure to also ask your physician or nurse about alternative medical treatments.