WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is made of two Japanese words. Rei means “God’s Wisdom or High Power” and Ki means “life force energy.” Combined, Rei+Ki means “spiritually-guided life force energy.”
Reiki is a technique of healing rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui of Japan in the early 1900’s.
Reiki is spiritual and non-denominational. It is not affiliated with any religion or religious practice
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction, relaxation, and as a complement to traditional medicine.
Reiki heals using vibration energy channeling through the affected parts of the person, animal, or plant’s energy field charging them with positive vibrations.
Reiki is able to raise the vibratory level of the energy field through the higher source to the exact level needed at that moment in and around the physical body. This causes the negative energy to be purged and leave the body.
Reiki cleanses, aligns, restores, and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to surge on in a healthy and natural way.
Reiki is a special kind of energy force that can only be channeled by someone that has been attuned to it by a Reiki Master. It is important to make sure your Reiki healer is certified.
Reiki energy comes from the Higher Power, which exists on a higher dimension than the physical world we are familiar with.
Reiki is “a healing technique based on the principle that the practitioner can channel energy into the individual by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the individual’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.”
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A REIKI SESSION?
Before Your Session
Allow yourself at least 30 minutes prior to your session to sit and reflect on how your body is feeling, noticing any emotions, thoughts, or physical sensations. Set any intentions you want from your session.
You should eat and hydrate a few hours before your sessions; however, avoid eating a heavy meal, as you do not want all of your body’s energy going toward digesting when receiving your treatment. Wear comfortable clothing and be sure to use the restroom before your session. Also, if the position you are in during your session is uncomfortable in any way, please make sure to communicate this to your practitioner.
After Your Session
It is recommended that you take at least 15 – 20 minutes after your session to go for a walk in nature, lie down, take a nap or meditate to integrate the energy you just received. Try to avoid scheduling anything immediately after your session.
It is important to hydrate after receiving any type of energy work, so be sure to drink at least one glass of water after your session.
You may feel hungry after your session. If this is the case, be sure to eat a healthy snack or meal afterward. Eating will help ground your body as well.
I often recommend that my clients reflect after their session through journaling, drawing, meditating, listening to calm, inspirational music to capture any insights they had received during and immediately after their session so that they can refer back to it in the future.
Even though Reiki is extremely gentle, due to energy blockages being cleared in the body, overly challenging emotion and/or physical sensations may arise. Please contact your practitioner immediately if anything feels overly uncomfortable after your session.