What to Expect in a Reiki Session
Updated: May 5
What can I expect in a Reiki session? Reiki is performed on the client while they are fully clothed and lying on a massage table. Reiki is offered through light to medium, non-invasive touch with the practitioner's hands placed and held on a series of locations on the head and front and back of the body. Reiki is fantastic for stress reduction, relaxation, reducing anxiety, pain management, depression and insomnia. Reiki also activates the parasympathetic nervous system: which immediately lowers your sense of stress, brings health benefits like reducing blood pressure and strengthening the immune system, and lifts your mood.
How is Divine Spark different than other Reiki practices? Divine Spark also incorporates the use of natural crystals and sound healing in their practice. Crystals are hand selected and placed on the client's energy centers based on their specific needs. Crystal singing bowls are used at the end of each session to soothe the system back into balance.
What should I wear to the Reiki session? Please wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing and avoid heavy meals and caffeine prior to the session.
What will I experience? "I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly." "I think I fell asleep." "I can't believe how hot your hands got!" "I feel more relaxed than even after a massage." "My headache is gone."
Clients often experience:
Heat or coolness coming form the practitioner's hands
Subtle pulsations where the practitioner's hands are placed or cascading waves throughout the body
A comforting and nurturing experience
Some people fall into a deep, sleep-like meditative state
The most common experience is an almost immediate release of stress and a feeling of deep relaxation
An interesting study reported that recipients frequently feel that they are hovering in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings and deeply relaxed.
Reiki is cumulative and even people who do not experience a deep release during the first session have progressively deeper experiences if they continue. Besides the immediate experience of Reiki, you may notice other changes that continue to unfold as the day goes on: perhaps stronger digestion, a sense of being more centered and poised and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.
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