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"A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate healing on all levels - physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for oneís personal wellness and not just for an illness." iarp.org
A Reiki appointment usually lasts an-hour-and-a-half, but it can go longer or shorter depending on what you book. You receive Reiki fully clothed with shoes removed and in a comfortable position either sitting or lying down. As your Reiki practitioner, I will ask if it is all right to lightly touch you during the session. Before we begin, you may want to tell me about particular areas that you want to work on, or areas to avoid. If necessary, Iíll show and explain where Iíll place my hands, and youíll have a chance to ask any questions you might have.
Once the session begins, the lights dim, and gentle music is played to encourage relaxation. You may wish to close your eyes. As I place my hands lightly on the seven major chakra centers (or just over the area) of your eyes, the top of your head, your neck, chest, stomach, and hips, you may experience a sensation of heat or tingling. This is your body taking in the Reiki energy. Always remember that even if you do not feel anything, Reiki is working, and your body is taking in the perfect amount of energy. As we continue, you will probably feel more relaxed, this is your body letting go of blockages and correcting any imbalances that have developed -- beginning its own natural healing process.
The seven major chakras that run up the spine correspond to emotional energy, and blockages can develop when we hold onto emotional situations. The session continues until I have gone from head to toe on both the front and back of your body along with any particular areas that need attention. Some people feel noticeable improvement in physical or emotional problems after receiving Reiki, and most people feel very relaxed, but also energized.
I think of Reiki as a gentle shortcut to focused relaxation, and to use an analogy, I act as the water faucet and you act as the cup. You hold as much water (Reiki energy) as you need, and the rest gets passed back into the reservoir. Youíll probably be refreshed from the new energy infusion, but you should take your time getting up, as sometimes you might feel lightheaded. I recommend that you drink plenty of water to aid your body's natural healing process.
In the days following a Reiki treatment, many clients continue to feel sensations of relaxation and peace, and find they sleep more soundly and deeply.