Relaxing, Releasing, Rebalancing, Restorative
Treatments usually begin with a short case history to find out if the client is suffering from any particular physical, mental, emotional or spiritual issues that they wish to address. Reiki is holistic, so works on all levels of a person’s being.
Reiki usually takes place with the recipient lying down, wearing comfortable clothing, in a quiet and peaceful environment. It is also possible for the person to sit if they are not able to lie down. Sometime gentle music may be played to help with the relaxation process if the client wishes.
In a Reiki treatment, the practitioner uses the gentle touch of their hands to channel universal energy towards the main organs and chakras (energy centres) of the client’s body in order to help re-balance their energy field. The therapist is not the healer him/herself but just a channel for the universal energy. The energy naturally flows towards any areas of imbalance, deficiency or blockage in the body, helping to restore balance on whatever levels are needed. The client’s body and ‘inner wisdom’ decides on the priorities for the healing.
During a treatment, you may experience a number of things. People often feel relaxed, calm and peaceful as they experience the healing effects of the energy. As part of the healing process, old emotions, memories or injuries may also temporarily surface to be expressed, released and resolved. After the session, it is recommended that you take time to rest and relax as your system adjusts to the healing changes. Some people can feel quite tired immediately afterwards as their system re-balances; others will feel energised, as if they have had their batteries recharged. There’s no right or wrong. Each system is different and your own body will set the priorities.