After the session is over, you’ll put on your shoes, and talk about your experience. I will ask you, “How do you feel?” You may have some questions or comments. We usually talk about any sensations we may have both felt in certain areas of the body, or about how fast you fell asleep!
Don’t go off too soon after the session, especially if you’re driving. Take the time to get grounded and come back to the world. You may need to sit for a while, breathe deeply, or take a little walk to feel more grounded. Make sure you don’t plan anything too stimulating for afterward, you may need another nap.
The relaxation process might set off a detoxification process, which is just the removal of stuck toxins in your body. One of the ways that Reiki works is by removing any energy blocks in your body. As stagnant energy makes its way out of the body, unwanted toxins will leave through your urine, phlegm, feces, or sweat. Drinking lots of water helps the process of detoxification. Just as it’s recommended to drink water after a massage, you should also drink LOTS of water after a Reiki session.
After a Reiki session, you’ll feel good. If you can, try to keep this feeling of relaxation going as long as you can. Take a stroll in nature, sip tea quietly in your garden, or take a relaxing bath.
You may get inspirational messages from your Reiki session that you need to capture on paper so you don’t forget them! Try to bring paper and a pen to your sessions so you can write down any thoughts before they slip away. For example, you may get an insight into a long-standing problem or get an idea to help you at work.
What you think are your important issues when you walk into the Reiki session may well change after the session. The insights you gather during the session may lead you to deeper issues to address. Be thankful for the gifts of healing and clarity that Reiki bestows upon you and be gentle on yourself as you travel down your healing path. Probably the most important insight to gather from a Reiki session is love and acceptance of yourself, as the sacred being that you are.
For most people, one Reiki session isn’t enough to satisfactorily change lifelong habits, illnesses, or thought patterns. If you’ve been a worrier type of person all your life, one Reiki session will certainly help you. But when the next crisis hits, will you have the ability to react calmly?
If you have a serious illness, multiple Reiki sessions stand a better chance of helping you in the recovery process. For example, if you have a form of cancer and are receiving chemotherapy, consider scheduling Reiki weekly during this time, or schedule one Reiki session before or after each chemo session.
The more often you receive Reiki, the more it can help you cope with the stresses or your health concerns. I will suggest how often you should visit, or you may have an idea of what would feel best for you. You can get a discount by booking multiple sessions at one time. During a stressful period of your life, weekly sessions can keep you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
If things are rolling along nicely, then consider monthly sessions to keep yourself tuned up.
If you are keen on Reiki but can’t get to a practitioner regularly, consider learning Reiki yourself to supplement your sessions by giving Reiki to yourself.