What can I expect during a Reiki session?
A question I get a lot is, "What can I expect during a Reiki session?" Each full session lasts between 45-60 minutes. After taking off your shoes, you lie down on a massage table to relax. I stand at your feet as I begin scanning your body for energetic blocks. I start the Reiki at your head, holding my hands on or above your body according to your preference, allowing life force energy to flow through your energy field. Reiki guides me where to focus. After I have moved through your body's energy field, I will rescan your body for any areas that need additional attention. Other things you might experience depending on your preference and the type of Reiki you request are smudging, sound cleansing, and the use of crystals during your session.
The next question is usually, "What does it feel like?" This question is a little bit tougher to answer. Everyone feels differently during a Reiki session because everyone has had different life experiences, challenges, and traumas leading to different blocks in each individual energy system. Here are a few things you might experience but are not limited to: heat, coolness, tingling, twitching, cathartic emotions, tears, joy, love, compassion, and more. You also might not feel anything during your session, and that is ok, too!
Reiki continues to work through you after your session is complete. Some people feel exuberant and joyous after a Reiki session. Others have more trauma in their past and might experience some mild emotional and/or physical detox for a couple days before reaping the full benefits of Reiki.