What does a Reiki healing session feel like?

The experience of a Reiki healing session varies from person to person, session-to-session and sometimes even during a session. Some people feel nothing, apart from beautiful peaceful space and relaxation; others feel warmth, coolness, a tingling or a gentle flowing sensation. It is not unusual for people to become so relaxed that they fall asleep.

Some clients experience intense emotions, which may be happy or sad. whilst other people experience / see colour or images whilst their eyes are closed…

These things are all part of the therapy and should not be fought against.  Reiki flows to the areas needed, soothing pain and supporting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki supports all forms of treatment both complementary and orthodox. Reiki is completely safe.

Reiki works on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, which means that, unlike orthodox medicine, it treats the person as a whole, rather than just the symptoms of a condition. The human body has a natural propensity to heal itself and Reiki simply accelerates this process.

More about Reiki healing energy

The word  Reiki pronounced ray-key is made up of two Japanese words: ‘Rei’ – meaning “universal, spiritual or free flowing” and ‘Ki’ – meaning “life force energy”.  Reiki is therefore universal life force energy.

This source energy,  universal life force, by definition, is found everywhere in the universe and is the same energy that modern science in general, and quantum physics in particular, recognises as the subatomic energy which underlies all matter. It is also the same energy known to many ancient civilisations, by many names, including Ch’i (Chinese), Prana (Asian Indian), Barraka (Islamic countries), Mana (Polynesians) and Orenda (Iroquois Native Americans), to name but a few!

Although this energy is present everywhere, imbalances can and do occur. When they occur in the human body the results may include stress, inability to concentrate, depression and physical disease.

Reiki Therapy is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which involves the channelling of universal life force energy through the Reiki Practitioner and into the Recipient, with the intention of correcting any imbalance of energy. Because the Practitioner merely acts as a channel for the energy, he or she also benefits from the Reiki energy as it passes through them!