What to Expect From a Reiki Session

What to expect from a Reiki session

You may have heard about the healing powers of Reiki and wonder what Reiki can do for you and what to expect from a Reiki session.

Reiki is a very safe and gentle form of energy healing. In general, most people feel deeply relaxed after a Reiki session. The following information will help you feel more comfortable about your first Reiki session.

Can Reiki heal my condition?

I get asked all the time if Reiki can heal a specific condition. The short answer is yes, Reiki can heal any condition. Yet, there is no guarantee that it will.

Any condition has the potential to be healed completely and Reiki has helped many with most known conditions. Your body is designed to heal itself if given what it needs. Reiki provides nourishing energy to facilitate your body’s self repair abilities. 

Can you guarantee specific results?

There is no way to know in advanced if your condition, situation or relationship will be healed to your expectations. Reiki practitioners can not predict the healing outcomes you can expect from Reiki.

In fact, Reiki practitioners are taught not to be attached to specific results because Reiki always works for your highest good and most benevolent outcomes. Reiki follows Divine will and your personal will about what healing outcomes you experience. Your personal healing is between you and God or your higher self.

Reiki won’t force a healing that you are not ready for. I have been told by my Reiki guides that the energy of a condition was cleared during the session, but that the client would recreate it in their mind. For whatever reason, they weren’t mentally ready to let it go. And that is okay. The Reiki and your practitioner accept you as you are.

Does Reiki have any side effects?

Reiki never causes harm and doesn’t have any harmful side effects. It has the ability to lift away symptoms by addressing the underlying cause. You may notice symptoms temporarily intensify while your body is healing. This is called a healing crisis. It isn’t common, but it does happen. If you do notice anything becoming more pronounced, trust that it is part of the healing process and will pass. 

For example, when I had my Reiki Master attunements, I noticed that I was very irritated for the next day or two after. That was the Reiki clearing out my mental and emotional bodies. It passed and I felt lighter afterward.

Always follow your internal guidance about what you need after Reiki. You may need extra rest or feel like eating more or less. 

Does the practitioner take on my negative energy?

No, the Reiki has built in protection to keep the practitioner from taking on any of the client’s unwanted energy. The Reiki also keeps you from taking personal energy from the practitioner. You draw the Reiki through the practitioner but not from the practitioner’s personal energy.  After the session is over, your energy is yours and the practitioner’s energy is theirs. 

You can expect to be in a safe and loving sacred space while receiving Reiki.

Will Reiki make me vulnerable to negative energy?

No, the Reiki is love and won’t open you to dark forces. It is high vibrating energy that has built in mechanisms that protect you from unwanted energy. Reiki is love and never causes harm.

Can you tell what is wrong with me?

Reiki practitioners do not diagnose illness or prescribe medicine. The Reiki will go to the underlying cause of your symptoms. You may be told where on your body you were drawing in Reiki more strongly. The Reiki practitioner will not be able to tell you why. For example, your abdomen may be absorbing a lot of Reiki, but the Reiki practitioner can’t tell you that you have gall stones. You may be given practical advice to drink lemon water or take a few minutes of self reflection time each day.

Can I have too much Reiki?

There is never too much Reiki. You are in control of how much Reiki you draw in from the practitioner. Repeat sessions are beneficial. You can receive Reiki from more than one person. The Reiki is always a safe form of energy healing.

Do I have to believe in Reiki for it to work?

No, Reiki works whether you believe in it or not. You only need to be willing to receive the energy for it to work. 

How long will I feel better after a Reiki session?

Everyone is different. You may feel better for a day, a week, a month or years. 

Various factors influence the results you get from a Reiki session and how long they last, such as:

  • Your personal beliefs
  • Divine will
  • Your willingness to change
  • Your receptivity
  • Your nutrition
  • spiritual/life path
  • level of stress in your life

Most people feel very relaxed after a Reiki session. Every Reiki session is unique, but feeling relaxed one thing you can pretty much expect from your Reiki session. Give Reiki a try to fully understand what it will do for you personally. 

In loving light,

Christy