New To Reiki? Here's What You Should Know

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Reiki is a type of energy healing that can be used to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and ease pain. During a Reiki session, the practitioner places their hands on or near the person receiving treatment. The goal is to activate the body's natural ability to heal itself by channeling energy through the hands. Keep scrolling to learn more about the basics of receiving a Reiki session, including how it may benefit your life, below.

Who can benefit from Reiki? 

Reiki is said to be beneficial for both physical and emotional healing. It is often used as a complementary treatment for a wide variety of conditions, such as:

You can also request a Reiki energy healing for conditions or symptoms that aren't listed above. Talk to your practitioner to learn whether you are a good candidate for Reiki healing.

How does Reiki work?

Reiki is based on the belief that everyone has an invisible life force energy that flows through them. This energy is also known as chi or qi. When this energy becomes blocked, it can lead to physical or emotional problems. Reiki is said to unblock and balance the flow of chi in the body, which in turn promotes healing.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner will place their hands on or near the person receiving treatment. The goal is to allow the flow of energy from the practitioner's hands into the recipient's body. This is thought to encourage relaxation, stress relief, and pain relief.

What can you expect during a Reiki session?

Reiki sessions are typically relaxing and may last anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes or longer depending on the practitioner's healing style. You may be asked to remove your shoes and any jewelry that might get in the way of the practitioner's hands. After that, you will lie down on a massage table or recline in a comfortable chair.

The practitioner will begin by lightly placing their hands on or near your head, neck, and shoulders. They will then work their way down your body, spending a few minutes on each area. You may feel warmth, tingling, or other sensations during the session, but you should not feel any pain.

After the session is over, you may feel relaxed and refreshed. Some people also experience increased energy levels, improved sleep, and reduced stress and anxiety. Schedule a Reiki session for yourself soon to experience the benefits of this type of energy healing.