If you live in Copenhagen area or passing through, and wish to book a private reiki session with me, please contact me for an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What you can expect
The entire reiki healing session takes about 60 minutes. Most reiki healers use massage tables with proper head support.
You will keep your clothes on during the session, and for your own comfort, I recommend you wear clothes that are not too tight especially around your neck and waste. It would be ok to take your jacket off (so your jacket won’t get wrinkled) or loosen your belt so that you feel more comfortable.
During the session, most people feel the heat coming through the healer’s hands into the parts of the body that lack energy. Many clients feel strong heat, and some feel tingling sensations.
What happens during a reiki session?
As a reiki practitioner, I like to think of myself as an instrument or a conduit, and the healing energy flows through my hands to the person receiving reiki. I don’t need to concentrate, but just relax. It’s good to remember that as reiki healers, we are simply instruments for transmitting the healing energy, and that energy will extend to parts of the person’s body where healing is needed and awaken her/his inherent ability to heal.
If you already have a symptom that has been bothering you (i.e. backache, shoulder pains, headaches, etc) it is best you inform the practitioner so that s/he can concentrate on the areas with pain. If you simply wish to try reiki for relaxation, that’s perfectly fine too.
Waves of energy
My reiki teacher explained as “descending waves”. At the beginning of the session, the first wave of rather strong energy flows through, and the healer (and often also the receiver) would feel the heat or tingling sensation in the palms.
Once the first wave recedes, the second wave comes, but not as strong as the first wave. Then the third, fourth, fifth and so on, and the heat becomes lesser and lesser.
Many people fall asleep during the session and wake up feeling totally relaxed, refreshed and energized. They usually say “that felt like only 10 minutes” after a 60-minute session. What usually happens is they get a deep relaxation, and not just a nap. It is like having a good night’s sleep in an hour.
My sessions end with short massage called ketsueki koukan (blood circulation) which helps to awaken the client after lying down for the reiki treatment. It is one of the very important part of reiki as it not only re-energize the client’s body but it simply feels great! The Hayashi Reiki Manual gives step-by-step explanation with photos on how it is done.