What To Expect During Your First Reiki Treatment

Reiki is a form of energy healing that has become more common in the United States over the past few years. It's not intended to directly treat any acute condition, but it can help encourage the body to utilize its own natural healing processes, and it can be very helpful for dealing with generalized issues like stress and emotional turmoil. If you have scheduled your first reiki appointment and it is on the horizon, you're probably starting to wonder what you can expect. You should have a better idea after reading this article.

Reiki will take place in a calming, relaxing setting

One goal of reiki is to have the patient relax and let go of any harsh energy or stress that is holding them back. This is more easily done in a calm, relaxing setting. Plus, a quiet and relaxing space makes it easier for the healer to focus on their own energy and passing it on to you. Often, the lights will be dim, the room will be a moderate temperature, and there may be soft music playing in the background.

You'll keep your clothing on

One of the biggest questions patients have is whether or not they'll need to undress for reiki. You will keep your clothing on. As such, it is important to wear clothes that are comfortable, on the thinner side, and non-restrictive. 

Your healer won't directly touch you

Reiki is an energy healing that is performed through the hands, but your healer won't directly touch you with their hands. They'll instead keep their hands just over your body. While they are doing so, you will often feel a warmth or tingling. This is the energy passing through their body and into yours. You'll feel more warmth and tingling in some areas of your body than others; this is normal, and some practitioners think it is because those areas required more healing than others.

You'll leave feeling relaxed and grounded

People often wonder what they will feel like after reiki. The best way to describe it is relaxed and grounded. Things that were bothering you before the appointment should seem less worrisome, and you should notice that any aches or pains are less prominent. You'll be fully awake and can drive yourself home.

Reiki is a wonderful form of energy healing and something that people should try at least once. If you enjoy the benefits, regular sessions can really help.