Before and After
Before Your Session
Remember, your Reiki session is always catered towards your deepest healing and your higher self knows.
As you get closer to your session, your body may start preparing for it. You may experience headaches, aches & pains, heightened emotions such as, out of the norm crying, laughter or anger. You may experience more dreams, memories or visions. These symptoms are normal, it’s the healing power of Reiki kickstarting the healing releases you need before your session.
Below is a list of suggestions to consider both before and after your next session.
Relax + Reflect
Give yourself at least 30 minutes prior to the session to sit and reflect, particularly checking in with how your body is feeling and anything you are noticing with regards to emotions, thoughts or physical sensations.
Take some time to breathe and also tend to whatever your body's needs might be on that given day. You may also want to reflect on any intentions you want to set for your session, and anything you want to share with your practitioner before you begin.
2. Eat + Hydrate
You’ll want to be sure you've eaten and hydrated a few hours before the session, mostly so you will be as comfortable as possible and not distracted by hunger or thirst.
Avoid eating a heavy meal beforehand as you don’t want all of your body’s energy to be directed toward digesting while you’re receiving your treatment.
I also strongly suggest avoiding any caffeine or alcohol at least 24 hours before your session to ensure your body is as clear and open of a channel to receive Reiki energy.
3. Get Comfy
You will be laying down during your session, so comfort is key for being open to taking on and integrating the Reiki energy. Be sure you are wearing comfortable clothes.
After Your Session
Reiki Will Always Bring Clarity + Truth …
I recommend that you take at least 15-20 minutes after the session to meditate, lie down, go for a walk in nature or even take a nap. I also suggest, that you journal, draw or somehow capture any insights you had during and immediately after the session.
To get the most out of your session try be very present within yourself and pay attention to the subtle shifts that occur after. If you get waves of inspiration and creativity, follow that. Your inner compass will be heightened and helping you to make the changes you need to come into balance and alignment.
If you get the urge to do things different, have conversations you feel called to or the urge to change things up – go for it!!
After any energy healing you’ll go through a period of shifts and changes that have been activated within you. It’s not uncommon to experience physical, emotional or mental changes.
You may experience, one, all or none of the below
Energy change. You may feel calmer, more relaxed, free, light, at ease, relief, expansive, more present, more embodied, grounded within body and life.
Heightened senses. You may feel, see, hear & taste things with more vibrancy & intensity.
Your energy levels may fluctuate in an extreme way, exhaustion or feeling “high”. You may feel called to rest more or spend more time outside in nature.
You may feel more emotional as you clear out old repressed emotion. Sadness, grief, anger can surface and/or burst of bliss & joy. You may be extra teary or laugh a lot.
Take note of your dreams. Your subconscious mind will go through an adjustment and your dreams hold the key for that expansion.
You may experience physical releasing symptoms such as increased urine or bowel movements. You might experience some pain, headache or cold-like symptoms. These physical detox symptoms usually pass quickly.