Reiki works on the cause, rather than the effects of disease. It accelerates healing, which may cause some initial discomfort but most end up healing quicker.
Most people feel very relaxed as the energy flows through their body’s, some even fall asleep. People experience reiki energy different ways, some as colors other people as pure love. Some people say they feel pulses, waves, vibrations or they feel changes in temperature, warmth or coolness in certain parts of the body. Many people feel a release or letting go of stagnant energy that they may have been holding on to. A common feeling is feeling very centered, peaceful or very emotional as old issue or patterns surface.
Take off your shoes, watch and any metal jewelry. If you have any specific areas that you are concerned about make sure to tell the practitioner before you start so they can focus their attention on these areas. You should relax and enjoy the treatment; however, talking or asking questions is fine and all a matter of preference. A pillow will be placed under your knees to help take pressure off your spine and a tissue may be placed over your eyes to allow for better focus inward. Allow your mind to release all thoughts and fears so you can focus on the present experience.
You may feel energized or you may feel incredibly peaceful. Take time to come to and feel present. You should also drink 8 glasses of water a day for a minimum of 3 days; this helps to flush out any toxins.
Life is too short to live with chronic pain and nagging stress.