What to expect during a reiki treatment.
During the Reiki healing session the practitioner will place her hands lightly on or slightly above different parts of your body. Some Reiki practitioners will follow a predetermined sequence of hand placements, allowing their hands to rest on or slightly above each body placement for about 2 to 5 minutes, before moving on to the next. Some times more time at each placement is needed and the practitioner will be guided to stay there for as long as necessary. Empathic practitioners will freely move their hands in no particular order to the areas where they "feel" Reiki is most needed. Reiki responds uniquely to each person and works according to the level of acceptance that person maintains. This treatment option is most suited for open-minded people who tend to adopt innovative treatments. Permission is also necessary because Reiki energy will not override a person's free will.
Reiki energy is guided by the highest intelligence and always heals what is most important first. It will help to heal what the client is able to deal with at that time. It is like peeling back the layers of an onion. You cannot remove the bottom layer without first peeling back all of the top layers. Reiki energy, guides the practitioner as to what to do to bring the highest good to the client. The Reiki practitioner cannot promise the client any "specific" results since everyone is uniquely different in how they respond to the Reiki healing energies. But can promise that every person that experiences a Reiki treatment, receives healing benefits.
What May Happen After A Session
Reiki energy heals on all levels. When this healing is taking place, there are blockages removed, energy flowing that have not flowed smoothly for a period of time, and releases of emotional/mental blockages that have been held onto.
Our healing will take on different symptoms to different levels of healing to each person. So what might be true for one's experience may not be the norm for someone else and some may not even experience healing symptoms and this is in no way an indication that something is being healed or not. Some are just more sensitive to the shifts in energy than others and it will also depend greatly on what energy distortions are being healed. So do not compare your experiences to anothers. Only be concerned with your own healing. Your Healing Journey is as unique as you are!
Here is an example of some of the things you may or may not experience in the event that things come up and you are not sure of what is happening.
The healing crisis is nature’s way. It is the body itself that has the make-up and the materials that produce a crisis. It requires energy to have a crises; it takes activity of blood cells and power of tissue structure. It takes a reserve to go through a healing crisis, and the body will not produce it, unless it is able to go through with it.
We cannot put a new foundation in the body without first cleansing the body, a process not always comfortable. Cleanup reactions are adjustments by the body to keep itself whole and functioning. If there is a pile-up of waste matter accumulating, the immune system may decide it’s time to clean up.
It then provokes, say, a cold, or some other mucous discharge to flush out the obstruction, calling in an army of bacteria to help dispose of the stuff.
During a healing crisis, a great deal of toxins may be pulled out of body tissues and put back into the circulation in order to be eliminated. During this process, some uncomfortable symptoms may occur, such as:
- · general fatigue
- pains and aches, such as headaches, low back pain, joint pain, etc.
- Skin discharges, unusual sweating and body odors
- frequent urination, diarrhea or constipation
- fever, or feeling of coldness
- temporary cessation of menstruation, or decrease in sexual desire
- mental irritability, restless dreams, etc.
The healing crisis may last from a few hours to a few days; only in rare cases will it last a few weeks. The healthier our general condition, the fewer symptoms there will be. The more the body has to clean up, the stronger and/or the longer will be the discharge reactions.
They will also be more pronounced if the change in diet is abrupt, less so if it is gradual. During the healing process, the body brings back old diseases in reverse order, especially if these diseases have been suppressed through medication. It is like a move seen backward. However, the eliminative processes bring back old troubles in such a way that it inspires one t live an entirely different life, so that we are finished with the old way of living.
The healing crisis differs from the dis-ease process in that it is a blessing and not a curse to the body. Though the manifestations may be similar, a healing crisis is brought about through an accumulation of health in the body, and the active healing power carries the person through.
A healing crisis comes right after the person is feeling his best, usually following a positive change in lifestyle, such as a better diet, a high-quality food supplement, a fast or detoxification cure, giving up smoking, alcohol or drugs, a new exercise program such as yoga, or a new spiritual discipline such as meditation. There is a feeling of well-being at the core during the healing crisis; that is, deep down inside, it feels O.K., while a sickness feels like something is definitely wrong.