Reiki Healing Sessions
A Reiki healing session consists of a Reiki practitioner channeling the healing energy of Reiki towards another person, with their permission and cooperation. A Reiki healing session can be done in person or from a distance.
Let’s look at both of these techniques in detail.
In-person Reiki Healing Sessions
Reiki is primarily a hands-on healing modality. In a Reiki session, the practitioner will typically ask you to lie on a massage table, fully clothed. A blanket and pillow are usually offered, as well as a bolster to go under your knees. It is very important that you are comfortable during your healing session. The more relaxed you are, the more you will benefit from the healing energy.
Most Reiki practitioners will begin by asking you in what areas you need healing. You may need physical or emotional healing or both. The practitioner will probably take a moment to get centered and ask for guidance from their Reiki guides. They may start the session with Byosen scanning, which is a technique that allows them to use their intuition to know which areas need the most energy work. Byosen scanning is simply a brief scan of your body with their hands a few inches above you.
They will then proceed to move their hands over your body, sometimes a few inches to a foot above, or they might place their hands directly on your body. You may notice the practitioner moving their hands in the air above you. They are simply drawing the Reiki symbols and this is completely normal.
During a Reiki treatment, there is no massage or manipulation of the tissue. The Reiki energy will be flowing through the practitioners’ hands. Typically this is done in silence but occasionally the Reiki practitioner might ask you a question. A Reiki healing session can last anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes. It is a deeply relaxing experience. Your healing session will take place in a quiet room with relaxing music playing.
Distant Reiki Healing Sessions
A Reiki II or Reiki III practitioner has been trained on how to send Reiki distantly. There are certain Reiki symbols that are used for this technique. Distant Reiki is very effective. The receiver often feels a difference in their energy immediately. They will usually get some relief from pain, anxiety, or whatever they are suffering from.
When doing a distant Reiki session, the practitioner will ask to you lie down or sit in a comfortable chair while they are doing the distant Reiki. They will tell you the exact time for the distant session so that you can be prepared.
Reiki practitioners take a distant Reiki session just as seriously as an in-person treatment. Distant Reiki is wonderful because time and space are not important and this opens up many opportunities for people who are not in close proximity to a Reiki practitioner.
How to find a Reiki practitioner
If you are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, I offer both in-person and distant Reiki sessions. My office is in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Please call or text me at 228-355-4646 for an appointment. You can also email me at [email protected].
If you are looking for a Reiki practitioner near you, ask your local massage therapists for a referral. You can also google “Reiki healing near me”, and check for results. You can also check the International Reiki Association of Reiki Practitioners’ website.
Reiki is a unique and effective form of energy medicine that can bring relief from pain, anxiety, and other health conditions. Reiki healing sessions include both in-person and distant treatments.
*Reiki is a complementary medicine and is not intended to replace any medical treatment prescribed by your doctor.