It’s an excellent question to ask, and a difficult one to answer since, in many ways, there is no such thing as a typical Reiki session. For the purpose of this explanation, we’re going to talk about what you can expect from a Reiki session performed by a trained practitioner in a professional centre like Reiki West Sussex.
Your Reiki practitioner should be a fully-trained professional. As there is no formal qualification required to become a practitioner, it is important that you trust the person conducting your healing session. At Reiki West Sussex, all our practitioners are fully trained, and their skills are put to regular use. They’re happy to have a chat with you before committing to a session, to help put your mind at ease.
This varies from client to client, and can dependant on a number of factors, including the client’s own schedule, the severity of pain they are suffering, and their previous experience with Reiki, among others. Professional Reiki centres should always tailor the length of a session to the needs of the client, and not the other way around.
Your practitioner will ask you to lie down (or if this is difficult, to sit). You will not need to remove any clothing, as Reiki can be administered through any clothes, blankets, or even plaster casts.
The practitioner will place their hands on your body in a sequence of positions, holding each position for a number of minutes. There is no manipulation or massage involved: the hand positions should be both gentle and non-intrusive. Under the practitioner’s hands, you may feel a sensation of tingling or heat, coolness or throbbing, or perhaps you might feel very little. You might feel relaxed and fall asleep, or you might feel energised. There really is no right or wrong reaction to the treatment.
No. Unless your practitioner is also a medical doctor, they will not diagnose any ailment you may have. The purpose of Reiki is to alleviate pain by aligning the flow of chi through your body. If you are concerned about any underlying condition causing these symptoms, it is recommended you also see your GP.
Of course, it’s one thing to read about the process, and quite another to experience it first hand. Call us at Reiki West Sussex today, and have a free consultation from one of our experienced practitioners.