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What Might I Experience? 

"I feel very refreshed and seem to be thinking more clearly."

"I think I fell asleep."

"I can't believe how hot your hands got!"

"I feel more relaxed than even after a massage."

"My headache is gone!"

The Reiki experience is subjective and can be very different for everyone. 

There are common things Reiki clients experience time and again: 

  • Some clients fall into a deep, sleeplike meditative state.

  • Deep relaxation is often reached.

  • Clients report refreshment, a reduction in symptoms, subtle pulsations where the practitioner’s hands are placed and/or cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body.

  • One study reports how clients frequently feel they are “hovering” in a threshold state of consciousness, simultaneously aware of their surroundings while also deeply indrawn.

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There is no right or wrong response to a Reiki session,

and nothing you “should” or “shouldn’t” feel.

Reiki is a full-body experience, each session lasting anywhere

between 30 to 90 minutes.


You can be seated or lying down, fully clothed.  

You are welcome to keep your eyes open or closed, whichever feels best for you.

Your comfort is a key component to your session.


Your Reiki practitioner will begin by placing their hands lightly

on or above your body.  

Blankets and pillows may be used to facilitate a more comfortable

environment for your body.


The role of your Reiki master/practitioner is to help direct and guide the flow of energy, oftentimes using multiple hand positions to connect more deeply with the energy.


Your practitioner will move their hands to different places on your body, and, the energy will automatically flow to areas where it is most needed for healing.


Each hand position is held for two to five minutes, to ensure the energy is fully received in the area of the body that needs full expression. 


Many clients fall asleep during their Reiki session, which is perfectly okay!  Your practitioner will gently wake you when your session is over.


Reiki is considered its own therapy, however it’s also worth mentioning that it can and often is combined with other treatments to enhance and further compliment healing. These treatments include alternative therapies, holistic therapies,

and even conventional medical practices. 

What Can I Expect? 

For some, the experience of Reiki is charged and dramatic,

with very clear feelings of release, refreshment, and clarity.

For others, their first session may feel very subtle

followed by feeling progressively better.

As the day goes on, you may notice even more benefits surfacing

as you go about your normal tasks.  This can include stronger digestion,

a sense of being more centered, grounded,

and less reactive, and sleeping deeply that night.


It can be helpful to be aware of your own personal response you have in your first session, building on itself as you continue your Reiki journey. 

Finally, many clients find Reiki an incredibly comforting experience. 

They find themselves looking forward to their next appointment.


Reiki is cumulative and offers clients progressively deeper experiences as they continue.

Image by Sharon McCutcheon

I can't wait to offer you a beautiful experience to look forward to on your own!


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