WHAT HAPPENS DURING REIKI TREATMENT?
After a short consultation (and a description of what to expect, if this is your first treatment) you will lie down on the treatment table or sit in the chair, whilst remaining fully clothed. I will then place my hands very gently on your body or just above the body, if you prefer. Reiki works perfectly well either way. I will typically stay in the same place for a couple of minutes, or longer if I sense that more Reiki is needed in that area- then move on to the next hand position. All you need to do is relax.
If you have come in with specific aches and pains, I will give my attention to those first so you can relax and enjoy the rest of your treatment sooner. If the pain is mainly in your back you can lie down on the treatment table on your front. If you are heavily pregnant, we have a large comfortable doughnut-shaped beanbag so you can lie either on your front or on your back depending on what is most comfortable at the time.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPERIENCE IN A TYPICAL REIKI SESSION?
The experience of Reiki is highly individual, subjective and changeable. Everyone is different and every treatment is different. It might be something quite significant, like realising you are free from pain for the first time in years or feeling like a huge emotional weight has finally been lifted off your shoulders. Or it might be something quite gentle like improving your breathing or feeling relaxed.
Here are just a few common sensation you might experience:
- deep relaxation and/or sleep like meditative state
- and and significant reduce of stress
- mental clarity
- a sense of comfort
- heat or refreshing coolness where the practitioner’s hands are gently touching
- subtle or/and cascading waves of pulsations throughout the body
- gentle tingling in different parts of the body
- seeing various colours
- having memories/images from the past or significant thoughts
Although Reiki session could be a fascinating experience it is important to pay attention to how you feel after the Reiki treatment for the next hours and days. Every treatment is different so you could also experience a session without feeling many sensations but, Reiki always works and goes to the place where is the most needed.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SESSION?
Although people typically leave a Reiki session feeling refreshed and uplifted, sometimes they notice feeling more tired than usual or that some of the emotional symptoms has worsen. This is not viewed as an adverse reaction, but rather as the body’s natural healing response to many complementary therapies. You can always contact me if you have any concerns but one thing to have in mind is that diagnosis is not part of Reiki. I can always explore some options with you or give you a non directive advise but you should always remember to consult your doctor for any diagnosis. It’s always advised to drink plenty of water, have a rest and avoid caffeine or alcohol straight after having a session.
DISTANCE HEALING TREATMENTS
It is also possible to receive Reiki at distance. It does work and it is as effective as the hands-on one! Typical distance treatment last for about 30min and it’s a great option for people who:
- can’t come to Oxford because they live too far away or are currently traveling
- have mobility issues
- need an emergency treatment – we can arrange this within a few hours of your contact
- you are going through a difficult moment, stressful appointment, surgery etc.
- had to cancel their appointment with a short notice but still would like to receive healing
We can arrange an appointment for a specific time and then, just before we start, we exchange emails/talk over the phone or Skype to make sure we are both ready. If we haven’t met before it could be helpful to see a photograph of you but this is not compulsory if you don’t want to. All you need to do is to have an open mind, lay or sit down in a peaceful environment, empty your mind and relax. We can also have a chat/email exchange after the session if you wish. Reiki often carries on working -for a few minutes to an hour – after the treatment has ended so you could contact me when you are ready.