What Are the Benefits of Reiki and How Does It Work?
During a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to bring about healing by stimulating your body’s natural abilities.
Health benefits of Reiki:
A typical treatment lasts 45 minutes. At your first appointment, let me know about any symptoms you want addressed or if there are places in the body on which you’d like them to focus. Also, let me know if you have any injuries or places that are sensitive to touch.
You’ll be instructed to lie down on the treatment bed, covered with a blanket, and then soft, relaxing music will be played in the background. I will check your aura and chakras to detect imbalances so I can concentrate on those problems. I will move my hands around your body touching you lightly or just above your body.
For the most part there won’t be any talking during the session, but you can feel free to let me know if there’s something you need to feel more comfortable or to share what you’re experiencing.
You may experience sensations in the body such as heat or tingling. Some people report seeing visualizations such as colors or pictures, or having memories appear. Try to allow whatever arises to pass without attaching too much meaning to it. Your experiences may become deeper the more you continue with Reiki.
Is it safe? Will it hurt?
Reiki is non-invasive and doesn’t have any known harmful side effects. For those with a past trauma, however, lying in a dim room with someone close to you might be uncomfortable. In addition some clients feel intense emotions, even pain, as they release tension and come to terms with hidden feelings.
Why are crystals used during Reiki?
I often use crystals during your Reiki session. Their vibrations add an extra element of healing to the treatment by helping to release emotional, mental, or spiritual blocks. Crystals may be placed on or around your body or you may be asked to hold a crystal. Examples of crystals that may be used include rose quartz, amethyst, moonstone, topaz, tourmaline and aquamarine.
The colours of the crystals match those associated with different chakras and help to balance the chakras.
How to prepare for your appointment
Wear clean, loose-fitting, comfortable clothing. Remove your shoes and glasses before your session, and keep your phone switched off or leave it behind.
What to expect after your appointment
Drink plenty of water after your session. Most people feel calm, peaceful, or energized but you may also feel tired.
How much does a reiki session cost?
A 45 min Reiki treatment with Sheila costs £25 (£35 in your own home)