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What to Expect During a Reiki Session: A Guide for Beginners

If you're new to reiki, you might be wondering what to expect during a session. Here's a guide to help you prepare for your appointment.

Preparing for Your Reiki Session

As an experienced reiki practitioner, I want to share some tips on how to prepare for your appointment. First and foremost, make sure to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes that allow you to fully relax. Natural fabrics like cotton, linen, or silk are best. It's also a good idea to remove your shoes, jewelry, and glasses before the session and keep your phone switched off or leave it behind. This helps create a peaceful and distraction-free environment for your session.

What Happens During a Reiki Session

During the session, I will guide you through the process. I'll ask you about any specific symptoms you want addressed or areas of the body you'd like me to focus on. It's important to communicate openly with me so I can tailor the session to meet your needs.

Once you're ready to begin, you'll lie down on a comfortable treatment table or mat. Soft, relaxing music will play in the background, and I'll cover you with a cozy blanket. During the session, there won't be much talking, but feel free to speak up if there's anything you need to feel more comfortable or if you want to share your experience.

As I move my hands around your body, you may feel some sensations like heat or tingling. Some people even report seeing colors or pictures or having memories come up. Whatever happens, just go with the flow and let it pass without getting too attached to it. The more you continue with reiki, the deeper your experiences may become.

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki is a powerful healing modality that can be used as a complementary therapy for many conditions such as stress and anxiety, chronic pain, insomnia, and much more. One of the benefits of regular reiki sessions is that it can help promote overall health and well-being. With continued practice, many people report feeling more relaxed, centered, and balanced.

Interesting Facts About Reiki

Did you know that reiki was developed in Japan in the early 20th century by Mikao Usui? Usui was a Buddhist monk who was searching for a way to help people heal their physical and emotional pain. He spent many years studying ancient texts and practicing meditation before developing the reiki system.

Another interesting fact is that reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or belief system. It is based on the idea that there is an energy that flows through all living things and that this energy can be channeled to promote healing and balance.

After Your Reiki Session

After your session, make sure to drink plenty of water and give yourself some time to rest and relax. Some people feel calm and peaceful while others feel energized. You may also feel a bit tired, so it's important to take it easy and be kind to yourself.


I hope this guide has been helpful in preparing you for your first reiki session. Remember, the most important thing is to approach the experience with an open mind and heart. Reiki can be a powerful tool for healing and growth, and I'm honored to be a part of your journey.

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