Remove the cause and you will remove the effect – Hawayo Takata
A Reiki treatment gently encourages your system to restore itself to a more balanced state. The treatment experience tends to be pleasant, soothing, and relaxing. People often report feeling centered and sometimes comforted afterward a Reiki session. You might also feel gently energized after a Reiki session, especially if you’ve been suffering fatigue.
The response to Reiki practice is always balancing, and follows the need of the receiver, not the intention of the practitioner. Besides immediate stress-reduction and symptomatic relief, there are other subtle and profound effects that unfold over time and accumulate with continued treatment, either self practice or treatment received from a family member, friend, or professional.
Reiki practice evokes a self-healing response from deep within the system, where imbalance begins. The body’s innate healing potential is unlocked as the system returns to a balanced state. We all know how much better we feel when we’re balanced, but the details of balance are different at different times, and the experience of a Reiki treatment varies from person to person and from session to session for the same person. While we can never promise specific results, Reiki can be a valuable addition to any treatment plan or well-being program. Because Reiki is balancing and extremely gentle, it is appropriate in any situation. It will not interfere with any medical interventions being used, and will provide comfort and relief from their side effects.
It is often suggested that those who seek Reiki during chronic or serious illness have at least four treatments, on consecutive days if possible, before evaluating the benefit Reiki may bring. The effect of Reiki treatment is cumulative, and although treatment is generally relaxing, there are often distinct differences in the experience of different treatments and an overall deepening of the experience over repeated sessions.
There is enormous diversity among Reiki practitioners and no standards, so if you’re seeking professional treatment, be sure to ask questions about that person’s training, experience and approach. You can also learn First Degree Reiki. Then you’ll be able to practice on yourself and share treatment informally with family, friends and pets.