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what does reiki healing feel like?

Most often Reiki is a wonderfully relaxing and calming experience however the sensations during a Reiki treatment are unique for each individual, however most clients experience relaxation.

Depending on what is going on in your energy system at the time will depend on the exact sensations that you feel as a recipient and this can change from session to session.

Most commonly people experience a sense of well being, calm and relaxation, you may fall asleep or feel energized during the treatment. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki.

who is reiki suitable for?

Reiki can be beneficial and suitable for everyone. Reiki works intelligently with the body’s own natural healing systems to promote healing. The first step towards healing is relaxation.

This healing is safe, gentle and can be very powerful. It will help your body self heal and also works on every level to balance body, mind and spirit.

There are only a couple of reasons why reiki may not be suitable for an individual. Be sure to check with your practitioner.

why is relaxation the first step?

Well…put simply, because your body can’t heal effectively unless it is relaxed. That’s why chronic stress is such an issue So that’s why step one of most reiki sessions starts the relaxation process off so that the healing can really get to work wherever it’s needed!

Relaxation and rest are vital to healing. They turn off our fight or flight stress response and once the body experiences relaxation it enables the body to focus on restoring health rather than responding to crisis.​

what conditions can reiki treat?

People come to alternative and natural healing modalities for many reasons. Some are looking to de-stress, boost energy and find peace & relaxation, others have a specific emotional issue they would like to address, others want to complement the conventional therapy they are already using and some are just curious. Whatever your reasons you are very welcome.

Reiki is a safe, non-invasive healing system that accelerates the body’s natural healing abilities. Positive results have been experienced through Reiki on conditions such as headaches, stress, anxiety and emotional conflict, depression, panic-attacks, traumas, insomnia, bereavement, diabetes etc.

The possibilities are vast so if in doubt just ask your therapist if they think it’s something they might be able to help with

can i continue on medical treatment?

Absolutely. Reiki works in conjunction with regular medical treatment but check with your healthcare provider first.​

is reiki suitable for children?

Reiki can work wonderfully for children and can help them in many ways. If you’re a parent it can be an amazing tool in your toolbox to treat your children as and when is needed if you train in Reiki Level 1.

Reiki treatments can help children to better cope with exam stress and academic pressure, mood swings and a wide range of other life experiences.

what happens during a reiki treatment?

During a session you will be asked to lie down on a therapy bed (or sit on a chair if this is easier for you) but will not be asked to remove any clothing except for things which could restrict your breathing or comfort, such as shoes or spectacles. Reiki will go through clothing, blankets, or even a plaster cast if necessary!

Treatment is given by Gabriella placing her hands gently on your body in a sequence of hand positions, spending several minutes holding each position.

These hand positions are non-intrusive, can cover both the front and back of the body and are varied to give Reiki to areas where it is specifically needed. If you find any of the hand positions uncomfortable please let the practitioner know. It should feel gentle, light & comfortable.

There is no massage or manipulation that takes place in a pure Reiki session.You may feel sensations such as heat, tingling or coolness under the practitioners’ hands as the energy flows, or in other parts of your body, or you may feel very little.

Most commonly people experience a sense of well being, calm and relaxation, you may fall asleep or feel energized during the treatment. There is no right or wrong way to experience Reiki.


Massage & Bodywork Therapist