Your healing begins before your first Reiki session and continues in the days, weeks, and months following. To get the most out of your Reiki session and allow the process to fully integrate, follow these steps:
1. Drink plenty of water. Experts recommend drinking at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day. In addition to its amazing health benefits, drinking enough water can help to ease the detoxification process that can occur after a Reiki session.
2. It is important to take time to rest after your Reiki session. The main goal of the Reiki session is to get your body into the relaxation response so that your body can naturally heal itself. Maintaining that state for as long as possible after your Reiki session allows your body to continue the healing process.
Avoid things that cause stress such as caffeine, processed foods, alcohol, electronics, and social media. As well as any other known stress triggers.
3. Let your emotions flow. Reiki can trigger deep emotional healing. You may experience emotions that you have bottled up in the past. Allow these emotions to be expressed and be exactly as they are.
If emotions that arise are uncomfortable or scary, imagine sending love to that part of you. Learning to accept and experience all your emotions is part of self love. It is okay to feel and feel deeply.
4. Observe the changes you notice in the days and weeks following your session. Reflect on your thoughts and emotions that come up. What is different? What still needs to be addressed?
Be patient, you didn’t get here over night and while miracle healings do happen, the healing process is generally a slow journey that takes time and regular practice.