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what is a reiki session

What is a reiki session?

A Reiki session is a form of alternative therapy. Energy can be transmitted through the hands, to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

During a Reiki session, the Reiki therapist places their hands on or near the recipient’s body. The energy transmitted through his hands can balance and improve the flow of energy in the recipient’s body.

Reiki session with Aya Stern

Image 1: The energy flow is stimulated during a Reiki session.

Introduction to Reiki: Definition and Origin

The term “Reiki” comes from the Japanese and is made up of the words “rei” (spirit, soul) and “ki” (life energy). Reiki is an alternative healing method that originates in Japan. It is based on the idea that energy flows throughout the body and that a blockage or lack of energy can lead to physical, emotional or mental ailments.

Reiki is often used as a supportive treatment for various illnesses and ailments, but it can also help with relaxation and stress management. The effectiveness of Reiki is controversial and a healthcare professional should always be consulted before using it as the sole treatment option.

Often found to be relaxing and calming, Reiki can help reduce stress and anxiety. It is also used to relieve pain and other physical ailments, as well as support the immune system and promote overall health.

What does a Reiki session look like?

During a Reiki treatment, the recipient lies comfortably on a couch or seated in a chair while the practitioner gently places their hands on or near the recipient’s body. The practitioner is then said to transmit universal energy through their hands to the recipient to release energy blockages and harmonize the flow of energy in the recipient’s body. The aim is to activate the body’s self-healing powers in order to promote holistic healing on a physical, emotional and mental level.

The treatment can also be performed without touching, with the practitioner holding their hands over the recipient’s body.

Image 2: If the hands are placed on a tense muscle, a lot of Reiki is drawn in there.

Testimonials from people who have received Reiki treatment

There are many people who have had positive experiences with Reiki treatments. Some report physical improvements such as pain relief or faster recovery from injury or surgery. Others report emotional improvements such as a sense of inner calm, reduced stress and anxiety, or an overall improvement in mood.

Reiki experiences can vary from person to person and that the effects of Reiki have not been proven by scientific studies. It is also important to emphasize that Reiki is not a replacement treatment for medical treatments. However, Reiki can be used as a complementary therapy in consultation with the doctor.

As with all alternative or complementary therapies, you should seek the advice of a qualified and experienced practitioner before undergoing any Reiki treatment and ensure there are no contraindications.

How to Find a Good Reiki Practitioner

If you are looking for a good Reiki practitioner, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Research the Internet: Search online for Reiki practitioners in your area. Check reviews and testimonials from previous clients to get a sense of the quality of the practitioner’s work.
  2. Recommendations from friends and family: Ask friends or family members if they can recommend someone who practices Reiki. Personal recommendations can be very valuable because they are based on the experiences of people you trust.
  3. Reiki Organizations: Many countries have national or regional Reiki organizations that maintain a list of qualified Reiki practitioners. Check the organization’s website in your country or region.
  4. Certifications: Look for a Reiki practitioner who has been certified by a recognized certification body. Certifications are a sign that the practitioner has completed a specific education and meets specific standards.
  5. Before the first appointment: Schedule a meeting with the Reiki practitioner to learn more about their training, experience, and methods. Make sure you are comfortable and that the practitioner can answer your questions and concerns.

Finding a qualified Reiki practitioner is important to ensure safe and effective treatment.

My training and experience as a Reiki Master

I completed First, Second and Masters grade in Usui Reiki as a specialized training with experienced Reiki Master Melissa Crowhurst from Natural Healer organization. I have a deeper connection to the universal life energy and can use it effectively in my treatments and training.
After hundreds of Reiki treatments, I am still amazed and amazed at the results of the Usui Reiki treatment.

I do my best to answer all of your questions, address your concerns, and understand your individual needs prior to treatment to ensure the most effective treatment.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, I’m happy to help.

Final Thoughts: Is Reiki Treatment Right For You?

Deciding whether Reiki treatment is right for you depends on your individual needs, goals, and beliefs. Reiki is an effective method to reduce stress, relieve pain and promote general well-being. However, it is important to remember that there is no scientific evidence of Reiki’s effectiveness.

Look for a qualified and experienced Reiki practitioner to ensure you receive safe and effective treatment. Also, speak with your doctor or other health professional to determine if Reiki treatment is right for you and if it can complement other treatments or therapies you are already receiving.

It’s important to keep your expectations of Reiki realistic and to be aware that results will vary from person to person. If you’re open to alternative healing methods and willing to take a holistic approach to your health and well-being, Reiki treatment might be an option you might want to try.

You can read other articles about Reiki here.


1 – Reiki: What is it, and are there benefits? – Medical News Today

Aya Stern

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