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What to Expect from a Typical Reiki Session: Healing Health Benefits of Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese healing art that involves the use of cosmic energy for healing. Ancient practitioners believed that universal life force flows through all living things and by channelling healing energy, you can heal others (and yourself) of mental, physical and emotional conditions.

What can you expect during a Reiki Session?

There are no fixed parameters regarding length or intensity for Reiki sessions. It all depends on your practitioner and the condition that requires treatment. However, quiet places are recommended as this helps eliminate noisy distractions. Sessions usually vary from 20 minutes to about 90 minutes if you visit an expert. Some practitioners prefer playing soft music in the background while others prefer a healing silence.

The Reiki practitioner may also ask you questions about any specific health conditions or requirements that you are seeking relief from. The therapy is performed on clients who are either asked to lie down or sit in a comfortable position. The practitioner will channel universal life force using light touches and correct placement of hands. Reiki is a non-invasive and painless holistic intervention and clients report feeling light and energetic after a healing session.

You may also experience deep feelings of relaxation and stress-release. It’s best if you tell your practitioner of any aches, pain or wounds before the session. As the session wears on, there is a strong likelihood that you will feel more relaxed. You may want to be aware that Reiki is associated with a cumulative effect and you will feel experience the benefits over a series of sessions.

Depending on the severity of the health condition, you may require consecutive Reiki sessions in order to maximise results.

What are the Healing Health Benefits of Reiki?

Reiki heals us at the core level. Reiki helps promote inner balance and harmony and helps you release inner stress (stress is responsible for a host of ailments). In addition, Reiki is one of the most valuable healing tools in the quest for spiritual evolvement. You learn to get in touch with your inner self and accept the reality of who you are.

Reiki helps you control and release unsettling emotions and this further promotes memory, focus and concentration. As you open up and release pain, you also begin to enjoy more loving and compassionate relationships with loved ones. Most importantly, Reiki can help you recover faster after injuries and illness as it replenishes lost energy.


Reiki is a holistic health intervention that helps you heal yourself as well as others.