There's so much interest in getting the most from your Reiki session that Erik's instructors' instructors in Japanese-Style Reiki, Bronwen and Frans Stiene, wrote a whole book titled Your Reiki Treatment: How to Get the Most Out of It. Here's what Erik recommends:
Days Before the Session
If you booked your Reiki appointment well in advance, keep a diary of your moods and any physical symptoms so you can assess your Reiki results more objectively. Start a list of questions you want to ask about your Reiki practitioner's credentials and what to expect during and after the session. Gather up any objects you'd like filled with Reiki energy, such as charms, crystals or moisturizers. If you use specific music or scents to relax or meditate, feel free to bring those along, too.
Day of the Session
Avoid eating anything "weird" so you can comfortably relax throughout the session. Wear comfortable clothing you can lie down in and shoes that slip on and off easily.
When You Arrive
If you just want to go straight into the Reiki treatment, that's fine, but feel free to talk with your Reiki practitioner. Ask the questions on your list, request your music or scents be used, and explain any objects you've brought to be treated. Tell your Reiki practitioner about specific problems you're hoping Reiki will solve so he or she knows to focus on those areas. Turn off your mobile phone so your relaxation is not interrupted.
During the Treatment
Treatment time is all about you. Your Reiki practitioner won't initiate conversation during the treatment, but that doesn't mean you have to stay silent. Feel free to ask questions and express emotions. Reiki can stir up feelings you need to remember or resolve. Reiki professionals have seen everything, from giggles to sobs.
After the Treatment
Write down any visions or words that came to you during the treatment. Like your dreams, they probably hold a message for you. If you want, you can discuss your experience with your Reiki practitioner and ask questions. Give yourself time to come back to the here and now before operating your car, bicycle or CTA pass.
Days Following the Session
If you're tracking your moods and symptoms, keep doing so for a few days. Many clients report discomfort for a day or two before their symptoms disappear, and short-term effects usually last eight to ten days. Remember Reiki goes where it's needed most, so the benefits you receive may not be the ones you were expecting.
For step-by-step photos of what to expect during your Reiki session, click here. To schedule a Reiki healing session for yourself, email Erik LaBelle, Reiki Master/Teacher, or call 312-504-7693 today.
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