What Happens After a Reiki Healing Treatment?
Many clients wonder or question what they may expect or experience during or after their Reiki session. Quite often people are unwilling to submit themselves for alternative therapies simply because they are afraid - afraid from the unexpected or the unknown. But fear is merely caused from a lack of awareness, a lack of knowledge, a lack of education or a lack of understanding. I often state that people should be involved in their own healing program, where they accept responsibility by actively participating.
Of course many are resistant to this and would rather let the practitioner create the "miracle" healing. But to fully comprehend the importance of being involved so that success can be accomplished, people should realize that they must become proactive with educating themselves - this is part of being responsible to self. So here are some helpful tips to follow after receiving a Reiki healing session. Included is a daily protection plan designed to protect, cleanse and balance you physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If practised on a continuous daily basis, they will help you to maintain and enhance your overall well-being. Benefits Of A Reiki Session 1. Aligns, clears and balances chakra centers (we focus on the 7 major energy centers) 2. Alleviates associated pain 3. Promotes relaxation and balance 4. Releases energy blockages, lower vibrating energy (also called negative energy), plus toxins or impurities 5. Relieves stress 6. Supports and activates your body's natural ability to heal itself Side Effects That May Be Experienced After Treatment
1. Crying for no reason 2. Diarrhea 3. Extreme tiredness 4. Feeling hot or cold 5. Increased urination 6. Tingling 7. Traveling aches or pains throughout the body Reason 1. Energy is shifting throughout your body and re-balancing 2. The cleansing process has been triggered 3. Toxins are being released What To Do 1. Side effects will usually diminish after 48-hours 2. Drink at least six to eight - 8 oz. glasses of water per day to help flush toxins from your body, plus help to conduct your body's energy flow 3. Eat nourishing foods 4. Avoid overconsumption of stimulants such as coffee/tea/soft drinks containing caffeine or alcohol 5. Increase alone time in order to separate your energy from others 6. Increase rest time 7. Relax - just enjoy and be good to yourself; listed below are some relaxation ideas: 1. Listen to soothing music 2. Take a relaxing bath 3. Read 4. Go walking 5. Go for a massage 6. Have a reflexology treatment 7. Go swimming 8. Go to the sauna 9. Do gardening Implementing a Daily Protection Plan As you start your day, take a few minutes to ground, cleanse and protect yourself. This is especially important if you are a "sensitive" who attracts, like a sponge, surrounding energies and vibrations. The following are examples that you can use, but feel free to use any methods that you feel comfortable with. Ground The "tree root" is an easy and popular method. There are many others to choose from, so use whichever method you find easiest or which resonates with you. Tree Root Method 1. Sit comfortably on a chair or you can also do this standing 2. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths and relax 3. Your intention and focus is to visualize tree roots spreading from your root chakra (the base of your spine or buttocks) down to the soles of your feet and continuing to the center of the earth 4. See the tree roots spreading out in all directions, attaching themselves to the earth's centre 5. Feel and know that you are grounded firmly to earth energies Cleanse The "waterfall/shower" and "dry brush" are two popular methods to employ. Cleansing can be done during the day, as needed - monitor your feelings and thoughts for negative changes to your overall well-being. There are a variety of other methods to choose from, so use whichever method you find easiest or which resonates with you. Waterfall/Shower Method 1. Sit comfortably on a chair or you can also do this standing 2. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths and relax 3. Visualize standing under a waterfall or shower (this can be clear, a specific colour or a rainbow) 4. Your intention and focus is to feel and know that the water is washing and cleansing away all energy blockages, all lower vibrating energy, plus all toxins from your body. Know that these will flow to the centre of the earth to be transformed into higher, finer vibrating energy (also called positive energy) that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time 5. You can cleanse several times per day if you feel that you have absorbed outside energies (E.g. you may start to feel a headache, or your energy may feel drained or you may become irritable, headachy or uneasy, etc.) Dry Brush Method 1. From a standing position, use the palms of both hands and gently brush or "dust" yourself off from the top of your head to your feet 2. Your intention and focus is to feel and know that you are cleansed of all debris, toxins, energy blockages or lower vibrating energies 3. Feel and know that the all debris, toxins, energy blockages or negative energy will flow to the centre of the earth to be transformed into higher, finer vibrating energy that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time Protect The "bubble" and "deflecting mirror" are two easy methods to employ. There are many other methods to choose from, so use whichever method you find easiest or which resonates with you. Bubble of Colour 1. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths (instructions follow) and relax 2. Visualize surrounding yourself in a bubble of colour - any colour that you are attracted to use; don't be concerned about the significance of the colour's meaning 3. Visualize surrounding the other person in a different bubble of colour 4. This separates your energy from the other person 5. Know and feel that you are always protected from outside lower vibrating energies (also called negative energies) Deflecting Mirrors 1. If you want further protection, then after you surround yourself in a bubble of color, visualize an armour of mirrors, facing outwards , surrounding you 2. Your intention and focus is to feel and know that any lower vibrating energy directed at you will be deflected up towards the universe to be transformed into positive energy that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time Meditate Do this at a convenient time, but try to practice consistently for 10 to 30 minutes daily to help calm and balance your energy. This process takes you from beta state to alpha state where you gain access to higher states of awareness. Simple 1-2-3-4 Counting Meditation 1. Turn off your phone and sit upright in a comfortable chair 2. Dim the lights and play soft music if you desire 3. Put a light covering on (your body temperature will drop) 4. Close your eyes, take 3-deep belly breaths (explained as follows) and relax 5. Inhale deeply through your nose to the count of four seconds 1...2....3....4, while expanding your stomach, then draw your breath up into your diaphragm and pull it up into your rib cage 6. Hold for the count of four seconds 1....2....3....4 7. Exhale through your nose to the count of four seconds 1...2...3...4, as you push the air down into your stomach and then suck your stomach in towards your spine 8. Hold for the count of four seconds 1...2....3....4 9. Each time a thought comes in, acknowledge it and allow it to go - don't dwell on it or build upon it with another separate thought 10. Continue breathing in this fashion for 10 to 30 minutes 11. Don't worry about intruding thoughts, acknowledge them and then let them go; eventually, they will stop. Avoid building upon the intruding thought 12. If you lose count, start again at number one 13. If you fall asleep, don't worry, your body needed additional rest How to Deep Belly Breathe 1. Inhale and exhale through your nose (you can use your mouth if it's easier) 2. As you inhale through your nose, expand your stomach like an inflating balloon 3. Continue to draw your breath up into your diaphragm and then pull it further up into your rib cage 4. As you exhale through your nose, push the air down into your stomach and then suck your stomach inward toward your spine 5. This is one full deep belly breath 6. Continue inhaling and exhaling like this for the duration of your meditation Affirmations When saying affirmations keep the first two words in the present tense - "I AM". Your subconscious mind initiates your request that it's happening NOW. Using a mirror, look deeply into your eyes and always repeat in the present tense (E.g. "I AM ........)." Below are some examples, but feel free to make affirmations designed to your specific needs. Note: It is important to become consciously aware of how you think and talk to yourself. I THINK - expresses a thought that's a possibility for the future and is not fully believable yet. I WILL - expresses a thought that is about to be realized, but it's not quite ready. I AM - expresses a thought that is happening right now, in the present time. Remember......you are what you "think." Affirmation Examples: 1. Every day, in every way, I AM getting better and better and better. I feel this, I know this and it is so 2. I AM healthy, safe and secure at all times 3. I AM accepting full responsibility for my own healing process on all levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual), to improve my daily well-being and my quality of life 4. I AM protected and free from other people's lower vibrating energies and I AM always protected from negative cords or hooks attaching to my body 5. I AM acknowledging and releasing all toxins, lower vibrating energies, and blockages from my body. These flow freely through my foot chakras to the center of the earth to be transformed into higher, finer vibrating energy that will be re-used by the universe at the appropriate time 6. I AM the master of my own destiny. I AM empowered with self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love and I AM creating a fulfilling life blessed with an abundance Disclaimer The above information is not intended to replace, diagnose, prescribe or treat any ailment or to be used as a replacement for medical treatment or consultation. It is only intended to enhance your knowledge or general interest and is offered as an alternative and complementary source of information In all cases, it is recommended that you continue to follow medical treatment as prescribed by your medical physician. About the Author Margaret Jang is a Reiki Master