Congratulations on receiving your first reiki session! Whether you are new to reiki or have been getting treatments for any length of time, sometimes it can be a little confusing to know what to do after your session.
Well firstly, you will want to drink LOTS of water in the days after your session. By drinking water you are going to aid your body in flushing out the energies released during your session. You may feel something akin to the flu, or flu-like symptoms, the day after your session. This is totally normal especially if a lot of negative or darker energies were released so drink as much water as possible to get these energies out of your system quickly.
At the end of your session, your practitioner will have given you her assessment of what area(s) she feels needs the most work. She will have gone over some of the things you can do to help tune each chakra in the time between your next session. We also send an email version of this for your convenience so you can refer back to it.
This is not homework, we promise but you can certainly treat it as such if you’d like! What we really want you to understand is that reiki is not an end-all-be-all type of treatment. Unfortunately, most people can’t just get one session and be completely healed. Human beings are complex and over the course of our lives we experience so much pain and trauma, not to mention the fact that we hold on to those experiences and traumas so getting one treatment will only release so much.
We like to think of reiki treatments like an onion. There are many layers to an onion and each treatment you get removes one layer of that onion. Every session you get releases more and more of those past traumas and negative emotions bringing you to a higher vibrational state each time. It’s truly a transcending experience! However, true transcendence and the achievement of a higher vibrational state requires a little more than just getting a reiki session.
By only getting reiki sessions and not incorporating the suggestions from your practitioner, you are doing yourself a disservice. At Seven Stones Studio, we take the time to give you a detailed assessment so you can take that information and run with it! Regardless of whether you are a novice or veteran, you got a reiki treatment because you are on some sort of spiritual or emotional journey so we are here to arm you with the tools you need to continue the journey.
Your practitioner will give you a multitude of balancing tools for each chakra that needs help. This will include meditations, crystals, yoga poses, essential oils, affirmations and more. This gives you the flexibility to choose what options work best for you and your lifestyle. And remember, this is a journey, not a sprint! Change takes time so don’t feel like you have to halt everything else in your life to tune a chakra but try adding a few things into your weekly routine. Take a yoga class or create your own practice based on the poses she gives you. Add a few essential oils into your daily self care routine. Write affirmations on sticky notes and put them in places that you will see them throughout the day; when you see the sticky notes, take a moment to say the affirmation to yourself.
What we are trying to say is now that you got your reiki treatment, it’s time for you to do a little work to improve yourself. Please don’t think that we won’t give you a session if a reiki treatment is all you want but it’s our goal to help you improve your quality of life. It’s such a good feeling to go to your next session and have your practitioner tell you you’ve made progress! It’s also such a deeply personal experience, spending time on yourself. Make this your form of self care. Taking care of your mental and emotional health is SO important so take the tools you are given and incorporate them the best way you can so you can ascend to the next level of your journey!
Seven Stones Studio Team