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What To Expect At Your First Reiki Session

Have you booked your first reiki session and are unsure what to expect? Or maybe you are thinking about it but not sure if reiki is right for you? Whether you are just starting on your spiritual journey or have been walking down your spiritual path for some time, if you are new to reiki it’s natural to have lots of questions. 

In this article we will discuss what to expect at your first reiki session with a Seven Stones Studio professional. We will go over the stages of the session itself and some of the things you might feel or experience. While our process may be different than other practitioners, the feelings you might experience are the same so even if you are getting a session with another reiki practitioner, you can still read on!

First and foremost, let us just say how happy we are that you are choosing to bring reiki and it’s beautiful energy into your life. By getting regular reiki treatments you are helping yourself to remove negative energies and vibrations that are hiding in your body, bringing your chakras or “energy centers” into better alignment and releasing emotions and attitudes that no longer serve you. Reiki will help you to reach a higher energy vibration which will allow you to live a happier, healthier and more purposeful life. 

So lets answer some of your most burning questions about your reiki session.

When you arrive at your reiki session, you will be greeted by your practitioner and begin the session by talking about what you are seeking to get out of your treatment. Your practitioner will ask you about any emotions or physical pain you may be feeling at that moment, she will ask you about any recent traumas you have experienced and what areas, emotions or chakras you think need work. Basically she wants to know what you want or need to let go of. 

At Seven Stones Studio, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients. We are not an “in-and-out” type of business. We take the time to get to know you and make you feel comfortable before we start working with your energy. Make sure to give us all the information you can so we are better able to help but if you don’t know the answer to any of the above questions, that is okay too!

After this initial consult, you will then be instructed to lay on one of our zero-gravity chairs to begin the session! Your practitioner will guide you into a meditative state with a focus on deep breathing. This deep breathing will help you further relax and welcome the healing reiki energy. She will then cleanse both your aura and hers and proceed to open your chakras through your crown. 

Now, the fun begins! Throughout the session, your practitioner will spend time working on each of your seven main chakras. As she sees fit, she will spend additional time on the chakras that need more healing. This will continue for the duration of the session. We also like to spend time on the knees (this is where your past life memories are held) as well as any areas of the body where you may be feeling pain or have experienced trauma.

When the healing is over, your practitioner will gently rouse you and allow you time to bring yourself back into awareness of your surroundings. She will talk to you about what you both experienced during the session and her final assessment. She’ll tell you the areas and chakras that need work and give you advice on how to do this on your own after the session to further tune the ones out of balance. Everything you and your practitioner speak about will also be emailed to you for your convenience. 

So now that we have given a description of the general layout of a session, let’s talk about some of the things you might experience during your reiki session. This isn’t an easy question to answer! 

Everyone is different and everyone experiences something different during their session. Even if you have been getting regular treatments for years you will likely experience something different each time you get a reiki session. This is the beauty of reiki. Reiki energy is extremely intelligent and knows the areas that you need the most help with. Reiki practitioners are basically just channels for the reiki energy. We are still very much needed and without practitioners there wouldn’t be reiki sessions, but through us the reiki flows where it is needed most. 

The main things that people report are feelings of cold or warmth as we move over each of their chakras, feeling like they are swaying in the breeze, seeing colors or even having visions. The most important thing to remember is that you are in a safe, loving space and that reiki energy only works for your highest good. You may experience emotions ranging from laughter to tears, depending on what energy you are shedding. Embrace these emotions and then release them. 

Some clients also report going through what is called a “healing crisis”. This basically means that you may feel a little pain if we are working on a part of your body where you have had a past trauma. This could be a bone you have broken in the past, a break you currently have or a past emotional trauma that is being brought up in your session. While it can be uncomfortable in the moment, please know that experiencing a healing crisis is a good thing and means you are working through said trauma!

The above paragraphs describe the most common things felt and experienced during a reiki session but they certainly aren’t the only things you could experience! Once again, everyone is different! Don’t be discouraged if you feel nothing at all either. This is a possibility and it doesn’t mean that your treatment wasn’t effective. Whether you feel something or not, the reiki healing was still a success and your practitioner will have a full assessment to report at the conclusion of your session.  

You can ask questions of your practitioner at any point before, during or after your session. We love to hear what you are feeling/seeing while we are working on you and are happy to talk you through your session as we are working on you as well!

If you have any questions about what to expect at your first reiki session that were not covered in this article, please feel free to reach out to us by phone or email or write your questions down to ask before your session starts.

We can’t wait to work with you to help you live on a higher vibration!

The Seven Stones Studio Team