Experiences and results throughout a therapy


In all probability probably the most unexciting outcome! However Reiki tends to have a calming impact and purchasers go to sleep fairly regularly. (The primary ones to take action are usually those that complain that they've sleeping issues.) As sleep is a pure therapeutic state for the physique, I normally depart them to snore away fortunately. If the loud night breathing does get an excessive amount of, you'll be able to all the time gently place your hand on their shoulder and ask them to maneuver, possibly to lie on their facet or entrance in order that falling asleep once more can be a bit harder. I'm sure, although, {that a} Reiki therapy is simply as efficient when the consumer dozes off…

Drifting off

Even purchasers who don’t go to sleep usually remark that they had been ‘drifting off’ through the therapy. If they're used to meditating, they could describe this as a well-known meditative state; if they're new to it, they have an inclination to speak about ‘a contented place’ or ‘a peaceable place’ or ‘a floating sensation’. It's the begin of leaving the restrictions of our bodily existence behind and experiencing our non secular being.

Localized bodily sensations

Most recipients really feel a powerful sensation of warmth within the space the place the practitioner’s arms are positioned. Some even really feel this as uncomfortably sturdy. (It may be eased by barely lifting the arms.) Others expertise the other: a localized sensation of chilly. Each imply the identical: Reiki is at work. Different indicators of this can be tingling, slight numbness and heaviness. Sometimes, even a localized sensation of ache can happen. None of that is something to fret about; all of it reveals that one thing is shifting within the physique.


…is available in totally different styles and sizes: sudden physique actions, coughing and crying are all indicators that bodily or emotional rigidity is being launched. So don’t fear in case your consumer abruptly begins sobbing. Simply supply them a tissue and ask them to take their time in composing themselves. You may then both proceed the therapy or determine that the target has been achieved (no, not making them cry, however bringing one thing out that stirred these feelings) and depart it for the day. Simply ask them what they like.

Some purchasers might even begin to snicker. That’s an effective way to really feel higher – merely take part!


It could occur {that a} consumer arrives bothered by a non-physical drawback – and abruptly comes up with a sensible resolution.

Colors and shapes

Many individuals see colors and shapes, usually resembling slow-moving works of summary artwork. After all, colors and shapes are methods of perceiving the motion of power visually.

Indicators and symbols

Some folks see a selected picture – a tree, an animal, a home, a automobile or a star, to call however a number of. Some even see summary symbols much like those launched in Reiki 2.

One in every of my Reiki 1 college students noticed the picture of a pansy showing through the first Reiki therapy she obtained from a fellow scholar on the course. Surprisingly, the pansy didn’t have any darkish interior areas and was utterly golden in color. After some soul-searching, the coed determined it should be an indication that she ought to spend extra time in nature, echoing an urge she had already had for some time. Operating a bit late the following morning, she missed her practice and needed to wait half an hour for the following one. When she lastly bought on it and sat down, she appeared out of the window and noticed a big lorry approaching. On it was a giant brand: a golden pansy (with out the same old black inside) on a inexperienced background. Subsequent to it was a slogan: ‘Nearer to nature.’ What a superb instance of synchronicity!

Shifting photographs

Sometimes purchasers see a whole story unfolding in entrance of their closed eyes, simply as in the event that they had been watching a film. This could have a dream-like high quality and infrequently is smart solely days or even weeks after the therapy, when it both takes place in actuality or they abruptly get an thought of its which means.


When recollections come up (usually as if they're being relived fairly than remembered), they're normally not of latest experiences however long-forgotten ones. This implies the individual is now able to take care of them.

Feeling a presence

It’s commonplace for purchasers to really feel a non-physical presence through the therapy. This can be a information or angel, or a good friend or member of the family saying hiya from the spirit realm. I’ve had a number of purchasers point out having full conversations with their mom or father who had been ‘useless’ for a few years.

Having an out-of-body expertise

Some even really feel they're leaving their physique. They really feel weightless and unrestricted by the bodily limitations of their physique.

Little or nothing

And if little or nothing of the above occurs and the consumer merely experiences a sense of rest, that’s completely fantastic. The opposite experiences are solely listed as a result of they might occur – and I don’t need you to freak out if they do. They're completely regular – however not needed. Therapeutic will happen even when neither the consumer nor the practitioner feels very a lot in any respect. Simply await the suggestions some time later!