You’ve just experienced a Reiki healing session. It’s wonderful that you’ve chosen to prioritize your wellbeing. I’m so happy for you. In truth, the session is just the beginning of the healing process. The session begins a very deep healing journey that sometimes takes days, weeks, months, or even years to fully integrate. With that in mind, here are some self-care tips you can implement after your session has concluded. By following these tips, you will get more benefit from your session with me.
Simply put, a Reiki session is an energetic upgrade. Now that you’ve had a Reiki session, your body will require more water. For the next few days, pay attention to how much water you’re drinking, and aim to double the amount of water you normally drink. After your Reiki session, it’s important to slow right down. It’s important not to push yourself too hard after the session, because your body will probably want to rest. (This is true in 90% of the cases I’ve seen… although, I have seen clients who leave a session totally fired up, bursting with energy and only need two hours of sleep that night.
The first few days after a Reiki session are crucial, as your immune system is being strengthened and your body is finding balance. So, be kind to yourself. Be slow. Be gentle. Get lots of rest.
A Reiki session can often trigger deep emotional healing. Many of my clients have reported feeling unusually happy, giddy, spacey, anxious, fearful, angry, furious, sad, or depressed after a session. No matter whether the emotions are seemingly “positive” or “negative”, it’s important that you simply “allow them to be exactly as they are, without judgment”. When you freely allow yourself to feel (without repressing the emotions and without judging any emotions as good or bad), then you allow healing at a very deep level. After your Reiki session, if you feel like you want to cry… then that is the very best thing that you can do! Please cry.
Sometimes the results from a Reiki session are not immediately apparent. It may take a few days or weeks before you can really perceive all that has cleared. Healing happens on its own schedule. The only steps we can take are to follow these aftercare tips, and be patient. When you receive an energy healing, your body shifts to a higher frequency. When this happens, a detoxification process is often triggered. This detox process is sometimes also known as a “healing crisis.” Basically, what this means is that your body is now shedding old toxins that are not resonant with the new higher frequency. If a detox process happens to you, please, have no fear! This is actually a very positive sign to your overall healing journey. When you are detoxing, you may experience a runny nose, sneezing, soreness, headaches, joint or muscular pain, fatigue, rashes, extra mucus, or even fever and diarrhea. This is simply your body cleansing itself of the old toxins. All the old patterns and energy are simply coming to the surface to be released.
My clients repeatedly report that they feel “different” after a Reiki session.
When you receive a healing, your intuition is heightened and your normal stress-response is calmed. Avoid difficult conversations with people while you are having Reiki done as other people can zap our new energy. The important thing is to listen to yourself and give yourself permission to find out what feels good for you & what lifestyle changes you might be need to make to live your best life.
Enjoy the journey! Warm hugs & love going your way.