Reiki: A First-Timers Experience
What is Reiki?
It is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
My Reiki Experience
I used a Groupon. Probably not the best way to experience it, but hey, I had to start somewhere and I wanted to do it affordably in case it was a load of crap. I got a 90 minute reiki and massage combo session for $50. When I arrived my massage/reiki guru Robert was super friendly and asked me a series of questions to understand why I was there and what I knew of Reiki and what was going to happen. He also went over my aches and pains that I wanted to focus on for my massage.
I went through the Reiki session first, as I laid on the massage table under a sheet. Soft music played in a background (picture a massage room). He spoke softly and talked me thought a relaxation sequence, almost as though I was being hypnotized. For the first time that I can remember, my mind was completely clear at one point. I have dabbled with meditation, but I have never been able to get outside the chatter constantly happening in my brain. It was a nice feeling.
After my Reiki Session
For those of you who were wondering, he only touched my head, neck, and shoulders, and feet. He did not touch me anywhere else on my body. It was a comfortable experience. Since it was my first time, I didn’t know what to expect, but now that I do I will be much more relaxed. I did not feel the warmth or vibrations as I have heard of in the past, but I did have a tingling in my right hand at one point when he was dealing with that area. I’m not sure if that was a coincidence or not. I think I will be able to get more outside of my head now that I am comfortable, because couldn’t relax completely because I didn’t know what to expect.
After my Reiki session he did a 45 minute massage where he focused on my back and legs. I’m sure my back muscles are in shreds so it was a nice experience. After he was done we talked about the chakras that were blocked during my session that he worked on. For me it was my Third eye and my Sacral Chakras that were unblocked. The third eye deals with intuition and the sacral chakra deal with emotions and intimacy. Both of these are areas that I know I have issues with. I am interested in having more sessions now that I know what to expect.