Haven Yoga Meditation explains how long it takes to reap the rewards of Reiki, and how long you can expect the benefits last.
Reiki is an ancient form of massage that can be used as a supplementary treatment for ailments such as anxiety, depression, injuries, back pain, grief, and a vast array of others. This practice has been proven to help effectively help individuals cope with these ailments and is and can supplement more mainstream treatment methods. Before booking a Reiki session, you may wonder how long it will take to feel results, how long these results last, or how often you need to attend a session.
How will I feel during and after sessions?
Reiki involves the transfer of energy around the body by a practitioner via light touches on various parts of the body. This stimulates the body’s natural healing systems. Some people might experience some mild sensations during their sessions; however, the overall experience is very gentle and calming. This is why Reiki is an ideal supplemental treatment for psychological ailments as well as physical injuries or illnesses. After your Reiki sessions, you should feel deeply relaxed and de-stressed, as your healing systems have been activated.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments needed to experience the benefits of Reiki fully is dependent on the individual and varies for many different reasons. Some people find only one session meets the needs of their ailments, whereas others require multiple sessions to feel the full effects. It is important to listen to your body during and after your sessions and to communicate your feelings with your practitioner to determine how many sessions you will need. In general, once you start feeling the benefits, you will be able to extend the time between treatments.
How long will the benefits last?
Again, the length of time that the benefits of Reiki last vary case-to-case, depending on the ailment you wish to treat and your own body’s response to the treatment. In general, we recommend regular sessions at the beginning of your healing journey, and less frequent sessions as you start to notice the benefits. After you start feeling an improvement, your last session’s effects can last from days to weeks. A general rule of thumb is that if you are consistent with your sessions, you will reap the rewards for longer.