You can actually receive the benefits of Reiki from a 20 minute session. I’m a Reiki practitioner and I’m going to share three benefits you can get from a short Reiki session.
If you’ve heard of or done Reiki before, you likely know the benefits of Reiki and how it’s helped you. But many are unfamiliar with what Reiki is or what it helps with.
Reiki doesn’t have to be done in a long, expensive session – you can actually receive Reiki benefits from a 20 minute session.
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What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of energy healing.
It’s a spiritual practice, but not a religion or religious practice. It can help direct healing energy where it’s needed to target a specific health condition or ailment. We refer to the healing energy as Universal life force energy.
Reiki is composed of Rei and Ki. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese words Rei and Ki, with Rei meaning the Spiritual wisdom and Ki meaning the universal life energy.
The Rei incorporates three sections, which include the higher consciousness, the earth and the mind, body and soul. The Ki is the non-physical universal energy in all living things.
If your Ki is restricted, or low, you will be more vulnerable to health conditions.
A Reiki treatment is performed by a Reiki practitioner who gets a special attunement from a Reiki master. This allows them to be a healing bridge between the spiritual realm and earth to channel light energy from God, Source, the universe or a higher power (depending on your belief system).
Reiki is thought to have been developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century, but it may have also been around for thousands of years. It’s not the only form of energy healing, but is a strong form of energy healing.
If you are an energy healer, it doesn’t mean you are a Reiki healer unless you receive a Reiki attunement. But Reiki can enhance healing energies.
Is Reiki a medical treatment?
Reiki is not a medical treatment and should not be used on its own to treat medical conditions, or as a form of medical care. But Reiki energy can be used in conjunction with conventional medical treatments as a complementary treatment to channel the flow of energy to where it needs to go to aid in healing.
Small studies on effects of Reiki healing have found benefits including lowering blood pressure, easing chronic pain, increasing heart rate variability, aiding in deep relaxation and helping cancer patients with treatment side effects.
How is Reiki therapy done?
Reiki healers all have their own way of performing a session but there are some typical things that happen.
During a typical Reiki session, a Reiki practitioner will have you relax and possibly set your intention for the session.
You’ll be directed to close your eyes and relax or enter a meditation. The practitioner’s hands will move across your body, hovering just above you. While this happens, the practitioner is sensing where you may have energy blocks or negative energy.
The practitioner will stop their hands where energy is needed and may do a light touch on your body to channel energy where it’s needed.
During virtual sessions, the process is the same but in the beginning of the session, the practitioner will call in the distant Reiki symbol to channel the Reiki energy to you. The practitioner may hold up their hands or use crystals to channel the Reiki energy to you.
3 benefits of Reiki from a 20 minute session
While you can receive a 60 or even 90 minute Reiki session and receive great benefits, many people don’t have the time or money for a long session. Some just want to try Reiki without such a large investment.
20 minutes is actually plenty of time to receive healing effects of Reiki. Here are three benefits from a 20 minute Reiki session.
Reiki can help support your emotional well-being and provide positive energy.
If you are looking for clarification on a difficult issue, Reiki can help. You can set an intention at the beginning of the session to receive clarity on an issue you are working through. Your Reiki practitioner will perform the session and it’s possible you will receive clarity right then, or it can take a few days.
Reiki will guide the energy to the thing causing the obscurity and move it out of the way to provide you with clarity.
If you have tried everything and still find yourself awake at all hours of the night or you’re unable to fall asleep quickly, Reiki can help. One of the greatest benefits of Reiki is deep relaxation.
A Reiki session right before bedtime is not necessary.
During a Reiki session you may find yourself very relaxed and ready to rest (or possibly not), but the intention of the session can be set for sleep in the evening, which is where the energy will flow.
If you decide to peruse a Reiki training and get certified in Reiki I, it can help you achieve better sleep. You can perform a Reiki session on yourself to help you sleep and it works wonders.
Along with regular grounding practices Reiki sessions can also help reduce and recover from stress. This, in addition to the relaxation from a session, make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Whether you’re suffering from chronic pain, an injury or just a weird pain, a 20 minute Reiki session can offer relief and improve your quality of life. Reiki can open the energy flow to the area of pain and bring in healing light energy.
I have done small Reiki sessions many times on my own miscellaneous ailments and received relief. Most recently, I hurt my ankle and could barely walk. When I got home, I did a ten minute Reiki session on it and another ten minutes before going to bed. When I woke up, the pain was completely gone.
A quick note about cancer and Reiki
Cancer is one of the scariest diagnoses someone can receive. Reiki can help ease pain and anxiety after receiving a diagnosis and during treatments. Many hospitals and cancer centers are now offering Reiki to patients.
While there aren’t a ton of studies on the effects of Reiki on patients undergoing cancer treatments, regular Reiki treatments have been found to help with anxiety, pain relief, sleep quality and general well-being.
I performed Reiki on my dad during the end of his cancer battle. It helped him relax during a scary time. I also found it to be my saving grace while grieving the loss of my dad.
Reiki can be a great complementary therapy to many health conditions. As more studies are done on the benefits of Reiki, there is more scientific evidence that Reiki can be seen as one of the great complementary therapies to western medicine.
It is not a sole source of healing. For example, we have seen many cancer centers utilizing Reiki practitioners to aide in the patient experience while the cancer patient receives chemotherapy.
A 20 minute session can be a great way to see if Reiki offers the results you want. Many Reiki sessions are only offered as an hour long service at around $300. While those sessions are well worth the time and money, if you would like to dip your toes in and try Reiki, a 20 minute session is a great start.
I’m a certified Reiki practitioner and offer 20 minute Reiki sessions. I would love you to work with you. If you’re interested in learning more, send me an email at Jen@wellnesstrickle.com. I’d love to chat.
If you’re hoping to learn Reiki for yourself, Reiki I is a certification class that takes about 8 hours. You will get your attunement and be able to perform Reiki on yourself.
You don’t have to have “special powers” in order to get it. Reiki can be a super helpful tool to add to your self care toolkit. If you’re looking for a great Reiki training, I recommend Caitlin Marino. Caitlin is a well respected Reiki master and offers affordable classes and mentorship. You can check Caitlin’s Reiki class schedule to learn more.