What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki table treatment

What does Reiki feel like?

I had a Reiki treatment yesterday, which prompted me to write about what Reiki feels like. A Reiki practitioner is like a conduit, channeling Reiki to the client. Reiki goes where it is most needed. Sometimes people feel nothing at all, or they may experience a variety of sensations. You might have a series of treatments and have a different experience every time.

Giving a treatment, people have described to me sensations such as:

  • Like a magnet; a pulling sensation
  • A feeling of lightness, floating, being lifted up
  • Drifting in and out of sleep, an almost trance like state
  • Seeing colours and images
  • Deep relaxation
  • Legs feeling as if they were in warm water
  • Feelings of heat

Receiving a treatment, I have felt:

  • Warmth and cold not from the practitioner’s hands, a feeling at the surface of my body
  • Extra hands
  • My usual inner dialogue ceasing completely
  • Deep calm
  • Light headed
  • A sensation of sinking deep into the treatment table

Whatever you feel during or after a treatment, healing will have occurred at some level. Some people sleep better after a treatment, others may have vivid dreams.

Having had a Reiki treatment, last night I had a very refreshing sleep and today I feel a sense of calm and wellbeing. I sometimes have uncomfortably vivid dreams and my sleep last night seemed dreamless. I give myself regular self-treatments, but receiving Reiki from someone else allows me to give myself totally to the experience. Thank you Clara!

About me.

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My name is Deborah Wale and I am currently a student learning to teach Alexander Technique. I am a Practitioner member of the Reiki Guild.
I took Reiki 1 and 2 over a weekend more than ten years ago. More recently, I studied Reiki at Morley College over a longer period. This proved to be a much better way of embracing Reiki and it is now a part of my life. I have a Degree in Library and Information Science and was a Librarian for more than 35 years. However, a new life beckoned!

In these posts I want to explore what Reiki is, it’s philosophy and practice. I hope you join me!