The Reiki Experience - Farney Healing Arts Center


Reiki is a form of non-invasive and non-manipulative touch.  A session begins with a brief explanation of Reiki and having the client sign the Informed Consent and Liability Waiver, which states the treatment is for relaxation.  The practitioner will work with the client to determine if there are any specific goals for the session, so the session can be tailored to the client’s needed.  Then the client is invited to relax and join the intention that this Reiki session will be beneficial. 


During a Reiki session, the client will remove his/her shoes and any metal including jewelry.  The client lies down fully clothed on a massage table in a softly lit room, covered in a blanket if desired, listening to soothing music. Your Reiki practitioner will lay his/her hands on your body in a series of hand positions to deliver Reiki energy. The positions specifically target the endocrine (hormonal) system and chakra system within your body, and it helps to stimulate the body's natural ability to heal.  Reiki can also be delivered without physical touch if a client prefers not to be touched.   


In addition to your practitioner radiating Reiki energy through his/her hands, sessions may involve the practitioner sweeping his/her hands above the body in various ways, or incorporating breath or vocal tones to break up energy blocks. A Reiki treatment generally covers your head first, then the front of your body, and finally the back of your body. If the reclined position on a massage table is uncomfortable, your Reiki treatment can also be performed sitting in a chair or distantly with distance healing.  


Clients can expect to experience a wide range of feelings during their session.  Reiki tends to feel warm and profoundly relaxing. You may feel the hands of the Reiki practitioner become hot or tingly. Some people describe a floating sensation and some see colors, shapes, or lights during the session; some experience tingling, waves of energy, bubbles, hot or cold temperature changes, or just feel very relaxed. Some people fall asleep. Some experience emotional release, both negative and positive.  There is no expected experience -- a Reiki treatment is unique for each individual who receives it.    


In some cases, the effects of Reiki are not immediately noticeable.  For example, when dealing with emotional issues, Reiki helps you find inner peace and strength. Over time, it prepares you to solve/address the issue and overcome denial, shame, and/or fear.  It increases your awareness and helps you prepare to bring the issue up to the surface.  When addressing long term or chronic issues, it often takes several sessions to work you back into balance.  For a long term or serious injury physical pain issue, Reiki may give the appearance of making the condition worse before getting better.  Reiki brings the problem up to the surface, which often results in deeper awareness.  This awareness is what helps our bodies naturally address the problem, but in terms of chronic pain, this often means greater awareness of pain.  While this appearance of (increased) pain is uncomfortable, this is a great sign the treatments are working.  Most clients will experience a reduction in pain by their third session.  Clients working on chronic pain issues are strongly encouraged to complete three sessions before making a decision because longstanding pain will not be relieved by one or two sessions. A Reiki treatment program must be followed to be truly effective, just as prescribed medication is only effective if taken as directed. 


At the end of the session, clients are encouraged to take a few moments to slowly sit up and rest before getting off the table.  Some clients may experience a slight disorientation or dizziness when transitioning from deep relaxation back to the real world, so it is important to take a few moments to "collect yourself" before leaving.  


As with any healing process, Reiki helps your body release toxins.  We strongly recommend drinking extra water to help flush the toxins out of your system.   


Reiki helps with healthy maintenance of our bodies.  Monthly sessions are recommended to support good health.