5 Tips for Getting Ready For Your Reiki Session

5 Tips for Getting Ready For Your Reiki Session

5 Tips for Getting Ready For Your Reiki Session

Posted on May 8th, 2023.

Are you planning to book a Reiki session? 

Reiki is a powerful form of energy healing that can help promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being. 

If you're new to Reiki or energy healing in general, you may be wondering what to expect from your session. 

In this article, we'll share some tips to help you get ready for your Reiki session and make the most out of your experience.

What is Reiki?

Before we dive into our tips, let's first understand what Reiki is. Reiki is a Japanese technique that uses the practitioner's hands to channel energy into the body, promoting relaxation and healing. The word "Reiki" means "universal life force energy," and the practice is based on the idea that this energy can be channeled to promote healing and balance.

Here are some key aspects of Reiki that make it a powerful tool for holistic healing

  • Promotes relaxation: By helping to reduce stress and tension in the body and mind, Reiki can help to promote a sense of calm and well-being.
  • Supports the body's natural healing processes: Reiki can help to support the body's natural healing processes by promoting the flow of energy and releasing any blockages or imbalances that may be present.
  • Can help to balance the chakras: The chakras are energy centers located throughout the body that are believed to correspond to different physical and emotional states. Reiki can help to balance the chakras, promoting optimal health and well-being.
  • Can help to reduce pain and inflammation: This can be particularly helpful for those dealing with chronic pain or conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia.
  • Can promote emotional healing: By releasing emotional blockages and helping to restore balance to the emotional body, Reiki can be particularly helpful for those dealing with anxiety, depression, or other emotional issues.

Related: All About Reiki: How This Type of Energy Healing Works, and Its Health Benefits

How to Prepare for Your Reiki Session

Getting ready for your Reiki session is an important part of the healing process. By taking the time to prepare your mind and body, you can make the most out of your session and achieve optimal results. Here are some additional tips to help you prepare for your Reiki session

1. Dress Comfortably

One of the most important tips for getting ready for your Reiki session is to dress comfortably. You want to wear clothing that won't restrict your movement and will allow you to fully relax during your session. Loose, comfortable clothing, such as yoga pants or sweatpants, and a t-shirt or tank top are a great option. It's also a good idea to wear layers, so you can adjust your clothing to your comfort level during the session.

2. Hydrate

Drinking plenty of water before and after your Reiki session is essential. Hydration helps to promote the flow of energy throughout the body, and it can also help you to feel more relaxed and grounded during your session. Aim to drink at least 8 ounces of water before your session and continue to drink plenty of water throughout the day after your session.

3. Avoid Heavy Meals

It's best to avoid heavy meals or large amounts of caffeine or alcohol before your Reiki session. These can interfere with the energy flow and make it harder for you to relax during your session. Instead, aim to eat a light, healthy meal a few hours before your appointment, and avoid caffeine or alcohol for several hours before your session.

4. Practice Mindfulness

Reiki is a practice that requires you to be fully present and mindful during your session. One way to prepare for your Reiki session is to practice mindfulness techniques in the days leading up to your appointment. Meditation, deep breathing, and other relaxation techniques can help you to calm your mind and prepare for your session. You can also use mindfulness techniques during your session to help you stay present and focused on the present moment.

5. Set an Intention

Setting an intention for your Reiki session can help you to focus your energy and promote the best possible outcomes. Before your session, take some time to reflect on your goals and intentions for your healing. You can write them down or simply hold them in your mind during your session. This will help you to stay focused and open to the energy flow during your Reiki session.

During a Reiki Session – What to Expect

If you're new to Reiki or holistic healing, you may be wondering what to expect during a Reiki session. Reiki is a gentle and non-invasive practice that can promote relaxation, balance, and overall well-being. In this section, we'll provide a brief overview of what you can expect during your Reiki session at Sherrie's Holistic Healing.

During your Reiki session:

  • You will lie down fully clothed on a comfortable surface, such as a massage table.
  • Your Reiki practitioner will begin by placing their hands on or near your body, focusing on specific areas where energy blockages may be present.
  • They will use various hand positions and techniques to promote the flow of energy and release any blockages.
  • You may feel a sense of warmth, tingling, or other sensory experiences as the energy flows through your body.
  • Many people report feeling deeply relaxed and rejuvenated during and after their Reiki session.
  • Your practitioner will guide you through the process and make sure that you are comfortable and at ease throughout your session.

It's important to note that each Reiki session is unique and tailored to the individual's needs. Your practitioner may use additional techniques or modalities to enhance your experience and promote optimal healing and balance. 


At Sherrie's Holistic Healing, we believe that Reiki is a powerful tool for promoting relaxation, balance, and overall well-being. By following these tips, you can make the most out of your Reiki session and achieve optimal results. 

If you're interested in booking a Reiki session or learning more about our other services, please contact us at [email protected]. We look forward to helping you on your journey to holistic health and well-being.

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