If you are currently receiving medical care, Reiki will compliment whatever modality being used. Reiki generally helps to make the treatment more effective; or, as in the case of cancer/chemo treatments, will help to relieve the side effects.

Reiki is not only helpful, but enjoyable. One of the greatest benefits may be the opportunity to let go and enjoy the experience of being nurtured and cared for.

You will be attended to by Certified Reiki Professionals, Insured Members of the IARP who follow the code of ethics at all times.

  • A standard Reiki session will take place in a comfortable, safe environment.

  • Before treatment the Reiki technique will be explained fully. Then you will have a brief consultation with the practitioner to see if there are any particular areas to focus on.

  • You will lie on a treatment table fully clothed with the exception of shoes and/or any restricting clothing such as ties, belts, dangly jewelry, etc.

  • You may also choose to sit in a chair.

  • You will be covered with a light blanket, and will be offered support for the back, legs etc. Relaxing music specifically for Reiki is played in the background and the lights are subdued to aid you in the relaxation process. Generally there are no oils used or other aromatherapy, but can be available at the clients request.

  • Reiki is generally administered through light touch, or can be done slightly off the body with no physical contact.

  • The practitioner will sit still and focused, generally in silence, and place their hands in a series of hand positions over the body. The comfort and well being of the client is always the priority and the session can be stopped at any time. It is important the client knows that they are always in control and that their wishes will be respected at all times.

Though Reiki techniques appear simple the effects can often feel profound. Most people experience deep relaxation. Some report tingling, pulsing or a feeling of warmth and comfort. It is not uncommon for some to fall asleep.

Some may not feel much during the session, but afterwards had a deep restful sleep and have a sense of calm and well being. It is also possible to experience powerful emotions or sensations during a session. Know that your practitioner is fully capable of dealing with these types of releases, and that you can discuss or share your experience to the degree at which you feel comfortable.

Establishing a relationship with a qualified, experienced Reiki practitioner is very personal. As with any other health professional you will need to find one who resonates with you and makes you feel comfortable. It may be necessary to experience Reiki with several providers until you find one appropriate for you.

When seeking out a Reiki professional be sure to ask about their credentials, training, experience and insurance. Take advantage of Reiki Healing Clinics, such as the one offered by Southern NH Reiki Clinic, to experience a session at a reduced cost. This will help you tremendously in deciding if Reiki is for you.

The International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP) website is also a great place to look for those who take this healing art seriously.