how many reiki sessions are needed

How many Reiki Sessions are needed

How many Reiki sessions are needed to achieve lasting benefits?

One of the most frequent questions my clients ask before they book a reiki session is how many reiki sessions are needed to feel an improvement in wellbeing. You might be wondering as well how many reiki treatments you need and when you should come back for a session for maximum benefits.

When it comes to determining how many reiki sessions are needed, it really depends on the reason you want to book a reiki session in the first place. You may want to book a reiki session to experience the profound relaxation it brings. Or you may want to have a Reiki treatment as a complementary therapy to alleviate existing symptoms and pains. 

In order to answer your question, I have listed the most typical reasons for booking a Reiki treatment below. I hope this will give  you an indication of how many Reiki sessions you may need.

Typical reasons for wanting to book a Reiki treatment can vary.  A simple desire for deep relaxation and spiritual alignment or anxiety, depression and stress may bring your attention to Reiki. Headache and migraine issues, neck, shoulder, and back pain, insomnia to coping with more serious symptoms and illnesses can also be a reason to seek for a reiki practitioner.

Reiki for Relaxation

The energy transferred from the Reiki practitioner produces an instant feeling of relaxation and wellbeing throughout your body. If you want to book a reiki session to experience soothing relaxation, one session would suffice. You will experience relaxation straight after the actual session. You may find though that you love the deep relaxation and will therefore decide to book ongoing sessions.

Reiki for Spiritual alignment

Energy healing naturally enhances our higher awareness. It allows us to live our lives with purpose. Reiki can help you find answers to spiritual questions, enhances your intuition and provides you with spiritual guidance. If you are interested in Reiki sessions to enhance your spiritual growth, I would recommend at least 3 sessions.

Energy Healing for Chronic Stress Relief

The relaxation that Reiki brings alleviates symptoms of chronic stress and burnout. It allows you to return back to your peaceful nature. Depending on the severity of your stress condition one session may be enough. However, a course of 5 Reiki treatments may be more effective long-term.

Relieving Anxiety

Reiki can improve your overall health by reducing emotional stress and anxiety as it releases any blocks within your energy system. As with stress conditions one session can provide immediate relief while more serious anxiety conditions may take up to 5 sessions to be resolved.

Energy Healing Sessions for Depression

Reiki Energy Healing is widely known for alleviating symptoms of depression. The hands off healing plays a vital part in reducing the tension and exhaustion that often accompany this disease. You will feel calmer and lighter after a Reiki session.  You will see and experience life more clearly. The practitioner will also peform a mental and emotional cleansing session on you. You may see improvements after just one session. However, I recommend 5 sessions for lasting benefits. While Reiki can be a great complementary therapy for depression, please see your medical practitioner if you experience symptoms of depression. 

Chronic Headaches/Migraines

If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, Reiki treatments are an excellent complimentary option to provide some soothing and pain relief. A Reiki treatment will aid in the removal of blocked energy. This blocked energy may be the fundamental cause of your headache. Also in some circumstances, physical pain is caused by an underlying emotional block. A course of 3 treatments is recommended for chronic pain.

Neck, Shoulder and Back Pain

If you suffer from neck, shoulder and back pain the number of reiki sessions needed will depend on  the degree of your discomfort and the underlying reason. One session may be enough to alleviate you from the pain completely. However if there is an underlying cause of your pain, such as a ligament injury, more than one session may be needed. I recommend you to play it by ear and see how you feel after the Reiki session before booking more.

Reiki for Sleep Disorders and Insomnia

The inability to get a good night’s sleep can be caused by a variety of factors, including anxiety, sadness, excessive stress levels. Or the use of certain drugs, alcohol, or caffeine. Because of the release of trapped energy and the deep relaxation that reiki provides, clients frequently fall asleep throughout the session. One session might be enough to improve your sleep cycle but from my experience around 5 sessions are ideal to bring lasting benefits.

Managing a Serious Illness

Reiki, being a natural type of alternative medicine, can reduce the stress associated with dealing with various more serious illnesses. It can also provide pain relief.  However,  it is important to note that Reiki can only be used as a complementary therapy. Any form of energy healing is not a substitute for medical treatment and supervision.  As always, it is important to discuss your plan to use Reiki treatments with your medical doctor. Please ask for advice on a complimentary Reiki treatment plan depending on your condition.

So How Many Reiki Sessions Are Needed?

To sum up, you may require a single or a series of Reiki sessions in order to get your desired results. I recommend you try out one session at first. Feel inside yourself to asssess whether you are benefiting from the sessions and whether you require or desire further treatments.  Although Reiki can never be harmful, I do recommend allowing at least a week between Reiki sessions. This is to allow you to process the benefits of the Reiki energy as it continues to integrate into every cell of your body in the days after your treatment. 

Daily Reiki Self-Treatments

Receiving Reiki treatments on a regular basis is good self-care. Energy Healing aids in the maintenance of overall balance. But did you know that you can also perform Reiki self-treatments? Reiki is not difficult to learn and I am currently offering a free Reiki Level 1 course that will teach you all you need to know to start practicing Reiki on yourself. When you learn Reiki, you gain control over your own health and healing. By giving yourself Reiki self-treatments you can balance your own mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing whenever you need to.  The Free Reiki course comes with a Reiki Level 1 certification and a complimentary group attunement. You can book your free space here.

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