About Reiki and Arthritis
Arthritis is a common, painful condition that affects people all over the world. Traditional medicine typically cannot cure arthritis, but patients may be able to manage their symptoms through medications, physical therapy and other treatments. Many patients have also found that supportive treatments like Reiki may help improve their condition and comfort over time.
How Arthritis Affects the Body
Reiki is usually performed on a client who is fully reclined comfortably on a massage table. It also may be performed on a client who is semi-reclined on a massage chair or recliner. If you have mobility or pain issues please communicate these to your Practitioner so they may make you your most comfortable for the session.
What does a session feel like? What can I expect?
Everyone’s experience varies depending upon how sensitive they are to energy, what exactly is being healed, and what will be best for them that day. It’s important to remember that Reiki always works on behalf of your highest good, so even in-person sessions differ time to time depending on what’s needed. Most commonly, people report feeling warmth, waves of energy, pulsations, deep feelings of relaxation, peace, lightness, and clarity.
A recent client described her session feeling like ball of energy was building in and around the area of need. Some people don’t feel much of anything and that’s ok too.
How long do distant sessions last?
Typically, distant healing sessions are shorter than in-person sessions. They last anywhere from 30-45 minutes, sometimes a little longer, it just depends on the healing that needs to be done and how I’m guided throughout the session. Sessions are shorter than in-person because I am able to jump right in and begin healing immediately. There isn’t any small talk before or after, so I can get right to work. I have found that even though the time spent together isn’t as long, the healing is still just as effective.
What do you do during the session? What does it feel like for you?
During our session, I am in a quiet, undisturbed place usually sitting on a meditation cushion with a notebook and pen by my side. I begin by saying a prayer and setting my intention, and then welcoming the healing energy to begin to flow through me.
I write your name down on my piece of paper and might have a picture of you handy, too. Once I feel the energy flowing through me, I energetically connect with you by connecting with your higher self, scanning your aura, and then focusing in on the specific healing you requested, and any other areas of need that have been intuitively shown to me. I use second degree Reiki symbols, master symbols, and my intention for complete healing to direct, focus, and empower your session.
I sit in this prayerful, meditative state channeling you healing for our entire session. During this time, I might be pulling unhealthy energy out of you, bringing healthy energy in, balancing chakras, cutting energetic chords, clearing your aura, or anything else that I’ve been guided to do. Every session is unique and personalized to the individual I’m working on.