One wonderful aspect of Distant Reiki is you can be anywhere to receive it and you never have to leave your home. Distance Reiki can be just as effective as experiencing one in person – the Reiki energy “works” regardless of where you are located since it transcends time and physical space. Having a session in the comfort of your own home can often times be more relaxing than spending time driving to get to the float centre! If you are considering having a Distance Reiki Session, here are a few steps you can take to get the most from your treatment.

Before your Distant Reiki Healing

The Distance Reiki technique is usually about 30 minutes long, but can continue longer if you like. We will schedule a time and date with you for the distance Reiki session. By setting up a specific time, you can be in a receptive state (such as lying down or meditating during the treatment.

In advance of the session, we will also ask you to email us a photo of yourself, along with your name, age, location and any intention you have of what they want the session to support (e.g. a physical or health issue, goal, or challenge). Having these details will help our Reiki healer connect to the recipient if we haven’t met before.
Wherever you are in the world, you can follow these steps to help you prepare to receive the healing energy.

Our tips for making the most of your distant Reiki healing

Preparing for your session

Treat this time like a meditation, or your yoga practice. If you enjoy baths, I would suggest enjoy a nice warm one before you lie down for your Reiki session, this helps get you into a wonderfully receptive state. Create a peaceful environment, whether that is going outside at work and finding a park bench in the sun, or sitting under a tree for 10-20 minutes.
If you’re at home, sit in your favourite meditation space, a beautiful spot in your backyard, or lie on your bed if you feel like a rest. Make the space comfortable with cushions and a blanket if needed, use your crystals, essential oils, or incense to create atmosphere.

Devote this time just to you

Sit, or lie comfortably, and make sure you won’t be too cold. Wear loose, nonrestrictive clothing, turn off any phones, close the computer. This time is for you.
Close your eyes and take several deep, slow breaths to relax. Tell your chatty mind that it is not needed right now. No-one needs you right now, you have no-where else to be, just here.
Bring your focus to the sounds around you, if thoughts or questions or ideas come into your mind, just let them be there, and then go. Don’t latch on and go down that path. If you feel your attention wander, just return to following your breath in and out.

State your intention

State your intention to receive the healing energy being sent your way. That is all you need to do. Forget concepts of time according to the clock, your timezone in the world, and your current physical location. Just trust that whatever you need, is coming to you right now, at the perfect time for you. This may seem a bit hard to believe, but suspend your doubts and skepticism for this time.

If you are new to Reiki, begin your Distant Reiki session with an open mind. If you lay there thinking, “When’s it gonna start?”; “I don’t feel anything?” or, “Is this stuff for real?” then you are not allowing or in the best frame of mind to relax and enjoy the best experience. Reiki energy is Universal Life Force Energy. It is only positive and can never harm. The energy you will receive does not come from the Reiki Master, but rather through them, emanating from Source.
It’s okay to wonder what it might be like if you’ve never experienced it before, but it’s impossible to tell you beforehand what and how you will experience your Reiki session. As everyone is individual, experiences are also very individual. Reiki has its own intelligence and always works for the recipient’s Highest Good, no matter what they physically feel during the session. Whatever happens, happens and it is right and perfect for you at that moment in time.
Go back to your breath, a simple way to stay focused on the moment is to slowly count your breaths, 1 on the in breath, 2 on the out breath. Start again. And again. And so on. Keep it really simple.
Just relax in this space for as long as you feel comfortable, it may be 5 minutes, it may be half an hour. You may fall asleep, nothing wrong with that.

Finishing your session

When you feel ready, again, take 3 really deep, really slow, really big breaths to tell your body it’s time to change gears.
Take a moment to write down any thoughts that popped up during your time, often the most golden ideas come to you in these quiet moments.
After your session, it’s always good to drink a glass of water when there has been energy movement. Go about your day, and take note of anything that comes up; you might think of a particular situation or person, something that’s been bothering you that you are ready to address, or you might have some ideas and inspiration drop in.
Distance Reiki is a wonderful way to experience that feel good, pick me up, all is ‘right with the world’ harmony you feel when your energies are balanced, mind, body and spirit. By doing regularly scheduled sessions, you can enhance that wonderful feeling of Harmony. You don’t need to be sick, sad, depressed or feeling ‘lost’ to benefit from a Reiki session, but Reiki will only benefit you if you are in those states.

What Is a Distance Reiki Healing Session Used For?

Reiki practitioners are taught mainly about three symbols before performing Reiki healing sessions. One of the primary ones being the ‘distance symbol’, which, when invoked, can send Reiki healing energy across time and space. This is where distance Reiki healing sessions come into play.

As the distance symbol can allow for healing energy to transcend both time and distance, it allows for Reiki Masters to clear blockages, which may be affecting your mood, or day-to-day life, from afar. By not being physically present, you will not be hindering your experience during a healing session, as Reiki teaches us that we are all connected and part of a larger whole. Invoking the Hermetic Law of Similarity, means that your trained Reiki Master will be able to link up the energy field of the recipient.

What to Expect After a Distant Reiki Session

After the session, recipients may feel lighter, more joyful or at ease. However they may also experience a brief healing cycle in which their body, heart and mind are adjusting to the new energies. This may include feeling tired or sore, having a headache, experiencing deeper emotions, or feeling more aware of your mindset. This is a normal process of healing in which energies that have been stored are coming to the surface of your consciousness before they are released. You may want to meditate or journal some thoughts down, to help integrate the energy more mindfully. Notice how your perspectives, feelings, interactions, and reactions shift over the coming weeks and months. Remain curious about how you’re evolving.

When experiencing a healing cycle after a distant Reiki session, give yourself time to rest and hydrate with fresh water. Listen to your body. It may want gentle exercise, sleep or meditation. Avoid foods that are harder to digest such as gluten, dairy, sugar, alcohol and meat. Most importantly, don’t question, judge or disrupt this process of healing. You may feel the effects of detoxification before you feel better and that is an organic part of energetic transformation. Be patient and compassionate with yourself while you adjust to your renewed aura.

Why Receive a Distant Reiki Session

Distant reiki healing can support your mind and body in infinite ways even beyond the logical mind’s understanding. It can help destress, break away from the ego’s attachments, and find the courage to follow our intuition. Distant reiki sessions can bring us into awareness of the complex emotions that we may have previously suppressed, and failed to cope with. They can also awaken us to our higher potential as we begin to witness our lower mind’s fears, worries, doubts, and sadness amongst other patterns, and dismantle the grip that they have on us.

People chose to receive distant reiki healing for a multitude of reasons. Some are looking for a more peaceful way to approach life, guidance on listening to their intuition, and meaning in life. Some are looking for support as they navigate chronic pain, infertility, cancer, autoimmune conditions, or post-surgical care. Others are looking to heal from trauma, and break the karmic patterns that keep them feeling low. The reason with which you come to reiki is likely to be just one part of what you get from it. Most find that the path opens them up to true wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Distant Reiki is also safe for pregnant women, children and the elderly. It is a gentle, noninvasive, complementary form of therapy. It’s a natural modality that has very few contraindications.