After Your Reiki Session
A Reiki session aims to promote relaxation, reduce stress, and facilitate healing. Taking time for yourself after your Reiki session can be helpful for reintegration after your energy work session.
Just as you may want to prepare for your Reiki session ahead of time, there are a few things that you may consider after your session ends to continue facilitating your healing journey.
Hydrating after a Reiki session is crucial because it can promote the body's natural detoxification process, and hydration is necessary to flush out the toxins released. During a Reiki session, the body's energy pathways are opened up, allowing the body to release any blockages that may have been trapped within. Water can help move through the kidneys, liver, and other organs, to speed up this process.
Reiki can also promote relaxation, which can cause the body to release water through sweat and breathing, leading to dehydration. Therefore, it is essential to replenish fluids after a Reiki session to rehydrate the body and support its natural healing process.
Eating nourishing foods after a Reiki session is essential because Reiki can stimulate the body's natural healing abilities, and proper nutrition is necessary to support the healing process. Eating nourishing foods after a session can provide the body with the nutrients it needs to support these processes.
Additionally, Reiki can also help to release emotional and mental blockages, which can affect the body's digestion and absorption of nutrients. Eating nourishing foods after a session can help to support the body's digestive system and ensure that it is properly absorbing the nutrients it needs.
A balanced diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats is recommended. These foods can provide the body with essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, and promote overall health and well-being. It is also advised to avoid processed and high-sugar foods that can cause inflammation and disrupt the body's natural healing process.
Epsom Salt Bath
An Epsom salt bath can help after a Reiki session because it can support the body's natural detoxification process and help to reduce any soreness or tension released during the session. Epsom salt is a natural mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate, and when dissolved in warm water, it is absorbed through the skin. Magnesium is essential in many bodily functions, including muscle and nerve function, blood sugar regulation, and energy production. Sulfate is essential for detoxification and can help to flush out toxins and heavy metals from the body.
An Epsom salt bath can help to relax the muscles, reduce inflammation, and promote deep relaxation, which can support the body's natural healing process. The warm water of the bath can also help increase circulation, which can aid in eliminating toxins from the body.
To take an Epsom salt bath, add 1-2 cups of Epsom salt to a warm bath and soak for at least 20 minutes. Drinking plenty of water before and after the bath is recommended to support the body's hydration and detoxification process. An Epsom salt bath can be a soothing and relaxing way to help the body after a Reiki session, and it can also be used as a self-care practice to reduce stress and promote overall health and well-being.
Resting after a session allows the body to fully integrate the energy shifts and changes that may have occurred during the session. Relaxing after a session can help to reduce any feelings of fatigue or tiredness that can happen.
Moreover, rest is essential for the body to heal and repair itself. Reiki can stimulate the body's natural healing processes, but the body needs time to use these processes to repair and regenerate itself. By resting after a session, the body can focus its energy on the healing process without being distracted by other activities or stressors.
By resting after a Reiki session, the body can fully integrate the energy shifts and changes that have occurred, leading to more profound relaxation, rejuvenation, and healing.
Reflecting after a Reiki session is important because the energy movement can stimulate emotional, mental, and spiritual shifts and changes. Taking time to reflect can deepen the understanding of the experience, integrate the healing, and gain insight into any messages or guidance that may have been received during the session.
During a Reiki session, mental and emotional blockages are released, creating a sense of lightness and clarity. It can also bring up emotions or memories that need to be processed. Reflecting on these experiences can help to identify any patterns or beliefs that may be holding the person back and can provide insight into how to move forward.
In addition, a Reiki session can also bring about spiritual experiences or insights. Reflecting on these experiences can deepen one's spiritual practice and connect more fully with their inner guidance and intuition.
I recommend taking some quiet time after a Reiki session to reflect on the experience. This can be done through journaling, meditation, or simply taking a few moments to silence. By taking the time to reflect, one can deepen their understanding of the experience, integrate the healing, and gain insight into any messages or guidance that may have been received.
Avoid Alcohol and Stimulants
It is important to avoid alcohol and stimulants after a Reiki session because these substances can interfere with the body's natural healing process and inhibit the energy shifts and changes that may have occurred during the session.
Alcohol is a depressant that can affect the nervous system and interferes with the body's ability to fully integrate the healing energy received during the Reiki session. Alcohol can also dehydrate the body, which can impede the body's natural detoxification process.
Stimulants like caffeine and nicotine can also interfere with the body's natural healing process. These substances can increase heart rate, elevate blood pressure, and stimulate the nervous system, creating tension and stress in the body. This can make it difficult for the body to fully relax and integrate the energy shifts and changes that may have occurred during the session.
I recommend avoiding alcohol and stimulants for at least 48 hours after a Reiki session to allow the body to fully integrate the healing energy and support the natural healing process. Instead, I recommend drinking plenty of water and eating nourishing foods to support the body's hydration, detoxification, and overall well-being.
What are some of the things that you like to do after a Reiki session? Let me know in the comments below!
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Arielle is a best-selling author, holistic life coach and intuitive energy healer.