Reiki is all about stress reduction and comfort. When you venture out to a Reiki practitioner’s office, you will step into a room that has the ambiance of a relaxing massage. Low lighting, a comfy massage table with extra blankets, essential oils, soft music, salt lamps, and maybe more. Comfort is key to a great session.

In my opinion, there are two parts to Reiki. The after effects that we feel the next day which is usually whatever we needed: more calm, less stress, more focus, more energy, etc. And the receiving, which takes place during treatment and is extremely relaxing. It is this portion that we, as practitioners, like to “pump up” with all the things listed in paragraph one to increase the relaxation factor.

If you are a busy person who truly cannot take time for yourself, kudos to you for getting distance Reiki to help you manage that stress. You may miss out on the “spa-relaxation” effect, but you will still receive Reiki’s effects simply by going throughout your day. The benefits should make themselves known the next morning.

If you are able to set aside the 45-60 minutes to receive your Reiki treatment in the comfortability of your own home, then for all things good…receive it the best way possible!

Here is a list of things you can do to make the most of that at-home treatment. You don’t need to do them all, but what you can do, you owe it to your beautiful self to take a few minutes to set it up. Do what resonates with you and is available to you. You can always add on more of these with future appointments:

13 Ways to Relax even more with At-Home-Reiki

  • Find a private room in your home where you won’t be disturbed
  • Clear your area of negative energy with a quick sweep-through of smoking sage (be sure it is completely smudged out before your session)
  • Light your favorite incense
  • Diffuse your favorite essential oil
  • Safely light a candle
    • Take your candle a step further if you’d like by selecting the color that resonates with whichever chakra you are focused on healing the most
      • White – Crown (connection to higher self)
      • Purple – Third Eye (connection to your sixth sense)
      • Blue – Throat (ability to speak your truth)
      • Green or Pink – Heart (self-love)
      • Yellow – Solar Plexus (empowerment)
      • Orange – Sacral (creativity)
      • Red or Black – Root (sense of security)
  • Turn on a salt lamp
  • Dim the lights
  • Find some massage or nature music on YouTube or whichever streaming app you listen to.
    • Be sure there are no yellow dots at the bottom of the YouTube video or your peaceful moment will be interrupted by an ad.
  • Sit or lay comfortably
  • Cover in a blanket, get cozy
  • Begin with a few deep breaths in and out (this, in itself, is a proven stress reducer)
  • Set a quick intention (state what benefit you would like to receive from the treatment)
  • Allow your body and mind to relax and just “be” for the remaining time
  • NOTE – Always drink plenty of water before and after Reiki to help with toxin release.
  • PLEASE BE CAREFUL- Reiki is known to put you into a meditative state. You should not drive while receiving Reiki or immediately after Reiki. You should also use caution with where you are receiving Reiki, for example you should not receive Reiki while in a bath, hot tub or any other accumulation of water as there is a chance of falling asleep. If you will be lighting candles or other items, be sure to set a timer so you wake up and turn them off to prevent any hazards.

Reiki is an amazing tool to help you find more calm and focus in your life. Setting yourself up to receive in a relaxed state will allow you to possibly feel the energy as it’s working, fall into a meditative state without even trying, or simply be more relaxed than what you were 60 minutes ago.

If you’d like to know more about Reiki, you can check out our FAQ page.

Sending love.

Be well.

About the author. Sherry Maroon is a life and nutrition coach as well as a Reiki Master. Making it through her own personal and life struggles is what brought her to her passion of helping others along their healing journey. You can learn more about Sherry at http://www.RiseAnew.Coach

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