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Self-Care Tips for Post Reiki

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

You’ve just had a Reiki healing session, now what? Well, the healing has actually just begun. For the next 3 days, the Reiki energy will continue to work and heal not only your physical body, but also your emotional, mental, and energetic bodies as well. You might feel yourself going through a detox period of sorts; just know that the Reiki energy you are receiving will always be correct and appropriate just for you and what you are going through. During the next few days, you’ll want to set yourself up for success by doing your part to help the energy clear out any remaining blocks and move forward with the healing process.

For the next 3 days, make an effort to follow these simple tips:

  • Drink lots of water

    • This keeps you healthy, hydrated, and helps to flush out toxins

  • Stay away from crowds

    • Avoid ‘soaking up’ other people’s energies and focus on keeping yours on the path to healing

  • Avoid alcohol and recreational drugs

    • Recreational use of alcohol and drugs can make you vulnerable from an energetic standpoint. There’s no need to create more blocks for the Reiki energy to have to work through.

  • Pay attention to your dreams and intuition

    • Keep a journal handy. Your intuition may spike during this time.

  • If possible, avoid all types of meat (beef, pork, chicken, fish)

    • Most animals raised for slaughter live an extremely sad life in deplorable conditions. Their frequency at the time of their death is that of fear. After a Reiki session, you should avoid ingesting these lower vibrations. Instead, try to eat as cleanly and wholesomely as possible through a nutritious vegetarian diet. This will help you keep your frequency elevated.

  • Listen to your body and do what it needs

    • If you feel like taking a nap, do it.

  • Dedicate some quiet time for yourself

    • Give yourself some time to reflect on your life and on the messages received during your session.

  • Soak in an Epsom salt bath for 10-20 minutes each night

    • You can use 2 cups of Epsom salt for a full bath or 2 T of Epsom salt in a quart of water for a foot bath.

    • Epsom salt has many benefits, like helping with aches and pains, muscle recovery, inflammation, stress, and anxiety.

    • Make the experience as relaxing and appealing to your senses as possible. Go ahead and put in a few drops of your favorite relaxing essential oil (like lavender or rose). Play soothing music. Light a scented candle. Take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Relax.

As the days go on, you’ll be integrating the Reiki energy and processing different levels of healing. Because of this, you may experience changes from an energetic, emotional, mental, and/or physical perspective -- and that's totally normal. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

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