Because there is nothing about a Reiki session that can interfere with conventional medical care, Reiki has no known contraindications and can be used concurrently with any medical intervention. The touch of Reiki is very light on or even off the body.


As the Reiki continues to work in your body and re-balance your energy, expect your body to detoxify. If your body is releasing toxins into your bloodstream faster than they can be processed, it may trigger detoxification symptoms. This is temporary as your body adjusts itself back into balance. Be sure to drink plenty of water to assist the detoxification process.

Some people may experience one or more of the following healing and detoxification symptoms after a session:

  • Frequent urination and/or bowel movements

  • Feeling emotional, emotional release, or emotional shifts

  • Crying for no apparent reason

  • Feeling on top of the world or buzzing with energy

  • Fatigue, feeling overtired, needing to sleep or rest

  • Sleeping 8-12 hours overnight

  • Tingling sensations

  • Feeling hot or cold

  • Skin detox symptoms such as blemishes or pimples

  • Traveling aches and pains throughout body

  • Temporary "Flu-like" symptoms

  • Headaches, dizziness, or nausea

The symptoms listed above are all positive signs that your body is bringing itself back into balance. 

Because Reiki causes your body to detoxify, it is essential to drink water to help your body re-adjust and remove toxins. To continue to help facilitate your healing process, please follow the steps below after a session: 

  • Drink lots of water to remove any toxins (6-8 glasses/day)

  • Be aware of emotional shifts. Spend some time alone if needed.

  • If you have any spiritual or religious practices such as tai chi, yoga, meditation, or prayer, spend time nurturing your spiritual connection with those activities.

  • Avoid additional toxins, such as caffeine, smoking, and alcohol for a few days

  • Be gentle with yourself and avoid strenuous or stressful activity (including exercise) for a few days.

  • Get plenty of rest

  • Avoid eating a heavy meal after a treatment. Try to keep your diet light while your body is using its energy for healing.

  • Eat nutritional foods

  • Continue all current medical treatment plans (Reiki is not a substitute for medical or mental health care.)

  • Make notes of any experiences you have to share with your Reiki Professional during your next treatment.

  • Having a sea salt or Epsom salt bath will aid in detoxification and reduce symptoms.

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Thursday 9.30am - 8pm

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