First Reiki

I finally found a local Reiki practitioner. I had my first appointment today. I didn’t have anything specific that I wanted worked on. I mostly just wanted to see what it was like. I told her about my right knee giving me problems.

During the visit every time she put her hands on my stomach, it started to growl. At first I thought it was because I missed breakfast but then she’d move away from there and it would stop. If she came back it would growl. Also whenever my stomach would growl so would hers. When she was working on my right shoulder I could feel my fingers getting tingly. Afterwards she mentioned that I had a lot of energy in that shoulder. I said that I felt it in my fingers and she was all happy. She said my knee felt cold to her not warm like expected with inflammation so I’m not sure what that means.

I have a spot in my chest that seems to have a blockage whenever I do any sort of energy work. I also have a problem doing heart chakra work. I didn’t mention it because when she was explaining her approach to reiki she said that it was possible to find a lot of “woo woo” stuff on the internet. I didn’t know if saying that my heart chakra seemed blocked would be too “woo woo.” When I was done that spot was really sore like a muscle bruise. I said that I was sore after the session and she looked like she was about to cry. I quickly explained my theory that this was an energy blocked point for me and she was quite intrigued. She wants to work on it more and work on some breathing techniques.

She also mentioned that she worked extra on my feet and hands. She thought that was probably because of my job. Actually, my feet have been hurting since my work shoes are worn out and I can’t find a good pair to replace them. I was shoe shopping yesterday with no luck. I was impressed that she honed in on that without me ever even thinking of it.

All in all she said that I was joy to work with since my energy was so strong and good. Whatever that means. I did get a free extra 15 minutes of treatment since she didn’t have an appointment after me and she said I was fun. I’m going back next week. I figure I’ll need it after two plane rides and judging a trail ride.


  • Fuzzy Logic

    Yes, you should drink lots of water after Reiki.. not only because of the toxin thing but also because water is a great conductor of energy and reiki *is* energy!

    I’ve been a reiki practitioner for almost 11 years now (before reiki was *cool*).. it’s wonderful stuff! enjoy!

  • wen

    hi there,

    sometimes blocked energy builds up and exerts a pressure which can make you feel sore or sensitive to the touch. (i’m a reiki master, fyi). you can somtimes try ‘brushing” it away with hand sweeps or doing some tapping ( has some good, free info). glad you’re enjoying the reiki!

  • Kati

    I’m not sure if they’ll work for you, as I’m sure you do a lot of out-door work, but for indoor, always on your feet type work, may I suggest a pair of crocs (though my are Ricks brand, not Crocs brand). Every-single-store-in-the-nation now seems to have their own version of these shoes, and with good reason. They’re fabulously comfortable for those who spend a lot of time on their feet. When I was in having surgery last year, all the nurses on the women’s & maternity ward wore them. Myself & a lot of my coworkers (library assistants & pages) are now wearing them because of how much support & cushioning they have. They’re great if you’re on your feet a lot, that’s all there is to it. And no, I’m not affiliated in any way with the selling of said shoes. *grin & wink* Just had to share because I love my pair so much. (And for the record, Ricks brand have GREAT traction lines & squigglies on the bottom, as compared to any of the other brands I’ve seen -Crocs included- which are mostly smooth on the bottom to start with. Of course, several months of wearing almost nothing but these shoes, and mine are almost worn smooth now, too.)

    Interesting to note that after getting a massage you’re supposed to drink lots of fluids to flush the toxin’s released from the tissue, otherwise the area massaged gets really sore & can bruise. Maybe it’s similar with Reiki???? Maybe the Reiki releases toxins that if not flushed promptly with plenty of water will cause soreness???? Just a thought. Good luck with your endeavors in this area!

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