In efforts to really think about self care this year, I tried a reiki session.
I’ve wanted to try reiki for a few years. The first time I ever heard about them was right after Jensen was born. It was that thing where I wanted to try anything to maybe make me feel better.
Although I didn’t do it then, I still remained interested.
Reiki is about your body’s energy. Your chakras, or energy hubs, can be blocked. There’s seven of them and they each correlate with your physical, emotional, and mental health.
It’s really interesting to read about. If you want more information on the chakras or just some general tidbits, look here.
Anyways, on Instagram I saw that one of my friend Kiersten from Eclectic Serenity offered reiki sessions. I instantly messaged her about it. She also has amazing face products and macrame hangings too!
It felt like I needed to do this for me now, but also to honor my early grief. So we set something up.
I would like to say, I went into reiki completely open to what was going to happen. Instead of going in for a specific reason, I just wanted to see what my body was going through.
The day of, I wasn’t nervous at all. I was actually really excited.
Kiersten’s reiki room was so relaxing. There meditation music, oils going, and it was warm. Perfect for relaxing and really getting out of your head.
Without going crazy into detail, reiki is set up like an energy massage. It’s the same feeling as going into a massage but you lay on your back, clothes are on, and you’re not physically being touched; except for light touches.
I had a weighted eye covering over my eyes and just tried to shut my mind off. For the first ten minutes, I feel like I was trying to relax.
Then, all of the sudden, I was under. I was still conscience and aware, but I was feeling weird things.
There were times it felt like energy was going through me. It kind of felt like how a copier scans a paper. Other times it felt like there was a string being tugged from my core.
It was wild
I will say, everyone has a different experience in what they feel and which of their chakras are closed.
When Kiersten was working on my left side, I had a strange feeling. It almost felt as if I was either under water and couldn’t get back up. Or like there was huge stones on my chest. So, at times it felt hard to breathe. Honestly, I knew I was safe, but it was unlike anything I’ve ever felt.
Then, on my right side, I almost felt like I was floating or really light. Both sides, I was tingly though.
The session was an hour and when she was done, I felt like I was waking up from a deep sleep or getting done with a massage. My body felt heavy and I needed water.
I found out I had two chakras blocked. She gave me the information about it. It correlated a lot to what was going on in my life.
Some instant changes I felt in my body were my thoughts weren’t racing and my head didn’t feel full. My anxiety causes those things to happen, so it being clear made me feel like a new person.
One other thing that happened was the next morning I threw up. TMI and gross warning ahead… it wasn’t like food, but almost like brown stuff. When I asked Kiersten about it, she said it was normal and my body was releasing the toxins in my chakra’s blockage.
Since reiki, I’ve honestly felt a lot better. My head doesn’t feel as full as normally and I haven’t gotten a ton of headaches.
I will 100% go and do it again.
Emotional and spiritual health is just as important and mental and physical health. My first round of reiki made me feel better and I want to keep it up.
So, that’s my reiki experience! Self care is so important and it’s nice to find something else to add to my routine.
I hope you all can add a little self care in your day today. Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried reiki before.