emotional or tired after reiki treatment

Why do I feel tired or emotional after learning or receiving Reiki?

Have you felt tired or emotional after learning Reiki or receiving a Reiki treatment?

You may receive or learn Reiki and feel better straight away. During your treatment or course, you can instantly experience greater levels of peace, a reduction in physical pain, and greater mental clarity.

Yet this isn’t always the case. Reiki can never do any harm. It’s doesn’t have any contraindications. Yet, after your receive or practice Reiki you can experience a rebalancing process.

During your rebalancing process, you may:

  • feel tired
  • have more energy
  • experience unpleasant physical sensations
  • feel angry, anxious, or sad

Although it doesn’t feel like it at the time, what you’re experiencing is beneficial. If you’re tired after receiving or learning Reiki it’s mostly likely because you’ve been overdoing and your adrenal glands are overworked. The tiredness is encouraging you to stop, practice self-care (which is an ongoing practice for natural givers), receive further Reiki sessions, or practice self Reiki.

Reiki balances your energy. So if you experience a sudden burst of energy it’s because your energy was stagnating. So, this is an ideal time to begin creative pursuits or start ticking things off your to-do list.

You may also become more aware of your emotions due to the challenges you’ve experienced in the past or you’re experiencing at present.  Reiki rebalances you on all levels, so these mental and emotional states come to your awareness to be managed and then gently released.

The emotions or physical sensations that come to the surface during and after learning and receiving Reiki are actually experiences to be grateful for. Once you’re aware of them and receive extra support to manage them, you generally experience improved health, mental clarity, peace, and joy.

I often use the analogy of spring cleaning your home. You know either consciously or subconsciously that your house (you) needs a spring clean (learning Reiki or receiving treatment). So you begin the clearing process. Throughout the spring clean things become unsettled. Dust rises to the surface, you throw old items away, perhaps purchase new things, notice cracks  (the cracks are actually golden – but that’s another article…) and move furniture around. Once the spring clean is complete your home is clear, balanced, light and fresh.

The “spring clean” is often more challenging in the beginning. As you receive extra treatments or learn Reiki physical, mental, and emotional balance is restored.  The more you receive or practice Reiki the more you regain balance on all levels.

Reiki is completely safe and can never cause any harm. If you have any concerns about your session it’s best to contact your Reiki practitioner directly so they can provide you with the support you need or suggest where you can receive extra support. If you feel uncomfortable during a session please share this with your Reiki practitioner so they can adjust their treatment approach and ensure that you feel safe before your session ends.

Is a Reiki session or course just as effective without experiencing the rebalancing process? Absolutely! I’ve written this if you’ve been worried after receiving or learning Reiki.

Please note: Reiki complements other treatments you’re receiving


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