Preparing for a Distance Reiki session

Welcome! Perhaps you have already booked a distance session with me, or perhaps you are looking for more information on what the process looks like before you schedule your appointment. Either way, your health and wellness is the primary goal!

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What does a Distance Session look like?

When you have a distance session, you will be in your physical location, hopefully able to relax without being interrupted.  I will be in my office or some other place free from distractions.  During your session time I will be sending Reiki to you, while visualizing the energy flowing to your body and energy centers with a focus on any areas or issues you inform me of on your intake form.  At the end of the session, I will stop sending Reiki.  You may continue to relax while the energy you have received works within you, or get up and continue with your day.

Some people feel physical sensations while receiving Reiki, others do not.  It has been reported by some individuals that they feel a little unwell for the next day or two – if you find yourself feeling unwell, be sure you are getting enough rest, and drinking enough water.  If you have symptoms of illness that are concerning, speak to your doctor.  There are plenty of germs that circulate, and is possible to be ill with something that needs medical attention despite having received Reiki.

Being prepared for your session will give you the best possible benefits of the Reiki energy you will be receiving.  The following has been put together as a set of suggestions.  You are welcome to follow them or to do your own thing. 

Know your intention for this session. Are you seeking stress relief, pain reduction, soothing anxiety, improving energy flow, unblocking chakras, aligning or realigning with your purpose, or some other goal?

To the best of your ability, have a safe and relaxing space where you can be comfortable and free from interruptions during your session. Take care of any physical needs beforehand to avoid distractions.

Have relaxing music playing. Ideally this music will be free from vocals/lyrics to allow your mind to simply rest as well as aligning with your intentions. Some music is designed to help heal and support specific intentions. (see below for further information & playlists)

A timer just in case you fall asleep (it happens, and it is normal!)

A few minutes before your sessions begins, get things ready

  • phone on silent,
  • music on,
  • timer set,

Settle in comfortably, close your eyes, and relax while you receive your reiki energy.


After-care is just as important! Stay hydrated – drink plenty of water. Water is life. You may feel a need for more rest for a day or two afterwards. Eat and drink mindfully according to your own needs. Move your body, again according to your own ability. Some people enjoy journaling and find it useful to record observations, to release those things that no longer serve them, or to help stay focused on goals. If you are working with a doctor or mental health professional, continue with the medical care they have prescribed!! If you feel you may no longer need a particular treatment or medication, discuss it with them before making changes.


***Mindful Music***

The healing benefits of music continue to be discovered and understood more deeply. Many cultures have used music in conjunction with both healing and spiritual progress for centuries. The topic is much too vast to go into here. For our purposes here, we are utilizing music during Reiki treatment to add an additional layer of healing and support.

I have put together several music playlists on YouTube that focus on the chakras and the solfeggio frequencies. Traditionally each one correlates with specific areas. The tracks are of varying lengths, and I was able to locate guided meditations for a few of the playlists. The guided meditations are best used at some time other than during your treatment session.

I suggest sampling music ahead of time in case a particular track is not to your liking. It is more useful to be able to relax than to have a particular sort of music in your ears.  Each of the links will open in a new tab for your convenience.


The Chakras: these are our major energy centers, aligned along our spine from the base to the head, with the Root at the base and the Crown just above our head itself.  When they are open, energy moves freely within and through them.  When they are blocked, energy feels ‘stuck’ and congested.  Free-flowing balanced energy is associated with health and wellness.  Areas with overly active or under active energy indicate an imbalance, perhaps within our physical body, or within our mental focus, or spiritual connection.

Root – I Am. Energy, stability, comfort and safety. This is our foundation and feeling of groundedness, our security, our base of power. Focus on the Root if you find yourself resisting change, feeling fearful, being materialistic or greedy, feeling nervous or unwelcome, or having a sense of being adrift. Use the Root to pull in energy and manifest desires.

Sacral – I Feel. Sensuality, sexuality, pleasure, sociability, creativity. This is our connections and ability to embrace new experiences and accept other people. Focus on the Sacral if you find yourself overly attached to others, unemotional, or closed off to other people. Use the Sacral to increase your creativity and true-self expression.

Solar Plexus – I Do. Strength, personality, power, determination. This is our sense of control and our confidence in our lives. Focus on the Solar Plexus if you are being domineering, indecisive, aggressive, passive, or find yourself being timid. Use the Solar Plexus to increase your confidence, strength and motivation.

Heart – I Love. Acceptance, love, compassion, sincerity, integration. This is our ability to love. Focus on the Heart if you find yourself being selfish, overbearing, cold, distant, excessively affectionate, or cynical with others, if you have a low sense of self-worth or self-love. Use the Heart to increase empathy, kindness, healing, health, giving & receiving love.

Throat – I Talk. Communication, expression, creativity, inspiration. This is our ability to communicate and our self-expression. Focus on the Throat if you find yourself monopolizing conversation, speaking too much, keeping people at a distance, or alternatively, being shy, introverted and not speaking up. Use the Throat to increase effective communication and minimize one’s fears of judgment or rejection.

Third Eye – I See. Intuition, lucidity, meditation, trust, subconscious knowledge, sensory perception. This is our focus and ability to see the “big picture”. Focus on the Third Eye if you find yourself living in a fantasy world, caught up in excessive daydreaming, being overly imaginative, relying heavily on others to think & make decisions for you. Use the Third Eye to increase a broader vision and intuition, and one’s higher intellect.

Crown – I Understand. Knowledge, consciousness, fulfillment, spirituality. This is our spiritual connection, our sense of Purpose. Focus on the Crown if you are rigid in your thinking, not spiritually aware, intellectualize things too much, find yourself ignoring bodily needs, or over-focusing on spirituality. Use the Crown to connect with your soul, your higher self, the universe, the Divine.


Solfeggio Frequencies:

174Hz – relieving tension, pain and stress

285Hz – safety, energy & survival; cellular regeneration, healing of tissues & organs; rejuvenation

396Hz – liberating one from fear and guilt, anxiety, eliminating blockages

417Hz – facilitating change & undoing situations. Release negativity & all past trauma; energy cleansing

528Hz – miracles & transformations; improving clarity, peace and love; emotional release

639Hz – relationships & reconnecting; positive feelings; balance emotions

741Hz – getting solutions; expressing one’s self; problem-solving; healthy living

852Hz – returning one to a spiritual order, create harmony with you & the universe; directing the mind away from overthinking, intrusive thoughts, and negative thought patterns; improving inner strength

963Hz – creates room for oneness and unity; activation of pineal gland & crown chakra

Blessings on your healing journey!


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