Here's What to Expect During a Reiki Healing Session


Have you ever been curious about what Reiki is and what it has to offer? As defined by, “Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.” We chatted with Joyce Ivonne, a certified Reiki healer, yoga instructor and rain drop specialist, to find out what to expect during a Reiki session and more. Through Divine Self Love, Ivonne offers tools and techniques to help renew the mind, body and spirit.

Joyce Ivonne, Certified Reiki Healer

Joyce Ivonne, Certified Reiki Healer

How did you first get into Reiki healing?

I began my journey to become a Reiki practitioner three years ago. I realized that western medicine didn’t have all the answers I needed in order to lead a healthier lifestyle. I sensed there was something more that led to my discovery of energy, emotion, and the divine connection between all the facets of my being—my mind, body and spirit. When I became Reiki certified, I learned that taking care of all three at once could be done though Reiki healing. And that care I give myself is my unique expression of divine self love.

What is Reiki healing and who can benefit from it?

Reiki is an energy healing practice where universal energy is channeled through the practitioner to the client.

What are chakras and what do they have to do with Reiki?

Chakra refers to our energy centers where energy flows in our body. There are seven major chakras and each has a unique function and direct correlation to certain areas of the body. Feelings of depression, anxiety or stress are an outcome of the disruption or blockage in one or more chakras. The power of Reiki healing can help restore your health by balancing the free flow of energy. 

What should first-timers know before going into a Reiki healing session and what happens during the session?

Reiki is a beautiful healing modality that promotes self-healing, personal empowerment and well-being. However, people should know that sometimes the treatment can stimulate a mild detoxification process such as fatigue or anxiety. These reactions can occur after a Reiki treatment but subside within 24hrs.

My Reiki treatments begin with an opening prayer to invoke one’s spirit guides and guardian angels. As an intuitive healer, I blend my energy with my client to sense where the blockages are and what is causing the disruptions. I then proceed with sound therapy to strengthen my clients’ chakras and auric field, finishing with a guided meditation where I have my client visualize their desired intention. 

What should (or shouldn’t) a recipient do after a session?

It is always best to rest and take it easy. I recommend doubling your water intake to assist with the healing process. I also send my clients home with different customized tools to continue their self healing at home. 

What is Aura Drop?

My Aura Drop Method is a sequence of anointing with essential oils that brings structural and electrical balance in a relaxing and invigorating manner through the power of aroma. The procedure boosts the immune system, hence enabling the body to restore and maintain physical and emotional wellness. The reason the treatment is called Aura Drop is because the oils are gently poured along the spine, where the oil drops pass through the auric field before they make contact with the skin.

The same primary oils are always applied, however, some oils may be added to customize the treatment to my client. This aromatic treatment is so powerful at removing blockages, you will instantly feel a shift in energy and you will become more energized as you reclaim your power to manifest your desires. 

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