Christian | Standing Stones Healing Co.
I am a practicing Reiki Master. I recently opened my business and haven't had much experience with clients feeling pain during/after the sessions and am having some difficulty navigating their questions about it. I understand that pain is due to the body acclimating to the light energies; however, this doesn't seem to make them feel any better about it. What is the best way to communicate this? Or (as a professional) how do we approach the situation if a client is left feeling unhappy or angry about having pain after the session?
The way that I explain this kind of experience is to equate it with how a scab itches as it heals. The itching is part of the healing process, even though it feels uncomfortable. I encourage letting clients know that when these sensations arise after a Reiki session, they are short-lived and should dissipate within a couple of days, after which they may very well feel better than before the session.
Because healing happens in layers, they may experience pain again after another session, but it should be less and less. It can be unsettling to experience pain after a Reiki session, which is supposed to do the opposite! Fortunately, these kinds of sensations after a session are not frequent. I rarely have a client that experiences pain, and please definitely know that you as the practitioner aren't doing anything wrong when this happens. Please feel free to reach out to me directly with any questions. I'm happy to connect. And also please feel free to join other Reiki business owners in the Reiki Business Collective Facebook group if you're on Facebook. Thank you, and blessings to your Reiki business!