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What to Expect from a Massage with Reiki Session

March 27, 2024
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Are you planning to explore the harmonious blend of physical and energetic healing through massage with Reiki? This unique therapeutic approach combines the soothing touch of massage with the profound energy work of Reiki, aiming to nurture not just your body but your soul as well. 

Whether you’re seeking relief from physical discomfort, emotional stress, or simply looking to achieve a deeper state of relaxation and well-being, this guide will illuminate what you can expect from such an experience. Let’s embark on a journey together to discover the transformative potential of massage with Reiki, ensuring you’re fully prepared for this deeply restorative session.

What Is Massage with Reiki?

Massage with Reiki combines traditional massage techniques with Reiki, a form of energy healing. During a session, a therapist applies physical massage to relax the body while also channeling Reiki energy to address emotional or spiritual imbalances. The aim is to promote a sense of holistic well-being, reducing physical tension and aligning the body’s energy. This dual approach can help alleviate stress, enhance relaxation, and support the body’s natural healing processes. It is a gentle, non-invasive therapy suitable for individuals seeking both physical and energetic healing.

What to Expect During Your Massage with Reiki Session

Engaging in a session that combines the art of massage with the energy healing practice of Reiki is an enriching experience designed to nurture both body and spirit. Here’s a detailed breakdown of what to expect during such a session:

Initial Consultation and Comfort:

Your experience starts in a peaceful area conducive to relaxation and healing. The therapist will engage you in a detailed discussion to understand your physical and emotional needs, ensuring the session aligns with your specific health goals. This time is essential for establishing trust and comfort, allowing you to express any discomforts and preferences and to set intentions for the session. It’s an opportunity to begin the process of relaxation and open up to the healing experience ahead.

Personalized Environment Preparation:

Following the consultation, you’ll be guided to a serene space, meticulously prepared with your comfort in mind. Expect a softly lit room, gentle ambient music, and a comfortable temperature. The massage table will be equipped with clean linens and supportive pillows to ensure maximum comfort throughout the session. This environment is intentionally designed to ease your mind and body, encouraging a state of deep relaxation before the actual healing practices begin.

Mindful Transition to Massage:

The session typically starts with gentle, grounding touches to help you acclimate to the therapist’s hands and begin easing muscle tension. As your body starts to relax, the therapist will employ a combination of massage techniques tailored to your body’s needs. Techniques may include Swedish strokes for relaxation, deeper pressure for muscle tension relief, or fluid motions to enhance energy flow. This phase focuses on physical relaxation, preparing your body and mind for the more subtle energy work that follows.

Integration of Reiki Energy Work:

With your body relaxed from the massage, the therapist will seamlessly transition to Reiki. They may place their hands lightly on or just above your body in specific positions, channeling healing energy to areas of need. This part of the session is deeply calming and can lead to a sense of inner peace and emotional release. The therapist’s hands become conduits for universal energy, aiming to balance and heal at an energetic level, which can affect physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

Deepened Healing State:

As the Reiki session progresses, you may enter a state of deep relaxation or meditation. It’s common to experience a range of sensations such as warmth, tingling, or seeing colors, or you might simply feel serene and blissful. This is a time for your body and mind to heal and rejuvenate. The therapist will continue to move their hands to different areas, focusing on chakras or specific issues discussed earlier, facilitating a holistic healing process.

Gentle Reawakening and Grounding:

Towards the end of the session, the therapist will gently help you transition back to a state of wakefulness, often with soft, grounding touches and gradually diminishing the Reiki energy flow. This allows you to slowly become aware of your surroundings and the physical body, integrating the healing experience into your consciousness.

Post-Session Reflection and Guidance:

After the session, there will be a period for you to rest and slowly acclimate before sitting up. The therapist will provide water, discuss your experience, and offer insights or suggestions based on the session. This is a valuable time to share your experiences, ask questions, and discuss any emotions or sensations that arise. It’s also an opportunity for the therapist to provide guidance on how to maintain or enhance the session’s benefits, such as hydration, rest, and mindfulness practices.


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A usual session lasts between 60 to 90 minutes. The frequency of sessions differs based on individual needs and goals. Some might benefit from weekly sessions during periods of high stress or physical discomfort, while others might find monthly sessions sufficient for maintaining well-being. Your therapist can help you specify the best schedule for your situation.

It can be an adequate complement to traditional medical treatments when dealing with chronic pain or illnesses. It aims to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension, and improve energy flow, which can help alleviate symptoms and enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. However, it is important to consult with your healthcare provider to determine if this holistic approach is suitable for your specific health condition.

Individual experiences with Reiki can vary. Some people report feeling warmth, tingling, or waves of energy, while others may experience deep relaxation or emotional release. There are also individuals who do not perceive any specific sensations during the session but notice positive changes afterward. Regardless of your experience, Reiki works to promote balance and healing, and our therapists are dedicated to providing a nurturing and effective session.

After a session, it’s important to stay hydrated and take it easy for the rest of the day, if possible, allowing your body and mind to continue the healing process. Engaging in gentle activities like walking or stretching, practicing mindfulness, and maintaining a balanced diet can also enhance and prolong the benefits. Reflecting on the experience and any insights or emotions that arose during the session can further support your healing journey.


It is undeniable that a massage with Reiki session offers a unique and holistic path to wellness, addressing not just physical ailments but also fostering emotional and spiritual healing. By preparing for your visit and comprehending what to expect, you’re taking the first step towards a more balanced and harmonious state of being. We invite you to experience the profound benefits of this integrative therapy and start on a journey to deeper healing and relaxation.


Ready to book your massage with a Reiki session, or have more questions? Visit our website or contact us today at Spa Experience Siesta Key. Our team is here to ensure your experience is as healing and rejuvenating as possible.