WHAT IS A HEALING CRISIS?
In addition to feelings of relaxation and being uplifted, occasionally some people may experience what therapists call a "Healing Crisis."
may feel an increase in symptoms right after a treatment. It is not a
sign that something has gone wrong with the Reiki
or that it is not working to heal the person. It is seen usually in
someone who has just begun getting Reiki treatments or someone who
hasn't received Reiki in a while. It is also completely normal not to experience a "Healing Crisis." Each individual's experience varies depending on their healing needs. "
flows to stimulate self healing and to bring the mental, emotional and
physical body into balance by removing stagnant energy that causes
blocks in an individual. Blocks that can manifest into depression,
anxiety, physical problems, disease, etc. and hinders a person's
If you do experience a "healing crisis,"
there is nothing to be alarmed about, it is the body's way of naturally
removing the toxins and negative energy which have been released during
a treatment. The
system is re-balancing and clearing away that which does not serve its
purposes any longer. The symptoms should only last for a couple of
Some of the symptoms that a person may feel during a "Healing Crisis"
short-term increase in symptoms
feeling very tired in
the 12-48 hours after a Reiki treatment
increased urination or need to move
their bowels more frequently
feeling more emotional
temporary "cold/flu"-like symptoms