A Full Outline of Potential Side Effects of Your Reiki Session

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Julie Hinton-Green

Don’t fret if you experience these “odd” symptoms!

While the side effects and benefits of Reiki are generally profoundly positive – there are some temporary side effects sometimes experienced by patients that may feel somewhat odd, and therefore alarming.

Positive side effects of Reiki energetic healing include benefits like boosted energy levels, improved health, increased feelings of gratitude and joy, trauma release, feeling and looking more youthful, clearer thinking, improved communication/relationships, even laughter and better sleep.

Now that you’re aware of the amazing things Reiki can do for you, let’s talk about the short-lived, “odd” side effects to expect so you can feel at ease if and when you do happen to experience them:

Shifting and moving of energy in the body

Before your Reiki session, it’s likely that energy has been quite static in your body. Energy healing causes the energy to surge and shift from different areas of the body, which may feel strange foreign to you – but it’s completely normal and all a part of the process!

Tingling, bubbling zinging sensations

This is commonly experienced as a result of the energy shifting. As Julie clears negative energy and draws energy to different areas of the body, it’s common to feel as though something is moving quickly through you, which can feel like a tingling or bubbling sensation. Again, this is completely normal and feels good for many patients while some are slightly alarmed due to the newness of it all.

The bottom line is, the more Reiki sessions you have, the more you will get used to this sensation and more likely you’ll be able to relax and enjoy it!

Highly emotional surges or mood swings

If we’ve been harbouring a lot of negative emotions for a long period of time, the release and loss of this negative energy that occurs with a Reiki healing session can lead to some mood swings as the body, mind and spirit learns to adjust to an emotionally healthier state.

This is a great thing! Emotional surges and swings involving feelings such as anger, sadness, guilt, joy or euphoria are sensations you can expect to feel as you evolve into your higher frequency.

Intense fatigue, feeling drained of energy, or flu-like symptoms

It is common to feel extremely tired and depleted of energy in the short-term following your Reiki session.

Furthermore, it’s also possible to experience some short-term, flu-like side effects as your body copes with the changes in energy. If these symptoms you experience persist, then it’s important to contact your physician as you may have actually contracted a virus or flu.

Change in digestion including increased gas/ burping

This may also be surprising to many, but brief changes in digestion including more gas or burping, or even increased urination is possible following Reiki therapy Toronto. This is because changes in the mind and spirit can considerably impact the physical body short-term leading to systemic changes, as well – albeit short-term. However, it’s important to keep in mind that any new changes made to your diet may be what’s causing your new digestive symptoms.

There are also some other brief side effects that may result from the change in energy, including sneezing, excess sweating, dizziness, disturbed sleep or sleep patterns, vivid or lucid dreams and/or flashbacks to certain memories or points in time. Please don’t worry if you do experience this short-time, and trust the process!

While Reiki side effects are typically mild, time and rest should provide quick relief.

Aside from Reiki therapy, nothing heals better than time and adequate rest. Additionally, drinking a lot of water and considering journaling and/or meditation can also go a long way in assisting your body to quickly adjust and adapt to its new and healthier state of being.

If your Reiki side effects to happen to feel severe or persist beyond 48 hours, it’s likely not due to energetic healing and it is advised that you seek medical attention.

Ready to set foot on your healing path with Julie Hinton-Green?

A Traditional Reiki session can offer immense benefits for the mind, body and spirit – providing you with the energetic healing you need to begin a new and transformative life on a higher frequency of love, joy and light!

Book your session with Julie today, and discover the incredible benefits that Reiki can provide.



Julie Hinton-Green



About the author:

Julie Hinton-Green

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Julie Hinton-Green is a Reiki and Energy therapist who is also certified in Timeline Therapy, NLP, hypnosis. Julie brings inner peace through relieving stress and anxiety by centering, balancing and grounding you. Learn more about Julie here, or connect on Facebook and Instagram.

2 thoughts on “A Full Outline of Potential Side Effects of Your Reiki Session”

  1. I am a reiki practitioner.
    I had a session with a breast cancer client. The next morning my nipple is sore. Is it possible to have a psychosomatic or what ever I’m feeling, in response to this session. Possibly I didn’t ground myself or clear energies afterwards. I am emotionally involved with this client( sister in law).Any comments are appreciated. Thank you

  2. Hey Julie, I just read your article about the potential side effects of Reiki sessions, and it was really informative.
    It’s really incredible that Reiki provides so many benefits—from increased energy and improved health to even helping with trauma release. The positive effects on communication, relationships, and overall well-being are also incredible!


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