My Reiki Experience

After a few weeks so not being able to switch off and get to sleep I #askedinsta for your best sleep advice it was then that the lovely Jen got in contact suggesting the Reiki might be helpful!

I really didn’t know what to expect and in all honesty, I didn’t even know what it was but I’m pretty open-minded and willing to try anything- especially if it was going to give me a good nights sleep. 

The room was a lovely, calm, serene place lightly smelling of lavender and the soft chiming music was playing (relaxing right?!)

Jen spoke about some of the things you can experience and said she was more hands-on

I laid on the table and closed my eyes. I felt like it could be quite a vulnerable place, but I instantly felt secure and safe. 

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is an original method of healing, developed by Mikao Usai in Japan early in the 20th century. Reiki is a natural healing energy that works on every level, not just the physical, and is understood to promote the body’s regenerative self healing ability.

Reiki works at bringing us into balance and is believed to reinforce the body’s natural ability to heal itself at all levels, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual.

Reiki is a safe, soothing and simple treatment to receive. You will remain fully clothed and lie on a couch or sit on a chair if you find this more comfortable. I will place my hands on a series of non-intrusive positions on or near the body. The whole body is treated rather than specific symptoms.

Reiki is a healing process that anyone can benefit from on the normal course of their life. As a natural form of healing Reiki can support and enhance other forms of treatment.

Excerpt taken from Tranquility 21 website


After about 5 minutes I started to feel very strange swooshing of energy - without sounding melodramatic it felt like my whole body was spinning around like if you’re on a roundabout spinning one way and then someone tugs it the other way - that sudden swoosh was happening to my body while my head stayed still. 

While Jen was applying light pressure to my head I felt like I was looking into the sun, it felt so warm, I’ve never felt so relaxed. The only thing I can relate it to is when I was in labour, high on gas and air - haha!

While this was happening I started having flashing thoughts to some hard times in my life, some from many years ago and some more recent. I wasn’t expecting to think about these things and really had to stop myself from thinking about it too much.

Before we started Jen asked if I held my anxiety in my neck but it’s actually my thyroid condition she was picking up on - I find it so amazing how she can sense health issues!

When we finished I felt really heavy and it took me a little while to come to and get up. When I was chatting to Jen afterwards I couldn’t help getting upset about what I had thought about.

I didn’t expect it to be so intense. 

I also picked up my crystals which so many of you have been interested in! I got two Rose Quartz, a Selenite, Amethyst and Tourmaline crystals.

It was a bundle that Jen makes up herself to aid sleep so it also came with a space mask and some essential oil to help me relax. 

I really enjoyed the Reiki experience, it was very relaxing and I loved the feeling of much energy flowing through my body. 

Jen also runs guided meditation which I’m really interested in booking a block. 

Since having the reiki and using crystals as Jen told me to I have noticed a big difference in my ability to relax and get to sleep but I’m also having much deeper sleep and dreaming again!

If you're local and interested in this kind of experience or treatment I would thoroughly recommend Jen, she' so friendly and such a kind soul!

Here's Jen's Instagram - Tranquillity 21

Jen's website - Tranquility 21 website 

Whats your experience with Reiki and/or crystals? I would love to know some of your experiences!

Karen x