My new client lives around 90 miles from me and although I’ve known her for some years, we’ve never met – we’ve not even spoken on the telephone. She came to Reiki via the Live sessions I’ve posted on Facebook and has consented for me to share our feedback interview; for this purpose, I have changed her name.
Sarah: So, tell me what did you notice first of all?
Laura: The first place I was aware of any sensation was in my right ankle/shin area. It felt like a single tingle – very localised. I can’t remember exactly, but after that there were several more tingles at varying points on my body.
Sarah: I got really cold at one point; did you notice a change in body temperature?
Laura: I was warm all over but especially the soles of my feet. My toes felt like they were swelling; then I could feel a breeze all over me. I knew the small window was open but I’d drawn our curtains over it and they are pretty thick. This fascinated me for a while.
Sarah: How about other sensations that you noticed?
Laura: My right hand was palm down by my side resting on a ruffle in the duvet. A tingle started in the fleshy part of my palm at the base of my thumb. This tingle got stronger until I could almost hear it pulsating.
Sarah: I love that expression! You’ve summed it up brilliantly because it is almost as though you can hear the pulsation.
I had a strange experience when I worked in the right rib/shoulder area. My hands my hands were placed one in front of the other when the left one suddenly went into a cramped and contorted shape. I switched the order of my hands to see if the same would happen to the right and it did, yet when I opened my eyes and my hands looked perfectly normal. Did you notice anything there?
Laura: I felt a pressure in the middle of my ribs – like someone was pushing down on me with a broom handle. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but the pressure was such that I had to check with my hand that there wasn’t something there.
Sarah: Which is fascinating. It’s incredible to think that we both experienced such ‘real’ sensations even though we were so far apart.
Laura: My stomach was gurgling and I thought it was the water I had drunk [before the session]. The gurgles changed into what I can only describe as little fluttering bubbles which seemed to be in one stream channeling up perpendicularly under my ribs. These bubbles lasted for the rest of the session.
Sarah: And how about after, how did you feel?
Laura: It was a very moving experience. 24hrs later I feel very calm and my neck and shoulder blade feel a little looser.