I have heard this a few times. People get up off the treatment couch saying they feel quite relaxed but nothing else.
They were expecting fireworks or at the very least their ailment to be immediately cured. Reiki does not work like that. It is more subtle. It works quietly away in the background. It activates the body’s self-healing.
We are more than the body, we are our thoughts, our emotions, and our spiritual side too – Reiki works on all these levels.
When I was suffering from panic attacks Reiki brought me peace in the moment, but it was a while before I was able to track down what was causing the anxiety and deal with the external problems and then my thoughts around it. Reiki gave me the calmness, the clarity to be able to seek out the causes for the anxiety both external and internal. The panic attacks became less intense and less frequent and then faded out altogether as I dealt with the issues in my life that were the root cause of the stress and anxiety I felt that led to the overthinking which led to panic attacks.
But it is only looking back that I can fully see the process I went through at the time it was far from comfortable. I kept going with the daily self-treatments and monthly Reiki shares, and the occasional treatment from another Reiki practitioners. A few years ago panic attacks were ruling my life, now I could not tell you when I last had one.