People experience Reiki in many different ways. Feeling the warmth of healing hands is a common experience; some feel very relaxed; some may have instant pain relief; some feel a sense of well being; of setting cares aside and enjoying the moment; some enjoy the sensation of seeing bright colours and receiving impressions of what is to be done; some awake with a greater sense of purpose and clarity.
The only perceived 'down side' is that Reiki can occasionally cause suppressed memories to come to the surface of our consciousness, and these memories can sometimes be disturbing. BUT, in bringing these memories to the fore, Reiki is setting the stage for a healing experience as these suppressed memories cause blocks in our energy flow which hold us back from reaching our full potential or affect our health. These memories have to be acknowledged and cleared and Reiki will act as a support for this process.