Reiki is a healing and balancing energy that is a wonderful support for both mother and baby. It is completely safe and poses no risk to either. In fact, reiki works particularly well in helping with all stages of pregnancy including conception and child birth.
Reiki treatments help to reduce the most common side effects of pregnancy:
- Muscle aches
- Morning sickness
- Emotional upheaval
- Lack of sleep
- Swelling and poor circulation
Regular treatments are often recommended and are very beneficial not only for the woman’s body but also for the development of the baby. The deep relaxation and peacefulness many people experience during and after a Reiki treatment can only be of benefit to pregnant women.
Feedback from most pregnant clients is that they feel less anxious, less tired, less stressed and better able to cope with life.
If the mother is relaxed during pregnancy, the baby is also relaxed and therefore calmer, happier and healthier; and the mother is more likely to have easier labour.
Treatments can be given in whatever position is most comfortable at the time – seated or lying on back or side.
Reiki can also be very effective after the birth in helping to restore balance to the entire mind-body-spirit system, as well as providing some much-needed serenity during this exciting and transformational time. Many mothers say that they find it easier to cope with their new baby after receiving reiki and that their babies are more settled, sleep better and are easier to look after.
Babies can also respond well to reiki treatments. Reiki can help babies to sleep better and assist with reflux, colic and teething.