What is Reiki For Pregnancy?

 

Reiki is a Japanese form of complementary healing that has been around for over 100 years and can make a difference for mom and baby during pregnancy. Reiki works to increase the flow of ‘chi’ or vital life-force energy streaming through the energetic pathways in the body. Optimal flow of chi maximizes the functioning of all body systems.

 

Pregnant women and their unborn babies can both benefit greatly from Reiki’s gentle, yet powerful, healing energies. The most beneficial aspect of a Reiki treatment during pregnancy is that it is completely safe for both the mother-to-be and baby. Reiki is non-invasive, can be shared with anyone, even children, the elderly, and cancer patients, and can be used in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques.

In general, Reiki treatments will help increase a sense of well-being, calm, relaxation, and peace for the mother-to-be, which will benefit the physical and emotional development of her baby. More specifically, receiving Reiki treatments during pregnancy can help expectant mothers deal with some of the more common symptoms related to pregnancy, such as:

  • tiredness

  • low back pain

  • morning sickness

  • headaches

  • sore and swollen feet

  • mood changes

  • poor sleeping patterns

  • feelings of being overwhelmed by the responsibility of caring for a new life

  • anxiety related to the changes the pregnancy causes to the body

  • stress related to the labor and delivery

No matter what trimester a pregnant woman is in, she can be made comfortable during a Reiki treatment. Reiki can be shared in whatever position the mother-to-be is most comfortable: seated, lying on the side, or in an elevated lying down position, using blankets and pillows to provide extra comfort and support.

How does Reiki work?

 

Reiki connects to the spiritual element within us, our life-force energy, and is administered by the Reiki practitioner laying hands in different positions on the body (head, shoulders, stomach, arms, legs, feet and chakras).  As the Reiki energy begins to flow, it brings a deep relaxation and sense of calm over the body and mind. It is a gentle non-invasive treatment that is safe anytime during your fertility cycle, pregnancy or, postpartum.