Reiki During Pregnancy
Reiki treatments are a relatively new form of therapy being used to treat expectant mothers. However the roots stem from ancient traditions.
Reiki treatments seek to balance the mind and body through holistic means. Reiki practitioners believe that the full benefits of Reiki are realized when the body is treated as a whole, in order to stabilise it equally in all parts. Natural energies are sought to be balanced, and never at one time is only a single part of the body concentrated on, in order to prevent the imbalance of natural energies in either the mother or the baby. Reiki is useful for treating not only the pregnant mother but the father as well, as all energies are believed to be connected in some form.
The basic principle that reiki is based upon, is that everything contains energy. People also contain energy, and this energy is transferable. At the time of birth we are all connected to this universal energy in a free manner. However, through-out the process of life, we lose energy as we experience and grow through life’s challenges. Daily expenditure of physical, emotional and mental energy causes a drop in this energy level.
Reiki treatment sessions allow an individual to be reconnected with the purest forms of energy that once flowed through them as children. Universal energy is tapped into and drawn back into the body by using meditation practice. Energetic blocks of the mind and the body are freed; therefore the associated body conditions that result from these blockages are effectively treated.
Mothers can experience an ease of their nausea, fatigue and other physical pregnancy symptoms by incorporating Reiki practice into their lives. The need for C-sections has been proven to be reduced when a woman has been undergoing Reiki sessions. The baby is also positively benefited by the techniques used in Reiki sessions. Babies may feel calmed and relaxed or sometimes they may feel like moving due to feeling comfortable whilst in the womb.
This practice is safe to use at all stages of pregnancy. Some women even use the treatments as early as immediately after conception to promote a healthy environment for the developing baby. Conception problems have been effectively treated with reiki sessions. Reiki sessions are ideal to stabilise the emotional adjustment for the mother and perhaps even the father after the birth of the child. Mothers report feelings of being able to manage their fatigue and stress better when they are participating in a series of Reiki treatments. They may feel that they are able to care for their baby more easily with less strain on themselves. Babies will likely also feel well-adjusted to their new environment, just as their mother does. Reiki can be used on the baby to help improve the child’s sleep, treat colicky problems and accelerate motor skill development.
A Reiki master will be able to teach you to be able to administer some reek techniques upon yourself and feel more comfortable throughout pregnancy.