Pregnancy is one of life’s most beautiful and spiritual experiences. However, the journey to motherhood can also be accompanied by a number of different stressors on the mind, body and soul. Reiki offers healing energy not only to mothers-to-be, but also to their unborn babies.
Here’s what you need to know about Reiki and pregnancy.
The Research Is In
Already widely used in hospitals as a vital care component, Reiki is increasingly accepted for its extraordinary benefits during pregnancy. Recent research from USA Connecticut’s Hartford Hospital determined that pregnant women who use Reiki on a regular basis experience a 94 percent reduction in stress and anxiety; a 78 percent reduction in pain; and an 80 percent reduction in morning sickness. Pregnant Reiki recipients also enjoy an 86 percent improvement in quality of sleep.
Enjoy a More Radiant Pregnancy With Reiki Healing
If you’re worried that Reiki will be too strong during pregnancy, think again: Reiki is guided by gentle life force energy and your body intuitively understands its own energy needs. Your own body is in charge and takes it in as needed and where needed most.
While Reiki’s effects vary from recipient to recipient, most pregnant women who receive Reiki report feeling more relaxed, balanced and radiant after treatments. Reiki can also help you let go of any fears, anxieties or negative feelings you may be experiencing during your pregnancy.
Even better? Your growing baby will also enjoy the soothing benefits of this complementary therapy which is passed from you to your unborn child during the session.
But Reiki isn’t only healthy during pregnancy. It can also be used for everything from treating anxiety to easing labor, delivery and recovery. And don’t forget: babies, toddlers and kids love Reiki, too, so this ancient art of healing can be enjoyed by your family for years to come.
Many women find pregnancy to be an opportune time to learn Reiki, receive an attunement or continue their Reiki training. The practice is simple to learn, and can be used both for self-care and to share with others.
**This article appeared in The Reiki Times, the official magazine of the International Association of Reiki Professionals.