Reiki for Children

The calming energy of Reiki can benefit children by promoting relaxation and confidence.  Learning about the benefits of Reiki at a young age, promotes a healthy way of living through their lives, helping children make better choices and create balance.

More than ever, children are dealing with anxiety, fears, peer pressure and education pressures. Childhood ailments such as ear infections, respiratory infections, asthma, G.I. upset are rising.  Reiki has been helpful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, inattentiveness, irritability, emotional issues, hyperactivity and defiance.

Reiki treatments are safe and non-invasive and works on all levels of the body, including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and will use the energy to find balance in the way it needs to. 

Children who have received Reiki before and after birth are more open and caring toward others and tend to be peacemakers among their playmates.  They also benefit from teh knowledge that there is something beautiful inside themselves which can heal and help solve problems and provide guidance during difficult times.

Reiki sessions are especially beneficial for women during pregnancy as it helps both the mother and unborn child.  It also increases relaxation, decreases pain during childbirth and helps create a healthier, calmer delivery for mother and child.


How is Reiki Performed on Children?

Performing a Reiki treatment for a young child is similar to treating an adult.  Although, there are some differences, the major difference being the the treatment length of time.  A full treatment for an adult will last between 60 - 90 min, whereas a full treatment session for a child is a maximum of 30 min, because the child will absorb Reiki much faster.  

Children in general absorb Reiki quicker, they are like little sponges, extremely receptive soaking up its balancing energies. Young children do not generally have emotional defences and are much more open and sensitive to energy.

For younger children, a practitioner can be in the same room with the child, offering the energy gently, without touching or even being near the child.  Some practitioners spend time with the child, playing or colouring, letting them guide the session.  As the child becomes more comfortable and the energy begins to work, changes can be made in how the child receives Reiki.  

With older children, 8-12 yrs they have the option of laying down on the Reiki bed or sitting down on a chair, a few of my younger clients call it "sleepy time", as they tend to relax and go into a meditative state once they begin receiving the Reiki energy.

Benefits of Reiki for Children

  • Enhances calmness and promotes a feeling of inner peace

  • Improves sleep and relaxation

  • Relieves stress, anxiety, phobias and fears

  • Improves focus and concentration in class and when taking a test

  • Helps manage ADHD and self regulation

  • Enhances self-awareness and self-esteem

Who Can Benefit From Reiki

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Behavioural issues

  • Anxiety, stress and irrational fears

  • ADHD or ADD

  • Sleep issues 

  • Drastic mood swings and anger issues

  • Poor focus or concentration

  • Fatigue and body pain