The calming practice of Reiki can benefit children by promoting relaxation and confidence. Learning about and utilizing Reiki at a young age promotes a healthy way of living throughout their lives, helping children make better choices and create balance. Other Benefits include being less likely to show signs of excitability and depression, improved concentration, enhanced relaxation and sleep, calming and promoting balance and enhances self awareness and self esteem.
Reiki treatments are safe and non-invasive. Children today are dealing with anxieties, fears, peer pressures and educational pressures. Childhood ailments such as ear infections, respiratory infections, asthma, G.I. upset and type 2 (adult onset) diabetes are on the rise. Reiki has been helpful in the treatment of ADD/ADHD, inattentiveness, irritability, emotional issues, hyperactivity and defiance. Since Reiki works on all levels of the body-physical, mental/emotional and spiritual, the body will be able to use the energy to find balance in its own way. It will adjust to the moment and the needs of the individual. Because Reiki is balancing, it can be of benefit regardless of the type of “disorder” and can provide soothing moments for parents and kids alike.
A practitioner can simply be in the same room with a child, offering the energy gently, without touching or even being near the child. Some practitioners just spend time with the child, playing or coloring; letting the child guide the session. As the child becomes more comfortable and as the energy begins to work, changes can be made how the child receives Reiki. Changes may come gradually, as is the case with Reiki and many other natural healing techniques. Parents are encouraged to learn Reiki so their child can receive daily treatments. Children who learn Reiki benefit from empowerment as well as its calming and restorative effects.