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5 Benefits of a Reiki Treatment for Kids

Have you ever heard of the term Reiki or maybe energy healing? That is ok if you haven’t, it has been around for hundreds of years but unless you have come across it you may not be aware of what it is.

I have been a Reiki healer for many years. I know that some of you will roll your eyes and believe it is hocus pocus..that is ok ..but for those who are interested in exploring natural alternative healing, this may be something you might want to try.

I regularly give my kids Reiki treatments. It is not a quick fix by any means and the results can take time. It does help them relax among other potential benefits...if you are searching for alternative natural healing, you may be very surprised how Reiki can help your kids.

What Is Reiki Energy Healing?

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The word Reiki means 'universal life force' and is believed to be an ancient form of spiritual healing. Reiki can be used for self-healing as well as for healing others. It has been described as both a spiritual practice and a type of alternative medicine. I also see it as love- not the romantic love…but a caring one where your intention is to help and heal.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" aka “chi” aka “qi”, (concept is similarly explained in kung fu panda 3 😊) flows through us and is what causes us to be alive.

Reiki doesn't require any incense, candles, or oils because it does not involve any new age rituals. It also doesn’t require you to take off clothes, other than your shoes if you feel comfortable doing so. It has been around for over 100 years and has been proven to work in many different ways.

Reiki practitioners believe that they are able to channel this energy through their hands, or by using objects like crystals, stones, or other items to send it in to the person they are treating. Some people can feel it whereas others cannot, but every time I finish a session the patient is always relaxed and they look happier themselves. Why this is so effective on children, I believe that they are very open and sensitive and will take on the healing energy. Which makes Reiki a perfect alternative healing option for kids.

5 Benefits of Reiki Energy Healing For Kids

1. Releases Stress and Anxiety

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Reiki is not considered to be a religion or religious practice. Reiki does not replace other treatments, but it does provide relief from stress and anxiety. It operates on the idea that when we are stressed or anxious our energy becomes blocked up in our body, which can cause pain and illness. By releasing this blocked energy we can alleviate stress and anxiety symptoms. Especially during this time anxiety and stress in children are increasing. Reiki is a great alternative or addition to helping your children be more relaxed and decrease anxiety.

2. Releases Emotional Trauma and Boosts Self-Esteem

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One of the most common uses of Reiki is for emotional trauma and to boost self-esteem.
Emotional trauma can come about in various ways and it can have a big impact on the child’s life. Reiki therapy has been found to help people who are experiencing emotional trauma, as it helps in releasing stress, anxiety, anger, and depression. Reiki practitioners use their hands or even just their fingers to channel energy into the patient's body. This process helps to release negative emotions and re-energize positive ones.

3. Promotes Optimal Brain Functioning

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It is important to have a clear and healthy mind for optimal brain functioning. It is not possible to have a clear and healthy mind without having a healthy body. Reiki can promote optimal brain functioning by reducing stress, anxiety, and depression. It can also benefit people with chronic pain, insomnia, headaches, and high blood pressure.

4. Promotes A State Of Wellness And Deep Relaxation

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Deep relaxation is a state of physical and mental relaxation that is achieved by slowing down the body's metabolism, heart rate, and breathing. Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that aims to balance the body’s energy levels by using “life force energy”. Here are the benefits of deep relaxation:

  • It helps people relax their muscles
  • It lowers blood pressure
  • It calms emotional stress
  • It reduces pain and anxiety
  • It reduces stress hormones in our system

5. Improve Sleep Patterns

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Reiki is an alternative therapy that has been used for over 100 years in Japan. It has only recently become popular in the United States and Europe. A study from 2017 notes, Reiki is one of the more popular complementary modalities used by Australians to manage their health conditions. The same study concludes Reiki is a safe, gentle, and profoundly relaxing healing modality. Reiki can be used to improve sleep patterns, reduce stress, and promote relaxation. For this benefit alone, I am sure many parents would love to have a child that is more relaxed and help with their sleeping patterns.

How To Get Started With Your First Session Of Reiki

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Reiki is a form of energy healing that is done with the help of a reiki practitioner. Reiki sessions are typically an hour-long for the first session, and the second session is usually shorter. This is for an adult, but for a child it really depends on how old they are and how long they will stay on the massage table. I like to bring in a little mediation music, essential oils, and my tuning forks to make it more interesting for kids.

Sessions would generally be around 30 minutes at the longest but possibly more regularly to see results. If you have had 3 sessions and cannot see results, it might be possible the practitioner isn’t for you or you could try a different alternative healing option. There are many different types of reiki, so it's important to find one that resonates with you and your child. I believe it is important to feel comfortable with your practitioner as this is a very personal experience.


Reiki is a natural healing therapy that has been around for over a century. It has many benefits including stress relief, relaxation, and improved physical and emotional health. Yes, Reiki is definitely an alternative natural therapy. Generally, people see us, if they have tried everything else first, or a friend has recommended it. Reiki is an awesome way to relax and be calm among the other possible many benefits I believe it has so many benefits, especially for kids, who need that extra care.  Please visit my page dedicated to Reiki if you would like more information. I  also have a practice on Fridays in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, if you are interested in a treatment please email me

Have fun in your self-healing journey!

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