Author: William Lee Rand
I often receive questions concerning
Reiki and pregnancy and one of the main questions is if it is
safe to treat a pregnant woman.
There are many myths and misconceptions
about Reiki and the idea that Reiki should not be given to pregnant
women is one of them. So, the answer is YES, Reiki is safe for
pregnant women! In fact, Reiki works well in helping with
all stages of pregnancy including conception and child birth.
Reiki provides emotional as well as physical support
and works not only on the mother, but also on the child.
Remember, Reiki cannot cause
harm and always works to reduce stress and improve
health regardless of the condition. However, it is
important to make sure that one's own personal energy does not
become involved with the treatment. To ensure this, say
a prayer before giving a treatment asking that your own ego
and personal energy will be set to the side and that only pure
Reiki energy will flow through you. Also pray on behalf of the
mother and child that they will be nurtured and deeply healed
by Reiki. This will help the treatment work in a more powerful
Treatments before conception
can focus on creating a balanced, loving and harmonious relationship
between the parents and toward the future child which likely
will be present in spirit. In addition to giving a general
treatment, also treat the heart, solar plexus and hips.
(Be careful not to touch the genital area or the breasts. Treat
these areas only in the aura and only with permission). At this
stage, treat the husband also if possible as it is important
that loving, nurturing and healthy emotional feelings be strengthened
between the parents.
If the parents are willing,
it would be very helpful if they took Reiki training
so they can treat themselves and each other also. In the
same way that Reiki treatments are safe for pregnant woman,
so is the training and attunement. Before the attunement, simply
say a prayer acknowledging the fact that the student is pregnant
and that the baby is present. If the parents have Reiki,
suggest that they give each other treatments every day!
During pregnancy, in addition to a general treatment, treat the mothers
back, focusing on the areas of greatest stress and also
treat the stomach area which will treat the baby as well.
During child birth, treat the stomach and lower back, or simply
give Reiki to the mother's shoulders or where ever you are guided.
Reiki master Mari Hall wrote
an interesting article on this subject describing how she worked
with an infertile couple, used Reiki to help them conceive,
then gave treatments during pregnancy and during the birthing
process. Her article, Reiki and Fertility appears in
the winter edition of the hard copy Reiki News magazine.