Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pregnancy and Reiki

Pregnancy can be beautiful. The body changes, the mind, the thoughts. A new life grows in the womb and the glow of that life just shines through the body letting everyone know that its on the way.
Sometimes it can be hard on the body, causing aches and pains, nausea or it affects the psyche.
While pregnant some of the traditional medicines and some herbs are out of the reach because they might harm the baby.

The use of Reiki is safe during all stages of pregnancy. During pregnancy Reiki can be used to reduce anxiety, nausea, pain, improve sleep and help heal faster from cold, flu or other illnesses. Reiki can also, provide relief to the growing and changing body addressing the lower back pain and tension in the neck and shoulders.

In the last days of the pregnancy, Reiki can be used as a way to create the emotional harmony necessary to start labor and welcome baby as described in the Mothering

During labor, Reiki can be used to control and lessen pain. It can ease muscular tension, aid relaxation and energy conservation, Reiki can help mom to focus on breathing and it can create a peaceful atmosphere for mom and baby.

When it comes to the post-partum period, Reiki can help with reducing the emotional roller coaster caused by the changing levels of hormones in the mothers body. It helps the body recover faster from the labor or c-section. Also nurturing the mother with Reiki helps her nurture the baby and affirms the importance of self care as she steps into her new role.

There are reports showing that the babies who received Reiki throughout the pregnancy and as newborns are better adjusted, more responsive and less prone to colic. Reiki balances the energy field and calms the baby.

Pregnancy is a gift and Reiki can make it even more beautiful!

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