Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle holistic energy therapy. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words. “Rei” is interpreted to mean universal or spiritual wisdom. The word “Ki” means life energy.
Every living thing has life energy circulating through and surrounding it. If our life energy is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, we are more vulnerable to illness, be it physical or emotional. When it is high and flowing freely we are less likely to get sick.
Benefits of Reiki in Pregnancy and Labour: Reiki is a blessing for expectant mothers and their babies. Throughout pregnancy, Reiki can relieve issues such as lower back pain, tension and insomnia it may also ease stress/anxieties and promote relaxation.
There is no doubt that the birthing process also places an emotional as well as a physical strain on babies – no matter how they are born. Reiki can help strengthen the energetic emotional connection between mother and baby. Babies sense the calmness and peace created by Reiki and are naturally in tune with the loving energy that flows through their mothers. It is a wonderful way for mother and baby to bond.
Reiki has been shown to
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Reduce blood pressure
- Assist in the management of both acute and chronic pain
- Aid restful sleep
- Promote wound healing.
I am a USUI / HOLY FIRE II Reiki Master Teacher taught to both the traditional Japanese Usui Reiki Ryoko Lineage as well as the western Lineage. I am able to offer Reiki treatments in the comfort of your own home and you remain fully dressed during the treatment. You do not have to be pregnant or using me as your doula to arrange a Reiki treatment with me.
Fee: I charge £45 for a treatment of one hour. I offer one free 30 minute session as part of the antenatal sessions in the birth package.
Well-known UK Obstetrician Dr Gowri Motha also recommends regular Reiki treatments in her book the Gentle Birth Method. Dr Motha was a pioneer in the first water birth within the NHS and a number of celebrities credit her ‘Jeyarani Method’ for their own positive experiences of child birth.
Training: I offer Reiki Level 1, 2 and master teacher training. further details coming soon.