Reiki. What is it? How do you say it? How does it work? How can it help children with special needs and parents of special needs children? If you or your children have any of the following, Reiki can help:
- Autism and associated autism anxiety
- Pain Relief
- High Blood Pressure
- And more….if you don’t see your or child’s condition listed here, just send me an e-mail and ask if Reiki might work for you.
The original Reiki is Usui Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) and is an ancient method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The technique was developed in Japan and is administered by the Reiki practitioner lightly placing her hands on or near the clothed body in various positions around the head, shoulders, stomach and feet. In Japanese, Reiki means life energy that is guided by God.
In my own sons, Reiki has made a remarkable difference in their anxiety levels as well as the healing speed of “ouchies.” When my oldest decided to test his Daddy’s admonition not to touch the BBQ pit and put the bottom of his foot on the hot pit, he was beside himself with pain and anxiety. I used my natural treatment of gel from an aloe vera plant, but as you can imagine he was in some pain. He had a white place on the bottom of his foot where his foot had touched the hot BBQ pit. Once my immediate urgency passed, I told him to lay on the couch and I started administering Reiki around his head. I really wish I had been recording it on video as he went from borderline meltdown stage to perfectly calm in just a few seconds. I also administered Reiki to his foot and in a few minutes he was walking around as if nothing had ever happened. And the white spot was nearly gone.
My oldest will always come ask me to give him “some Reiki” if he gets hurt in any way. He’s 6 and I think that speaks volumes about what Reiki can do. Many times, I administer Reiki to him when he’s asleep because I am able to give him a full treatment. When he’s awake, he won’t lay down long enough for me to give him a full treatment. I can also do distance Reiki with him and that doesn’t require that I be in the same room, house or even continent with him.
As for parents of special needs children, Reiki can lower your stress, help you sleep better, and it gives you an opportunity to get some “me” time, something I am always advocating. Read on for research supporting the benefits of Reiki.
The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center released research results on Reiki in the Journal of Advanced Nursing and those results stated that after comparing before and after measures, anxiety (stress) was significantly reduced and there was a significant drop in systolic blood pressure. They concluded that these findings suggest both biochemical and physiological changes in the direction of relaxation as a result of Reiki touch therapy. If the body is relaxed, it is more capable of healing itself.
Dr. Oz ranks Reiki as his #1 alternative treatment and his wife is a Reiki Master. Dr. Oz is known to have a Reiki practitioner in the operating room with him and to have that practitioner deliver Reiki to the patient after surgery to speed healing.
There is no risk involved with Reiki and it is a very gentle way of bringing the body back to it’s natural state of health. I’m open to hearing your questions and your thoughts. Send me an e-mail if you are interested in scheduling a distance Reiki session for you and/or your children. If you live in the Austin area, I will be at the North Austin Holistic Living Fair in Round Rock on December 11 and do have some appointment times remaining.