My granddaughter and I have a thing.  Whenever she gets hurt, she gets a magic kiss.  And no matter how big or small the ouch, she feels better.  Healing begins with the magic kiss.  

In fact, studies suggest that Moms who soothe their child with a kiss can reduce stress by calming the hormones that can contribute to inflammation.  At the very least, kisses reduce stress by promoting a sense of being loved and cared for.  And the same can be said for the simple touch of the palm of the hand.  Any parent knows that a simple touch on the head, the back, or the cheek can instantly soothe and comfort a child.  This is one of the reasons that Reiki is great for children.  Children are particularly sensitive to healing touch.  They haven’t completely lost touch with their divine selves, and they still believe in the magic of love.  

Because Reiki is a light touch, laying on of hands method of holistic healing, children respond very well to it.  It creates a sense of calm that will help reduce stress, increase focus, and relieve anxiety.   Children with ADHD can especially benefit as Reiki will decrease some of the hyperactivity experienced, allowing the child to focus on their creativity and positive energy.  Also, because Reiki reduces anxiety levels, children will more easily transition through major changes such as the death of a loved one, a divorce, or a move to a new home and school.  With the new school year starting soon, some kids may be feeling especially anxious and Reiki can help make the transition much easier.   

Reiki is an excellent way to help children live calmer, more creative lives.