Treatments for Children

(sliding payment scale for parents of children with special needs)

Benefits for Children

Although empirical research is very limited, some anecdotal benefits of Reiki for children include:

  • Better sleep
  • Improved confidence
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Improved feelings of calm
  • Improve concentration and mental clarity
  • Improved ability to deal with traumatic and/or stressful events
  • Manage symptoms of medical conditions and drug side-effects
  • Feel happier and more in control of their lives
  • Reiki has proven to be a trusted modality in High School Wellness Programs in the U.S. and Ireland

How a Reiki Treatment is Conducted For a Child

  • Consideration is given to: the child’s ability to remain still while ensuring that they are comfortable in the treatment environment.
  • Some children may be more comfortable if they bring a favourite toy.
  • Children with autism will require preparation (a social story can be provided on request for advance preparation).
  • A parent or other adult caregiver must be present in the room during treatment of anyone under 16.
  • I do have a Police Records Check.
  • As in an adult treatment, the child remains fully clothed.
  • Hand placements will be discussed to ensure a balance between treatment effectiveness and client/parent preferences.
  • Treatment times will be customized to meet the needs of the child. Generally, treatment time for a child would be no longer than half an hour.
  • In certain circumstances, the Reiki Practitioner may simply play or colour with the child to establish rapport.