Other Religions New Age / Metaphysical Reiki for Babies and Toddlers Receptivity of Children to Reiki Energies Share Flipboard Email Print Reiki for Children. © Phylameana lila Desy New Age / Metaphysical Reiki Divination Holistic Healing Chakra Balancing Crystal Therapy By Phylameana lila Desy Reiki Expert Phylameana lila Desy, the author of "The Everything Guide to Reiki," is a freelance writer, holistic healing consultant, intuitive counselor, and an energy medicine practitioner. our editorial process Phylameana lila Desy Updated May 09, 2019 Like a Fish Takes to Water Babies and toddlers take to Reiki naturally like a fish takes to water. It is instinctual for babies and small children to be receptive to Reiki's healing energies. Parents who are attuned to Reiki will attest to this. Reiki will spontaneously flow to their children through their palms whenever they are handling them... especially when a calming influence is needed. Reiki is readily available not only when Reiki-attuned parents are carrying their tots or rocking babies in their arms, but also when bathing them, during diaper changes, and interactive playtime. As babies grow into a toddlers and preschoolers they will want to get their Reiki treatments just like they have watched adults do. My two and a half year old grandson (shown in photo) wants his turn laying down on the massage table for his "Reiki Practitioner Mom" to give him Reiki. Children Are Little Reiki Sponges Conducting a Reiki session for a young child is similar to treating an adult. Although, there are some distinguishing differences. The major difference is the time allotted to a younger Reiki recipient. A full session for a child will be brief in comparison to a Reiki session given to an adult. Whereas a Reiki session given to an adult normally lasts 60 to 90 minutes or even longer, a child will absorb Reiki so much faster. Children, in general are Reiki sponges, extremely receptive to soaking up its balancing energies. Young children generally do not have emotional defenses inside them that adults often do. Blockages and imbalances slow the flow of Reiki energies... and normally children's energies are less encumbered by energy blocks. And, of course, a toddler's body is significantly smaller in comparison to an adult body. Because the practitioner will have less area to cover in their hand placements it only makes sense that the session will end sooner. All Done! When giving toddlers Reiki take cues from the children themselves. Either through their words or their actions you will be given inclinations when the time is right to end the session. They may say the words "all done" when they ARE all done. OR, you will notice that they are getting restless or anxious when they have absorbed enough energies. Ten to fifteen minutes is likely all that will be needed. Don't be surprised if they fall asleep during the session. Reiki is an excellent tool for lulling the wee ones into slumberland. Reiki and nap time complement one another. Womb Reiki The most beneficial component of using Reiki during pregnancy is that it is safe. Reiki does no harm, only good... learn about Reiki during pregnancy Reiki: Index | Basics | Hand Placements | Symbols | Attunements | Shares | Class Syllabus | Principles | Organizations | Lineage | Careers | Myths | FAQ Healing Lesson of the Day: December 12 | December 13 | December 14 Disclaimer: The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. You should seek prompt medical care for any health issues and consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.