Sharing my personal experiences as a Reiki Master to support others

with pregnancy sickness

Image from Sandra Cook, kindledspirit.com.au

Good morning readers and followers!  It has been a few months since my last post, but it is for good reason.  I’m pregnant!  For several months, I’ve been acclimating to the changes occurring in my body as I nourish the little one.  During this time, I have given myself Reiki and am excited to blog about the benefits of Reiki during pregnancy.

Throughout my first trimester, I suffered morning sickness symptoms.  However, the symptoms manifested in the afternoon and lasted the entire evening.  I counted the blessing that I was able to keep my foods down; but the first three months weren’t easy.  I endured several ailments that made me feel miserable at times.  From slight nausea and a roller coaster ride with my blood-sugar levels to mental exhaustion and irregular heart poundings.

After seeing Reiki alleviate pain in those I have treated, I couldn’t wait to feel the effects of Reiki during pregnancy.  Not to my surprise, there were days when my nausea subsided after a Reiki treatment.  During one of my treatments, I began my Reiki session as normal, with my hands on my head in the traditional first position.  After a few minutes in this position, I decided to place my hands at locations where my immediate needs were.  I placed one hand on my heart and the other hand on my stomach.  At these areas, I intended for the energy to balance my heart rate and ease my nausea.  After three to five minutes, I then moved both of my hands to my stomach.  My hands stayed there for a longer period of time, approximately five to 10 minutes.  Lastly, I moved my hands back towards my head to hand positions, two, three, and four; top of head, ears, and behind the head, respectively.  At these locations, I intended the energy to balance both the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.  These two glands produce and secrete the pregnancy hormones; which is the speculated reason nausea occurs during pregnancy.  After my treatment, the nausea subsided and I felt more rested than when I started the treatment.

Although my pregnancy sickness was not as severe as others’, I still experienced moments when I didn’t even have strength to give myself Reiki-and giving Reiki doesn’t require a lot of work.  I would have loved someone to come over and give me Reiki while I just lay there.  If you or someone you know is pregnant and may be interested in trying Reiki during pregnancy, please contact me.  I’d love to chat.

~Christine

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Comments on: "with pregnancy sickness" (4)

  1. Congratulations on your pregnancy! I love that you are using Reiki on yourself to relieve discomforts. I didn’t discover Reiki until my son was about six. My morning sickness lasted all day long, and after a few months started to subside in the morning first. Then it subsided later and later in the day until in about the fourth month it was gone.

    • Thank you for the kind words, mariner2mother! I’ve been waiting for this moment to come, so that I can try Reiki during my pregnancy. My afternoon sickness is now gone…but there are still other discomforts as the baby grows. I’ll be blogging about the discomforts and Reiki soon, so keep reading!

  2. Heather Stern said:

    Congratulations, my dear. I missed you at the Reiki retreat, which was an awesome experience, and understand your need to focus on what seems just right for you now.

    I’d be glad to send you some Reiki, and hope that your symptoms have started abating. You’ll be an awesome mom, I think. Xxx

    Heather

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    • Heather, I’ve missed seeing you! I heard the Reiki retreat was phenomenal and rejuvenating. I hope to see you at another Reiki function or plan to meet up soon. Thank you so much for the kind words about my pregnancy! And thank you so much for reading my blog.

      ~Christine

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