Reiki for Kids

As adults, we know when it is time for self-care. Often when we feel overwhelmed or anxious, we book a treatment at a spa, see a Reiki Practitioner, or get a pedicure as a way to rejuvenate. Kids need this type of care too!

Reiki can be both a powerful and gentle way for your child to feel balanced and renewed.  Reiki has long been used as a tool for healing - not as a “cure” but as a way of receiving beneficial healing energy from the practitioner. Your child can utilize this energy in their own journey of healing or finding tranquility.


Benefits of receiving Reiki can include:

  • Promoting relaxation

  • Relief of stress and anxiety

  • Strengthening the immune system

  • Energizing yet balancing the whole body and energy centers

  • Encouraging mental clarity

  • Strengthening self-esteem


During a Reiki session, the hands of the practitioner will float over the person receiving the treatment, or the hands will lay gently on them with no pressure.  A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands of the practitioner into the person, which promotes relaxation, releases tension, and provides healing energy. While an adult Reiki session consists of 30-60 minutes laying still, a child’s Reiki session with Tranquil Little one is different. I understand that not all children are comfortable laying still, and having your child feel comfortable is integral to how we plan a session.  For 5-15 minutes, I will provide healing energy to your child, and it can be done while the child is moving around or laying still (typically depends on age) and can change from visit to visit as needed.

For younger children, I like to have them sit on the floor playing with something that will keep their attention while I sit behind them and float my hands on the top of the child’s head and down their spine.  If the child can lay on their back or side quietly for the allotted time, we will play soft music and float my hands over the child from the top of head down their body.