Reiki is an old, simple and very effective therapy. It uses the energy around us which I have been trained and developed to channel, I offer the energy to the animal. Energy then goes to the part of the body that needs it most. Reiki can be used for self healing or to heal others.
By placing our hands gently over, or near to the part of the body needing support and help allowing time for the Reiki energy to flow and take effect.
This creates calmness which help's to relax the animal so they can allow their body to orientate to health. There are many aspects to Reiki you may be familiar with, such as chakra points and auras or heart energy. These can become blocked causing discomfort, Reiki allows these to clear and any associated discomfort will also be released.
Animals love the gentle energy of Reiki they find it very settling and calming.
I have experience working with both horses and dogs the (odd chicken too) with lovely effect. The wonderful thing about Reiki is that if an animal is highly skeptical of humans or touch I can offer the energy from close by, I don't need to make physical contact that is wonderful for highly traumatised animals who may be very worried.
Why offer Reiki to your animals?
Animals like us suffer from physical illnesses and health conditions also on occasions injuries or sudden emotional stresses or traumas. General aches and pains along side emotional issues are common and can manifest in to physical problems or behavioural problems.
Reiki does not replace veterinary care though can work alongside it very well. Reiki is a gentle therapy that promotes the body's natural abilities of self healing. Animals very much enjoy this type of therapy.
Reasons to offer Reiki.
* It's a gentle non invasive hands on or off therapy.
*It may be given anywhere, at any time, in the same room or distantly, at home, at the vets or a new environment.
*Reiki complements other therapy, physio or veterinary care.
* Your animal is always in control of the session and will always be listened to. Reiki can not be forced upon the animal. They have a say in the length of the session and where the Reiki goes in their body.
*It is very relaxing so can help in stressful times such as pre-op or post op treatments.
On occasions there may also be need to offer Reiki to the animals guardian as stressful situations can be mirrored. Emotional behaviours can be shared at times, so to help resolve these, some work with both may be needed.
* Greater comfort and a sense of calm
* Improved sense of well-being
* Relaxation is promoted which can lead to sleep
* Greater sense of self
* Peaceful transition for animal's who are ready to pass over.
Reiki supports the animal as a whole being enabling them to cope with life's challenges. The energy is gentle and can be given to any animal or bird should they wish to receive it, if they don't want to receive the energy it will not flow from the practitioner. They don't need to be awake to receive Reiki.
Before a session.
Before a session we will have a phone call about your animal covering any concerns, behavioural issues, veterinary care and general history.
This helps to determine the best way to offer the session to the animal so everyone is safe and happy.
Animal Reiki is not a diagnose for you.
Preferably a session will be carried out in the animals familiar environment such as home or field/stable so they are at ease. Ideally a quiet time of day either at home or on the yard avoiding feeding times and turn out or walking times if at all possible.
Reiki energy flow may feel like a mild tingling, some warmth or coolness. Other sensations may be felt also or sometimes nothing at all. The animal is always free to move if necessary at any time. The length of a session can be from half an hour to an hour.
How often are sessions needed?
One session can be really effective, however a course of sessions will be more beneficial and effective in the long term. These sessions could be weekly fortnightly or less often depending on the animals needs.