Reiki is ideal for use with animals because it is gentle, non-invasive and doesn’t require physical contact. It doesn’t cause stress, discomfort, or pain, but can have powerful results Animals are quite receptive to the Reiki energy and seem to be aware of its healing benefits and its power to support the healing of emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries.
For animals that are healthy, Reiki helps to maintain their physical and emotional health promoting peace and contentment.
For animals that are ill, Reiki is a wonderful healing method as well as a safe complement to Traditional Western Medicine and all other forms of alternative healing methods such as homeopathy, acupuncture or flower essences.
For animals that are nearing the end of their life, Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear, and anxiety, and to ease their transition from this life. Reiki is also a wonderful way to support a dying animal’s family.
What happens during a session?
I usually treat the animal in their own home where they feel most comfortable.
I will start by offering Reiki energy from a short distance away. This gives the animal chance to feel the healing energy and get use to it before I move closer to them. It is their choice whether or not they choose to accept the energy and it is never forced upon them.
The animal instinctively knows how much healing they need and will generally move away when they have had enough. Some animals choose to stay a short distance away but they will still receive the healing energy just the same.
Sometimes they may get up and walk around during the session, before settling down and relaxing again. Some animals will fall asleep during the session or they may be quite sleepy afterwards and will want to rest quietly.
They may also be quite thirsty after a treatment which is quite normal, so they should have access to fresh clean water.
IMPORTANT – Before any Reiki Practitioner can carry out a Reiki treatment on your animals, you must first seek approval from your vet. This should consist of a simple phone call, to establish that your Vet is happy for your animal to receive Reiki.
Reiki is a complementary therapy and is not intended to replace medical or veterinary care and advice. If you have any concerns about the health of your animal you should seek advice from your Veterinary surgery.