Why offer reiki to animals?
Animals suffer from physical illnesses and health conditions just like we do. They can sustain injuries or may even require surgery at some point in their lives. As they get older aches and pains frequently emerge. Mental health and emotional issues are common too and the latter often triggers behavioral problems.And just like us they also suffer with stress. Reiki helps to heal the physical by speeding up the healing process and easing the pain. It also helps to release stress and tension, enabling them to relax.
When an animal's energy flow is blocked, their body's natural internal healing system functions at a slower rate. Reiki helps to remove energetic blocks and maintain a good flow throughout their field, thereby facilitating their body to function at its "optimum" self-healing capacity. Reiki speeds up their body's innate ability to heal itself. Reiki works to support our beloved animal friends in their healing on many different levels and in many different circumstances.
What are the benefits?
Removes energy blocks - creates "optimum" self-healing
Calms Scared, Fearful Animals.
Improved feeling of well being
Helps Reduce Stress, Induces Relaxation to promote Better Healing.
Peaceful transition for animals’ ready to pass over.
What happens during a treatment?
Before a treatment starts, notes will be gathered from the owner . This will include details about the animal, the reason for wanting reiki, the animal’s lifestyle, a brief case history and any diagnoses. Whether or not reiki has been offered before, and if so, further relevant details.
The above information will determine how reiki is best offered for the best results and to ensure safety for all.
Animal reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied.
A session is typically carried out in the animal’s own environment where he/ she is most relaxed and comfortable. External noises and distractions should be minimised and if the animal is unknown to the Practitioner or has not received reiki before a hands-off approach is often how the treatment commences. If the animal is aggressive or nervous, i would suggest initially a distance treatment to begin with. To begin with some animals may wish to sniff a Practitioners hands or step away slightly. Others may come closer offering their sore parts to the Practitioner.
Reiki may be offered to animals in open or enclosed spaces e.g. in a stable, bird cage, field etc. as well as on their bed or where they like to relax.
The length of reiki a sessions may vary, but will normally last for 30 - 45 minutes, but the animal will retain a large degree of control as to how much reiki they require and will move away once they have had enough.
The well being of the animal is always top priority.
How often are sessions required?
Even one single reiki session can make a difference, however i would recommend an initial course of three may be more effective. These may be weekly, fortnightly or less often depending on the needs of the animal.
Any treatment plan will be discussed, agreed and reviewed as necessary and always subject to the preferences of the animal’s owner, with the option to change it at any time according to progress.
I have always loved working with animals, especially my time working in a veterinary practice. I now have my own dog who especially loves having reiki done on her.