What is Reiki?
Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle but powerful healing energy system developed by Mikao Usui in the late nineteenth-early twentieth century. Reiki has since then evolved to what it is today which includes Animal Reiki. The nature of Reiki brings physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels into balance and harmony. Reiki flows throughout the animal’s body energy field, through the affected areas while securing them in positive vibrational energy. This causes any negative stuck energy to break away and dissolve. This in turn supports overall well-being and initiates self-healing.
What are some of the benefits of Reiki for my dog and/or other animals?
As with humans, Reiki reduces stress, induces deep relaxation and can over time reduce a nervous tendency. When a dog is stressed or in pain, anxiousness, a change in behavior, discomfort, and/or depression may result. However, when Reiki is offered, and the dog is agreeable to accept as much or as little of the energy as he or she wants, an initiation of self-healing can begin. Reiki is beneficial for:
Stress, anxiety, depression
Illness, injury, pain, arthritis, stiffness
A change in home environment or a move to a new home
Grief of the passing of a fur friend, guardian
Post-surgery and treatments
Trauma, neglect, fear and trust issues
Would a Reiki treatment interfere with veterinary medicine, hydrotherapy or other alternative healing modalities?
Quite simply, the answer is no. It does however, complement traditional medicine and alternative therapies because it is painless, non-invasive and stress-free.
What happens during a Reiki session?
First and foremost, Reiki is offered and applied only with the animal’s consent; it is never forced. Their initial movements during the session will determine if healing is done from a distance or with light touch. For example, an animal may present their back end to the practitioner to indicate that he or she feels trust. From there, the practitioner may use various hand positions on or slightly above the body to facilitate self-healing. Always with the dog’s comfort in mind, the practitioner is very aware of the how he or she receives the energy throughout the treatment. If the dog chooses to move around the room, that’s okay. Or, they may have a nice deep relaxing nap. Reiki can be offered very effectively from a distance, too.
How many Reiki sessions will my dog need?
The number of sessions needed will be determined after an assessment and discussion during the initial appointment. Frequency depends on your dog’s physical, mental and emotional needs and condition at the onset.
The Reiki Difference
Reiki focuses on an animal’s energy field by removing blocked energy caused by injury, trauma, fear, anxiety or conflict. Once treated by Reiki, the animal feels lighter and more at ease, thus less stressed allowing the body to heal. With Reiki, there is no tissuemanipulation. Reiki achieves mind, heart, body, and spirit well-being.