The wellbeing of our animal friends is important to us. They are our companions or, as in some cases, our work colleagues and, as such, are deserving of the best we can give them.
Both animals and people can benefit enormously from a course of Reiki treatments irrespective of age, gender or state of health and these benefits can take place over a fairly short space of time.
Receiving Reiki is a simple process. Depending on the animal being treated the Reiki Practitioner will decide how best to offer treatment. Some animals very much appreciate the "hands on" approach whilst others prefer their treatment with a little bit of space between them and the practitioner - it’s really about what your animal feels comfortable with and how he/she wishes to receive the energy. During the treatment, energy is drawn through the practitioner into the recipient, helping to produce a state of balance.
All animals have different requirements in how they receive their Reiki treatments and all animals will give different reactions to the treatments.
For dogs the practitioner may ask you to put your dog on a lead or they may simply be in the same room allowing the dog to freely move as he wishes.
For equines the Equine Reiki Practitioner will decide whether to treat your horse tied up, free in the stable or, sometimes, over the stable door.
Some snakes like to "hang" around the practitioners’ neck whilst others prefer the familiarity of their tank.
The great thing about using Reiki on any animal is that you can ‘see’ it working. "How?" I hear you ask.
Your dog will most likely relax, he may sit or lie down, you may hear his stomach gurgle. Some dogs will lie down and go into a deep sleep next to the practitioner, some will offer the part of their body where they would most like to receive the energy. Some may not show signs of relaxation during their first treatment, however, they will often lie down to sleep following the treatment when they are alone.
Your horse will most likely relax, lick his lips, lower his head and neck and pass wind. Some horses will lie down to sleep. Again, some horses will offer the part of their body where they would most like to receive the energy. Different horses react in different ways. A youngster may not show as many signs of relaxation during their first treatment as an older horse, however, the young horse will often lie down to sleep following the treatment when he is alone.
Animals from most species will often want to put their face, usually their nose, into the practitioners’ hand/s. No matter what the reaction, Reiki is giving your pet what he/she needs.
The sleeping is an important aspect of Reiki. This is when the energy is working to heal. Have you ever been ill and your doctor told you to go to bed and rest? Did you? Have you ever told your pet he needs to get into his/her bed, be it basket, stable, cage, tank or whatever, and rest? Did they? Reiki is a natural force of healing energy. It can only be used for the good of your Special Friend and cannot cause harm.
Remember Reiki is suitable for ALL types of animals (including humans!).
The following are some of the problems or areas that I and other practitioners have found Reiki to assist with:
Reiki is not a substitute for veterinary care and treatment. If any pet or horse displays symptoms of illness you should call your vet. Reiki is safe and will complement any other complementary or medical treatment.
The law currently states that before your pet or horse receives a Reiki treatment you must gain veterinary consent. A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.
If you would like further information on any of the above or would like to discuss your friend and companion with Karen please contact her using the details given on the contact page. Alternatively, call 01246 435 975.