Reiki means “Universal Life Energy”. It refers to the energy that makes up all things in the universe. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction, relaxation, and healing. The Reiki practitioner acts as a channel for this healing energy. Reiki does not cure any specific condition but works to promote balance and overall health. Every experience with Reiki is unique.
As Reiki practitioners, we create an energetic space and provide the energy needed to support the self-healing process. In reality, each individual, whether human or animal, is responsible for his or her own healing process, and Reiki is a wonderful way to support this process.
What an Animal Reiki Practitioner Does
We do not diagnose or prescribe, perform medical treatments, nor interfere with medical treatments. We offer healing energy to the animal and the animal is the leader in the process taking only the amount of energy they wish to receive. We respect the animal and take our cues from them.
Reiki for Animals
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, and yet yields powerful results. Animals respond intuitively to Reiki's power for the healing of emotional, behavioral, and physical issues.
Working with Animals is different than working with people. The practitioner’s physical behavior and mental/emotional attitudes will affect the animal’s willingness to connect and accept the healing energy offered.
For animals who are healthy, Reiki helps to maintain their health, enhances relaxation and wellbeing.
For animals who are ill, Reiki is a wonderful healing method. When animals are stressed, sick or injured, they are energetically imbalanced. A Reiki Practitioner can offer a support system that the animal can use to relax, self-heal and rebalance. Reiki is also a safe complement providing support for the use of other healing modalities such as Veterinary Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Homeopathy and all other forms of healing. For example, Reiki can help your pet handle the side effects of Chemotherapy, support an Acupuncture treatment, and complement the effects of Flower Essences.
For dying animals, Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear, and anxiety, and ease the transition to death. Reiki is also a wonderful way to support a dying animal's family, offering them a sense of peace.
This will vary greatly from animal to animal depending on size and health. Another major factor is how much the animal wants to receive. Animals are very intuitive and will let me know where to go and how long to stay. There are some animals that will prefer a different practitioner. Just like people.
Debbie is a Registered Animal Reiki Practitioner and Teacher with the Canadian Reiki Association www.reiki.ca