Have you ever noticed how your dog acts when you are upset or cry? Pets and humans often share each other’s physical and emotional feelings. Animals are natural healers; they can take on their person’s problems and energy, be it negative or positive! This is because there is a deep bond shared between a pet and their person. Because of this shared energy, energetic imbalances can be shared as well, so be mindful of the energy you are putting out there!
Our pets are healthy and balanced when their vibrational energy is high, they are more relaxed and less likely to become sick. When their energy is low, they can be more prone to illness from stress and the energy of those around them. A trained Reiki practitioner channels Reiki healing energy through their hands to the animal with a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing. Many Reiki practitioners are healthcare providers, doctors, nurses and people of different churches and religions worldwide.
Reiki energy has been proven to improve the quality of life when added to our pet's healthcare program. Reiki benefits and healing treatments are now being used by many veterinarians, hospice care facilities and professional offices for both humans and pets alike.
People often ask me, what is Reiki?
Reiki (“RAY-kee”) is a Japanese word meaning “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki is a relaxing, powerful healing technique that was developed by Dr. Mikao Usui. Dr. Usui developed these powerful Japanese healing techniques in the late 1800’s, Reiki was originally intended for spiritual development. However, Reiki is being used today for hands-on treatments as well as from a distance or remotely to rebalance energy which in turn assists the healing process in all living things. Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through every living thing and is what ensures us to be alive, breathing, healthy and vibrant.
There are several levels of Reiki. A Reiki Practioner must be attuned by a Reiki Master Practitioner to perform Reiki treatments on animals and people. Unlike other healing methods Reiki is not just taught it is transferred to the student by a Reiki Master Practitioner during what is called the attunement process. This process creates a special link between the recipient and the Reiki source.
During a Reiki healing session, the Reiki practitioner places their hands on or above the recipient’s body usually starting at the head, holding the position until the Reiki energy starts to flow, the hand positions move over the body until all areas are complete. Reiki energy will always flow to the areas where it is needed most to the recipient be it physical, mental or spiritual. Most pets feel an immediate sense of relaxation, peace and relief from pain, some feel the effects a few hours or days later. Many of my human recipients have said that they experienced a tingling sensation, a rippling effect, sudden warmth or coolness during a Reiki session. Each session can provide a different experience, always with a positive, healing and healthy outcome with wonderful Reiki benefits.
*Reiki enhances overall well-being.
*Reiki increases the pets bond with humans.
*Reiki reduces pain from arthritis, joint issues and promotes relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body’s natural healing response.
*Reiki energy healing is extremely beneficial for animals with a history of abuse because Reiki creates a place of peace and safety. It teaches animals that human hands are safe and not always used as a tool for abuse.
*Reiki reduces stress, helps alleviate behavioral and emotional issues. Reiki has a calming effect and can help make your pet more receptive to basic and behavior training.
*Reiki is great for traumatized pets, PTSD, rescued animals and for lost or missing pets.
*Reiki energy can help fearful, scared animals that are being transported. These poor animals are confused; they are unsure of their future and are in fear for their lives. I have seen such stress in dogs during transports to rescue groups, providing Reiki to these rescue dogs has made a huge difference.
*Reiki can help alleviate and prevent the side effects of conventional cancer treatments. Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation can stress an already compromised immune system. Reiki strengthens the immune system to better deal with these cancer therapies.
*Sometimes it is just our pet’s time to go to the Rainbow Bridge. Reiki provides comfort and relieves pain, anxiety and fear for terminally ill animals that are at the end of their lives here on earth with us. Reiki can help provide peace in this transition for terminally ill animals and their owners.
The choice is yours!
Most pets enjoy hands on treatments and some actually may be more comfortable with the practitioner from a slight distance. The treatments are equally effective whether being given hands on, a few feet away or from across the room.
Distance Reiki treatments are done remotely with a video or photos. Distance Reiki has been proven to be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than local, hands on healing. Distance Reiki healing will have the same effect and sensations as a hands-on healing experience too.