Animal Reiki is a natural healing technique that can be utilized on pets. It can help them overcome various health issues and conditions. While the approach is somewhat different for animals, it still has the same benefits as for humans.
Universal life energy is delivered through the hands of a practitioner. This technique helps the animal obtain the energy it needs to live a happy and healthy life. The goal of this therapy is to activate the relaxation response in the animal, which helps the body maintain its balance. The process allows the animal to relax and move at a comfortable pace.
Aside from physical and emotional health, Reiki can also help animals with healing and balancing effects. According to a study conducted by the Hartford Hospital, recipients of Reiki treatments experience significant decreases in pain, nausea, and improved sleep.
Although many animals are initially indifferent to the energy, they eventually start to accept it. It is important not to force the session on the animal but rather to let the animal come to you. Be patient for this to happen. As with any energy healing session, ask the animal’s higher self for permission to do Reiki on them (you can use a pendulum or muscle test to determine this). Once permission is granted, sit quietly with your hands directed toward the animal. If they don’t come to you, keep directing the energy towards them. After receiving a Reiki treatment, many of them will start to move closer to the practitioner.
Some animals will experience a healing crisis as they release emotions that they no longer need. They can then bark and whine to alert the practitioner about their situation. While some animals may be in the other room, the energy flows naturally to the animal in need. The goal is to reach the animal’s heart and nourish it. As a result, the practitioner’s intention is to help the animal achieve its fullest potential.
Benefits of Animal Reiki
Animal Reiki energy healing can help animals in the following ways:
- Encourage relaxation, particularly during stressful situations such as going to the vet, traveling in general, or watching fireworks or a rainstorm.
- Support with behavioral issues
- After an illness, accident, or surgery, help and speed up the healing process.
- Reduce the negative effects of medical procedures by relieving pain.
- Help animals who are pregnant, sick, or have chronic or acute health problems.
- At the end of life, provide emotional and physical, mental, and spiritual care to animals and their people.
- Nurture a stronger bond between pets and their owners.
Animal Reiki session
Unlike humans, pets do not lie down. They tend to receive the energy more as little kids do. As a result, the practitioner will most likely make house calls to accompany the pets.
One of the most popular types of pet Reiki is distance healing. This technique allows the practitioner to provide healing energy to the animal from a distance. This is especially beneficial when it’s not possible to transport pets to a nearby hospital.
Animal Reiki: Pets and Other Animals
Although it’s possible that animals have learned to hide injuries in order to avoid getting injured in the wild, they often know when something is not right.
Reiki for Dogs
Dogs can benefit from Reiki treatments for a variety of illnesses, including:
- reducing stress,
- calming destructive behaviors,
- easing pain,
- improving or regulating appetite,
- addressing traumas from the past, and
- speeding up the healing process, etc.
A Reiki treatment is even more relaxing than a belly rub! There’s no reason why attuned practitioners couldn’t accomplish both simultaneously.
Animal Reiki for Cats
Aside from their physical issues, cats also deal with mental issues. Most of the time, they do not know where their pain is located or what its cause. Reiki can help cats with issues such as:
- abandonment issues,
- pain from broken bones, and
- lack of appetite due to cancer medical treatments, etc.
Animal Reiki, like all alternative treatments, is best used in conjunction with veterinary care.
Animal Reiki for Horses
According to the International Association of Equine Reiki Professionals, Reiki can help horses relieve stress and improve their digestive health.
Reiki for Other Animals
It’s not necessary to touch an animal to perform a Reiki treatment. Therefore, it can be used on animals at a distance that are injured, sick, or in zoos.