The term” Reiki” is usually translated as ” universal life energy.” It is a holistic healing system, meaning that it treats the whole being, addressing problems and healing at all levels, i.e. Physical, mental,emotional and spiritual. Reiki is part of the emerging field of energetic healing. By transmitting the healing energy of the universe. along energetic pathways and through the practitioner’s hands to the client, Reiki heals as deeply as needed within a being to create a shift towards health.
Reiki is for humans and animals. The difference between a human and an animal is that a human can tell you what they need, whereas an animal has to trust that the practitioner knows what their needs are.
The first thing I do is introduce myself to the carer and animal and get the medical or other history of the animal and the carer will give some information. If they are sick, I first check if the animal has seen a vet; if so what was the diagnosis? (if you notice that your animal is off colour, it is an advantage for it to have a Reiki session to balance the body energetically, before it gets sick). After we have discussed any problems, I lead my client into my therapy room. If it is a dog or cat, I let them walk around the room. I talk to them while they are sniffing around and explain what I am going to do, and get their permission. I will sit and send Reiki to the animal as it is walking around and within minutes it will come to me, either to sit at my feet or on my lap if I’m sitting down. Animals love the Reiki energy. Often if in discomfort or pain he\she will ask and show me where to put my hands, so as to relieve the pain. If they are just in to have a treatment to de-stress and for calming, they will come and let me know what and where they want my hands or just the energy. I allow my client (animal) to guide me and I follow my intuition. The animal will tell me when they have had enough and I respect that, whereby I will then end the session. Often they will lie fast asleep and have, what we call, a Reiki sigh, Then you know they have had a good full treatment.
If the animal came to me for an Illness and is in a lot of pain, they will have relief immediately. Reiki helps the body to heal itself, so wherever the energy is needed, it will go. It will help in all cases to balance the body, detox from any medication and gives an overall feeling of wellbeing.
Most animals are very relaxed when it’s time to go home, and may sleep for hours after they leave me. So be prepared for a very subdued, sleepy and calm animal. The Reiki treatment works over 3\4 days and will set the bar for healing until the animal is back to health, but if very ill, it may be necessary to repeat the treatment a few times.