REIKI - Canine Acupressure
For Dogs, Cats and Small Pets
Reiki is an ancient healing system with its origins in Japan. Hands are lightly placed on or over the body, with the aim of promoting a feeling of deep relaxation. In simple terms, the idea is that every living thing has energy and Reiki aims to influence and rebalance the energy of the body as a whole. The whole body is treated, with emphasis on promoting well being and relaxation.
Initially I trained out of personal interest to help myself and my own dogs. Since then, I have experienced how beneficial it has been for them and therefore found it helpful to offer it for some of the dogs who come to me for other services. It can be given as a stand-alone treatment, or offered at the beginning or end of a grooming session, boarding or daycare session. The times I find it most helpful are for worried dogs as they develop confidence and trust in me, accepting touch and grooming, for elderly dogs and during post-operative recovery. I find that the gentle contact applied during Reiki seems very calming and soothing for dogs, and their breathing rates will often slow as they settle and relax. Animals are never forced to be touched, they can choose to be near me accepting touch or they can settle comfortably further away. The effects they receive are the same.
Treatment is never forced on dogs or any animals I work with. Careful observation is used to ensure that your pet is comfortable with this work, and the animal always guides the treatment session.
How Can Reiki Help Pets?
The Reiki healing of animals works on so many different levels, from physical to mental, emotional and spiritual. It can be beneficial for everything from illnesses to injuries. Behavioural problems can also be worked on. Reiki can help speed up recovery from illness and injury as it allows the animal to heal itself on a deep, natural level. It is a wonderful, non-invasive method that helps to bring the animal back to a place of natural balance. Reiki healing can remove blocked energy that can cause both physical and emotional issues. As well as healing current issues, animal healing can be used on a regular basis to help prevent future health problems from occurring, keeping the animal’s energy field in a balanced condition and boosting their immune system.
How Do the Animals React to Reiki?
This really does depend on both the animal and the issues it has. Most pets will become very relaxed, often yawning or twitching as they release stress and negative emotions. Some will welcome it and stand in position to receive the Reiki healing whilst others may be restless. This is where I may opt to use distant healing rather than hands-on reiki. It is possible also to ‘beam’ the energy to animals.
You may see changes in your pet after a reiki session or you may not. Don’t worry if you don’t – just because you can’t see a change it doesn’t mean it hasn’t helped them. It doesn’t help every issue they might have, but it always goes to where it is needed most. It’s also worth noting that a few sessions are more beneficial than just one.
Reiki allows the transmission of universal energy to your pet. This may or may not be accepted by the animal. If I can tell that the energy is not being accepted I shall certainly tell you. However, this is not always felt. Positive change cannot be guaranteed, however, it is common for animals to accept the energy and for it to exert positive change without any outward signs – the energy is very subtle and gentle and several sessions may be necessary for the gentle and gradual change to occur.
What is Distant Reiki Healing?
Distant healing (also known as ‘absent healing’ or ‘remote healing’) is the method of sending Reiki energy without being in the presence of the animal. Transmitting healing over distance can be a very effective complementary therapy and is ideal when the pet can not be seen in person. As with hands-on healing, it can be offered to any animal whether they are a pet, horse or a wild animal. This can be done with your animal in it's own environment, very helpful with nervous, reactive or post op dogs. This can only be done by Level 2 or Master healers.
Reiki Healing Sessions For Your Pet
I offer reiki healing to any animal, dog, cat, horse, guinea pig, etc. and you can contact us to book a healing session right here via the form on this page. You can try a single reiki session for your pet and that may be enough – I have seen some amazing transformations after just one reiki treatment before. Sometimes, as with healing humans, it can require a few sessions to see a difference but your pet should always feel better during and after any healing work.
Distance Animal Reiki session costs £20 or book 3 sessions for £50.
Simply fill out the form with the details and send payment via Paypal to transfer the money safely. I will then send the distant reiki healing within one week. I will also email you back afterwards to let you know the healing was completed and to see how your pet is. If I intuitively pick up on anything I will also relay that to you.
In Person Animal Reiki sessions cost £35 or 3 for £80.
In person reiki can be added on to a grooming session or boarding and daycare services.
How to book a Reiki session with us:
Firstly you'll need to register as a client. This is done by following the instructions on the LOG IN page.
On the Log in page you will find instructional videos to show you how to register and book any services you are interested in. It's super simple to do and completely flexible to your needs, of course pop us message if you need assistance. You'll be able to see my available appointments and book one that suits you.
Reiki has a number of canine benefits to include:
Aiding stress, anxiety and nervousness
Producing a state of calm
Stimulating the body’s natural ability for self-healing
Accelerating recovery time after injury or operations
Relieving aches and pains
We are not, nor claim to be, veterinary professionals, and therefore cannot diagnose or prescribe treatments for your pets. We can, however work alongside vets, behaviourists and other professionals.
We cannot make any guarantees, but will always in good faith follow our ethical and moral guidelines. All animals we work with will always have the option or choice of free will as any living being does.
We do not command pets to act or behave in any certain way or manner on your behalf (or of our own accordance).
All animal Reiki sessions are meant to facilitate the overall well-being of the animal.
Always consult a veterinary professional if ever you are concerned about your pet. We do not require veterinary consent to perform Reiki.
PayPal - distance or new clients
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