Reiki for Animals
Benefits to Animals
With Reiki being accepted as an alternative therapy to compliment conventional veterinary medicine, you can find Animal Reiki Practitioners worldwide. Reiki can treat a wide variety of issues including but not limited to pain, anxiety and behavioral problems. Reiki also helps animals maintain good overall health and well-being.
Because Reiki is noninvasive, using a gentle touch or hands-off approach, it does not do your animal any harm or cause undue stress. I have found animals love Reiki and my own pets come looking for it if I miss a treatment.
Remember a Reiki practitioner should never try to diagnose or treat any animal. You should always see a veterinarian if your animal is sick or injured. Make sure to let your veterinarian know your animal is receiving Reiki and always take your pet for their yearly checkup.
Reiki treatments for Animals
When a Reiki practitioner is working with animals it is important to remember doing a treatment on an animal is very different from doing a treatment on a person. A person can give us permission for the treatment, an animal cannot. Even though the practitioner has the animal’s best interest at heart, the practitioner has to remember, if we force an animal into a hands-on treatment, the animal could be scared or mad enough to strike out, especially if the animal is hurt or injured. So the practitioner should always approach any animal, sick or healthy, slowly and asking for permission to treat them.
Treating shy or timid animals can require time and patience from the practitioner and owner. An animal can be treated with a hands-off approach beaming and filling the room with Reiki. It is best to be in a quiet room or area, without the owner present. The owner can actually feed unwanted energy to the animal. I have found that once you start sending an animal Reiki they calm down and actually lay or stand close to you.
I feel a Reiki treatment schedule should be based on the needs of the animal. Working animals usually require more treatments than animals that sit around the house all day. Reiki can be used before and after surgery to reduce the side effects of traditional medicine and help an animal recover from the stress of surgery. I treat every animal individually based on their needs because for me there is no one size fits all plan. Since you know your animal best I will work with you to come up with a plan that meets the needs of your beloved pet.
If you are a Reiki practitioner and work with your own pets, pay attention to behavior changes such as being more vocal, restless, sluggish, feisty, or nasty. This is when you want to make sure you give daily Reiki treatments, allowing the animal‘s energy centers to come back into balance, allowing the animals body to use its own natural healing abilities. The sooner you notice these behaviors and the sooner you give a treatment, the sooner the animal will return to balance. Remember in addition to Reiki you should always consult your Veterinarian as soon as you notice changes or if you feel your animal may be sick or injured.
Monica L Cyr