Animals are very sensitive to this gentle, healing energy and can gain great benefit. Some of these benefits which may help your animal are:
Once I’ve met the animal and their owner, I require a few quiet minutes to prepare myself and open up to the Reiki energy. I also mentally tune in to the animal to ask its permission to give it treatment and ask whether it will accept the Reiki from me. I do this at a discreet distance before gently approaching when the animal is ready. Some animals are comfortable with light hands on contact, especially horses and dogs but others may need the energy to be directed from a short distance away.
I place my hands in turn on strategic energy centres called chakras followed by any specific problem areas or places that I’m drawn to treat by instinct.
A Reiki session will vary in length depending on the size of the animal and how much Reiki energy it will accept. Animals know instinctively how much energy they want to accept and will move away when they’ve had enough. Most animals benefit from a series of treatments but the number and frequency of these are variable.
The aim of Reiki is to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself by balancing physical and emotional energies. It is not a cure-all and Reiki works very well in conjunction with conventional treatments and medicine. It is very important that you obtain veterinary treatment for a sick animal and that you inform the vet that you wish them to have Reiki healing also.
The paragraph below sets out the relevant legislation with regard to treating animals:
The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis. However the healing of animals by contact healing, by laying of hands or distant healing is legal. The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3.
Treatment price betweeen £30 & £40 depending on distance travelled and size of animal