What is Reiki?
Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to the animal through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. The word Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese composite word usually translated as “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, your pets are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, they’ll often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.
During a Reiki session, animals often experience a deep state of peace as the Reiki clears imbalances, allowing for new and harmonious patterns of health and wellness to emerge. Physical contact is not a requirement for Reiki and traditionally the practitioner offers Reiki to the animal hands off. This way, the animal controls the treatment, either accepting Reiki from a distance or settling themselves against the practitioner’s hands.
Some of the benefits of Reiki are:
- Addressing any issues at any level: physical, emotional and spiritual
- Promoting relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety
- Complementing both conventional and alternative healing methods
- Speeding up healing after surgery or illness, and relieving pain
- Promoting energetic harmony and well-being
- Improving behaviour problems and healing anxiety-related problems
- Helping to facilitate the transition of terminally ill animals
As part of our session, we will discuss your animals' background and history with you and look to get an understanding of what it is you are hoping to achieve from the Reiki session. Most animals relax very quickly once the Reiki energy begins to flow. Crystals and pendulums may also be used as well.
The frequency of the sessions depends entirely on each individual animal’s health status and needs. Some health issues can be resolved in two or three sessions, others may take ongoing sessions on a recurring basis.
We come to you - In-home consultations include Kumeu, Taupaki, Huapai, Riverhead, West Auckland, North Shore, and Auckland CBD.
Please Note: Animal Reiki is NOT a substitute for appropriate veterinary care.