When I first started my Reiki journey I didn't ever think I would work on animals. What started as a self journey to inner healing, grew into helping my fur babies.
I used to spend hours of Reiki practice on my self only to have my cats curl up next to me and lap up all the energy they could from my sessions. This started my thought process of,"Wait, I could give reiki to my babies!" That's how it started.
Now I am honored to share this wonderful energy with all furry creatures large and small. I've worked on horses, dogs, cats, goats, reptiles, fireflies and many more! Many clients first ask me if Reiki can help calm their energy, center them and offer them relief from any pain they may be suffering from due to an injury or end of life circumstance. I've been able to successfully help a goat who was failing to thrive just by holding space and giving reiki to her (Blueberry).
Animal Reiki is a practice that aims to promote relaxation, healing, and overall well-being in animals. Here are a few reasons why someone might want to give animal Reiki:
Relaxation and stress reduction: Animals, like humans, can experience stress and anxiety. Reiki can help animals relax, release tension, and reduce stress levels.
Physical healing support: Reiki is believed to support the body's natural healing processes. It can complement conventional veterinary care by promoting overall wellness, reducing pain, and speeding up recovery from injuries or illnesses.
Emotional and behavioral balance: Reiki can assist animals in balancing their emotions and behaviors. It may help with issues such as fear, anxiety, aggression, or trauma by promoting a sense of calm and peace.
Bonding and trust-building: Providing Reiki to animals can help strengthen the bond between the practitioner and the animal. It can foster trust, communication, and understanding, creating a positive and nurturing relationship.
End-of-life care: Animal Reiki can be beneficial for animals in their final stages of life. It can offer comfort, relaxation, and support during this transitional period, promoting a peaceful and dignified passing.
It's important to note that Reiki is a complementary therapy and should not replace veterinary care. Always consult with a qualified veterinarian for any health concerns regarding your animal companion.