What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) originated in Japan thousands of years ago. It comes from the Japanese words “rei”, meaning spirit ,and “ki”, meaning energy. It is written with two Japanese kanji, or characters, which together mean “spiritual energy.”
Reiki is based on the belief that this energy is everywhere, and can be channeled through the hands of a certified, attuned practitioner through a subject’s energy pathways and centers, then through the whole body.
And Guess What? Animals LOVE Reiki!
So what then is “Animal Reiki”? It’s essentially meditating with your animals. But in a broader sense, Reiki is a spiritual system cultivating compassionate intention, which in turn may bring about healing transformation. Reiki is ideal for pets because it is gentle and noninvasive. The practice is never harmful, and doesn’t even require physical contact.
You have probably seen, or at least heard of, injured or special needs / challenged children and adults receiving therapy by swimming with dolphins, or riding on horseback with reports being able to accomplish amazing things the patients have never achieved before – that’s Reiki!
Many of those patients receiving the animal -to-human energy healing by feeling a vibrational effect that is very similar to what is felt during a human-to-human Reiki session.
When your pet spends extra cuddling, kneading or padding on an area that hurts on your body (sometimes you may not have even known that area was hurting until they bring it to your attention) that’s your pet giving you the gift of Reiki.
Reiki can provide benefits to both sick and well animals. It can:
- Strengthen an animal’s immune system before cancer or other veterinary treatments or procedures
- Speed healing after sickness or surgery
- Promote relaxation and reduce stress to solve behavioral problems
- Relieve pain
- Provide comfort for terminally ill pets, as well as owners
- Enhance a pet’s overall well-being
- Increase the pet-owner bond
Veterinarians intrigued by the possibilities of pet Reiki are adding it as an adjunct therapy. Used in conjunction with conventional medicine, it can result in a speedier recovery and saves owners considerable cost and anxiety.
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