Animals, especially cats, are naturally receptive to the REIKI energy and tend to gravitate towards it readily (some people even say cats invented REIKI ). Some pets may initially prefer to experience the energy from a slight distance, rather than having the practitioner’s hands directly on them.
REIKI sessions for pets typically last 15-30 minutes. The frequency of 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.
As with all services REIKI Healing provides, frequency of sessions will be tailored to your pet’s individual needs.
Benefits of REIKI for pets:
- Enhances overall well-being of your pet.
Just like people, even healthy pets can have occasional physical, emotional and mental imbalances that, if left untreated, can manifest as illness. Periodic REIKI treatments can help maintain your pet’s natural state of well-being and balance.
- Increases trust and bonding between you and your pet.
People and pets often mirror each others’ physical and emotional states. Animals are natural healers and sometimes take on their person’s problems, often in an attempt to heal them. This happens because of the deep bond shared between a pet and his or her person. Because of the shared energy in such a close relationship, energetic imbalances are shared as well. For optimum healing, joint treatments for people and their pets can often be beneficial.
- Can help with behavior issues by promoting relaxation and stress reduction.
Many behavior issues are caused by stress. REIKI has a calming effect on the pet and may help make the pet more receptive to training and behavior modification. REIKI is extremely beneficial for animals with a history of abuse. The gentle touch and the energy can help restore trust in animals who have learned to associate touch with being hurt.
- Accelerates healing following surgery or illness.
- Strengthens the immune system for cancer therapies.
Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation present stress to an already compromised immune system. REIKI strengthens the immune system to better deal with this additional stress. It helps alleviate or prevent the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and provides pain relief.
- REIKI can alleviate and prevent side effects of conventional medications such as pain killers and antibiotics, and provides pain relief and relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body’s natural healing response.
REIKI is a wonderful way to facilitate the transition for terminally ill animals and their owners. Often, animals will not allow themselves to transition because they intuitively feel that their person is not ready to let them go. Joint REIKI treatments for the pet and his or her person can help both through this difficult time by enhancing the bond and allowing a gentle transition.
- Provides comfort and relieves pain, anxiety and fear for terminally ill animals.
I did REIKI with a fifteen-year-old cat with virulent nasal discharge caused by calici virus. The cat was not eating or drinking and was frail and had very little energy. After just one REIKI session, the cat started eating – in fact, she got up towards the end of the session and went to her food bowl and ate for the first time in days. Improvement continued with subsequent sessions. Her owner reported that she had more energy and seemed stronger.
A client of mine called me with the following issue: a friend had asked her to adopt her 2 cats since her husband had developed an allergy for cat fur. My client had already 1 cat of her own and this cat was very territorial. How could we integrate the 2 cats in her house, avoiding territorial fights. So I went to give the cats REIKI , one after the other. It took 3 days and 3 REIKI sessions. Now they live happily together and eat from one plate.
My personal experience: I adopted a 4 year old tortured and abused dog. Someone must have poked his eyeball out of his left eye and he was already blind on his right eye. When i saw him first after the Vet had removed his left eye, he was extremely scared. A car ride was like a torture for him. For 2 weeks I gave him REIKI on a daily basis. Thereafter he was so grounded and confident. He started to explore the house and the garden, became playful like a little pet, and when in the car with me he sit on the passenger seat next to me, enjoying the ride .