What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing that has been around for centuries. It is based on the belief that everyone has a life force energy that flows through their body. When this energy is balanced, we are healthy and happy. When it is out of balance, we can experience physical, emotional, and spiritual problems.
Reiki practitioners use their hands to channel universal energy to the recipient. This energy helps to heal and balance the recipient’s own energy field. Reiki can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including pain, stress, anxiety, and depression.
Reiki is a gentle and powerful healing tool that can be used to improve the health and well-being of animals of all kinds.
How does animal Reiki work?
Animals are just as receptive to Reiki as humans. In fact, many animals are drawn to Reiki energy and will seek it out when they are in need of healing.
Animal Reiki practitioners use the same hand positions and techniques as human Reiki practitioners, but they may need to modify their approach depending on the animal’s size, temperament, and comfort level. For example, a practitioner may need to use a lighter touch with a smaller animal or an animal that is nervous.
Benefits of animal Reiki
Reiki can offer a number of benefits to animals, including:
- Reducing pain and inflammation
- Promoting healing from injuries and illnesses
- Boosting the immune system
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Improving sleep
- Promoting overall well-being
- Peaceful transitioning at the end-of-life
What happens during an animal Reiki session
When you book a session for your animal, (in-person or distance) you will be asked to fill out an intake form, which has the following items:
- Please provide a full last name and not just an initial, as I print & file each client’s forms. All information you share is confidential. Thank you!
- Contact details: Name, preferred email, phone number
- Where are you located? Please give a street address, and clear directions on how to find you. If you are rural, a pin on Google maps would be helpful.
- What kind of animal is receiving treatment today? (ie, horse, dog, hamster, iguana)
- Your animal’s name, gender, breed if applicable, age
- Please provide background regarding the nature of your animal’s need:
- What are your primary concerns you would like addressed today?
In-person Animal sessions
On the day of your appointment, I will come to your location and we will visit in person about our session, and you will introduce me to your animal. Some animals are wary or fearful of strangers, especially when they are feeling poorly.
We will proceed with the session as best suits the needs of your animal on that day – some days animals will accept my being near them and touching them physically, and some days we will need to do hands-off (ie distance) healing instead. Both are equally effective. In the case of hands-off, I prefer to be where I can see your animal, (such as sitting on the other side of a corral fence, or on a chair across from them in a living-room) but again, it will be based on how your animal responds.
Our hope is that the location is as calm as possible for your animal.
I will send Reiki to your animal- I direct energy specifically to all of their chakras, as well as their energetic bodies (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual); as well as to any areas you have specified are in need of work; and also any aspect that comes to me intuitively or through the animal’s own communication.
If I pick up on any impressions or messages, I will relay those to you – it isn’t something that always happens.
You are always welcome to be a part of these sessions – in fact, if you are open to also receiving Reiki, I will send you hands-off generalized Reiki while working on your animal. It can be very comforting to be an active part of the healing process.
We have an hour, which is plenty of time. At the end of the session, we will schedule a time for the follow-up distance healing session. The distance healing session will be conducted with you & your animal at your home, while I’m at my office. We will talk in person about what that session will look like in terms of the healing energy. (This follow-up session is included in the price of the home visit)
Distance Animal sessions
For those who due to various reasons need, or would prefer, to utilize distance healing for your animal, rather than in-person healing; I do offer distance healing as well. You will have essentially the same intake form on the booking page as in-person healing. It is really important for you to be your animal’s advocate and be as descriptive as possible when filling out this form. We will not have the benefit of in-person natural conversation to supplement this intake form.
Distance sessions are conducted with me in my office, and you & your animal at your location. I utilize what is called a “surrogate” for distance sessions, which is just a fancy way to say I have a picture of a dog, horse, iguana, etc, that I look at to help me visualize your animal’s energy centers and body parts more effectively, as I am sending healing energy to them.
As with in-person sessions, I send Reiki to their chakras, energetic bodies, areas you have noted that are of concern, and anything that comes to me intuitively. The energy healing is the same regardless of whether we are meeting up in person or conducting the healing from a distance.
At the end of the session, I will type up a report and email it to you.
Scheduling a Session
I currently (as of October 2023) have in-person animal healing sessions available on Saturday early afternoons, and distance healing sessions available on Saturday late afternoons/evenings. You can book these through the online scheduler here –> Book Now
I can accommodate some clients on other days of the week. Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need animal healing and would like to schedule on a different day of the week. You can also call – I am having to screen incoming calls due to so much spam and scammers, so it is important to please Leave a Message!! (1-406-794-7169) I will return your call!