Reiki for Animals
Animals can absolutely be treated and comforted with Reiki energy. No one knows exactly what an animal experiences during a Reiki session, but something in them seems to let go and relax. They normally will become very still and
seem to sense that something very special is taking place, and
gratefully take the energy in.
>Animals respond very well to Reiki, and just like humans, Reiki can be used for all
types of illnesses, injuries and emotional problems. Reiki can
accelerate the healing process of animals, ease pain, and improve or help to continue their quality of life.
The healing principles of Reiki are the same whether you are treating a family member, your neighbor, a complete stranger, or an animal.
The Reiki energy flows just the same in all cases.
Animal anatomy is very similar to human anatomy, so you can usually judge
hand positions fairly easily if you are trying to treat specific organs.
It is very unusual to encounter an animal who will not readily accept Reiki. In addition, they usually show you by their body positions where to place your hands; be aware of how they turn their body towards your hands. As with humans,
if you find an area on an animal that seems to draw a lot of
energy, spend more time on that area.
It is always a good idea to treat an animals endoctrine glands. (Pineal and Pituitary, Thyroid and Thymus, Adrenals, Pancreas, Gonads and Ovaries). Absentee healings can be done if the animal is very restless, or seems too dangerous for a hands-on treatment. A good way to soothe an animal before treating is to pet and softly stroke the animal. Once the animal has relaxed, follow your intuition as to the hand placements.
Reiki can delay the onset and progression of certain diseases in animals, and
can energize and revitalize older animals. For dying animals,
Reiki is a powerful yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear, and anxiety, and to ease the transition to death.
Reiki practitioners know that Reiki affects body, spirit and soul, and as such it is very good to use on pets with behavior problems or those with signs of abuse.
Understand that abused pets won't usually want to be touched
at first. Try talking to them in a soothing voice. Use slow movements, and try beaming Reiki to the animal.
Once they feel the Reiki energy they tend to calm down, sometimes very quickly.
Pets, especially cats and dogs, will usually remain lying down during the Reiki session for as long as they need the healing. When they've had enough they usually will stand up or move away. Normally, 20 to 30 minutes is plenty for an animal.
Generally animals like being touched behind the ears, on the head, above the eyes, and under the chin, but also like to be touched on the belly, chest and back.
Following are some suggestions for treating animals:
Birds: Put your hands on the bird cage, or hold the bird in one hand with the other hand over top.
Fish: Place your hands on the fish tank.
Cats and Dogs: Place your hands behind the ears, One hand on top of the head and the other under the throat, Hands on the belly, back, hips, or specific organs. You can also treat injured or pain areas directly or through
Horses and Cows: Between the eyes, on
the head, behind the ears, back, hips, the neck,
and directly on injured areas and over bandages.
Zoo animals or emergency cases:
If possible use hands-on treatments. If not, use distance healing.
*Reiki will also help speed the healing process for animals who have undergone surgery.*
If you have a pet, experiment with giving them Reiki. I'm sure you will find that they will enjoy the loving energy of Reiki. It's also a good way to maintain your pet's health.