The name Reiki, pronounced Ray-key, comes from the Japanese words rei meaning spirit, and ki meaning energy. It is usually translated as universal life energy. Reiki is a gentle, noninvasive holistic energy healing system that yields powerful results for the body, mind and spirit. When using Reiki to heal, the practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to the client either directly or from a distance. It is ideal for use with animals because with Reiki, the animal controls the treatment, accepting Reiki in the ways that are most comfortable. Easy for people to learn and use, Reiki can do no harm, even when used by the most novice practitioner. It always goes to the source of the problem and always works for the highest good.
Animals respond well to Reiki. Just as in humans, Reiki can be used for all types of illnesses, injuries and emotional problems. Many of the animals treated are also undergoing traditional veterinary care. Reiki sessions promote speedier healing of physical trauma caused by accidents or surgery, remove pain from the animal’s body, relieve stress and bring balance. Using Reiki with them can accelerate their healing process, ease pain, improve or help to continue their quality of life. Reiki is often used to energize and revitalize an older animal as well as soothe and calm highly-strung, hyperactive or stressed animals.
Reiki works/heals on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Deepen the bond between human and animal companion.
Reiki complements both conventional (allopathic) and holistic medicine.
Reiki can lessen the side effects of medicines and other procedures.
It can help maintain health on all levels.
Help and support for a dying animal and his humans to ease the transition at the end of life.
It is very helpful for any animal that has been in a shelter situation.
Reiki induces deep relaxation and stress-reduction.
Over time, Reiki can reduce nervousness.
Reiki can accelerate healing after surgery or illness.
Can help with behavior issues.