Reiki for Dogs


Since 2005 I have been providing Reiki treatments to both dogs and people. I love practising Reiki because I really enjoy seeing  the positive results it has on the animals and people receiving it.


What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced ray-key) means 'Universal (Rei) Life Force Energy (Ki)' . Reiki is a type of hands-on healing. Hands-on healing is a natural, gentle, safe, non-invasive therapy. Unlike other types of hands-on healing, Reiki is 'intelligent' energy, meaning that it knows where it is needed without having to be guided by the thoughts or intentions of the practitioner. Reiki is a complementary therapy that can safely be used alongside any other therapy or veterinary treatment. The Reiki technique that I practice is Usui Reiki Ryoho, an ancient system of healing rediscovered towards the end of the nineteenth century by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Buddhist monk. 



How does Reiki work? 

Reiki works by influencing the body's own ability to heal itself.   The body as a whole functions on several levels - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. What connects these levels is the energy body - an intricate network of channels and centres (chakras) that permeates the body as a whole, and circulates the body's life-force energy. Ki, Chi, prana and orgone are just a few of the names given to this life-force energy.   Where there is energy, there is an energy field. In living creatures, this is usually referred to as the 'aura'. The aura surrounds the physical body. Just like the physical body, the aura is not impenetrable, and it is via the aura that the Reiki energy is 'absorbed' into the body.  Physical or emotional trauma, stress, and other psychological or physiological upsets can un-balance the body's energy and cause vibrational disturbances and 'blockages', which can manifest as ill-health and behaviour problems.   Working at the spiritual or 'soul' level, Reiki helps to remove these blockages and negative vibrations, speeding up the healing process and restoring harmony and balance to the body as a whole.




How can Reiki help my dog?

When animals receive Reiki many owners report positive changes in their pets' well-being and behaviour. For people, Reiki is frequently reported to relieve pain, stress, emotional disturbances, and many other body-energy imbalances. In both pets and people, Reiki can help to relax, release, re-balance, re-energize and restore.
 




What happens during a Reiki treatment?

Normally a Reiki session will take place in your home and I will sit on the floor with your dog.  
Reiki is a very relaxed affair for all involved. The majority of dogs are very willing and happy to receive Reiki and readily relax and accept the treatment. Some dogs can be a little wary, particularly if they are in pain, but if this is so, Reiki can also be given 'hands-off', which is equally as effective as 'hands-on' due to the Reiki energy being received by the animal via the aura and on a soul level. Sometimes, it will be better for the dog and safer for me to begin a session 'hands-off' until the dog relaxes enough for the treatment to continue 'hands-on'.  
Most dogs relax very quickly once the Reiki energy begins to flow. Many dogs will 'twitch' whilst receiving Reiki. These twitches are completely normal and nothing to be concerned about. Usually seen in the legs, the twitches are little bursts of kinetic energy that physically 'jog' the body as the Reiki energy releases blockages and negative vibrations from within the dog's energy body. These twitches are not the same as the twitches sometimes seen during dream-sleep. During a Reiki session the dog is completely relaxed, but awake.  
Once the Reiki session is complete, most dogs will have a good stretch and long drink of water.


Aftercare

For the days following a Reiki treatment, I will require you to monitor your dog's well-being and behaviour for signs of change or improvement.


Reiki Treatment Fees

Initial session: £65
Approximately 75 minutes. Before giving Reiki to your dog, I will ask you some questions about his or her health and behaviour and note the answers down on a Reiki treatment record. After your dog has received Reiki, we will have time to discuss and feedback about the session.

Subsequent sessions:  £50
Approximately 60 minutes including the Reiki treatment itself and time to discuss and feedback before and at the end of the session. Some dogs will benefit from a few sessions in close succession, whilst others continue to do well with less frequent but regular 'top-up' sessions. Your dog's well-being and behaviour will help to determine its ongoing Reiki therapy plan. 


Qualifications

Reiki

Authenticity is important to me, as I am sure it is to you.  I studied with the linage bearer of the Usui system of Reiki healing, and 

have earned both Reiki Level One and Two Certification.  


Bereavement Counselling

I hold a Diploma in Companion Animal Bereavement Counselling, and I can help to comfort and heal you in times of distress and “letting go.” 



To book a Reiki session for your dog please email me.


Reiki is not a substitute for proper veterinary care. Although Reiki is a non-invasive therapy, you will need to obtain written permission from your vet before I can give your dog Reiki if he or she is receiving veterinary treatment or medication. If your dog is ill or suffering from a known condition, it is important that medical care is sought first, and provided and continued alongside Reiki therapy. The same applies to behaviour problems. Reiki is a complementary therapy, not a solution or a cure.