Reiki for Animals

Animals, including wild animals, instinctively recognise reiki’s ability to help speed or aid healing. Animals can often sense when a reiki practitioner is near and often seek it out on their own. Animals often respond quicker to Reiki Healing than people do and positive results are usually seen in a relatively short period of time depending on the initial problem.

Reiki can heal at all levels of an animal’s being and does not cause any stress discomfort or pain whilst being given. It is also calming and relaxing for the animal.

Reiki is an effective form of complementary animal healing and using it alongside veterinary treatments can help accelerate the healing process, ease pain, and improve, or help to continue, the animal’s quality of life.

Which animals can benefit from Animal Reiki Healing?

Healthy, ill and dying animals can all benefit from Reiki Treatment.

Dogs and horses are reported to respond well to reiki being offered, but all animals are treatable by reiki

For healthy animals, reiki treatments help to maintain healthy state, enhancing peace and well-being.

For animals that are ill, Animal Reiki assists healing at the deepest of levels and is a safe complement to conventional medicine, Chinese medicine, homeopathy, flower essences and all other forms of healing. Reiki also helps to reduce the side effects of other treatments.

Dying animals, reiki is a highly effective yet gentle way to provide comfort and additional pain relief. Reiki will also help to alleviate any anxiety and fear the animal may have and to ease the transition from this life. Reiki Healing can also provide support and help with grief for the animal’s owner.

What to expect from Animal Reiki Treatment

The treatment usually begins a short distance away from the animal rather than with hands on the animal. This allows the animal to build up trust and gives the opportunity to feel the reiki healing energy. The animal decides how much Reiki they want.

Animals are more sensitive to energy than many people and often understand its healing potential quickly. During a treatment the animal is likely move closer to the reiki healer or may choose to lie away from them. It is the animals choice and wherever they are, they will still receive the benefit from reiki healing.

Important Legislation

It is essential that you obtain veterinary treatment for a sick or dying animal. The paragraph below sets out the relevant legislation with regard to treating animals.

The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis.
However the healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying of hands or distant healing is legal. The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3 (taken from the UK Reiki Federation Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice – March 2002)