What is canine Reiki and how can your dog benefit from it?
Canine Reiki is similar to human Reiki. The word Reiki translates as “spiritual energy.” Thus in reality, all things consist of Reiki, since all things are made of energy. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. (Compliments of Reiki.org). Animals respond intuitively to Reiki’s power to support the healing of emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries.
For example, Reiki can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, support an acupuncture treatment, and complement the effects of flower essences.
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 is also a wonderful way to support a dying animal’s family.
The typical treatment consists of an ebb and flow of hands-on/short distance Reiki as well as short periods of movement and relaxation.
Forty percent of Americans have tried holistic therapies, and 60 percent of U.S. households have at least one pet. It’s no surprise, then, that those same people are increasingly turning to energy healing and other holistic therapies to help their furry friends. (Compliments of Animal Wellness Magazine, June 2011)
We have a pet sitter on our team who is trained in performing canine Reiki. We would love to talk to you about how we can assist you and your pet further through holistic means.