REIKI FOR ANIMAL HEALING
Reiki for Dogs
Reiki for Cats
Reiki for Farm Animals
Canine-Feline-Equine Massage Therapy
Human touch is an essential, healthy part of bonding with pets. Massage Therapy comforts pets just as it does humans and is a wonderful way to ease physical and emotional discomfort and stress. Massage Therapy wonderfully compliments a pet's care at any life stage and for all activity levels especially if a pet is having mobility issues due to age related illnesses or is recovering from an injury or surgery. Massage helps reduces pain, increase range of motion, and promotes relaxation to support the natural healing process. Therapeutic massage combined with Reiki helps any animal reconnect to the Universal Life Energy necessary for natural balance and wellness.
Reiki for animal healing, as an alternative therapy is now being applied to animals for treatment and general well-being. Many veterinarians are subscribing Reiki as a support system in addition to conventional veterinary medicine.
Reiki healing does not involve the administration of any drugs, just gentle physical hands-on contact with the animal, so it can not harm pets in any way.
Animal Reiki is recommended for treating pain, anxiety and behavioral problems. Reiki therapy can be calming and can help an agitated animal become a more loving pet to be around.
We need to be aware of subtle changes in the animal’s behavior, animals can easily get hurt when we are away; jumping, playing, chasing toys or feeling energetic and trying to dissipate it by running around the house. If you come home and your pet seems lethargic and unconcerned with your presence, or licking itself more than usual, or doesn’t have energy to eat, play, etc., it could be they are not feeling well. If a sickness or injury is left unattended it decreasing the flow of energy to the animal, if left untreated this can result in permanent damage and lengthen treatment time. It is important to have a Reiki session on your pet as soon as you sense any changes in behavioral habits; i.e., temperament, eating, elimination and general malaise.
*Animal Reiki and or Massage is available at the Facility location only
Reiki, never heard of it?
Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to the animal through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. The word Reiki is a Japanese word translated “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living things have “life energy” flowing through them. When “life energy” is high, pets are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, pets will often get affected by stress and illness more easily. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine, Chinese medicine, Herbal medicine, Aromatherapy, Homeopathy and all other forms of healing.
Animals, especially cats and horses, are naturally receptive to the Reiki energy and tend to gravitate towards it readily. Some pets may initially prefer to experience the energy from a slight distance, rather than having a practitioner’s hands directly on them, this will not affect the treatment the results will be the same.
How long will it take to see results with Reiki or Massage?
Recipients typically notice an improvement after just one session (this is true for people and pets), however the effects of energy healing are cumulative. We have found that people and animals benefit most from receiving a series of treatments.
Most of the issues brought to us are best served by a minimum of 3-6 sessions. This provides a solid foundation of well-being and promotes long term results. As with all services through Dragonfly, frequency of sessions will be tailored to your pet’s individual needs.
Here at Dragonfly facility we have certified third degree Animal Reiki Practitioners, trained in traditional Usui Ryoho Reiki. Since animals can't talk, our practitioners integrate Reiki with intuitive abilities to connect with the animal to tailor each session for the best experience for each individual pet.
The Benefits of Reiki for Animals
Reiki enhances overall well-being. Even healthy pets can have occasional physical, emotional and mental imbalances that, if left untreated, can manifest as an illness. Periodic Reiki treatments can help maintain an animal’s natural state of well-being and balance.
Reiki strengthens the immune system for cancer therapies. Cancer therapies such as chemotherapy and radiation present stress to an already compromised immune system. Reiki strengthens the immune system to better deal with this additional stress. It helps alleviate or prevent the side effects of conventional cancer treatments and provides pain relief.
Reiki accelerates healing following surgery or illness. Reiki can alleviate and prevent side effects of conventional medications such as pain killers and antibiotics, and provides pain relief and relaxation to facilitate and enhance the body’s natural healing response.
Reiki increases trust and bonding between owner and pet. People and pets often mirror each other’s physical and emotional states. Animals are natural healers and sometimes take on their owner’s problems, often in an attempt to heal them. This happens because of the deep bond shared between a pet and their owner. Because of the shared energy in such a close relationship, energetic imbalances are shared as well. For optimum healing, the owner and the pet may need treatments which can often be beneficial.
Reiki can help with behavior issues by promoting relaxation and stress reduction. Many behavior issues are caused by stress. Reiki has a calming effect on the pet and may help make the pet more receptive to training and behavior modification. Reiki is extremely beneficial for animals with a history of abuse. The gentle touch and the energy can help restore trust in animals who have learned to associate touch with being hurt.
Reiki provides comfort and relieves pain, anxiety and fear for terminally ill animals. Reiki is a wonderful way to facilitate the transition for terminally ill animals and their owners. Often, animals will not allow themselves to transition because they intuitively feel that their owner is not ready to let them go. Reiki treatments for the pet and owner can help both through this difficult time by enhancing the bond and allowing a gentle transition.
Are there In Home Treatments?
We have found that it is best to provide treatments in an environment other than the pet’s home, for obvious reasons – normal household distractions .i.e. phones ringing, neighbors stopping by, radios and T.V’s going and other curious house hold pets. The facility has a low stress specialty animal reiki cottage that is very calming for the animal with no distractions. Most pets take to the energy cottage readily and enjoy hands-on treatments in this environment. Caged pets need not be taken out of their cages in order to receive treatment as the Reiki will pass right through to them. Fish will be treated in their normal tank setting. We can also treat your pet or farm animals from a great distance, if it is not feasible for us to get together in person. Distant Reiki is an option and is often the best option for shy, timid or hospice animals. Reiki works at the quantum level and knows no such boundaries as time and distance. Whether given from a distance or relaxing in the Reiki cottage, treatments are equally effective.
How Does Distance Treatments Work?
Reiki can be given remotely. Distance healing, also known as remote healing, is an energetic healing process that can be best explained as “wireless” healing. We accept that cell phones, televisions and even our garage door openers work in this wireless way. It’s not much of a leap to accept that all energy travels the same way, including the energy of healing. It has been proven to be extremely effective, sometimes even more effective than local, hands-on healing.
In a remote Reiki session, the practitioner connects with the animal requesting the healing energetically. Every living being has a unique frequency, and the practitioner tunes into that unique energy. We are all part of the same unified field of consciousness, and it’s simply a question of “dialing in” to the correct frequency. Once the connection is made, the practitioner sends the healing energy to the recipient.
Why Choose Remote Healing Over Hands-on?
Other than the obvious reason – the animal may be a farm animal .i.e. large equine, bovine, swine etc. or the person or animal requesting the healing is not in the same geographical area as the practitioner – remote healing can be a good option for animals who are skittish about being with strangers, aggressive or too hyper to sit still. For humans with busy schedules, remote sessions allow them to benefit from the energy without having to make time to drive to and from the session. Remote treatments are just as effective as in person treatments and can be preferable to hands-on treatments in some instances.
*NOTE: Recipients of distance healing report the same sensations recipients of hands-on healing experience, such as a sense of heat or tingling in certain parts of the body, a sense of calm and peace, and a deep sense of relaxation.
Treatment Length and Fees
Treatments typically last 30-60 minutes depending on how much energy the animal is willing to take. All treatments are by appointment only. Please call the facility’s front office to set up an appointment for your pet. See treatment chart fees below:
Fee Schedule of Animal Massage Therapy or Reiki Sessions
To schedule your session Today, call 907-854-2651
Guiding Principles I Perform Reiki By:
I believe the animals are equal partners in the healing process.
I honor the animals as being not only my clients, but also my teachers in the journey of healing.
I understand that all animals have physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects, to which Reiki can bring profound healing responses.
I believe that bringing Reiki to the human/animal relationship is transformational to the human view of the animal kingdom.
I dedicate myself to the virtues of humility, integrity, compassion and gratitude in my Reiki practice.
In working on myself, I follow these practices:
I incorporate the Five Reiki Precepts into my daily life and Reiki practice.
I commit myself to a daily practice of self-healing and spiritual development so that I can be a clear and strong channel for healing energy.
I nurture a belief in the sacred nature of all beings, and in the value and depth of animal kind as our partners on this planet.
I listen to the wisdom of my heart, remembering that we are all One.
In working in the community, I hold the following goals:
I model the values of partnership, compassion, humility, gentleness and gratitude in my life and with the animals, teaching by example.
I work to create professional alliances and cooperative relationships with other Reiki practitioners/teachers, animal health-care providers and animal welfare organizations in my community.
I strive to educate my community in its understanding of the benefits of Reiki for animals.
I continually educate myself to maintain and enhance my professional competence so that I uphold the integrity of the profession.
I consider myself an ally to the veterinary and animal health community.
I work to support their efforts in achieving animal wellness and balance.
I honor other disciplines and their practitioners.
In working with the human companions of the animals, I will:
Share information before the treatment about my healing philosophy, the Reiki healing system and what to expect in a typical treatment, as well as possible outcomes, including the possibility of healing reactions.
Provide a clear policy ahead of time regarding fees, length of treatment and cancellation policy, as well as "postponement" policy, should the animal not want the treatment that day.
Never diagnose. I will always refer clients to a licensed veterinarian when appropriate.
Honor the privacy of the animals and their human companions.
Share intuition received during Reiki treatments, with compassion and humility, for the purpose of supporting their understanding of the healing process.
Respect the human companion's right to choose the animal's healing journey, selecting the methods, both holistic and/or conventional that he or she deems most appropriate, with the support and advice of a trusted veterinarian.
In working with the animals, I follow these guidelines:
I work in partnership with the animal.
I always ask permission of the animal before beginning, and respect his or her decision to accept or refuse any treatment. I listen intuitively and observe the animal's body language in determining the response.
I allow each animal to choose how to receive his or her treatment; thus each treatment could be a combination of hands-on, short distance and/or distant healing, depending on the animal's preference.
I let go of my expectations about how the treatment should progress and/or how the animal should behave during the treatment, and simply trust Reiki.
I accept the results of the treatment without judgment and with gratitude toward Reiki and the animal's openness and participation in the process.
Copyright © 2007, Animal Reiki Source
Animals love Reiki and it works for them.
Reiki and other alternative therapies are not a substitute for veterinary care.
Small Animal - Exotics Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $25 / session
Small to Medium Avian Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $35 / session
Large Avian Parrot Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $45 / session
Feline - Cat Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $35 / session
Small Canine - Dog Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $35 / session
Medium to Large Canine Approximately 45 - 60 minutes $45 / session
Multiple House-hold Pets Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $55 / session
Bovidae - Pygmy Goat Approximately 45 - 60 minutes $55 / session
Equine - Miniature Horse Approximately 60 - 90 minutes $65 / session
Equine - Full Size Horse Approximately 60 - 90 minutes $70 / session
Farm Animals (Phasianidae) Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $45 / session
Farm Animals (Bovine) Approximately 60 - 90 minutes $80 / session
Child & Pet Approximately 30 - 45 minutes $35 + pet fee above
Adult & Pet Approximately 45 - 60 minutes $65 + pet fee above