Reiki is a Japanese word meaning cosmic or universal life force. A practitioner taps into this universal healing energy and transmits it through their hands. Animals respond intuitively to Reiki's power to heal emotional, behavioral, and physical illnesses and injuries.
Because animals are so sensitive Reiki energy it is offered to them from afar rather than hands on. For example, if an animal is sitting on the floor I may sit down a few feet from them and with my palms facing up begin transmitting the energy to them. I can tell from the sensations in my hands how much energy they are taking in. Within 5-15 minutes most animals settle down, cats begin purring, and many close their eyes and either fall asleep or are deeply relaxed. Animals may position certain parts of their body towards the energy where they want help. At times an animal will ask for hands on by putting the part of their body they want help with into my hands. Some animals enjoy being gently petted while I transmit the energy.
Bigger animals like horses can receive an entire session hands on.
Reiki can be sent to anyone anywhere in the world. It is only in our physical world there are such things as time and distance. With regard to energy, we simply intend to connect with each other and we are in the same “space.”
Yes! Reiki is safe complement to Western Medicine, Chinese Medicine, homeopathy, flower essences, and all other forms of healing. For example, Reiki can reduce the side effects of chemotherapy, support an acupuncture treatment, and enhance the effects of flower essences.
No. There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive or learn to give a Reiki treatment. The only prerequisite is the desire or openness to receive it.For more information: http://www.animalreikisource.com/animal-reiki-information/general-information