Reiki and Healing Touch For Animals
How does energy healing work on animals?
Just as it does with humans, energy therapy works by releasing endorphins to establish a deeper relaxation and state of being, allowing the body to function at a greater level. By allowing muscles to relax, circulation is increased, sending more oxygen, nutrients, and hormones into the body to support the natural healing process. These techniques work on all levels of the body: physical, mental, emotional and instinctual, and they allow the animals to come into a deeper instinctual presence and knowing of their body.
What is Energy Healing for Animals?
Healing Touch and Reiki for animals are holistic forms of energy therapy that use light-touch and no-touch energy-based techniques to balance and align the animal’s energy field. Healing is accelerated when the body’s energy field is balanced. The goal in animal energy healing is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system, which allows the animal to self heal. Animals are very responsive to energy medicine.
Many of the techniques used on animals are similar to techniques used in the Healing Touch (HT) for humans curriculum. HT for humans has been recognized in the medical community since 1989, and is used by more than 75,000 health care practitioners worldwide. Animals are very responsive to Healing Touch energy medicine.
What should the owner and the animal expect in a session?
The practitioner uses their hands to clear, energize and balance the animal’s energy field. The hands are sometimes placed on the animal’s body, as well as off the body in the energy field that surrounds the body. These techniques are noninvasive and pleasant for the animal to receive. The owner is asked to be present and maintain a positive attitude. Some animals become very relaxed during a session. Fidgety animals require a handler so that Michael or Megan can focus on providing the techniques. Additionally, Michael and Megan are open to and encourages the owners to learn some basic energy principles that they can use at home with their animal. A session lasts 30-45 minutes. Depending on the severity and history of the problem, multiple sessions may be required for optimum results.
What can Healing Touch and Reiki for animals help with?
- Recover from injury, illness, and abuse
- Clarify appropriate behavior
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Relieve pain
- Wound and fracture healing
- Trauma release
- Skin problems
- Auto-immune disorders
- Pre- and post-surgical procedures
- Disease prevention
- General well-being
- Develop a greater animal-human bond