Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is an ancient Japanese healing technique developed in 1921 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Reiki is now becoming increasingly popular in the modern world and due to its safe and powerful form of healing it is now used in hospitals, hospices and even the army to help with post traumatic stress.
Reiki is a natural healing method which promotes relaxation and stress reduction. It is an effective treatment for reducing pain, recovering from injury or surgery, dealing with emotional difficulties and has proved very effective in treating joint and arthritic related conditions.
The theory behind Reiki is that it is possible to heal a person by using the techniques learned or acquired by a Reiki practitioner. Reiki is an entirely non-intrusive therapy and is delivered by placing hands on or just above the body. No other tools or instruments are used and Reiki Practitioners do not use massage or manipulation.
Reiki is suitable for people of all faiths and beliefs. It can be used safely on children of all ages and is particularly beneficial for women during all stages of pregnancy and fertility treatments. Once limited to primarily healing people, Reiki now also benefits animals.
Reiki is beneficial for…
Addictions, Anxiety Disorders, Arthritis, Attachment Issues, Back Problems, Before and After Surgical procedures, Bereavement, Depression, Difficulty with Concentration /ADHD, Fertility, Fibromyalgia, IBS, Joint Problems, MS and ME, Post Traumatic Stress, Sickness, Sleep Disorders and Stress
All animals including horses appear to have a natural understanding of how Reiki benefits them. You can easily see it is working as they will react to it and you only have to look at the photograph of Sophie on the home page to see how much she enjoys it and how relaxed and calm she is after a treatment.
Reiki can benefit horses in so many ways. A horses behaviour is heightened when there is discomfort, stress or pain. This impacts negatively on the way the horse responds to the owner, but my Reiki sessions deal with these issues and aid healing which results in a more co-operative horse. Reiki also has a very positive effect on emotional trauma, nervousness and separation anxiety, resulting in a calmer less distressed animal.
Reiki is used to prevent the re-occurrence of stress induced Ulcers, Colic and Laminitis. It can also be used alongside veterinary treatments to speed up any recovery time. Reiki also has many other benefits and can help with Behavioural Problems, Emotional Trauma, EMS, Injuries, Loading Issues, Mud Rash, Nervousness, Performance Related Issues (pre and post competition), Riding Issues, Separation Anxiety, Spooking, Stress, Tendon and Ligament Problems, Transportation difficulties, Weaving and Wind Sucking.
Reiki can be very beneficial in the sporting arena as it has been shown to improve performance by relaxing the horse in competition or at home by softening the mouth and re-balancing the gait. Reiki treatments energise the respiratory system, producing increased endorphin activity and enhancing muscle definition. All of which improves agility, performance, speed and stamina whilst supporting your horse to perform to the best of their ability and have an increased chance of progressing well at competition level. Using Reiki a few days before any event, competition or show will help keep your horse relaxed and focused, increasing the confidence of both horse and rider. Throughout a treatment I am also able to identify old injuries which can still cause discomfort, this is particularly beneficial for those potentially looking to purchase a new horse.
What To Expect with Reiki Treatments…
When providing Reiki to a horse it restores positive energy flow into the animal’s body, correcting imbalance. Horses are particularly sensitive, quickly picking up on the healing and will often approach to become a willing participant. All of my treatments are delivered by placing my hands on several parts of the horses body and it is completely non invasive and non intrusive. A hand off approach is also available if this is more preferable.
Results, in some instances, can be evident immediately. Alternatively, it can take a few days or even as long as a week before an improvement is seen, every individual is different. Check out the photos of a treatment I provided for mud rash and also my client reviews.
During a treatment your horse may… Chew, Drink a lot of water, Lean, Lowering of the head, Lick, Rock, Twitching,Yawn.
Consult your vet prior to any treatment and please note it is not advisable to ride your horse for 24 hours post treatment.