Reiki for Horses
Regardless of age, or state of health, any animal can benefit from a course of Reiki treatments, beneficial changes can take place over a fairly short space of time. Some of the problems and issues that Reiki can help include: Physical injuries (tendons / ligaments), Sweet Itch, Laminitis, Colic, Box walking, Competition Stress (for both horse and rider!), Performance, Wind sucking, behavioural issues, stomach troubles, anxiety, appetite loss, and, pet/ownership relationship issues.
Reiki is not a substitute for veterinary care and treatment. If your horse has any symptoms of illness you should consult with your vet.
Reiki is safe and will complement any form of complementary or medical treatment.
The law currently states that before your pet receives a Reiki treatment you must gain veterinary consent.
A Reiki practitioner will not diagnose or recommend any form of treatment.
Receiving Reiki is a straightforward process. Your Reiki Practitioner will decide how to deliver a treatment, for instance, free standing in their stable, tied up, or perhaps over the stable door. This may involve hands on, or hands off. The decision on which method to use will be based on how the animal wishes to receive the energy.
During the treatment, energy (call 'chi') is drawn through the practitioner into the recipient, helping to produce a state of balance (more detail of the whole process can be found in my 'What is Reiki' page).
How might your horse react?
Your pet will most likely visibly relax - he may sit or lie down, you may hear his stomach gurgle. Some animals will lie down and go into a deep sleep during the treatment. Different animals may not show as many signs of relaxation during their first treatment, however, they will often lie down to sleep after the treatment when they are alone.
No matter what the reaction, Reiki is giving your pet's self healing ability an energised boost.
How many treatments?
The effects of Reiki build up cumulatively, so it is advised to have a course of treatments to help produce long-term beneficial changes, emotionally and physically, for instance, 4-6 treatments at weekly intervals.