ANIMALS AND REIKI
As with humans, Reiki may benefit animals with physical, mental or emotional issues and consequently this holistic complementary therapy may also be of help for animals with a behaviour problems that have an emotional basis or influence.
Many Reiki practitioners love animals and offer Reiki to them. Some offer it just to their own animals and those of friends and family where they know the animal. A number offer Reiki free of charge to residents in animal rescues and sanctuaries and others work professionally on a paid basis with animals. It is very rewarding for a Reiki practitioner to see and feel an animal push its body into their hands to show exactly where it wishes to receive energy healing and express its gratitude afterwards. This, coupled with the positive response from animals and their owners, is fueling a growth in this form of ‘natural healing’.
Animal Reiki is becoming increasingly recognised as a complementary therapy in its own right; with specific additional training advised for anyone wishing to work professionally with animals and become recognised by a Reiki Council member organisation.