What happens during a Reiki session
Reiki for Animals can be offered remotely via distance and in person.
I work with all animals- companion dogs and cats, shelter animals, rabbits, from rodents and small pets to horses and farm animals, as well as wild and captive animals (such as in zoo's and aquariums).
Remote Reiki: The beauty of Reiki is that it can be given remotely by distance treatment. As energy knows no bounds, Reiki can be offered no matter where you are in the world and your animals can benefit from a remote Reiki session.
Distance treatments can be just as effective as in-person treatments. This means that the recipient can benefit from the Reiki energy even if they are unable to be present due to distance or illness. Reiki done via distance has other benefits as well and in some cases may be preferable to in-person sessions, (ie. with animals who may be skittish, hyper sensitive or prefer not to be around strangers). Some pets can become anxious when a visitor comes to your property, becoming upset or excited; so by sending the energy remotely, the animal is undisturbed and can remain as relaxed as possible. Distance healing treatments have other benefits as well: Your choice of therapist is not limited by geography- you can pick someone based on your specific criteria and how you feel about them, without distance being a factor. Since there is no need to leave home, it may be easier for you to schedule time in your day for a Reiki session. In cases of an emergency I can usually offer a remote session the same day and oftenon short notice.
In-person Reiki: I love to meet as many of my clients as possible and have that 'nose to nose' connection with an animal. If you would like to me to come to your home or property, I am more than happy to do so by prior arrangement. I am available for in-person sessions on Vancouver Island in the southern and central coastal areas.
At an in-person session, the animal being offered Reiki should ideally be in a quiet space, free to move around and behave normally. You do not need to be present but are welcome to stay if you prefer to. I am typically seated on a pillow on the floor near the animal. He or she controls how much contact (if any) they want with me and whether they want me to touch them at all. They are free to move away. Touching the animal is not necessary (though many animals seem to like it).
Larger animals such as horses and farm animals should be in a quiet space with their owner present at all times. Treatment may not always be 'hands-on' with some animals. In-person sessions done at your property/location mean that you can remain in the comfort of your own surroundings, saving you on both time and travel costs. When we are finished, there's no need for you to disturb your animal, and you don't have to travel anywhere because you're already at home. You can both just relax.
After care/ following a session: Whether in person or remotely, recipients are usually very relaxed and often end up falling asleep during or after a treatment. They should have access to plenty of fresh water. It is best to try and stick to as normal a routine as possible but limit excess activity. You may find that they sleep more than usual after the treatment and this is perfectly normal. It is the animal's time to heal. Rest is important. Reiki is gentle and non-invasive so there is no after care required.
Reiki is not a replacement for medical or veterinary advice.
Important Legal Information
The Veterinary Surgery Act 1966 prohibits anyone other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis. However the healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands and distant healing is legal. The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency first aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1996 Schedule 3. Source: UK Reiki Federation