Developed in Japan in the early 20th Century Reiki is probably one of the most gentle of the spiritual healing therapies. To benefit from Reiki a client needs only to be open minded about the treatment , It is a light touch therapy with little or no contact with hands being placed over specific points on the clients body using “life force energy”
Reiki helps with your personal wellbeing and keep your body in balance and functioning on every level, physical, mental or emotional. It is often used to help in the treatment of depression. People in good health often use Reiki to help with stress management brought on by our busy everyday lives.
Reiki is not used to diagnose illness it is used as a complimentary therapy to promote healing. Combined with conventional medicine and other complimentary therapies it is now used in hospital and care settings across the country. Oncology units use the treatment to help reduce the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy such as fatigue and nausea. Arthritis is an Inflammatory diseases where the body loses the ability to regulate inflammation. The balance bought by reiki helps minimize flare-ups. It is a natural healing therapy and is safe for everyone to use for the body only takes on as much energy as is needed.
Reiki for Animals
Reiki not only benefits humans it can also benefit animals. There are a number of Vets and Nurses who agree that reiki can be a valuable asset when used to support in animal care and well-being. Using one or more sessions. It can be used to support veterinary medicine before and after surgery and also to promote the animals general well-being. It is recognised in a number of Animal Rescue Centres across the world that animal reiki is a valuable addition to care for animals that are nervous of strangers or have had traumatic life experiences they become calmer and generally more relaxed. Reiki can be offered for first aid in an emergency purely for calming whilst waiting for the Vet to arrive. More Practitioners work with Reiki in human medicine than with animals but it is becoming more widely used.
I volunteer as an Animal Reiki Practitioner at Cumbria Animal Rescue (The Wainright Rescue Centre) in Kendal . They do a marvellous job rehoming dogs and cats with many different issues, they become homeless for a number of reason and this can have traumatic effects on their health or well-being and Reiki gives a calming benefit helping with the adjustment to their surroundings and sometimes huge changes in their lives.