Reiki and Pets
Many people today look for a holistic approach to treating illnesses in their animal companions. Touch therapies, such as Reiki, Tellington TTouch, and shiatsu, are frequently sought out to help bring relief to animals that are suffering. Other complementary therapies used in holistic pet care are homeopathy, aromatherapy, and flower essence therapy.
What is Tellington TTouch?
Tellington TTouch is an animal touch therapy modality based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body to accelerate the healing of injuries or ailments.
Animal lovers are sensitive to their pets' illnesses. Likewise, pets can be sensitive to the sufferings of their caregivers. Many dogs and cats absorb Reiki energies more quickly than humans. This could simply be the result of their size (at least for most cats and small- to medium-sized dog breeds), but more likely it is because they inherently understand what Reiki is. Most cats and dogs will accept the energies they need and allow you to place your hands on them freely. When they have had enough, they will simply walk away. A full treatment could be over in five minutes. Treatments seldom last more than twenty minutes.
You can give Reiki to your pets by touching, stroking, or patting them. Reiki can also be sent to animals through distant healing if they are skittish or confused by your touch — or if you are allergic to an animal's fur or dander. Distant healing is a must for treating nondomestic animals such as terrestrial wildlife, zoo animals, and aquatic creatures.
Here is how Reiki can help your pet:
It accelerates the healing of physical injuries.
It promotes peace and calmness.
It treats trauma from accidents or surgery, nervousness, and fear.
It reduces stress and suffering.
It helps promote bonding between animal and pet owner.
It treats behavioral problems: chewing, biting, scratching, excessive barking, and so on.
It offers a comforting transitional energy when it is time for your pet to depart from this world.