What is Reiki?
Reiki is a holistic energy healing system in which the practitioner channels healing energy from the universe through the hands. It works by balancing the energy of the body, mind and spirit, supporting the process of self-healing on all levels.
Reiki comes to us and the modern world through the teachings of Mikao Usui, who lived in Japan in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Reiki is now taught throughout the world as a system of physical, emotional and spiritual healing for both people and animals.
The Benefits of Reiki for Horses
Horse owners want their horses to be healthy, sound and calm. This is definitely true when considering the benefits of Reiki for horses. This gentle and non-intrusive therapy traces its modern origins to human patients in Japan. Today it’s growing in popularity as a healing tool that can benefit horses physically, emotionally and mentally.
How Equine Reiki Works
Energy flows through the body of a horse in good health much like an electric current. However, a number of factors can interfere with this flow. Among them are physical injuries, trauma, dietary changes, emotional problems, training issues or a combination of these problems. Any blockage of energy can result in physical, psychological or behavioral problems.
An individual providing Horse Reiki, or Equine Reiki, restores positive energy flow into the animal’s body, correcting imbalance. Horses are particularly sensitive and quickly pick up on the healing a practitioner offers through hands-on or even hands-off means. Typically, the animal will approach and quickly become a willing participant.
Reiki can help horses
Reiki helps to maintain health and vitality as well as enhancing relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.
For horses that are ill or injured Reiki can assist physical healing as well as provide pain relief; for example Reiki can speed recovery from tendon or ligament injury, laminitis or colic, it can also ease suffering for horses with arthritis by providing pain relief and reducing inflammation.
Highly-strung or stressed horses can benefit greatly from the soothing, calming effects of Reiki by helping them to relax and gain a sense of peace, making it particularly useful for horses who experience fear, aggression or anxiety. Because of its gentle nature Reiki can be highly beneficial for horses who have suffered abuse or emotional trauma by helping the horse to heal emotionally and spiritually.
Reiki can ease the dying process for horses through offering relief from pain, fear and anxiety. It also provides comfort and support, not only for the horse, but for it’s human companions as well.
Reiki can be given to any horse under virtually any circumstance, which means it is useful for fearful, wild or dangerous horses that cannot be approached.