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Equine Healing\Reiki

Equine reiki is a safe, gentle, non-intrusive hands-on holistic therapy that is performed without pressure, manipulation or administration of medication, so vets tend to take the attitude that it can't do any harm. Reiki brings about noticable change in the animal and allows them to relax and settle.

It involves an attuned / trained Practitioner placing their hands on or near the horse, allowing the horse to heal from within, irrespective of the symptoms.

Equine healing balances the energy flow throughout the body, stimulating the horse’s natural healing process. During the healing process, endorphins (natural pain reliever and feel good factor apparently equivalent to the effects of opium and morphine) are released into their system, enabling the horse to feel relaxed and calm. The healing has no harmful side effects, and will only work for the receivers greater good.

I’ve found that physical problems go hand in hand with psychological and behavioural problems. Addressing the physical does not always solve the psychological, but there is a much better success rate when we clear the psychological problem first.

The Origins of Reiki:

The Japanese word “Reiki” pronounced Ray Kee in the West is usually translated as “Universal Life-Force Energy” and was developed by a Japanese Buddhist priest Dr Mikao Usui (1865 –1926)

What can Reiki be used for?

  • Mishandling or accidents lack of confidence, panic attacks, stress, nervousness, anxiousness etc.
  • As a preventative measure i.e. clipping, when loading, when first shoeing etc.
  • For clearing remedial problems i.e. kicking, biting, head shacking, jogging, barging, bolting, rearing and/or fear of specific things i.e. traffic, dogs etc.

What does a typical Reiki session involve?

To achieve maximum results I obtain the horses history prior to commencing any work. A case study is then compiled, and taken to the session for discussion/agreement with the owner. The first session takes approximately 1.5hrs (30 minutes consultation - 1hr treatment). The session starts by spending a few minutes familiarising myself with the horse, who will be ideally be tied or very lightly held (a hay net is recommended). I like to visit a horse after morning feed or when the yards activity tends to be at a minimum.

Recommended programme of treatment

I would recommend a minimum of four treatments initially, given in one-week intervals. When all the treatments have been completed, the horses progression will be assessed, and the owner can request further treatments if required.

Please use the "contact me" page to request more information or to book a treatment. Please read through my testimonials and case studies to see how Reiki healing has helped my clients.