Reiki Healing For Dogs
All dogs, whether shelter dogs or dogs in happy homes, can benefit from the healing aspects of Reiki. For healthy dogs, it can help maintain energetic balance and promote health and well-being. For dogs suffering from illness or injury, either physical or mental, it is a powerful complement to both conventional and alternative healing methods.
Will your dog like Reiki?
…that is the question. Maybe you’ve seen Reiki on humans, where a healer’s hands hover over the person but don’t actually touch them. This might seem fascinating, but hands-hovering and hands-on Reiki are both acceptable forms. It may depend on the animal. You may have a new dog who is timid and fearful of touch, or you might be helping at a shelter with a new, skittish arrival: hands-hovering may be the best way to start. If it’s your dog, or one who obviously loves touch, the light hands-on application is welcome.
Dog Reiki hand positions aren’t extremely different from human hand configurations, simply modified. At a basic level, you want to match hand positions on both sides of the dog, starting at the shoulders and working your way down their body at energy points (chakras). For an injury or ailment, you can also put your hands together, thumbs touching, and focus on the particular area or organ affected.
Many dog lovers feel the relationship forged between human and canine contains a mystical connection. After all, doesn’t your dog sometimes know what you’re thinking? When it comes to caring for our furry friends, we believe the Japanese technique of Reiki can be a helpful tool.