What is Reiki?
Reiki ("rei" = divine; "ki" = life force energy) is a Japanese healing technique that channels universal energy to activate the body's natural healing processes. When we are under stress, our energy is depleted and we become more susceptible to illness, disease, anxiety, etc. Reiki is an infusion of life-force energy that helps to restore well-being on all levels: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Though Reiki is typically given by laying hands on or near the body, it can also be administered from a distance, as energy is not bound by time or space. Distance healing is equally as effective as an in-person Reiki session, and can be given to anyone, anywhere, at any time.
Animals, in particular, can reap great benefits from Reiki. Because they are naturally more in-tune with the energy around them than we humans, they are highly sensitive to our moods and energy shifts, and often soak up and mirror the energy we put out. Reiki can help your pet release any negative or chaotic energy they've picked up. It can not only help to alleviate stress and anxiety in your pet, it can promote healing after surgery or in cases of injury, and ease pain during hospice care.