Energy Medicine is a holistic approach to the health and well-being of animals, encompassing both Reiki and Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA).
Reiki is a Japanese word, loosely meaning “Universal Life Force” or “Spiritual Energy.” It’s a gentle, non-invasive, hands-on healing method where practitioners support self-healing through creating energetic space. It doesn’t actually require physical touch, and can be performed either in-person or from a great distance.
For animals in the end-stages of their lives, Reiki is a powerful, yet gentle way to:
- Provide comfort
- Relieve pain, fear and anxiety
- Reduce chemotherapy side effects
- Ease the transition to death
“A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.” from reiki.org
How does it work?
Practitioners will first ask permission from the animal to participate in a Reiki session. While in the meditative Reiki space, the animal decides whether to accept the treatment, and for how long, while the practitioner simply creates a space where healing possibilities exist. It is a means to elevate positive energy and eliminate negative energy in the body.
Healing Touch for Animals® (HTA)
HTA accesses the energy centers – or chakras – of the body, as well as the energy field outside the body. HTA is meant to “restore harmony and balance to an animal’s energy system, while providing physical, emotional, mental and instinctual stability.” from healingtouchforanimals.com
HTA can benefit animals by:
- Supporting them through their end-of-life journey
- Supporting them in illness, injury, cancer, and trauma
- Reducing stress and anxiety
- Promoting the human-animal bond