What is Equine Reiki?
What is Equine 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.
Originally taught as a system of spiritual development for people, Reiki is now taught throughout the world as a system of physical, emotional and spiritual healing for both people and animals. Some horses will actually come and place the areas of their bodies that need healing into your hands. Others prefer to receive the treatment from several feet away.
How can it help horses?
Reiki can help maintain your horse’s health, speed healing of illness and injuries, and even ease the transition between life and death.
Reiki is ideal for use with horses because it is easy to learn and use, is gentle and noninvasive, and yet can powerfully address any health issue a horse may face.
Because the nature of Reiki is to create and support energetic balance, it can do no harm and can be used safely on its own or as a wonderful complement to other healing therapies, both allopathic and holistic.
Horses love Reiki because they are inherently sensitive and energetic beings who understand its nature. Reiki is a new and special way to deepen our interspecies bond and horses especially appreciate connecting with humans energetically. Reiki also has an irresistibly relaxing nature that just feels good!
Let your equine partner choose
Reiki is different from most other holistic therapies in that it relies on the willing participation of the horse for success.
The practitioner “offers” Reiki to the horse in a flexible way, without forcing the treatment and without expectations of the way the session will unfold.
Horses are very sensitive and wise to energetic frequencies and will immediately understand the nature of the healing you are offering. Commonly, a horse will come forward and put his nose into your hands as soon as you begin. He will then choose to take Reiki in the way he needs most.
A basic Reiki course is usually only several hours long.
You will be able to use Reiki immediately, but because of its nature as a “practice”, your intention and commitment to daily use is important to deepen your understanding of the healing process.
Normally, a Reiki treatment will consist of a combination of hands-on and hands-off, depending on the comfort and preference of the horse.
In rare cases, your horse may choose not to receive treatment on a particular day; if that happens, try again another time.
You will know your horse is open to the treatment by signs of rest and relaxation: licking and chewing, frequent yawning and deep sighs, and/or falling asleep.
The average Reiki treatment lasts from 30 to 60 minutes and ends when the horse wakes up from his “Reiki nap” and moves away.
Most horses will even say “thank you” by putting their heads into your hands or nuzzling you before they leave.
My horse Favour is a very healthy and hearty mature Lady, who is a Shire crossed with a Thoroughbred and she loves Reiki. I often offer it to her while she is relaxing in the pasture and always while hacking out. I begin by asking permission and just “offering” the energy in her direction.
Usually, she will come over and put her head in my hands, or my heart for a few moments, giving a sigh or yawn as she relaxes.
After a few minutes, she will often turn and graze or nap several feet away from me.
She shows me he’s had enough by rousing himself from the doze, coming over and nudging me gently as if to say, “thank you,” then walking purposefully away to eat some grass.
Although many holistic veterinarians around the world use Reiki to help heal their patients, its use is not yet widespread in the veterinary community.
The great thing is that anyone who has the desire can learn Reiki to help improve and support their horse’s healing and well-being.
It is a very effective yet gentle healing system that animals appreciate and enjoy at all stages of life.
To get started, find a practitioner in your area and get a treatment.
Once you’ve experienced Reiki’s relaxing effects and powerful healing benefits for yourself, you will be anxious to take a course and learn to share this gift with the horses in your life.
We offer individual Reiki sessions from £45 and Horse & Rider for £60 and of course you can book in a regular Reiki session weekly, monthly or quarterly as you feel the need. We recommend a regular session to ensure the Reiki energy has a chance to do its great work.
Book your session, for Horse and/or Rider, local to Buckingham ( MK18 4HT ) England today, or if you are a long distance away why not make use of the distance Reiki at £35 a session or arrange for a few people on your yard to be seen and we can travel to you if further away.
All the best and safe riding.