How can a Healing session help your horse?
As with human Reiki, Equine Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-diagnostic, hands on or near, healing therapy that is performed without pressure or manipulation. Reiki healing helps balance the energy flow throughout the body, stimulating the horse’s natural healing process which can enable the horse to feel more relaxed and calm.
Reiki is activated by intent and the Practitioner is guided by their intuition and training. Being an intelligent energy, Reiki will travel to where it is most needed, as it is drawn in by the horse. The treatment can be a revitalising holistic experience and Reiki will work for the horse’s highest good, on a diverse range of emotional, physical and spiritual issues. For example on a practical level Reiki can help with: anxiety, stable vices, behavioural and performance issues and physical symptoms.
Legally Reiki practitioners are not allowed to diagnose a problem or suggest treatment. If the client would like a diagnosis for their symptoms, they should seek medical advice from their Veterinary Surgeon.
What I do before a Reiki treatment
Before a Reiki Practitioner gives a Reiki treatment to your horse, you must first seek approval from your Vet. This should be a straight forward phone call, to establish that your Vet is happy for your horse to receive Reiki.
Reiki is a complementary therapy and is not intended to replace Veterinary care and advice.
On the treatment day I will take some details about your horse and its history and ask you as the owner, to sign the treatment consent form.
The Healing session and aftercare
The Reiki treatment needs to take place in an environment where the horse feels safe and relaxed and at a time that will not disturb the horse's routine. We will decide together where the horse will be most content. It is helpful if your horse has access to a hay net and water close by, as the act of chewing is relaxing. After spending some time getting to know your horse with you, I will start to work with your horse at a pace guided by them.
Every horse is unique and consequently every healing session is different but I would expect a treatment to last for approximately 1 hour. Whilst being treated it is likely that your horse will relax and lower their head and neck, lick their lips, chew, yawn, blink, sigh, sniff your hands, tummy rumble or pass wind. Some horses will even lie down to sleep. Following the treatment, allowing your horse to rest for at least an hour and a half for the healing process to continue is recommended, however each horse is different and it maybe that your horse will need the rest of the day off - common sense should always prevail !
£40 for an Equine Reiki session lasts approximately one hour.
Travel costs are charged at 45p per mile outside a 5 mile radius of Priddy, Somerset.
First appointments will include a free consultation so please allow an extra 15 minutes
to talk through the treatment process and sign the treatment consent form.
It is very important that you obtain veterinary treatment for a sick animal and before I can carry out a Reiki treatment on your horse you must first seek approval from your vet and inform them that you wish them to have Reiki. For your information the paragraph below sets out the relevant legislation with regard to treating animals:
The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis. However, the healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands or distant healing is legal.
The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3.