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Reiki

reiki-cropWhat is the meaning of Reiki?

Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life Energy, or Spirit/Soul Energy. It is an energy that is found throughout all things. The word itself is comprised of two meaningful syllables or words- “Rei is the cosmic, spiritually guided universal aspect of energy; Ki is the fundamental life force, which flows and pulsates in each living entity.”

What is Reiki as a healing art?

Reiki is a natural, healing therapy which allows for more flow of life force energy. It is the practice of transferring this energy through a Reiki practitioner to a recipient. The recipient in veterinary medicine is your companion animal. The healing art of Reiki is known as Usui Shiki Ryoho. “Reiki revitalizes and re-energizes the body, mind and spirit enabling the wholeness of a recipient to be brought back into balance.”

How does Reiki work?

A Reiki practitioner is not a “healer”, but instead the facilitator of healing. It allows the recipient (your companion animal) to self-heal. It can be used to relieve stress and tension by calming emotions, inducing relaxation and restoring peace. It helps to manage, reduce and eliminate pain. It helps improve healing from a trauma or injury. It promotes a holistic balance of your pet.

Similar to acupuncture, Reiki works with Qi and each individual’s Chakras (energy centers that serve as gateways for the flow of energy into the physical body). From these energy centers, Qi flows through a network of channels and meridians, supplying energy to the patient. Reiki helps improve this flow and direct the energy to assist in healing the ailment.jessiereiki2

Reiki is a method that is complementary to your pet’s healing process. It can be used in conjunction with other allopathic holistic therapies, as well as other holistic therapies.

A Reiki sessions generally last from 15-30 minutes depending on the patient, intention and environment.

Dr. Araba is a certified Reiki Level 1 practitioner that has been practicing this system of healing for the last almost 2 years. She is working towards her Level 2 certification.