The treatments offered are suitable for animals, with the exception of Auricular Therapy. Animals often respond well to both healing and complementary therapy since they have no preconceived ideas or expectations, they simply accept what’s being offered.
- Often seek out the healing energy or therapy
- Usually show obvious signs of relaxation
- Sometimes fall asleep while the therapy is being given
- Let you know if they have had enough for today
And Animal Healing can be especially beneficial to animals who have been adopted from a rescue centre where there is often little information about their background. It may also be used to complement Veterinary treatment since it does not involve any manipulation or medication – I am able to work without touching the animal if appropriate – a technique I have developed for working with wild animals.
When working with animals I prefer to visit them in their own surroundings in order to keep their stress to a minimum and will use my intuition to give them the best possible experience.
About animals and complementary therapy
I love all animals and have worked with horses, donkeys and various domestic and wild animals. I have been the guardian of a dog and thirteen cats over the years, all of which were ‘rescued’ and loved receiving healing in one form or another
One cat, that developed arthritis some years after a road accident, regularly sought out and would sleep on top of a pile of clear quartz crystal points, something which must have benefited him since it can’t have been comfortable!
Another, which had been badly treated before being left at a rescue centre, liked to lie under the healing couch whenever family members where receiving complementary treatments and a third would jump on my lap whenever I was sending distant Reiki to someone. Clearly animals know what they like.
I am always happy to discuss any animal that I may be able to help.
Note: Legally all animals must be seen by a vet before receiving complementary therapy.
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 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.
(Taken from the UK Reiki Federation Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice – March 2002)
Photograph by Linda Law