What is Reiki ?
According to Wikipedia:
"Reiki (霊気?, /ˈreɪkiː/) is a spiritual practice developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of alternative medicine and is sometimes classified as oriental medicine by some professional medical bodies. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy (i.e., reiki) in the form of qi (Japanese: ki) through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of equilibrium."
Why Reiki ?
Reiki usually works well with pets for the same reasons it works well on people. This modality is very useful in STRESS RELIEF so many people and animals suffer from.
Animals respond to the loving touch and intention. Reiki is one of the ways to help your animal feel well.
Giving Reiki to animals is usually beneficial in the following situations:
* When they are ill: Reiki can speed up the healing process and supports any type of medical intervention.
* When they are young or old: In particular age-related problems; for elder animals to enhance their well-being and for younger to help them adjust to new surroundings.
* When they have been through a traumatic experience: Animals can benefit from Reiki loving energy after they've experienced any type of abuse, loss, or move, or if they show sings of depression or other behavioral disorder. Even if you don't know what the issue is, you can use Reiki to help.
Reiki treatments (Usui Shiki Ryoho and Kundalini Reiki):
30 minutes - 300 NOK
60 minutes - 600 NOK
The length of the Reiki session depends on the condition of animal and can be shortened or lenghtened (if the owner approves) adequately to the need of respective animal receiver.
Giving Reiki to a sick animal helps the human companions of animals as much as it is helpful for the animals themselves.
Reiki is not meant as a substitute for medical/veterinary diagnosis and treatment. In fact it can readily compliment other forms of therapy.
Practitioners do not diagnose conditions, nor do they perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, or interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical/veterinary professional, unless they have received training in such a licensed professional practice that supports this. (This type of skill is not a part of a normal certified Reiki training program).
Reiki can be used together with any other form of medical, natural or alternative therapy in order to compliment it.
It is recommended you see a licensed physician/veterinarian professional for any physical or psychological ailment you/your animal may have.
Here on Cesar Millan's site
you may find more about Reiki for dogs and how it could benefit your animal.