Reiki for Horses and Humans

What is Reiki?

Reiki (pronounced Ray-Kee) is a form of Japanese Energy healing, “discovered” by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui.

The word Reiki is made up of two Japenese words, loosely translated as – Rei meaning Universal/all encompassing energy of The One and Ki – which is the Life Force.

It is believed that illness and injury can be caused by, or lead to a block in the meridians and energetic system of the body. In essence Reiki is the practice of channelling Universal Energy through ones body, to oneself, to another human being or animal or anywhere. The energy flows to the recipient, permeating through any blocks, allowing the body to heal



Reiki can be  practised as a hands on or a ‘hands off’ therapy and can be practised at a distance also.


Why Reiki?

To me, Reiki is a nice, non-invasive therapy that can be of benefit to nearly everyone who receives it. For humans it is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of normal life, it can help start to form a bond with animals that are traumatised or aloof. If you have any questions about Reiki please feel free to contact me.


How can Reiki help?

Reiki breaks through the blockages in systems, allowing the body to heal itself so it can be beneficial for everyone, even if you feel tip-top. It can help:



* Aches * Sprains * Strains * Fractures * Illness * Diseases * Recovery *



* Bereavement * Break-Ups * Stress & Anxiety * Depression * Lack of Self  Confidence * Lack of Self Worth *



* Removing blocks * Aiding connection to higher realms *



How is Reiki is performed?

After an initial consultation (including answering any questions you may have), my human patients will normally make themselves comfortable, either by sitting in a chair or lying on a massage couch. I will then begin the Reiki Treatment which consists of me working around the body either hands on or hands off in the aura, allowing the recipient to remain fully clothed if desired.

Again after an initial consultation, when dealing with animals I normally work in whatever location they most feel comfortable in. In some cases with horses this can mean a stable, or if they are nervous of humans it can be performed just standing in a field at distance. For house animals/pets reiki can be performed inside or outside.


What happens when Reiki is performed?

Some people report feelings of deep relaxation, some feel temperature differences, a buzzing feeling and some feel nothing. Reiki will have a personal effect on each recipient. Animals normally show signs of relaxation quickly when reiki is given.

They have been known to go to sleep, yawn, lick and chew or show physical signs that the energy is moving around the body such as muscle quivering.


What happens after a treatment?

I advise that after a treatment, human or animal, that time is allowed for the patient to rest. Working animals should be given the rest of the day off (or at least 6 hours) as Reiki will continue to go round the systemafter the treatment has stopped.

There are rarely side effects to Reiki other than being deeply relaxed. Sometimes the body can go through a ‘healing crisis’ presenting as a runny nose or tiredness but symptoms are rare and will normally subside within 24 hours.


How many treatments? and how much?

This is completely down to the individual and will be discussed at the end of the first session.


Please contact me for my rates.




The Legal Side

"I am fully insured to practice Reiki on Horses and Humans.

As a Reiki Practitioner I am bound by The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966, prohibiting anyone other than a qualified Veterinary Surgeon from diagnosing ailments. The healing of animals by laying of hands however is legal. Under The Protection of Animals Act 1911 it is illegal for veterinary treatment to be withheld from an animal. Reiki is a complementary therapy and if under supervision of a vet or injured, permission must be obtained by the owner from the vet for a treatment to take place."
Dan Wilson