Frequently asked questions
what does a reiki practitioner do?
As a practitioner, I create a Reiki space and connection with you, offering you a platform for your own self healing. Reiki is an empowering practice, helping you to remember your true self and see that ever moment has the potential for healing.
How long does a session last?
What does a session look like?
There is a big difference between Reiki for people and Animal Reiki - which is why it is important to find a practitioner who has trained specifically for supporting animals.
When I work with a person, I offer table (laying down) treatments in my studio, or chair (seated) treatments if we are in a stable or other environment. In both cases the person remains fully clothed and in a relaxed, stationary position while I offer Reiki. Typically I’ll be incorporating traditional Japanese hand placements.
We approach Animal Reiki differently in order to honor the animal’s preferences. In this case, all physical contact is initiated by the animal and they remain in control of their healing session throughout. I do not always use physical touch as some animals receive better without, especially those with trauma or fear. I never use techniques that focus on what is “wrong” with an animal - Reiki is about realizing that we are perfect and whole, always.
How can reiki help my relationship with my horse?
No matter how we spend our time with our horses we are often asking something of them. That could be to jump a 5’ fence, slide to a stop from top speed, or simply to eat the food we’ve chosen for them and live in the environment we decided upon.
Reiki offers you and your horse a chance to interact on a whole new level. The trust you build here carries over to the rest of your relationship - in the show ring, on the trail, or simply being grateful to be in each other’s presence.