Reiki (pronounced “ray – key”) is a healing technique developed in the early 1900’s by Mikao Usui in Japan. It is an art-form that is passed from Master to student. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words, Rei & Ki, meaning universal life force energy. Reiki practitioners interact with this life force energy to bring balance, relaxation, and well-being to clients.
All physical matter, including living things, is bound by energy – specifically by light energy! According to Dr. Doug Corrigan, light is the “glue that holds all things together.” If you’re curious about the intersection of spirituality and science, check out Dr. Corrigan’s book, The Author of Light.
If all of us, including animals, are literally made of light, doesn’t it make sense that we can use light energy to bring homeostasis back to the body?
Simply put, a Reiki Practitioner connects to universal life force energy via reverent meditation, and shares its healing properties with your pet.
Still skeptical? Scientific studies have shown that Reiki significantly reduced the physiological effects of stress in rats (Baldwin et al, 2008). In humans, studies show Reiki may reduce stress, pain, depression, anxiety, and ease Alzheimer symptoms (Crawford et al, 2006; Dressin & Singg, 1998; Vitale & O’Connor, 2006).
Have you tried Reiki sessions on yourself or your pet? What did you think?