What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese term which when translated means ‘spiritual energy’.
Spiritual energy is the vital life force energy that is present in all living things. In Traditional Chinese Medicine this energy is known as Chi.

When our Ki (or Chi) energy system is in balance we experience good health, inner peace and well being. When out of balance our Ki energy system becomes blocked or depleted and illness begins to take form. Reiki works by releasing stress and tension from the body allowing our energy system to come back into balance. When in balance the body can access its innate ability to heal itself.

The 'system of Reiki' refers to the system developed by its Japanese founder Usui Mikao in the 19th Century. The original purpose of the system was spiritual development. The basic premise of Usui's system was that healing exists within each person, not outside and therefore the essence of his teaching was self practise.

In modern times, Reiki has evolved throughout the western world as an effective system of energetic healing and has been successfully used as a supportive healing technique for a variety of health problems. It has been more commonly used as a complementary therapy for people, but as more people learn of the benefits of Reiki treatments, they are also turning to Reiki as a holistic healing support for their beloved animals.

Reiki is ideal for use with horses because it’s gentle and non-invasive.
It can be offered at a distance if necessary, which means it’s particularly useful for treating fearful horses or horses that can't be approached. Reiki doesn’t cause stress, discomfort, or pain, and yet it yields powerful results. All animals, particularly horses, respond well to Reiki’s power to heal physical illnesses and injuries, and emotional and behavioural issues.


How can Reiki benefit me?

The most immediate and greatest overall health benefit of Reiki is that it promotes a sense of deep relaxation by assisting the body to release stress and tension.

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How can Reiki benefit my horse?

Reiki can help horses in many ways. In healthy horses, Reiki helps to maintain health and vitality as well as enhancing relaxation and a sense of wellbeing.

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