What's involved in a Reiki treatment? 

Before I begin a treatment we'll have a brief discussion about the treatment and what to expect throughout the treatment. It's not necessary to restrain your horse during the treatment, he can receive a treatment while loose in a stable, yard or paddock. Some horses prefer to receive Reiki from a distance, some prefer hands on healing treatments.


How long does a Reiki treatment take?

Horses end the treatment when they’ve received what they need, and this can vary with each treatment. A treatment could be anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours! I generally finish the treatment when your horse decides.


Where do treatments take place? 

I prefer to treat horses in their own environment, preferably in a peaceful area away from noise or activity if possible. Treatments can take place in a stable, yard or paddock. Treatments can also take place where you are competing.

 

How often should my horse have Reiki? 

This can vary depending on the condition and length of time the condition has been manifest. In some cases, one or two treatments can bring swift results and be all that is needed; in other cases, such as in chronic illness, or long standing conditions, several treatments may be required to improve health. It's generally recommended that healing treatments be carried out over a number of consecutive days initially, followed by weekly or fortnightly treatments as necessary.


What conditions can Reiki treat? 

Reiki is highly beneficial for enhancing relaxation and reducing stress, as well as improving flexibility and balance. It can be utilised as a treatment for a wide range of health conditions as well as behavioural and performance issues. Reiki helps speed recovery after illness or injury and can also provide pain relief as well as easing depression in horses, which can occur after losing a paddock mate or after the loss of a foal.

Reiki can be utilised for a variety of health and emotional issues including (but not limited to):  

 

How soon can I expect results?  

In some cases, one or two treatments can bring swift results; in other cases such as in chronic illness or long standing conditions several treatments may be required to improve health. It’s generally recommended that healing treatments be carried out over a number of consecutive days initially, followed by weekly or fortnightly treatments as necessary. 


Will Reiki interfere with vet treatments? 

No, there are no negative side effects or contraindications with Reiki and treatments will not interfere with vet treatments. 

As a complementary therapy Reiki safely supports all other healing modalities, including Western medicine, and will complement any veterinary care your horse may be receiving. Reiki may also be utilised if you’d like to try a more natural approach to improving your horse’s health, or when your horse hasn’t responded to other treatments.


My horse appears fit and healthy, why would he need Reiki? 

In healthy horses, Reiki helps to maintain health and vitality as well as enhancing relaxation and a sense of wellbeing. Because Reiki is calming and deeply relaxing it can be useful for many different situations such as easing pre-competition stress for both you and your horse. It can also be used to relax horses who are nervous about loading or travelling. You can read more about the benefits of Reiki here