Scientific studies have shown how happiness can help heal illnesses and injuries: happy, positive people tend to heal better and faster than miserable, negative people who focus their energies on being ill. The same probably goes for dogs.
Reiki doesn’t usually change the natural order of events. It can’t cure your pet. It simply enhances their happiness when they’re not feeling their best, by giving them a huge dose of undiluted, unconditional love.
Reiki works to balance the energy systems of all living things and in doing so allows the bodies to heal themselves. Reiki heals on all levels with people and therefore it will heal on all levels for animals as well. Whether they are hurting physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually, Reiki will get to the core of what needs to be healed quickly, easily, and gently. Animals are much like kids, once they trust you and the energy you are sending to them, they will take it in easily and heal quickly because they are closer to our Divine Source and have memories and abilities that many adult humans have long forgotten. This allows the belief system of animals to be more open and filled with many fewer blockages than adults have, therefore the Reiki can flow without hitch and do what it is here to do, heal.
Reiki works well with animals for the same reasons it works for people. Like us, they respond positively to a loving touch and loving intentions.
With Distant Reiki you don’t need to be near the animal. It can be performed anywhere. Some practitioners do something called ‘Beaming Reiki’, where they connect with the animal from a safe distance until they get used to it, then slowly move closer. You can do Reiki with your hands hovering over the animal’s body, which some dogs are more comfortable with than hands-on treatment. Hands-on Reiki can be adapted for animals – while their anatomy is different, the techniques and principles are the same as for humans. Group Reiki is sometimes used for groups of animals