What is Animal Reiki?
Reiki is an energy healing technique that promotes relaxation, reduces stress and anxiety through gentle touch. The Let Animals Lead method pioneered by Kathleen Prasad is a form of animal reiki where the focus is holding a healing space for the animal to step into, and allowing them to chose touch. It is an animal-guided approach to energetic healing through reiki.
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Why is Reiki beneficial?
Reiki provides grounding into the present for both the practitioner offering reiki and the individual receiving. This energetic practice provides a healing space the animal (or human) can step into, and enables the animal receiving to guide the healing process. Reiki has been very useful during equine bodywork sessions. It helps activate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS), which does the work of undoing tension caused from stressful situations. Once the PNS is activated, the horse is a space of relaxation and healing. Reiki on its own is a power energetic healing practice. When woven with Masterson Method Equine Bodywork, the results are profound.