Reiki is a method of healing that uses the natural energy of the universe (referred to as “qi”) to help balance and restore your cat’s natural energy flow.
This helps maintain his wellness, promotes overall health and well-being, strengthens his immune system response, increases vitality, alleviates pain associated with injury or disease, speeds his recovery from illness or injury, and improves the quality of his life.
You may have heard about Reiki, as it is becoming a popular alternative treatment in humans today. Reiki’s chemical-free method of healing has been reported to help with many ailments from allergies, arthritis, and seizures to depression, infertility, and cancer. Research has shown that Reiki can promote the release of endorphins and encephalin, the body’s natural pain controllers.
Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch
You may also have heard about Therapeutic Touch and Healing Touch, which are forms of healing similar to Reiki. While cats cannot fully participate in these therapies themselves, they will benefit from it if their owner practice the techniques on them.
This is not to say that Reiki will help with every condition or disease, but more and more veterinarians are recommending it as complementary care for some health issues. Always check with your veterinarian before beginning any new treatment plan for your cat.
Reiki sessions can be given daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the cat’s needs and the practitioner. The number of sessions needed varies from cat to cat and depends on their health and particular conditions.
You will not be applying any external force or medication. Reiki is delivered by simply holding your hands near your pet to promote healing from within, while still allowing him to relax in his own space. It can be given through a blanket or towel, or by placing your hands directly on your cat’s body. Most cats find the technique very soothing and will allow you to place your hands where they need them most.
Reiki is easy to learn and can be done by anyone who has been initiated into Reiki. It requires no special equipment and you can do it yourself, or have a Reiki practitioner work with your cat.
It is important to remember that Reiki does not replace the services of your veterinarian, but is meant as an adjunct therapy to be used in conjunction with any other treatment plan prescribed by your vet.
Can I Do Reiki on My Cat? Is It Even Possible?
First thing first, yes, you can do reiki on your cat. Of course, it’s up to you if you want to. If your cat is okay with being held, you have him or her in your arms. Now if your cat is not comfortable being touched, it may be difficult to put your hands on his body so a blanket might work better for them.
What Does My Cat Need to Know About Me Before We Start?
Cats will generally pick up on our emotional state. If you are sad, anxious or uncomfortable around them they will be stressed out and run away from you or lash out in some way. On the other hand, if you love your cat but just can’t seem to relax enough to pet them while they sit still – they may also find that stressful and would probably prefer it if you didn’t
How Does Reiki Work?
Reiki works with the subtle energy of the body. By placing our hands in certain positions over or on a patient, we are able to channel life-force energy into that person’s system, allowing it to flow properly and do what it is naturally intended to do. This process promotes healing in both mind and body, which means that any illness or malady is likely to improve when treated with Reiki.
How Does This Work for Your Cat?
Just as the human body has energy centers, so do all living things. Cats have one main center near the base of their tails and another at the top of their heads. Placing our hands on or close to these areas allows us to channel energy into that being’s system, helping it to function better in every possible way. So your cat may not be able to tell you what ails her, but she will definitely feel the difference when treated with Reiki!
Reiki is easy enough for anyone who has been initiated into Reiki to perform. It requires no special equipment or training other than knowing how to place your hands for the most effective treatment. We all have a certain amount of Reiki within us and giving it to our cats just makes good sense!
Reiki is an ancient technique from Japan that works with your body’s energy system to promote healing from many forms of illness. If you think this might be useful for your cat, here are some tips on how to use Reiki with your feline friend.
Step 1 – Learn
The first step in learning Reiki is to learn the energy techniques yourself. This means getting a Reiki Master or Teacher who can instruct you in the proper way of placing your hands, working with symbols, and doing distant healing.
Step 2 – Relax!
As with humans, cats have a much easier time letting the healing energy come in when they are relaxed. Play some calm music or use an aromatherapy diffuser to help them relax if you think it is necessary.
Step 3 – Prepare for Treatment
Before performing Reiki on your cat, you need to decide on how serious the condition is and what areas of his body would benefit from treatment. Once you have decided, prepare your cat by placing him on a table or comfortable surface. This will allow you to easily move your hands over him without having to stoop down or lean over too far. A table height of 28-30 inches works well for most people. If there are problems with stability, wrap your cat in a soft blanket or towel to keep him safe and secure during the treatment.
Step 4 – Gather Your Materials
You will need to gather up some things before you begin working on your cat. These include:
- A comfortable place for your cat to lay, like a table or floor
- Basic Reiki tools like an attunement crystal or stone, symbols, etc.
When you start doing reiki, use the following tips and tricks to get the most out of a reiki session:
- Like people, cats respond well when treated gently but firmly. Place one hand near the tail base (under the tail where it joins the body) and one hand over his heart area with fingers pointing directly at each other.
- Be sure to keep your fingers very relaxed and open, allowing the energy to flow through them from your heart area.
- Allow this to continue for a few minutes if possible before moving on to other areas.
- Treatment may be given until you feel a noticeable difference or at least 10 minutes have passed.
When you are finished, remove the blanket or towel and allow your cat to return to his normal activities. Let him rest in another room or just relax quietly before allowing him out into the rest of the house again.
What Are Some Benefits of Reiki for Your Cat?
Cats are very sensitive to energy, both positive and negative. Reiki works on their energetic field to re-balance it without causing them the discomfort of any kind. They feel better because they are able to function more easily in mind and body, similar to how we might feel after receiving a Reiki treatment ourselves.
Reiki is also very useful for animals who are injured or suffering from chronic pain, as it helps promote faster healing time no matter what the problem may be. Often cats will sleep better at night if given some quiet time during the day with their owner performing Reiki over their bodies for several minutes at a time. It can promote deeper relaxation on many levels just as it does for people!
If your cat seems nervous or fearful, it may be a good idea to start with shorter sessions and work your way up to 10 minutes or more. This gives him time to adjust to the new sensations gradually until he is comfortable with the experience.
Just like people, cats can become used to receiving Reiki treatments and will enjoy them even more over time as their needs change and evolve. Using this ancient form of energy healing for animals is both safe and effective!
How often you perform Reiki treatments on your cat depends upon his individual needs, but perhaps once every 1-3 days should be enough for most situations. You may wish to schedule sessions prior to stressful events if necessary such as trips outside of the home or visits from an animal behaviorist/trainer. This will help offset any negative effects associated with these events.
Reiki is also thought to act as a preventative measure in many cases, so daily sessions may be beneficial for younger cats who haven’t yet developed negative behaviors or conditions like arthritis and diabetes. If your cat responds well to Reiki it is definitely worth the effort!
Music for Your Cat During Reiki
As with people, Reiki works best when the cat is in a calm state of mind. Play soft music or use an aromatherapy diffuser to encourage relaxation if necessary. Talk quietly and soothingly to him. He may fall asleep or just lay quietly allowing the treatment to work its magic.
Allow him to stay in that position for about 15-45 minutes, depending on how comfortable he is with the session. If he moves around a lot, you can place one hand under his chin and one over his heart to keep the energy flowing through those important centers.
After the session, remain quiet and leave him to enjoy his peaceful state of mind for as long as he desires. You may want to cover him with a light blanket or towel if he seems chilled after the treatment.
Cats may not be able to comprehend what you are doing, but they definitely feel the calming effects of Reiki. The energy will make them stronger and healthier; it will also allow them to respond better to other healing methods.
Examples of Reiki Music for Your Cat
Just like people, cats can benefit from listening to music. In fact, there are a number of different types of music that are specifically designed to help relax and soothe cats. This is because cats respond very well to certain frequencies and rhythms that are found in classical, natural, and new-age music.
Some people believe that cats can actually hear higher frequencies than humans, which may be why they seem to enjoy listening to certain types of music more than others. Regardless of whether this is true or not, most cats do seem to relax when they’re listening to calming music.
If you have a cat who seems to be stressed out or anxious, try playing some soothing music for him and see if he relaxes.
Here are some examples you could listen to with your cat.
Cats are known for being independent and self-sufficient creatures, but that doesn’t mean they don’t enjoy a little pampering every now and then. If you’re looking to give your cat a little extra love, consider trying out reiki. Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that rebalances the energy of your cat, promoting faster healing. And if you want to make the experience even more relaxing for your furry friend, try playing some calming music. Have you ever given your cat reiki? What was their reaction?