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Reiki For Animals: A Gentle and Natural Approach to Wellness

Mystical as is seems, another alternative therapy popular with people is becoming more common in veterinary care. Called Reiki (pronounced “Ray-key”) and now offered by appointment with Reiki Master Claire-Helene Horne, this ancient Japanese healing technique aims to improve what practitioners believe are connections between the brain or heart and the rest of the body.

Because Reiki treats the whole body, not specific conditions, patients feel an overall improvement in health, including more energy, stamina and less pain with no side effects.

Often, Reiki is practiced on animals that experience illness, cancer, anxiety, stress, broken bones, and chronic pain.

During a Reiki session, the practitioner lays hands on or above the patient and visualizes energy passing from her surroundings, through her body, and into the animal, causing the body to relax. “Animals respond well to Reiki,” Claire-Helene said. “They seem to sense that humans are helping them.”

Your pet is likely to feel the same. Actually, it’s unusual to encounter an animal that doesn’t welcome Reiki energy, she said.

Appointments are available on Wednesday afternoon or Saturday morning. Call (803) 226-0012 or click here to schedule a visit.


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