Please read my feature on Equine Reiki from a recent copy of the Daily Express!
From elite competition horses to companion ponies Reiki has something to offer all equines. It can help them in many ways; by providing relief from laminitis, calming when changing yards, to delving deep into physical and emotional problems caused by bad experiences or mistreatment. Horses respond exceptionally well to Reiki.
Equine Reiki is non invasive and uses no pressure or manipulation. It is a holistic therapy treating the cause of the problem and not just the presenting condition.
It heals the horses on many levels, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
It is suitable for all equines and works safely alongside Veterinary medicine.
What can Reiki do for my horse?
The following list shows the conditions/issues that Reiki has been known to help with:
laminitis, sweet itch, tendon/ligament injuries, stiffness, preparing for/recovering from competition, loss of appetite and post operative recovery
moving yards, anxiety, mistreatment/bad experiences, bereavement and loss, pre show nerves, competition stress (horse and rider)
stable vices, spooking, box walking, loading problems, separation anxiety
Owner / Horse relationship
develop a closer bond
Healthy horses can benefit from Reiki too! Let your horse enjoy a deeply relaxing treatment that will enhance their general well being.
What happens during a treatment?
There are 3 ways to treat your horse, tied up, free in the stable/field or sometimes over the stable door. The horse will decide which option is most suitable and all methods are equally effective. Most horses will show deep relaxation during their treatment, however if they are having a release of some kind they maybe fidgety or unsettled.
Treatments usually last for around 1 hour although some sessions have been known to last up to 2 hours! Initial treatments maybe shorter as the horse gets used to the healing energies working on them. The horse decides how much Reiki they have and it what circumstances.
Following a treatment it is best to leave them for a couple of hours to fully absorb the energies and allow the healing to continue. They may feel calm and relaxed or they could be energised, all horses will respond in the way that is right for them. Your horse may drink more water than usual and pass more wind/faeces, this is normal as Reiki helps the body to re balance and release what is not needed.
How many treatments are needed?
Whilst a one off treatment would be beneficial, to get the most from Reiki a course of 4-6 treatments would be recommended. However every horse is treated as an individual and sometimes fewer treatments are required to resolve the issue.
Horses are closely connected to their owners and mirror physically what their owners are feeling mentally and emotionally. This is why I created the horse and owner package whereby you can both enjoy the healing benefits of Reiki for a reduced price.
Equine Reiki treatments cost £40 and the Horse and Rider package is currently available for £60. Please visit the prices page for further details.
Maxine treats horses within Norfolk and Suffolk and will travel further for group bookings upon request.
Veterinary permission is no longer required before treating your horse, it is now the responsibility of the owner to ensure that the therapist is fully qualified and insured. I recommend that you contact your vet if you have any health concerns about your horse.
Reiki is not intended to replace or act as an alternative to conventional treatments given by a vet. The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 (amended 1996) prohibits anyone other than a Veterinary Surgeon to diagnose ailments and giving of advice on such diagnosis. The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a Veterinary Surgeon then the owner must obtain this.
The healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands or distant healing is legal. To give emergency first aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1996.