Have You Been Looking For Reiki Hand Positions for Dogs?
I have had many clients during the years of teaching Reiki that had a love and interest in helping dogs. Many of them either had dogs of their own, or friends dogs for which they had a deep desire to help. Many with health issues like hip dysplaysia, heart and lung problems, or emotional trauma and abandonment. Reiki Hand positions for Dogs are very similar to people, but I will go into more detail in this article.
It is always a reminder that as a Reiki Master or Practitioner, we cannot make the mistake of diagnosing a problem. Many times we are asked if we can “read” the problem and see what it is or what caused it. Sometimes I can pickup impressions from the body telling me what it is, and how it felt when they got injured, but I always defer any type of diagnosis to a veterinarian or medical professional. It can be a huge mistake to make a diagnosis and have it be completely wrong.
When starting out on a dog, always make sure the dog is friendly. Don’t just assume the dog is going to like you or enjoy the treatment. Sometimes when the body is making adjustments, there might be a little shooting pain that is the body’s way of releasing the injury, but it can feel uncomfortable to the dog and they might react to it. So be sensitive to the dogs reactions. If you see them looking uncomfortable, or wanting to move away from you, be respectful.
Allow the dog to move to a more comfortable position, and then try working hands off. Many times the energy may feel unusual for the dog to understand what is happening, since it is an unfamiliar sensation. But once they realize the pain is going away, and you are helping it to feel better, they will relax and fall asleep. In fact that is usually the first reaction when they feel the calming Reiki energy start to flow their bodies.
I always start on the part of the body they feel most comfortable with me touching. It could be around the face or head, or around the shoulders and chest. Hands can be positioned either on the top of the head with the other hand under the jaw, creating a sandwich with your hands. I have found sandwiching to be more comforting to the dog, and it allows the Reiki energy to flow between your hands and encompasses all the parts of the body in between.
When you see the dog start to blink very slowly, and yawn, and lay out flat on their sides, you know they have thoroughly enjoyed the session, keep working by moving your hands from the head all the way down until you get to their tail. The tail is the end of the central nervous system and is a very important part of the wholeness of the body. Keep working moving your hands where they feel guided. My rule of thumb is, if my hands feel “stuck” to one place, then they are still working, if my hands feel like they are being pushed off, then it’s time to move to another place on the body.
Keep applying the Reiki hand positions for the dog until you feel the work is done. With dogs it can be from 15 minutes to 45 minutes. It may take several sessions to see a noticeable difference, Don’t give up.
Reiki Blessings – Karen Krueger
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