Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Reiki is Great for Dogs

I know a Reiki therapist here in Maryland named Faye - who does wonders with dogs and cats. There was an article in a newspaper about how Reiki is used to calm dogs who get anxious over things like getting their nails trimmed, ears cleaned, or even thunderstorm fears. Thought I'd share part of it.

When Susan Czemmel lights the lavender incense and soy candles, turns on soothing New Age music, dims the lights and spreads a mat on the floor, her black Labrador retriever comes over and lies down. NestlĂ© knows it’s time for bliss – 20 minutes of Reiki. Czemmel, the owner of a shop in Massachusetts introduces pets and pet owners to this ancient Japanese technique, which promotes relaxation and healing.
Reiki uses 12 basic hand positions and the setting of intentions to channel energy in the universe to the recipient – man or beast. It involves a light placement of the hands, not a massage-like workout. “Today, everyone is under stress, including our pets,” Czemmel said.
“Bringing them relaxation can reduce all kinds of emotional and physical ailments and increase the bond between pet and guardian. Reiki doesn’t take the place of conventional medicine, it complements it.”
After leg surgery in May, one dog recovered faster and without pain medication because of daily Reiki energy healing, Czemmel said. Reiki’s calming effect also helped her chocolate Labrador retriever, Henry, tolerate ear exams and cleaning. And through Reiki, Czemmel formed stronger bonds with her shy cats, former strays, who now “jump up on my lap when I start doing Reiki on them,” she said. FULL ARTICLE:

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Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
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Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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