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Support for Animals

Animal Care
Equine Massage

Animal Care

If you are caring for an animal who is experiencing health or behavioural issues, we can look at ways to release any tensions that are keeping them from the full and happy life that you would want them to enjoy. 

I offer bespoke wellbeing packages which draw on a range of energy work and also consider the lifestyle and diet of the animal.  Here I will look in more detail at 2 of the therapies that I use: energy healing and equine massage.

You can also see a range of Case Studies here.

image shows Robyn Harris offering Reiki to a dog in a rescue centre
image shows Robyn Harris offering Reiki to a horse at HorseWorld in Bristol
photo shows Robyn Harris and a colleague offering Reiki to an Afghan hound

Could your animal benefit from some extra TLC?

Energy work in its many forms has become a very popular way for people to enjoy deep relaxation and enhanced wellbeing. 

If you are an animal carer and have experienced this sense of peace for yourself, you might have wondered if your furry / feathered / scaly friend would benefit from some healing too.  The answer is a definite Yes!

The tools I use work with the life-force energy, enabling the body to fully relax, which allows healing to take place on many levels.  This makes it a very powerful therapy – with no negative side effects.

Animals are particularly receptive as they are generally very open and accepting, without the conditioned concerns that we humans often experience.

“Robyn will use her extensive consultation skills and knowledge of animal husbandry and environmental factors to help promote wellness and enhance the bonds of love and trust between animals and carers”

Elizabeth Whiter
Healing Animals Organisation

photo shows me in the fields with the Equenergy horses.  I'm scratching Dax's back and 'Rika is standing behind him

What to expect from a session

So, what can you expect from a typical session?

When working with an animal, it’s helpful for me to begin by getting some information about them.  I’ll explore with you what you know about their history, their current condition and any possible contributing factors.  We’ll look at their diet, lifestyle and the environment in which they live. 

We can then consider the most appropriate steps to take to support their wellbeing. 

If the animal appears comfortable to proceed I will spend some time with them, to whatever degree they’re happy for me to do so.  Initially, this might just be sharing the space with them, possibly without touching, until they have become used to me and we have started to establish a connection of trust.

These sessions:

  • work with natural energy
  • help the animal to relax and re-energise
  • stimulate self-healing ability
  • are non-invasive 

They support:

  • the immune system
  • cell repair
  • detoxification
  • enzyme functiooxygen uptake
  • absorption of nutrients
  • wound repair
  • pain relief
  • balancing
  • release of endorphins
  • a sense of wellbeing and calm

When using energy techniques with an animal they can become restless, which is often a sign that they are processing and releasing tension. I will watch the animal, taking my cue on where they would like me to work and how long they would like the session to last.

After the session

After having healing it is advisable, where possible, for the animal to take it easy for the rest of the day, so no long walks for dogs or rides for horses.

It is also advisable for them to eat lightly – no overly large or hard to digest meals.  And remember to give them access to plenty of fresh water.

It can take up to 48 hours for the effects of energy work to fully work through their system.

Senior/ ill animals

One area in which this approach is especially helpful is when an animal is getting older or has been given a life-limiting diagnosis. 

It can be good for both of you to receive this support during this time, helping you to share a special closeness and to make the most of the time you have together, through this challenging period, and beyond. 

If you find yourself in this situation you might like to download my leaflet on bereavement and loss.