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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.
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 in turn 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.
They can be used to support many issues including:
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 the 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 comfortable with. 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.
When using energy techniques with an animal they can become restless initially, which is often a sign that they are processing and releasing tension.
Throughout the session I watch the animal, taking my cue from them 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.
Horses are my main passion!
They are a little different from most of the other animals that share our lives, for several reasons:
Horses pick up on what we are feeling and their behaviour can reflect this back to us. This means it can be very beneficial to share these sessions with your horse. Not only will it help you both to feel relaxed and promote wellbeing, it will also enhance the bond of love and trust between you.
Massage is a wonderful therapy which uses stroking and kneading techniques to encourage your horse to enter into a calm state. This allows his body to go into its Rest and Repair mode, supporting healthy digestion, recovery from illness or injury and general wellbeing.
Does your horse suffer from any of the following:
If so, this massage will help to:
Also, if your horse is:
this massage can help, as it is very soothing and calming. It also encourages the release of endorphins, those ‘feel-good’ hormones, which can help your horse to be relaxed and happy.
In addition this massage is a great support to general wellbeing as it: