Animal Reiki Study with Chester University and Warrington RSPCA
Well, over lockdown I've been keeping myself busy! As well as studying, writing articles and giving lots of distant treatments, I've been volunteering at my local RSPCA centre in Warrington. As well as fostering 2 fur babies (one of whom was a foster fail - the handsome charmer, Tiggs) for almost a year now I've been giving Reiki treatments to the rescue cats and dogs in their care, on a weekly basis. The effectiveness of these Reiki treatments has been quite significant!
So I'm super excited to share that I'm currently participating in a study to measure how Reiki affects the behaviour of animals, with Chester University and the Warrington & St Helen's Branch of the RSPCA!
Work has already begun, and the first data sets were gathered during the ast week (W/c 5th July)! Watch this space for more news and updates on progress, and once the findings are ready to share. It's an absolute privilege to be able to work with the University of Chester, and also with the RSPCA, who do such amazing work, and have so kindly agreed to allow us to carry out this work at their centre. I'm grateful to be able to contribute to the (currently rather scarce) quantitative data sets around Reiki's effectiveness to help animals' wellbeing. My hope is that this will add weight and credibility to the therapeutic benefits and effectiveness of Reiki for animals - particularly those who have difficult pasts to put behind them.
Watch this space for updates! And if you'd like to book a Reiki session for your own fur baby, I'm taking on new clients.
Coming soon... Holistic Acupressure
And yet more exciting developments are on the horizon... I'll shortly be receiving my Holistic Acupressure certificate, having completed the first year of my 3-year Professional Shiatsu Diploma!
Holistic Acupressure is based around Shiatsu, and uses directly applied pressure, gentle stretches and movement to promote the healthy flow and rebalancing of energy, helping ease tight muscles, and overall health, relaxation and wellbeing.
Why not pre-book a session today, and find out for yourself why so many of my practice volunteers have been so enthusiastic to book a second session!