Reiki For Animals

Reiki is ideal for use with animals as it is gentle and non-invasive, as it does not require physical contact. Animals are usually receptive to Reiki, they instinctively know if they need the healing energy and also how much they need.  It is also useful for healthy animals as it helps to maintain their health, enhances relaxation and provides emotional sense of peace and contentment.  It can also help dying animals, providing comfort and relief from fear, pain, and anxiety and also ease the transition to death.


Reiki works on the whole animal including body, emotions, mind and spirit.  A Reiki session is calming and comforting and can help with nervous fearful or aggressive animals.  Reiki can help alleviate stress and promote relaxation.  It can help with muscular problems and general aches and pains in older animals.  It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques relieving side effects and promoting recovery. It can also promote the changing of any negative mental habits, turning these into more positive and productive thought patterns, this includes behavioural problems.


I work with cats, dogs and other small animals.  I will travel to you, as it is more comfortable for your animal to have the session in their own home. The animal is in charge and will dictate the time of the session but usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes. Please note that it is best if the session is away from usual feeding or walking times, as this can be a distraction for the animal.




It is very important that you obtain veterinary treatment for a sick animal and not just rely on complimentary therapies.  For your information the paragraph below sets out the relevant legislation with regard to treating animals:


The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis. However, the healing of animals by contact healing, by the laying on of hands or distant healing is legal.


The Protection of Animals Act 1911 requires that if an animal clearly needs treatment from a veterinary surgeon the owner must obtain this. To give emergency First Aid to animals for the purpose of saving life or relieving pain is permissible under the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966 Schedule 3. (taken from the Reiki Federation Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice- March 2002).