Reiki for Pets


Reiki is a Japanese energy healing technique. The predominate form of reiki practiced throughout the world today, also known as Usui reiki, was created by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 20th century

It’s one type of complementary or alternative health approach. Reiki does not directly cure diseases or illnesses. Instead, it’s used as a way to manage symptoms and improve general well-being.

During a reiki session, the practitioner places their hands either directly on you or just above you to bring about healing. The belief is that the practitioner is able to stimulate your body’s natural healing abilities. Read on to learn more about the benefits and side effects of reiki, and what to expect from a reiki session.


Reiki is a hands-on healing method that originated in Japan. The practitioner channels healing energy through her hands to the animal through a light touch either directly on the body or from a distance. The word Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) is a Japanese composite word usually translated as “universal life energy”. It is based on the idea that all living beings have life energy flowing through them. When life energy is high, your pets are healthy and balanced, more relaxed and less likely to get sick. When it is low, they’ll often be more easily affected by stress and less resistant to illness. Reiki is a safe complement to conventional Western medicine,Indian Ayurveda , Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, homeopathy and all other forms of healing.

Animals, especially cats, are naturally receptive to the Reiki energy and tend to gravitate towards it readily (some people even say cats invented Reiki). Some pets may initially prefer to experience the energy from a slight distance, rather than having the practitioner’s hands directly on them.



How does a typical session look like?

Many animals that are either new to energy healing, or have traditionally balked at other forms of Reiki or energy work, readily accept this softer energy to allow deep relief and support. Animal Reiki can be practiced in-person or virtually with equal benefit. Animal Reiki sessions typically last between 25-45 minutes - the exact structure and length will vary based on the particular animal and situation. We always follow the animal's cues in sessions, taking their own needs and personalities into consideration for the entirety of our time together. Our priorities will always be consent, comfort, safety.



During Reiki training, practitioners learn about three symbols—one of which is the "distance symbol." When invoked, this symbol is thought to allow the practitioner to send healing Reiki energy across time and space. Here's an overview of how "distance Reiki" can be administered and what to expect during a long-distance reiki session.

The distance symbol is used to cross any distance in time or space. It allows practitioners to clear blockages from someone's past, as well as perform reiki on someone who is not physically present. Distance Reiki works according to an ancient principle called the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all made of energy and part of a larger whole. Invoking this law during a distance Reiki session allows the practitioner to link up to the energy field of the recipient.




Cats have chakras like we do, and they carry heartache, past trauma and emotional issues in their chakras which needs to be cleared and balanced to keep the animal healthy. Checking the chakras during reiki can help rebalance and assist the animal in moving past stuck emotions or trauma or relieve pain from a current or former injury along and helping the cat’s own body heal quicker


Tropical fish are really no different than other animals in their openness to receiving Reiki. Reiki helps overcome the stress of being in a new environment. Just as Reiki can help reduce stress in the fish tank.


Birds, unless they have been hand raised and are quite used to human contact, do not normally like the restraint of human hands. This can be very stressful for them. For this reason, it usually works best to enfold the bird in a “Reiki bubble” or beam the Reiki directly to them.



Most of the animal clients for cancer and separation anxiety. Owners also approach Reiki masters when they have seen a vet and are out of options. Many animals are in transition who are "ready to go" but whose owners are hanging on, delaying the death process. Reiki can affect everyone involved and support humans to let go. Reiki heals at all levels of your animal’s (& humans) being & goes directly to the source of the problem, whether it be physical, mental, emotional or spiritual – it can be used to maintain health & wellbeing, to heal illness, injuries, emotional problems, even when it’s time to ease the transition between life & death.


These touching techniques start at the neck area and then move down your dog’s body. They finish off near the base of his tail. Hold each hand position for several minutes. Take a deep breath and let your own relaxed vibes seep into your hound.

1. Shoulders

Place your hands side-by-side on your dog’s shoulders. Both hands can be on one side of your dog if he’s lying down. If he is sitting or standing, place them above each shoulder blade from the back.

2. Midsection

Place your hands side-by-side on your dog’s belly area if he’s lying down. Place them in the middle of his back, on either side of the spine, if your dog is sitting or standing.

3. Lower Back Area

Place your hands side-by-side on your dog’s hind area near the base of his tail. Keep hands side-by-side if he’s lying on his side; hold them on either side of his spine if he’s sitting or standing.

4. Back and Chest

Place one hand on your dog’s back between the shoulder blades, the other on his chest.

5. Head and Chest

Place one hand on your dog’s head and the other on the chest. You may not notice obvious changes in your dog after a Reiki session. That doesn’t mean Reiki for dogs isn’t hard at work behind the scenes. There are probably small changes or adjustments that you can’t see or feel … but will come to realize.

Besides, you can never go wrong making it a regular habit to relax and bond with your dog … whether it’s with Reiki, gentle touches, or a big hug before breakfast every morning.


Humans have seven major chakras, but our canine companions have nine (see chart below). Among the latter is the Sensing Chakra, which enables your dog to see, hear, sense and smell much better than you do. The other is the Brachial Chakra, a major player in the human/animal bond and a main energy center that links directly to all other chakras; it’s often used as a gateway to the dog’s entire chakra system. It’s worthwhile to note that there are also 13 minor chakras; they are sub-chakras of the nine detailed in the chart, and are frequently called upon in more detailed chakra healing and balancing sessions.

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