Reiki Healing for Animals

Animals can be treated and comforted with Reiki energy. No one
knows exactly what an animal experiences during a Reiki session, but something
in them seems to let go and relax. They normally will become very still and
seem to sense that something very special is taking place, and gratefully take
the energy in.

Animals respond very well to Reiki, and just like humans, Reiki can be used for all
types of illnesses, injuries and emotional problems. Reiki can accelerate the healing
process of animals, ease pain, and improve or help to continue their quality of life.
Animal anatomy is very similar to human anatomy, so you can usually judge
hand positions fairly easily if you are trying to treat specific organs.

It is very unusual to encounter an animal who will not readily accept Reiki.
In addition, they usually show you by their body positions where to place
your hands; be aware of how they turn their body towards your hands. As with humans, for healthy animals, Reiki helps to maintain their overall health, and will enhance relaxation and promote a sense of peace and contentment.

Reiki is a safe, natural method for treating animals who are sick, and as with humans,
will enhance the benefits of any other therapies or treatments the animal is receiving,

as well as reduce the side effects of chemotherapy. For animals that are terminally ill, Reiki can provide a gentle though powerful method of relieving pain, fear and anxiety, and providing peace and comfort for the animal
during this difficult time.

Distance healings can be done if the animal is very restless, or seems too dangerous for a hands-on treatment.

Reiki can delay the onset and progression of certain diseases in animals, and
can energize and revitalize older animals. For dying animals, Reiki is a powerful
yet gentle way to provide comfort, relief from pain, fear, and anxiety, and to ease
the transition to death.

Reiki treats body, spirit and soul, and as such it is very good to use on pets with behavior problems or those with signs of abuse.
Understand that abused pets won't usually want to be touched at first. Try talking
to them in a soothing voice. Use slow movements, and try beaming Reiki to the animal.
Once they feel the Reiki energy they tend to calm down, sometimes very quickly.

Reiki will also help speed the healing process for animals that have undergone surgery.


What do the Animals Feel?
Most animals and people will have feelings of deep relaxation and peace during and after a Reiki treatment. Some will feel a release of emotions. A sense of joy may be felt or an air of lightless. During the treatment one may feel warmth or cold. Some feel sensations of flowing energy like vibrations or gentle sparks in a certain area of their body. Some may see colors or wonderful images or recall special times.
Healing can usually be felt immediately afterwards and over the next couple of days or weeks. Changes can be seen on a physical and or emotional level as the energy starts to shift and restore balance to all levels.

How Can Reiki Help Animals?

Reiki can help your animal companion by:

  • Providing relief from the effects of arthritis, rheumatism and other debilitating conditions.
  • Accelerating the healing of post-surgical trauma, wounds, breaks and sprains.
  • Delaying the onset and progression of certain diseases.
  • Energizing and revitalizing an older animal.
  • Soothing and calming highly strung, hyperactive or stressed animals.
  • Helping to alleviate lethargy and depression.
  • Helping with transitions such as moving house, introduction to, or loss of, another pet.
  • Helping rescued animals adjust to their new surroundings and preparing them for a future in a stable family life.
  • Providing comfort, relief from pain, fear or anxiety.
  • Comforting them, and their owner, during the transition from this world to the next.