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Reiki for Animals and How It Can Help Your Furry Companion

Updated: May 8, 2023

Our pets provide so much happiness, love, retreat, and even peace in our lives. So, whenever we see our dog, cat, or any of our furry babies struggling — be it from anxiety, antique age, or infection — we’re willing to do anything to offer that comfort and relief to them. Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive alternative healing technique that can provide pets with relief from physical aches and pains, help alleviate stress and anxiety, and reduce the effects of ageing. With reiki for animals, you get to bring the calming powers of reiki to your pet!

In this article, I will be discussing:

  • What is Reiki?

  • How Does Reiki Work on Animals?

  • What are the Benefits of Reiki for Animals?

  • How Might Your Animal React to a Reiki Session?

  • What Are the Steps Involved in Doing a Reiki Treatment On An Animal?

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a powerful but gentle form of energy healing that stems from Japan. The practice is based on the concept that when physical, mental and emotional energies are balanced within us, we feel our best. As this energy works on restoring balance and harmony in your pet's body, its stress levels will naturally decrease and its overall well-being will improve.

How Does Reiki Work on Animals?

Reiki allows animals to reset, realign, and relax their body. It reduces stress, anxiety, behaviour issues and pain while helping increase vitality and animal healing. Reiki also helps to restore balance to your pet’s energetic system and allows them to release old negative emotions that may be preventing physical or emotional progress. With regular energy healing sessions, you will help strengthen your furry companion’s sense of well-being so they can regain their health with ease.

What are the Benefits of Reiki for Animals?

Reiki sessions can provide numerous benefits to animals due to their non-invasive nature. Regular sessions may help reduce stress and anxiety, improve behaviour, alleviate physical pain, boost overall health and well-being, strengthen the immune system, and even promote faster healing from injury or surgery! Animals are highly sensitive to energies and respond very well to the soft yet powerful healing energy of Reiki.

Are you interested in more benefits? - check out this blog post.

How Might Your Animal React to a Reiki Session?

Every animal is unique and will react differently to a Reiki session, but it is generally expected that your pet will relax, fall asleep, and enjoy the calming energy. You may notice that their breathing slows and deepens, their eyes become heavy or even close, they move slowly as they relax, and they appear more comfortable overall. The experience is usually very gentle and easy on the animals – they can stay in whatever posture or position makes them most comfortable.

If you would like to see how animals respond to reiki check out these videos.

What Are the Steps Involved in Doing a Reiki Treatment On An Animal?

The best way is to treat the animal in their home. There is no need to use any extra tools like candles or music or scents (especially because animals are very sensitive to fragrances), they will feel the energy almost straight away. Animals have no ego, they do not overthink or overcomplicate the process like us humans 🙂. Distance healing is a very good way to work with them. They are not stressed about meeting a stranger and are in a safe and familiar environment. You as a guardian are more than welcome to participate and enjoy the session too. Animals do not need long sessions, the healing and communication part of the session is around 30 minutes. After the session, I share my notes and observations with you.

If you would like to read more about my work as an animal communicator and animal healer, you can read more on my website here.

Feel free to book a free discovery call to see how we can go deeper into what your pet needs and support their physical and emotional well-being.

You can book a session online or contact me at to find out more.

Gabriella Davidovics

Psychotherapy I Hypnotherapy | Reiki | Animal Healing & Communication




Frequently Asked Questions on Animal Reiki

What is pet reiki?

Pet Reiki, also known as animal Reiki, is a form of Reiki that is specifically tailored to the needs of animals. It's a holistic therapy that can benefit pets in many different ways, including promoting relaxation, reducing stress, supporting physical healing, and enhancing the human-animal bond.

Pet Reiki is typically performed by a qualified Reiki practitioner.

The goal of pet Reiki is to promote balance and harmony in the pet's body, mind, and spirit. By reducing stress and promoting relaxation, pet Reiki can help to boost the pet's overall health and well-being. It can also be a powerful tool for enhancing the bond between the pet and their human caregivers.

Pet Reiki can be used to support pets who are dealing with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, behavioural issues, physical pain or discomfort, or chronic illnesses. It can also be used as a preventative measure to promote overall health and wellness.

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