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Holistic Healing for Your Furry Friend: Understanding Animal Reiki

Updated: Jul 16, 2023

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As pet owners, we always want to ensure the well-being of our furry friends. Apart from regular visits to the vet, pet wellness can also be improved through holistic healing methods such as animal reiki. In this article, we'll explore what animal reiki is and the benefits it can provide for your pet's overall wellness.

What is Animal Reiki?

Animal reiki is a holistic healing technique that involves the transfer of universal energy via a Reiki practitioner to an animal through touch or at a distance. Reiki is based on the concept that all living beings have a life force energy flowing through them. The aim of animal reiki is to restore balance and harmony to this energy, promoting physical and emotional well-being in animals.

Benefits of Animal Reiki for Pets

Here are seven benefits of animal reiki for pets:

  1. Improved Relaxation and Reduced Stress

  2. Enhanced Emotional Well-being

  3. Pain Relief and Improved Physical Health

  4. Enhanced Healing and Recovery after Illness or Surgery

  5. Improved Bonding Between Pet and Owner

  6. Increased Awareness of Your Pet's Needs

  7. Increased Trust and Comfort

1. Improved Relaxation and Reduced Stress

Animals can experience stress and anxiety just like humans. Animal reiki can help to promote relaxation and calmness in pets, reducing stress levels and promoting a sense of peace.

2. Enhanced Emotional Well-being

Animal reiki can help to promote emotional well-being in pets, especially those who may have suffered from abuse, neglect or trauma. Reiki can help to create a sense of security and safety, allowing pets to release negative emotions and feel more connected to their environment.

3. Pain Relief and Improved Physical Health

Animal reiki can also help to provide pain relief for pets with physical ailments such as arthritis, injuries or chronic conditions. By promoting relaxation and energy balance, animal reiki can also support the healing process and boost the immune system.

4. Enhanced Healing and Recovery after Illness or Surgery

Animal reiki can support pets in their recovery from illness or surgery by promoting physical and emotional healing. Reiki can help to reduce inflammation, pain, and stress, allowing the body to focus on the healing process.

5. Improved Bonding Between Pet and Owner

Animal reiki can be a great way to bond with your pet. As you participate in the healing process, you may feel a deeper sense of connection and love for your furry friend. I am also able to communicate with your pet and relay messages between the two of you which is a great way to understand your pet even better.

6. Increased Awareness of Your Pet's Needs

Through animal reiki, you may become more aware of your pet's physical and emotional needs. This can help you to be more attentive to their needs and provide better care overall.

7. Increased Trust and Comfort

Many pets find animal reiki to be a calming and comforting experience. As they learn to trust the practitioner and the process, they may become more open to receiving the healing benefits of animal reiki.

Overall, animal reiki is a gentle and effective way to promote healing and wellness in pets. By improving their physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, animal reiki can help your pet to live a happier, healthier life.

How Animal Reiki Works

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The chakra system in animals is similar to that in humans, with seven main energy centres that are located along the spinal column. Each chakra is associated with specific organs and emotions, and when the chakras are out of balance or blocked, it can lead to physical or emotional problems.

In animal reiki, the practitioner seeks to balance the chakras by directing energy to the areas that need it. This is achieved through a variety of techniques, including

  • hands-on healing

  • distance healing

Hands-on healing involves the practitioner placing their hands on the animal's body in specific positions to channel energy to the chakras. This can help to alleviate physical pain and promote relaxation and emotional well-being. It is important to note that the practitioner does not diagnose or treat medical conditions, but rather works to support the animal's overall health and well-being.

Distance healing, on the other hand, involves the practitioner sending energy to the animal from a remote location. This can be useful in situations where the animal cannot receive hands-on treatment, such as if they are in a different location or not comfortable with physical touch.

There is no difference between the effect of distance healing and face-to-face treatment. Animals can be even more relaxed during a distance healing session as they are not stressed about meeting a stranger and are in a safe and familiar environment

The role of the practitioner in animal reiki is to act as a conduit for the energy flow. The practitioner does not create or control the energy but rather works to facilitate its movement to the animal. By channeneling the energy, the practitioner helps to promote balance and harmony in the animal's chakra system, which in turn can lead to improved physical and emotional health.

It is important to note that animal reiki should not be used as a replacement for veterinary care. While it can be a helpful complement to traditional medical treatment, it is not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a licensed veterinarian. Animal reiki should always be used in conjunction with veterinary care, and practitioners should always work with the animal's primary care provider to ensure that the animal is receiving the best possible care.

Overall, animal reiki is a gentle and non-invasive way to support the health and well-being of our furry friends. By working to balance the chakra system and promote relaxation and healing, animal reiki can help to improve physical health, reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance emotional well-being in pets.

What to Expect During an Animal Reiki Session

Before the session, the animal owner should inform the practitioner about the animal's medical history, personality, and any specific areas of concern. During the session, the practitioner will begin by introducing themselves to the animal and asking for permission to provide reiki energy.

The animal reiki session is typically conducted with the animal in a comfortable and relaxed position, either sitting or lying down. The practitioner will use their hands to transmit the reiki energy to the animal's chakra system, either by placing their hands directly on the animal or close to the the body.

During the session, the animal may experience various physical sensations such as warmth, tingling, or relaxation. The session typically lasts around 30 minutes (animals do not need long sessions), depending on the animal's needs.

Choosing a qualified animal reiki practitioner is crucial to ensure a safe and effective treatment.


Animal Reiki is a safe and effective complementary therapy that can help improve the physical and emotional well-being of pets. By working with a qualified practitioner, pet owners can help their furry friends experience reduced stress, improved relaxation, pain relief, and enhanced healing after illness or surgery. As with any other therapy, it is important to choose a qualified practitioner and work alongside traditional veterinary care to ensure optimal results.

If you would like to see how a session looks you can check out the videos here, you can read more information about animal reiki and communication here.

Take care!

Gabriella Davidovics




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