How to Prepare for a Reiki Session with Pets or Animals. "All Animals Matter!"

Our Pet and Animal Reiki Master Training is part of Kind Karma's Mission Program called, "Holistic Animal Healing" - HAH.

It's our belief that learning how to holistically heal and properly care for animals contributes to simultaneously healing yourself, the planet, and all its inhabitants. We are on a global mission to heal animals, including birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, etc. 

"All Animals Matter!" - Dr. Dean Telano
"Our Animal Kindred Matters!" - Dr. Dean Telano

We Teach Pet & Animal Reiki Healing So Kids and Animals Can Help Heal Each Other

Preparing for a

Reiki Pet & Animal Healing Session

"Only heal when you are calm and relaxed."

Before each session, it’s very important you remind yourself you are infusing the animal with Universal Life-Force Energy – Reiki, that is supported with intention and feeling. Therefore, refrain from performing a Reiki healing session if you are upset, agitated, unbalanced or just feel off for some reason.

Remember, your pet or animal will pick up on your energy so for the healing to be effective, you must truly be in a state of calm and contentedness.

If you’re not in that state or don't feel centered, then stop and take a breather or meditate. This often helps.

In Reiki, it’s believed as soon as a session is scheduled, the Reiki treatment begins. The reason for this is that the guardian of the animal is setting the intention that he or she is open to having the animal receive Reiki, and thus, opening themselves up to the energy.

As a Reiki practitioner, you may find it helpful to set the intention that the guardian and animal receive Reiki as needed from a distance before the session. Many practitioners find that this opens both the guardian and animal to the Reiki energy so that during the in-person session the animal is much more receptive to Reiki.

When preparing for a Reiki session, as a practitioner, you will want to center yourself and assess how you are feeling on a physical, mental or energetic level. Ideally, you are feeling well, rested and relaxed. Make sure you are getting the sleep you need, that you stay hydrated and go the bathroom before your sessions. By being centered and clear, your energy will reflect that calmness, which will ease an animal when you are with them.

"Animals can sense agitation and negative feelings and will usually respond by distancing or protecting himself or herself."

If you are an animal guardian and are finding yourself upset, your animal may come to soothe you. This is a perfect time to perform a session on your animal, as it will help both of you to heal. Many Reiki practitioners feel, initially, it’s best to travel to the animal for sessions rather than having them come to you. They will be most comfortable in their own surroundings. Ideally in the space you choose for a session, the animal can move freely and you will free from any unexpected interruptions or sudden disturbances.

"Before you enter an animal's space or environment, you might want to take time to breathe and do a quick scan of your body."

You can perform a quick Reiki session on yourself, create a Loving Kindness Reiki Healing Ball or focus on your breath. Just allow Reiki to flow through you until you feel clear and ready to meet the animal, owner or gaurdian.

If you are a crystal lover, holding or wearing "calming" or "grounding" crystals before and during the Reiki session will help to relax, balance and ground you. Crystals also provides relaxation, stress reduction and healing for any high-strung or anxious animal or pet (Healing crystals should be always safely placed and away from animals to avoid choking hazards).

You will want to allocate approximately one hour for an animal Reiki session and a little longer if this is your first session with an animal. Of course, this is depending upon the circumstances. Just be mindful that some animals may require less time while others will want more. Animals usually will let you know when they are finished with the session by moving away or becoming restless. Always be sure you allocate some time for discussion with the animal's guardian after the session.

As with all Reiki sessions, it’s very important that you ensure you are in a comfortable position during the session. This will help you to focus on being present and open to being a conduit for Reiki. If you are feeling tension in an area of your body because you are in an awkward position, you will be distracted and it can possibly impact the session and its results. You may want to have stools or folding chairs of different heights with you to help you find a position with an animal that is comfortable for both of you. Once you and the animal are comfortable and you feel centered, you can begin the session.

"Pets and Animals are so calm, relaxed and comfortable after a Reiki Healing Session!"

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi

"Animals are so receptive to healing energy, they often times respond faster and more completely to healing energy than humans do." - Master Chunyi Lin

"When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend, I feel a soul." - Anthony Douglass Williams.

“Animals are such agreeable friends— they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.” – George Eliot


Remember to seek the best available competent medical advice for your pet or animal. The information on this website is not intended as a substitute for professional veterinary care. Nor is Reiki a substitute for medical diagnosis and treatment. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe, perform medical treatment, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Using crystals for helping pets and animals is not intended to replace the advice of a professionally qualified veterinarian.

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