Using Reiki Therapy to Heal Pets & Animals.

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

“Although Reiki is commonly used on humans, it can

also be effectively used when working with pets or animals"

- Dr. Dean Telano, Reiki Grand Master, Pet & Animal Reiki Master,

Nature Shaman Reiki Master


The term Reiki (Ray-key) comes from two Japanese words - Rei, or spirit/universal life, and ki, the energy of the universal life force that flows through all living things. Reiki connects with the love, kindness, compassion and Divine Source to create a gentle space where healing can occur.

Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of energy healing that anyone can use. It is a powerfully effective form of energy healing for all species that can be helpful for stress reduction, relaxation, and spiritual growth.

Reiki complements all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

What is Pet & Animal Reiki Therapy?

Pet and Animal Reiki is a noninvasive holistic therapy with Reiki healing energy to help animals rebalance on physical, mental, emotional and energetic levels. Reiki in combination with learning how to intuitively communicate with animals is a very powerful way to heal and assist animals. During a Reiki healing session, the owners, caretakers and animals can all enjoy, and experience, Reiki's

amazing benefits.

Some of Our Graduate Pet & Animal Reiki Masters even choose to attune their loving pets! - Dr. Dean Telano

Benefits of Animal & Pet Reiki

  • Reiki can help to strengthen the connection between an animal and their owner. It reminds us we are all connected.

  • Reiki can help to maintain health on physical, emotional and energetic levels.

  • Reiki can help increase an animal's feelings of relaxation and reduce tension in anxious animals.

  • Pet and Animal Reiki can open and increase our intuitive abilities.

  • Because Reiki is simple and easy to administer, it’s a wonderful alternative therapy for animals.

  • Reiki is non-invasive and will help healing occur where it is needed most.

  • The Reiki practitioner does not need to know the symptoms that the animal is experiencing in order for an effective session to be performed.

  • Reiki can be performed successfully from a distance making this a safe, healing modality for the animal and practitioner.

  • Because Reiki helps increase the body's awareness of imbalances, the body can initiate self-healing. Reiki can do any harm.

  • The animal is in control of the session. They can be in the location they choose and do not need to be confined or restrained. With multiple sessions, animals will refine their perception of the specific frequency and will begin to seek out a session when they see the Reiki practitioner.

  • Anyone with an interest in healing and communicating with animals will benefit from learning Reiki. If you already work with animals such as a groomer, technician, trainer and veterinarian, or work in an environment with animals such as a shelter, you will find Reiki to be a perfect fit within your existing endeavors.

  • Offering Reiki to pets and animals is simple, yet very profound.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. - Anatole France

Where to Place your Hands during a

Pet or Animal Reiki Session

Depending on the type of animal you are healing and their state of being, you may or may not need to physically touch them during the healing session. Many Reiki practitioners choose not to physically touch the animal, unless they and the animal are both comforted by touch.

Hands-Off Energy Method

The “Hands-Off Method" allows the Reiki practitioner to feel how far the animal’s energy has extended beyond their body, or allows for an aura sweep. This is just another indicator on how to assess their energy system. Always do what is safe, and what feels right to you.

How to Do It

  • Hold your hand a few inches above the animal’s body (depending on the circumstances, the distance might be feet instead of inches).

  • Once in position, simply hold or hover your hands in a relaxed, still, and calm manner (avoid abruptly moving your hands).

  • Continue to maintain your hand distance above or around the animal’s body as you progress through the Reiki healing session.

  • That’s it! Keep it simple, safe and mindful.

Hands-On Energy Method

The “Hands-On Method” isn’t recommended for animals that are not comfortable, or not accustomed to human touch.

If you decide to use the Hands-On method, please be sure:

  • The animal you are healing is 100% calm, safe to touch, and comfortable with your presence.

  • If you are unsure at all, or become uncomfortable before or during the session, be sure to stop and switch to the hands-off method, or end the session for that day.

  • Also, be mindful that not all the energy centers (Chakras) will be in areas you will be able to access or touch – if that’s the case, you can switch to the hands-off method.

How to Do It

  • Be sure you are calm, grounded and centered.

  • Away from the animal, warm your hands by simply rubbing them together (use the technique as taught in our Reiki training programs).

  • Apply your hand very lightly and gently - do not push or add any pressure, as this is not necessary.

  • Hold your hands in a relaxed, calm and still position once placed.

  • That’s it! Keep it simple, safe and mindful.

Enjoy healing your beloved pets or cherished animal friends with Reiki!

For more information about our Pet & Animal Reiki Training, or how use Reiki Therapy to heal you beloved pets or animals, go to:

It's our belief that learning how to holistically heal animals contributes to simultaneously healing yourself, the planet, and all its inhabitants. - Kind Karma®


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 healing pets and animals is not intended to replace the advice of a professionally qualified veterinarian.

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